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 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

 
 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...

 

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