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 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    November 26, 2014 

Yellow Snow In The Wild West

I had to remove the alternator from the Versatile tractor last week in near cold weather (9 below one day and 3 below the next.) The tractor was outside and no windbreak in sight. It took six and a half hours in two days to perform a task that...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Sports    November 26, 2014 

Junior High Players Showcased at Year-End Nashua Tourney

The boys junior high basketball season came to an end last Friday with the year-end tourney held in Nashua. Five teams – Nashua (7-0), Saco/Hinsdale (4-4), Frazer (4-6), Dodson (2-3) and Lustre...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    November 12, 2014

And The Wheels Keep On Turning

After being confined in a closed space for the first nine months of our lives, when we finally find the exit our first action involve movement of arms and legs a-flailing wildly as the doctor slaps our bottom. Our first wobbling steps into mobile...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Sports    November 12, 2014

Porkies Bow Out In Style

The season ended for the Nashua Lady Porcupines last Friday at the Glasgow Scottie gym when they lost to the Bainville Bulldogs in the 2014 Volleyball Divisional Tournament. The Porcupines lost in...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    November 5, 2014

My Opponent is Fat, Ugly & Smelly

In a nation filled with acronyms, I have just coined a new one familiar to all of us. It is EYT. We all suffer from it every two to four years and it leaves most of us with headaches, self-doubt, voters angst and a myriad other side effects,... Full story

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    October 15, 2014

Hodgepodge And Other 'Impertinent' Stuff

Last week I ran away from home. I left 1,500 bales of hay in the fields waiting for Donna to pick them up. I cleaned out my fridge of all stuff that would perish in my absence. I packed eight shirts, eight pair of socks, eight pair of shorts, four...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    October 8, 2014

The ISIS Crisis

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I seem to recall a very poker-faced Barry Obama telling us and the world a few weeks ago that – and I para-phrase here – there will not be any more American sons and daughters fighting on foreign soil, meaning, I...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    September 24, 2014

We Live In A Disposable World

I recall a time in America when folks would save up money for a car or college tuition or on a smaller scale a pair of ice skates for a child. Most of us had credit at the grocery story and the gas station, but that's where it ended. If we couldn't...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Sports    September 24, 2014

Wildfire Win One, Lose One

The Saco-Hinsdale Wildfire took it to the Brockton Lady Warriors last Friday in Hinsdale to the cheers of a small but very supportive crowd. I keep telling youse guys to come out and watch some...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    News    September 10, 2014

Farmers Hear Crop Disaster Options

Record rains in Valley County prompted several local crop insurance agencies to host a seminar for the purpose of discussing relief options available to their insured farmers. Jenifer Hanson of the Rain And Hail Crop Insurance Agency gave the present...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    September 10, 2014

I Got Gas, You Got Gas

I've done something I rarely do. I actually did some research on what I'm about to expound your way via this broadcast. Seems it takes about 16 million barrels of crude oil to run this country every day. That's for gasoline, diesel fuel, aviation... Full story

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    September 3, 2014

A 'Letter' From China

I have recently received a thank you letter from a Mr. Chong, address Beijing, China, and I would like to share same with my 10.567 readers. It starts: Dear Mr Vaupel, A lot of us here in China prescribe (their word, not mine) to the World Famous...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Sports    August 27, 2014

Hinsdale Girls Hoops In Limbo

The school boards from Saco, Hinsdale and Whitewater met last Wednesday at Saco to discuss the upcoming girls basketball season. Saco and Whitewater are in the final year of a three year co-op contract and Hinsdale is beginning a drought of players... Full story

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    August 20, 2014

Living With Carbon And Verbal Pollution

With all the hoop-la about “carbon footprints” it's important for you to know some interesting facts. Well, maybe not facts but just stuff I think about in my spare time. Environmentalist try to stymie and confuse us uneducated people by using wo...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    August 13, 2014

Make America Strong Again

We already know our government is shipping far too much of our tax dollars overseas to “developing counties.” We already know that our national debt has nearly doubled in size since Obama was given the office of the presidency by minorities,... Full story

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Sports    August 6, 2014

I Apologize! Be Kind To The Refs

For most of you who have witnessed my basketball-watching antics in the past, I can hear you saying, “He's a fine one to talk about being nice to the refs.” I'll admit I got pretty intense at times and thought my 20/20 vision was far better than...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    July 30, 2014

Redistribute The Tax Dollars

Hinsdale, like many other small villages and towns throughout Montana, is in a pickle. The infamous Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has warranted that the water being dumped into the Milk River from Hinsdale's sewage treatment facility is... Full story

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    July 23, 2014

The 2029 Bison News

On Aug. 10, 2029, a very large herd of free roaming bison invaded the small town of Jordan, causing considerable damage to property as well as sending three people to the emergency room with life threatening injuries when they tried to rope a...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Sports    July 23, 2014

An All-Star Experience

Sixty-four teams from sixteen states participated in the 2014 Native American Basketball Invitational Tournament in Phoenix this year July 1 – 5. The Rockhawks, an Intertribal ladies team from the Fort Peck Reservation was coached by Barry Bighorn...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    July 9, 2014

MilK River Days In Hinsdale, USA

I always look forward to the Fourth of July festivities in Hinsdale. It's a day that can be enjoyed by young and old alike. The parade is one of the better small town parades one can find anywhere,... Full story

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Sports    July 9, 2014

MRCA Rodeo Returns To Delight Hinsdale Fans

It was all thrills, spills and chills at the 35th annual Milk River Cowboys Association Rodeo held last Thursday in Hinsdale. It was also perfect weather with no threat of rain. We had a...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    July 2, 2014

But It's Just A Few Billion Dollars

Let's take a closer look at the federal budget and where your tax dollars end up. Please keep reading. It's important for you to know this stuff as it affects your very lives. Folks think that what happens in Washington, D.C. (District of Corruption)... Full story

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    June 25, 2014

War Of Words: Only The Names Have Changed

I recently received an email newsletter from U.S. Rep. Daines, who is doing his very best to “protect and defend” in Washington, D.C. The subject was “Only the Iraqis can secure their future.” The letter went on to say and I quote directly,... Full story

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Sports    June 18, 2014

It's Been A Pleasure, Glasgow

That’s about it. Eight years and about 72,000 miles ago I asked Beth Henville, the then sports editor of the Glasgow Courier why the Hinsdale Raiders weren’t getting any “ink” and could I do something to change that situation. Beth told me...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    June 11, 2014

Political Correctness Gone Too Far

Has political correctness (and our own Constitution) given in to the Muslim radicals who would rid America of our cherished Christian beliefs? By my unofficial count, those people have cost America thousands of lost lives, thousands of lost work days... Full story

 

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