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 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

 By Virgil Vaupel    Sports    June 4, 2014

Hinsdale's Lacock Wins Pole Vault Title

Hinsdale High School was home to an amazing athlete and academic scholar over the past twelve years. Few have equaled her prowess in athletics or her knowledge in the classroom. Bethany Lacock...

 By Virgil Vaupel    Sports    May 28, 2014

Hinsdale Going To State

Nine young guys and four young ladies are off to Great Falls this weekend to compete in the State Meet. It was a good year for the Raiders who started the season with 15 and gained two along the way who saw how much fun the others were having...

 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    May 21, 2014

Who Is Right? Who Is Wrong?

How much do we really know about Diren Dede, this young Turkish/German/Muslim exchange student whose life was tragically ended during what appeared to be a home invasion burglary attempt? Was he truly “that perfect friend to hang out with?” Was... Full story

 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    May 7, 2014

Cliven Bundy And The Great Montana Land Grab

I just want to say a couple of things about this Cliven Bundy thing in Nevada and the land grab going on right here in our own backyard. Lots of folks are under the mistaken impression that Bundy refused to pay for his BLM lease. He simply refused to...

 By Virgil Vaupel    Sports    May 7, 2014

Hinsdale Track On a Roll

It was a brisk day for a track meet last Saturday at Scottie Field made a tad bit worse with an 8 a.m. starting time and a light breeze from the north but the boys and girls from Hinsdale were on a mission. The weather was furthermost from their...

 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    April 30, 2014

Free Roam Or Stay Home

It was Matthew Brown of the Associated Press who wrote that the “tens of millions of bison” in the 19th century were wiped out by hunters. I say Poppycock. Now it's the NWF's (National Wildlife Federation) Steve Woodruff who is echoing almost... Full story

 By Virgil Vaupel    Sports    April 30, 2014

Hinsdale Track Keeps Trucking

The Nashua Invitational track and field meet was held last week in Wolf Point and the Hinsdale Raider girls did well taking home a fifth place finish. Leading the way for the ladies was Bethany Lacock winning the high jump (4-10); the 100-meter (13.3... Full story

 By Virgil Vaupel    Sports    April 23, 2014

Hinsdale's Lacock, Pascal Owning The Track

Hinsdale’s Lacock and Pascual Still Going Strong Pablo Pascual of Hinsdale and Spain keeps pushing toward a slot at the state track and field meet which will be held in Great Falls May 30 and 31. That’s the closest state tournament or meet...

 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    April 16, 2014

Bridge To Somewhere

The bridge spanning Beaver Creek on the Milk River Road west of Hinsdale was built in 1915 and has been re-planked a few times over the years, but not much else has been done to it in the past 99... Full story


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