Iconic People

From the Greek word for ‘image,’ the stories told by Iconic People represent ideals available to all of us: Courage and perseverance in the face of extraordinary adversity, a passion for excellence, humility in achievement, selflessness in dedication.
The stories are personal, the admiration deserved.

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Fred Gunville

Fred Gunville recognized the signs. He was losing weight, urinating frequently and he couldn’t help but remember the huge syringes his aunt and uncle used to inject the life-saving insulin. Young Fred wasn’t yet a doctor, but his first diagnosis was correct. He had diabetes.

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Tiff Davidson

Tiffany has become part of the fabric of our town… (As were her Mom and Dad!)

Lonnie Bell

Lonnie Bell and county music came into the world about the same time, in about the same place. Throughout his career as a country disc jockey and entertainer, Lonnie was often the first to introduce America to undiscovered talent.

Bill Dutcher

In his 30+ years at MetraPark, Bill Dutcher has met presidents and rock stars.

Misty Kuhl

With the help of a supportive family, Misty Kuhl was able to conquer self-doubt, and share her love of the outdoors.

MAJOR DAN MILLER

Major Dan Miller has been a staple in the Billings community for a long time.…

Bud Brickman

Bud Brickman tells remarkable stories. A veteran of WWII service in Europe, he learned how…

DAVE RYE

Dave Rye started his Montana broadcast career in 1966. Since then, he’s worked in radio…

Leon Odegaard

Leon Odegaard champions exercise and a love for the great outdoors as the best path to an active and healthy retirement.

BEN STEELE & HARRY KOYAMA

Montana artist Ben Steele, a former WWII POW, talks about his life and the power…

BILL & PEG WOOLSTON

WWII veterans Bill & Peggy Woolston share what it was like to serve during wartime…

CLIFF POTTS

Cliff Potts was raised near the small town of Custer, Montana. At fifteen he contracted…

JAY SHAW

After teaching at Montana State University Billings (Eastern Montana College) for 50 years…

PAUL KLABOE

Coach Paul Klaboe spent 29 seasons as head coach for the Billings West High Football team…

BRUCE MACINTYRE

Bruce MacIntyre tells of his long history as a successful businessman. From his start…

ROCKY ERICKSON

For many, many years, Rocky has been the voice of Montana High School Sports…

EUNICE TERRY

Billings resident Eunice Terry talks about growing up, learning from mistakes…

FRED CLEVELAND

Fred was an entrepreneur here in Billings who lived his whole life as an adventure…

Harry Koyama

Billings artist Harry Koyama talks from his studio on historic Montana Ave…

NOAH, ANDRIS AND ANU

Meet Noah from Kenya, Andris from Hungary and Anu from Mongolia – all studying…

DAN HARGROVE

Former Air Force 2 pilot Dan Hargrove talks about growing up in a military family, choosing a career…

EVA KOR

At the age of ten, Eva and her twin sister Miriam were taken to Auschwitz, the concentration…

AUSTIN DARKENWALD

Austin Darkenwald was important to me, and to a lot of other people as well…

THE GRAND HOTEL

Meet the folks behind the one-of-a-kind Grand Hotel in Big Timber and hear…

Ernie Walker

Mr. Walker talks about growing up in Louisiana, serving during WWII and…

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