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Military Vehicles, Fall Backward, and Winter is Coming

In the What the heck department?!! On Nov. 5, at about 11 a.m., going through Glasgow was a special train load heading for Washington State. What was in the flat train cars? Military vehicles, thirty...

 

Adventures in St. Marie, Classic

Greetings from the "Original" Adventures in St. Marie. We were rather flummoxed when we listened to our phone answering device and found out that we were writing articles for the "Buzz!" After...

 

Yo Quiero Señor Pup-Pup

Yup-yup! Mr. Pup-Pup is back…. Home! After escaping his collar, he took off and wandered the streets of Glasgow for three days, worrying his family as one can imagine! He stopped and looked around put his nose in the air and took a good sniff and...

 

No Conspiracy Here!

​Well, apparently, the dust has settled at our small town North of Glasgow! Or has it? Right after the not so secret military maneuvers at the old AFB, residents thought that the haven of abandoned buildings and former homes of military personnel b...

 

'It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's...'

"If I knew you were comin' I'd 've baked a cake Hired a band, goodness sake If I knew you were comin' I'd 've baked a cake How-ja do? How-ja do? How-ja do?" 1950's song! Off da hook Well, our phone an...

 

Nothing to See Here, Move Along

Want to know what happened this week in Saint Marie? "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf" — George Orwell "1984." Flag at half-staff The American Legion sent out a notice...

 

Autumn is in the Air

We got to noticing the other day that it was getting later a lot earlier now and came to realize that it was the beginning of Fall. The first day of Fall this year, was on Sept. 22 and, yes, it...

 

What the Hay!

Sad news for all of you fans of the Montana Hay Bale Trail: What the Hay! Our family always would make the trek to Hobson and Windham (Mt Hyw 239 and 541) the first Sunday after Labor Day. But last...

 

Forsan et haec olim menisse invabit.

It's Latin. It translates into "Perhaps some day these things will be a pleasure to recall." By the time that you read this, 9/11 will have passed and many Americans as well as people around the...

 

'Time Keeps on Slippin', Slippin', Slippin'...'

September is here already, amazing how fast this year is going. I am writing this on Sept.1 for both today and Sept. 8. For all you bird hunters out there, since the season has started get your Mountain, Sage and Sharp-Tailed Grouse or Partridge!...

 

We Sell Almost Anything!

There has been a request for information on the Saint Marie Co-op Thrift & Consignment Shop, which is located at 715 6th Street. And by the way, the thrift store is doing very well including having some Boeing customers coming into the store. For...

 

Remembering Those Who Have Passed On

Saint Marie Fire Chief August Aho's father, Todd Owen Aho, passed away August 17 in Billings after a lengthy illness. Todd Aho would have been only 60-years-young next month. In August's own words: “Dad touched many lives during his time with us...

 

He personified the word "gentle" in gentleman.

Ron was tall and lanky, and walked slowly but with meaning. He spoke quietly to me and Lin as he began to sit down in his chair at Shady Rest RV Park. He and Cary, his wife, like this RV park and came here every year and they would take their Motor...

 

'We Do What We Can to Protect What We Can'

What makes Sara of Long Run, run? Just when the Long Run Firefighters thought that they might have a break from fighting wildfires such as the massive 447-acre-wildfire about three miles from Saint...

 

'God Put the Fire Out...'

What if there was a fire and no one came? This could have happened with our Saint Marie Fire Department. On Tuesday, July 27th, the Saint Marie Fire Board held their monthly meeting. This meeting...

 

'There I was, Just Minding My own Business...'

You've heard it before, "So there I was, just minding my own business, when all of a sudden..." Well, just when you thought that it might be reaching the finality of things happening in St. Marie, it...

 

We Have Water! YAY!

I received a message from Saint Marie's Water Manager, Rob Esaias, on Monday, July 12th that he had the water main fixed. A word of warning goes with this if you EVER have a water break. We were told... Full story

 

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