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 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    September 17, 2014 

Mrs. Fix-It

Over the years I've found it really does help to know some basics about repairing vehicles and farm equipment. The first car my husband and I had was a Chevy four-door sedan. About a year after he purchased it, a problem developed. For some reason,... Full story

 
 By Emily Wilson    Opinion    September 17, 2014 

With No Video Stores In Glasgow, The Library Steps In

The Glasgow City-County Library is constantly looking for ways to improve and expand our service. Recently, we have been evaluating expanding our interlibrary loan services to include items previously offered on a limited basis. Interlibrary loan...

 
 By Linda and Frank Vargo    Opinion    September 17, 2014 

The Rain On The Plains

Aloha e’ Komo mai. (Welcome.) August brought a lot of rain and with it some problems and delays. Flooding and being very wet has put the skids on many Saint Marie maintenance projects, according to the monthly newsletter. It was stated by Town...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    September 17, 2014 

Shower Power

Do you think about what a luxury your shower is every time you take one? For many that is a daily routine. How many remember when showers were not in every home. I don’t know when this wonderful convenience became a common household bathroom featur...

 
 By Jim Elliot    Opinion    September 17, 2014 

Paid In America

Walgreens, America’s largest drug store chain, says they are leaving the United States because our tax rate is too high. It must really be killing them, but it’s hard to know because last year they upped their CEO compensation by 13 percent, had...

 
 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 Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    September 10, 2014

On The Road Again

Traveling is something I really enjoy. Several weeks ago, I accepted an invitation to accompany a friend to Iowa. A real plus was knowing I'd have the opportunity to visit with my brother as well as nieces and nephews and cousins. Getting to just...

 
 By Gale Jellum    Opinion    September 10, 2014

Walks To End Alzheimer's

Dear Editor: Throughout the fall season, the Montana Alzheimer's Association is sponsoring Walks to End Alzheimer's in various locations. The purpose of these walks is to raise awareness and funds for advancements in research, support and care for...

 
 By Sue Dewey    Opinion    September 3, 2014

A Letter From England

Dear Editor: My name is Sue Dewey and I am an English person, living in England. I am writing to The Glasgow Courier in the hope that some of your readers might consider helping me with my interest in your history. For many years I have enjoyed... Full story

 
 By Bob Brown    Opinion    September 3, 2014

Russell's Priceless Legacy

The symbol that means Montana is the buffalo bulls head crafted by cowboy artist Charlie Russell. This year marks the sesquicentennial of Russell's birth. He would have been 150 on March 19. By all accounts, Charlie was as his adopted son Jack...

 
 By Ron Poertner    Opinion    September 3, 2014

Ditch Proposed Water Rule

Here we go again. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a new rule that would give the agency more control over waters of the United States. The farm industry is dead set against this change because the rule would give EPA more...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    September 3, 2014

Waiting For Rockwell In The Mail

Do you remember the fine art of Norman Rockwell? Maybe you were among those who looked forward to receiving your copy of the Saturday Evening POST magazine each month, not only for the news it would bring but to enjoy the latest Norman Rockwell...

 
 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...

 
 Opinion    August 27, 2014

Sexual Violence In Eastern Montana Gets Washington's Notice

Media releases from the offices of U.S. Rep. Daines and Sen. Walsh: • Rep. Steve Daines on Aug. 26 applauded the announcement that the Office on Violence Against Women will designate $3 million to prevent and prosecute violence against women in... Full story

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    August 27, 2014

Glasgow's POWs From Germany

With all of the unrest in the world today, I was reminded of World War II and the fact that Glasgow housed POWs from Germany. I know there are residents of Glasgow and surrounding areas that can still remember those times. Of course, if you can...

 
 By Jim Elliot    Opinion    August 27, 2014

A Holiday Brought To You By Hard Working People

If national holidays have anything in common it’s that those of us who celebrate them by taking the day off don’t give much thought to the origin or meaning of the holiday. That’s true of secular holidays (never mind Religious holidays) from...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    August 27, 2014

The Touch Of A Hand

In church last Sunday, I felt a very light touch on the back of my hair. Wondering what was touching my hair, I suddenly realized it was my almost 3-year-old granddaughter, who was ever so carefully using one tiny finger to gently go from about the...

 
 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,...

 

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