She stayed at the store when Fooshee sold in 1981 to Harold Olson, who changed the name to Olson’s Drug. Olson sold the store to Pete McKeone in 1989. Olson continued working at the store as bookkeeper, clerk and became a Pharmacy Technician.
She married Harold Olson in 2002. She is on the Pondera Valley Lutheran Church council and as president, was director on the board of Conrad Chamber of Commerce and was President in 2003 and 2004.
Olson is the newly elected vice president of the Montana Pioneer and Classic Auto Club, the first woman to be elected to that position. She also served on many civic and benefit committees.
By Jim Anderson
The 62nd Legislature is underway. With 38 new legislators and the Republicans in control, it will be interesting to see what happens over the next 90 days.
Even though most of the new freshmen were elected by the Tea Party, the leadership of this session is not all conservative. The more liberal Republicans moved quickly to gain control of both houses.
One can see that change isn’t going to come easily. Government is one of our biggest employers and it doesn’t want to be trimmed or cut.
On the left we have the Democrats who say let’s create jobs by increasing the size of government. On the other side we have the Republicans who say let’s decrease government and increase jobs in the private sector through small business growth. In the middle are those who intend to make money off both sides.
In addition, the Quit Line is reducing the monthly co-pay for Chantix from $50 to $25 (for up to three months) and Buproprion will be available for three months at a $5 co-pay per month.
“The reduced costs are meant to encourage successful New Year’s resolutions to quit for Montanans who use tobacco,” says Anna Whiting Sorrell, Director of the Department of Public Health and Human Services.