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 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

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Sports    April 9, 2014

Raiders Track And Field Finish Strong In Glasgow

It was a clear, nearly windless day for the opening meet of the 2014 track and field season for the Hinsdale Raiders. Something that was missed for the better part of last season. First up for the...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    March 19, 2014

Globalization Domination

It was back in the winter of 1953 or so when I caught my first glimpse of the upcoming event called globalization. It was back in the day when we had spent billions of U.S. dollars “rebuilding” Japan and Germany and were smack-dab in the middle...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Sports    March 19, 2014

Hinsdale Gives All It Has

After sailing through their first contest with Winnett/Grass Range the Lady Raiders of Hinsdale (25-2) drew the Lady Rebels of Shields Valley (20-6) as their next opponent at state. The Rebels coming... Full story

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    March 12, 2014

Congress: Prove You'll Use My Two Loaves Of Bread Wisely

A while back our illustrious government suggested to American military and other government workers that they should give up 1% of their retirement checks so “We can balance the budget, pay off the national debt and save the nation.” I’m...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Sports    March 12, 2014

Belly Bump Returns To Hinsdale

After lying dormant for 13 years, the Hinsdale Belly Bump tournament has been revived in Hinsdale. Levi Capdeville and Nate Remmick decided this was too good of a tournament to lie buried in the archives so they got together and set it up for last...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Sports    March 5, 2014

Hinsdale Girls Win 3C Divisional Title

After a stunning victory at districts the Hinsdale Lady Raiders continued their winning ways at divisionals with wins over Culbertson (33-31 whew!!), Fairview (45-30) and over Saco/Whitewater. More... Full story

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Sports    March 5, 2014

Raider Boys Knocked Out

The Raiders of Hinsdale started off the 2014 divisional tournament against the Fairview Warriors and through the first quarter it was a tie ball game with Lukas Johnson getting a nice block in the first couple minutes of play. The block sent a...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Sports    February 26, 2014

Hinsdale Girls Win 3C Championship

It was deja vu for the Lady Raiders of Hinsdale as they thwarted Saco/Whitewater's attempt at a perfect 19-0 season by winning the district 3C girls basketball championship last Saturday evening at...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Sports    February 26, 2014

Hinsdale Boys Go To Divisionals

The Nashua Porcupines, sporting a 7-5 conference record squared off against the 10-2 Hinsdale Raiders in the 4:30 p.m. game on Friday and it turned out to be one of the better contests of the tourney. There were five lead changes and three ties in...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    February 19, 2014

Revisiting The 18th Amendment

Once called the “Noble Experiment” and actually named the National Prohibition Act of 1919, and written not by its sponsor Andrew J. Volstead of Minnesota but by Wayne Wheeler of the Anti-Saloon League, the Volstead act went into effect on Jan....

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Sports    February 19, 2014

Hinsdale Wins Going Into 2C Districts

Scobey came to Hinsdale last Friday to contest the mettle of the Hinsdale Raiders and discovered Hinsdale’s mettle is metal. It was the last home game ever for Hinsdale’s three senior girls, Whitney Molina, Bethany Lacock and Chadaya Christensen...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    February 12, 2014

Applying For, Like, A Job, Dawg? Read This

According to the folks who are in the know about things like this, they say that it is getting tougher and harder to land a good job after graduating college. The big question is why? Of course we can't all be an extremely intelligent, witty,... Full story

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Sports    February 12, 2014

Hinsdale Boys And Girls Win

When you’re hot, you’re hot as my old non-acquaintance Jerry Reed once didn’t tell me and that is exactly what the Raiders, boys and girls are today. The boys are leading the 3C with a record of 11-1 (15-1 overall) and the girls are in second...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    February 5, 2014

Give Me A Home Where Drones Don't Roam

Spy Drones over Phillips and Valley Counties? You heard it right right here on this station folks – the good ol’ 1.5 watt blow torch of the prairie, KBULL, 0.006 on your radio dial. Peter Geddes, managing director of the American Prairie Reserve...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Sports    February 5, 2014

Hinsdale Rolling Into Postseason

The Hinsdale Raider girls started the weekend off with a win over the Lustre Christian Lady Lions last Friday evening at home. The Lady Raiders went into the weekend with a 6-2 record in conference...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    January 29, 2014

Little Sisters

I’m the only, and oldest, male sibling in a family that consists of one full sister and four half-sisters, which poses the question right off: Do four halves make two full? They are, in order of birth, my sister the teacher, my sister the bookkeepe...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    January 22, 2014

Corporate Welfare

What do companies like Archer Daniels Midland, lumber giant Boise Cascade, major pharmaceuticals like Pfizer and Eli Lily, John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance, Monsanto, ConAgra, Caterpillar, and R.J. Reynolds have in common, you ask? Well, here’s...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    January 15, 2014

Car Talk With Virgil

My 9.7 readers might recall the experience I suffered through with my Crown Vic in Mickey D’s drive-thru when I “Virgil-ized” the shifter handle. Stay tuned for another thrilling chapter after these words from the Thoeny Yacht Club and... Full story

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Sports    January 15, 2014

Hinsdale Basketball Completes Sweep

The Hinsdale Raiders and Lady Raiders each had a very successful weekend scoring two wins over Dodson and Poplar. The games with Dodson were home games so I'll report to you what I saw. More after...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    January 8, 2014

Dear Congress

I remember a phrase we had to type over and over in Mr. Shaw’s typing class. “Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their party.” Remember that one? If you are under 50 years old you most likely don’t, but anyway ... That...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Sports    January 8, 2014

Seeing Double

The Turner Lady Tornadoes traveled to Hinsdale last Thursday to test their skills against the Hinsdale Lady Raiders. Hinsdale put a hurtin' on the Turner, amassing 17 first quarter points while...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    January 1, 2014

Death Has Occurred

I thought I’d better get this off my chest while I still have a chest to get it off of. (Off of which to get it? … From which to get it off? … Forget it, I am what I am.) See, here’s what happened over Christmas. I was sitting in my recliner,... Full story

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas To You

Every year I hear "Merry Christmas" less and less when I really want to hear it more and more. By the time this week's paper comes out I will have aged another year, having joined the septuagenarian g... Full story

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Sports    December 25, 2013

Hinsdale Boys Win Two Over Weekend

On Friday, the Hinsdale Raiders traveled to Nashua to play the Porcupines. It was the first conference games for the Raiders boys and girls. The boys had to work hard for their "W". They found the...

 

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