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 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    April 15, 2015

Get Paid For Commuting Time?

I see where workers in New York City, Boston, Los Angeles, Seattle and other major cities around the country are asking their employers to pay for their time commuting to and from work. Some as much as 10 hours per week. They say it's a financial...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    April 1, 2015

The Good, The Bad, The Walmart

It distressed me greatly the other day when I heard on the news that Walmart intends to import a cheaper laundry detergent from Great Britain in an attempt to lessen the strong market share Tide has in the laundry detergent market in the U.S. and...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Sports    March 11, 2015

Lady Panthers Roar

The 2015 Class C Girls State Basketball Tournament is in the books. Eight teams from the four corners of this very large state converged at the Adams Center, Dahlberg Arena on the campus of the...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    March 4, 2015

'Outlaw Country': Another How-To Reality Show?

It's called “Outlaw Country.” It's filmed in and around Independence, Missouri, in an area that includes a town called Buckner. The main characters are the “Outlaws,” the Monk brothers who each have long records and have been in the slammer...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Sports    March 4, 2015

That's The Season, That's An Era, For Hinsdale

The Hinsdale Raiders shut down the Savage Warriors in the first game of the 2015 Eastern C Divisional Tournament last Thursday in Wolf Point. The Raiders jumped out to a 7 to 2 lead after one period...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Sports    March 4, 2015

Lady Panthers Advance To State; Opener With Belt

The first game of the girls 2015 Eastern C Tournament got underway in the Wolf Point High School gymnasium last Wednesday with the Lady Panthers of Saco/Whitewater/Hinsdale meeting the Lady Warriors...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    February 11, 2015

Hinsdale, Saco, Whitewater Should Merge Sports

Three schools in our area are in a battle over whether or not to merge their sports programs. This scenario is being played out all over the West. Shrinking school enrollments is not a problem for Montana alone, folks. It's happening to rural...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    February 4, 2015

Freedom Of Speech...Unless

As I sit here reading through the amendments to the U.S. Constitution one thing jumps out at me in the First Amendment. Here's how it reads: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Sports    January 21, 2015

Hinsdale Beats Scobey, Frazer, Stays On Top In 3C

Their perfect conference record on the line, the Hinsdale Raider boys took to the court to maintain their perfecto against the Scobey Spartans. Must have been a slow night for the Scobey girls because I saw Erin Wahl and several of the Spartan girls...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    January 14, 2015

Gay Marriage & The Media

One of Montana's major daily newspapers scored yet another hit with the gay and lesbian community with another article about gay marriage in Montana. What is that now? The fourth or fifth time since Montana made gay marriage legal that that...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Sports    January 14, 2015

Raiders Beat Poplar, Dodson, Tied For First In 3C

The Hinsdale Raider boys hosted the Poplar Indians last Friday and came away with another win They then beat Dodson, 71-33, to improve to 4-0 and 8-1 in District 3C. They are tied with Frazer for firs...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    January 7, 2015

Illegal Immigrants With Legal Driver's Licenses

Does anyone see the hypocrisy in that headline? Is it oxymoronically incorrect? Wouldn't that be sorta like giving a convicted burglar a set of burglar tools upon his release from the joint? Or an arsonist a box of matches? Or how about issuing a...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    December 17, 2014

High Oil Prices Cured With High Prices

There’s a saying in the commodity pits in Chicago that goes something like this: “The cure for high prices is high prices.” The price of a barrel (44 gallons) of “Texas Tea” these days is hovering around the $67 bll mark and declining. Why...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    December 10, 2014

If You're Not Here Legally, Get Out

With a president whose credibility and ability has been questioned by nearly 60 percent of the population and a Congress that's in the dumper with an 18 percent for and 82 percent against approval rating, I believe it's time to take a closer look at...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Sports    December 3, 2014

Just Passing Through

For those of us who pay attention, there is a lot of bicycle traffic along the Hi-Line and this past summer has been no exception. Most folks travel west to east because of the prevailing winds, but...

 
 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,...

 
 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...

 

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