by Monte Turner, Mineral Independent, August 3, 2022
Mountain Lodge No. 110. Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Montana has been based in Superior since 1917. The fraternal organization makes a special effort to be sure the entire county is included from Saltese to Alberton when it comes to their community service. At 96 years old, Bill Merriman holds the record of being the oldest Worshipper Master Mason in the state of Montana. Magone was very humble but one could see that he was pleased as he didn’t realize the get-together was for this recognition.
“Joe has been a faithful member for over 50 years and was loved in the office he held,” said Elaine Robinson, as she held her shot glass up. Jim Cyr recounted a time when Montana Power asked whose name should be on the power bill and he said Joe Magone who was secretary at the time, and his name is still on the invoice.