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Six More Weeks of Winter

Well, in case you didn’t hear, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow on Groundhog Day which means we have 6 more weeks of winter! Each year, thousands actually descend on Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to watch the giant rodent makes...

 

Remembering Edwina

We would like to give our condolences to Greg Pederson and his sister Brenda Ketsdever whose mother Edwina L Schneider passed away on Friday, January 21st after she had been in the hospital for about a week. Greg moved here before Edwina and her...

 

The Powder River Kid!

Lately, I have been delving into the past family histories again, something I have done for years and have actually been able to find cousin’s that I never even knew existed! Part of my family did settle in the Northeastern Montana area and I was...

 

Expensive Fuel

In the very useful miscellaneous information department, my opinion, here is a Saint Marie factoid. We are about 20 miles from Glasgow, Montana. If your vehicle gets 18 miles to the gallon of gas, as ours does, you use, about two gallons of gas...

 

Happy New Year to All!

We got to talking the other day about the city of Glasgow, Montana being in the “Middle of Nowhere” but had a question about that… just how did they come up with this? Found out that a group at Oxford’s Big Data Institute that studies the int...

 

A New Year in a Free Country

Waving his small arms, Michael Pederson, excitedly explained the Christmas party that he was invited to at T&R Trucking. Michael told about how his friend "Rocky" Thompson, owner of T&R Trucking, and...

 

Wonderful Christmas Music

Wow! What a wonderful Christmas musical at Irle Elementary school on Thursday, as the third grade class put on an extravaganza show that even Broadway would envy! Directed by Ms. Christine Gilchrist...

 

Face-to-Face with the Enemy 50 Years after Pearl Harbor

Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021 was the 80th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack. Hard to believe that for us, it was 30 years ago and many of the "players" of this event are now gone. However, this is how o...

 

Christmas Tree Hunting in Custer National Forest

Over the river (Milk river) and through the woods, (Custer National Forest) to harvest a Christmas tree we will go, well you get the idea. Our family went to the BLM office in Glasgow, and for a mere...

 

There is a lot to be thankful for in the U.S. and in your families

Shining Star One shining star in the spectrum of medical professionals was my nurse Tranle Granlie.​ Last year at this time, it was touch and go for me reaching another Holiday season but I was...

 

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...

 

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