"Snakecicles:" a book of family snippets


June 16, 2021

The children of Kent and Lois Gilge pose at daughter Katie's wedding a few years ago: (l-r) Jesse, Tim, Katie, Kody and Kirby. Tim Gilge, the youngest boy, recently wrote a book about the misadventures of his 'atypical' family. Katie died in October, 2020 from complications related to pneumonia.

A friend in Havre recently gave me a book noting, "I think you might enjoy reading this." The book was written by Tim Gilge. Locals may recall the Gilge family, Kent and Lois and their five children, who lived out in the valley east of Chinook in a house across the creek from and owned by Ken and Dawn Overcast. The Gilge family arrived in the area in 1979 when Kent became the first Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MT FWP) fish biologist assigned to this region of the state. And yes, I did enjoy reading the book and think "Journal" readers might find it interesting as well.

A bit of Gilge f...

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