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 By One Montana    Opinion    August 20, 2014 

Can't We All Just Get Along?

This column comes from the group One Montana, which promotes a statewide program to build and sustain basic connections between rural and urban Montanans. Now that the primaries are over, it is a good time to take the temperature of the political... Full story

 
 By Bonnie Davidson    Opinion    August 20, 2014 

It Can Change In A Moment

To say the last few weeks have been a roller coaster is an understatement. If you've ever had a life changing moment you will understand that life is difficult. We can't control the things that come our way, but somehow we face those difficulties...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    August 20, 2014 

Share And Share Alike

I love my computer, and really appreciate all of the time it saves me, especially in my bookkeeping. But is it so useful as far as gathering information goes? Just the other day, there was a featured article on how to peel peaches and tomatoes. How...

 
 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 Fay Dowe    Opinion    August 13, 2014

Glasgow Cemetery Ordinance Needs Public Input

Dear Editor: The Glasgow cemetery ordinances need to be revamped, allowing those who purchase the plots to make their own choices. The problems are mainly which stones can be placed and what is allowed on the graves in the form of memorials. The...

 
 By Shely Allen Balsley    Opinion    August 13, 2014

Glasgow Native Says Lack Of Benches At Fair Angers Her

Dear Editor: I brought two of my grandkids to Glasgow for two weeks and knew the fair was going to be there while we were there. I told the kids we would go to that fair instead of going to the Helena fair. THERE WERE NO PARK BENCHES FOR US TO SIT...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    August 13, 2014

The Power Of One

Many times I've heard, "What difference can I make? I'm just one person." Dr. Gordy Klatt was just one person. Because of him and his determination to help as many people diagnosed with cancer as he could, and hopes of eventually finding a cure,...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    August 13, 2014

Lawn Care, Then & Now

If you are fretting about how much time it takes to keep a lovely yard, remember when: • Lawn mowers were push reel mowers and those really got uptown with the addition of a grass catcher. • Rototillers for the flower bed or garden. • All of...

 
 By Ben Trotter    Opinion    August 6, 2014

This Could Happen To You

Dear Editor: I am writing this letter to express my concerns in regard to what is happening at the Highland Cemetery. In July 2013, I visited my father’s gravesite at the cemetery and was appalled at what I saw. A large headstone had been placed... Full story

 
 By Doris Franzen    Opinion    August 6, 2014

Highland Cemetery: Flat Stones Can Be Large Problem

Dear Editor: I have been following the discussion of the cemetery issue regarding monuments in the news but I have never heard what they intend to do about a problem with flat stones. And yes, they can be a large problem. I understand that for...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    August 6, 2014

What Happened To Our Fair?

Oh my gosh, what is happening to our Northeast Montana Fair? Do you remember attending the fair just to look at exhibits? There were all of the farm equipment and camper trailers on display, the games of horseshoes, and that background music that...

 
 By John Lacey    Opinion    August 6, 2014

Plans For Adding Rail Line Here Are Off Track

It is reported that the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF) is planning to lay another line of tracks through Valley County to enhance their oil transportation capabilities. In my opinion, there is a better option than having another set of...

 
 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 Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    July 30, 2014

Friday Night's Heroes

I read a quote last week that said "Heroes are remembered, legends never die." Last Friday night I saw a lot of heroes. Some of them were bald, some had very short hair, some walked with canes but they were all heroes. They were the people who wore...

 
 By Bonnie Davidson    Opinion    July 30, 2014

This Is Your Life

As the summer is slowly creeping up to a close, I say goodbye to my three step-children as they prepare for a new school year. It's one of the hardest things to be separated by time and distance. It seems that every time they leave I reflect on all...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    July 30, 2014

Listo Pens

Do you remember the Listo pen? I had to think to remember the name of these pens, but they were the forerunner to our current permanent marker pens, such as Sharpies. All of your canned goods on the grocery shelf had the price marked on the top with...

 
 By Becky Erickson    Opinion    July 23, 2014

News You Can Use: Mayor's Letter On The Levee

An open letter to city of Glasgow residents from the desk of Mayor Becky Erickson. In 1938, the Glasgow levee was built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Once completed, the levee was given to the city of Glasgow, which took over... Full story

 
 By Colleen Pankratz    Opinion    July 23, 2014

Valley County Transit Takes 'Huge Step Forward'

Valley County Transit has been awarded federal funds to purchase dispatching software. That is a huge step toward giving you, our customers, better service. The dispatching staff just went through a week of intensive training and is ready to begin...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    July 23, 2014

Don't Feel Like A Number

Every once in a while – and especially when a person is celebrating a birthday – the subject of age always draws comments. Such as “I remember when I was 21 ... or 30 ... or 40 ...” As a child, I thought if someone was 30 or 40 they were...

 
 By Emily Wilson    Opinion    July 23, 2014

Library An Open Book Again

The library is back in business! While we still have a lot of work to do and children’s books spread throughout the library, we have made a lot of progress in the short time we were closed. Our children’s area is painted and carpeted....

 
 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 Jim Elliot    Opinion    July 16, 2014

The Great American Dream

A few years back I was in an old working class neighborhood of Great Falls, walking down tree-lined avenues that must have been something a few years back. But now the houses needed paint and lots of other things besides. Most of the residents... Full story

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    July 16, 2014

What's Your Story?

Not long ago I saw an ad that asked the question, "What's your story?" That question brought back memories of "old" people I knew when I was a child. Living next door to my family was a couple who told my parents my brother and I should call them...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    July 16, 2014

Gwen Muses A Bit

Shave and a haircut, two bits. Do you remember that saying, or better yet does anyone remember the time it might have been true? Then there was the standby cheerleading cheer: 2 bits, 4 bits, 6 bits, a dollar. All for (your team) stand up and...

 

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