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 By R. Walby Johnson    Opinion    June 19, 2019 

Honoring Glasgow Son Who Stormed Normandy

The following was submitted by R. Walby Johnson in honor of the 75th anniversary of D-Day on June 6. Ed Peterson had to leave Glasgow before completing his senior year and was on one of the first...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    June 19, 2019 

Buster Brown Clothing

“I’m Buster Brown. I live in a shoe. Arf! Arf! That’s my dog Tige. He lives in there too.” This little rhyme came to my attention the other day. I think that I remember this being connected to commercials for Buster Brown clothing, but if I...

 

Elder Abuse Awareness Day – Let's Protect Montana's Aging Population

Dear Editor, We have to act together to stop abuse of older Montanans. June 15 is Elder Abuse Awareness Day, a perfect time to focus on how we can stop this all too common, unconscionable crime. This...

 

Dreams and Hopes

Textbooks have been closed, last tests taken, and new journeys have begun. For some, those journeys are a new path in life. Over the years, parents have done their best to raise their children to be responsible adults, holding themselves accountable...

 

Thank You to the Great People of Montana

Dear Editor, A couple of weeks ago, I had a Letter to the Editor published in this newspaper. It said that I was doing a state report on Montana and asked you to send me some information. Your...

 

Wounded Warrior Project Advocates in Congress

Dear Editor, Earlier last week, the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) offered a great "Statement for the Record" to the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. WWP's analysis focused on five different sections...

 

In Response to Stoneberg

Dear Editor, A recent letter to the editor from Ron Stoneberg contained factually inaccurate information about the work of American Prairie Reserve. I'd like to set the record straight. Mr. Stoneberg...

 

Amtrak at Rise Again

Dear Editor, I attended the Rail Passenger Conference on Saturday [May 18] in Cut Bank. One takeaway from the meeting that everyone in northern Montana needs to be aware of: the 2019 legislature...

 

Montana Public Service Commission

Dear Editor, After two weeks of proceedings, the Montana Public Service Commission has concluded its hearing on the NorthWestern Energy rate case - one week ahead of schedule. I would like to extend m...

 
 By Greg Gianforte    Opinion    May 29, 2019

Recognizing Tanja Fransen of Glasgow for Spirit Of Montana

The following is a transcript of the Congressional Record during Congressman Greg Gianforte’s weekly recognition of Montanans in the U.S. House of Representatives. On May 17, he recognized Tanja Fransen with the Spirit of Montana Commendation for...

 

EMS Week Proclamation

To designate the Week of May 19-25, 2019, as Emergency Medical Services Week WHEREAS, emergency medical services is a vital public service; and WHEREAS, access to quality emergency care dramatically...

 

Introducing the HOPE Org.

To the People of Valley County: As many of you have heard by now, we are no longer doing a Relay For Life in Glasgow.  The American Cancer Society has undergone a number of changes with their...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    May 22, 2019

Loss, Gratitude and Grace

The past few months have been in turns sweet, bittersweet, hopeful, lonesome, loving and grief. The end of January my husband was diagnosed with inoperable bladder cancer. After 10 days in the hospital in Billings we returned home. A month later he e...

 

The Need to Talk Mental Health

Dear Editor, One in five people in our country have had firsthand experience with behavioral health problems. That statistic would suggest that over 1,000 people in Valley County have been affected....

 

Should We 'LEAVE it to Nature'?

Dear Editor, A wise sage once said something like, "failure to learn from history will generally result in repeating the failures." This is what is happening in northeastern Montana. You have...

 

Words Matter

Dear Editor, Actions speak louder than words. But words create the environment and world in which we live. Our actions and words matter greatly - and the actions and words of the Montana State...

 
 By Helen DePunydt    Opinion    May 15, 2019

My Older Sister

Reflecting back, her life was indeed amazing. Upon her husband’s retirement, Hazel telephoned me and informed me that they were en-route to Oregon. Their only son resided close to Portland, Ore., and he had located a suitable home for his parents....

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    May 15, 2019

Finding Information

Do you remember before Amazon and online ordering? In the days before that we had door-to-door sales persons. Do you recall all of the trips that you made to the library to get the information you needed for a school project or term paper? If you...

 

Montana Is A Shining Example of How Our Political System Should Work

Dear Editor, At the start of the legislative session, I delivered my fourth and final State of the State address. I shared my optimism that in Montana we can still be a shining example of how our...

 

Economic Development Creates Opportunity, Prosperity in Montana

Dear Editor, Economic Development Week is a time to reflect on the many successes of public-private partnerships to grow businesses, create jobs and strengthen the economy. This year, Montana has...

 

Legislature Passed Gains for Wildlife, Habitat

Dear Editor, The 2019 turned out to be a success for wildlife and habitat. We look back at a session that had more than 80 bills affecting our core issues of wildlife, habitat and access, and see...

 

A Shout Out to High School Students

Dear Editor, Being around high school students can teach one many valuable lessons. As adults, we often dwell on the mistakes of the youth and the poor choices they make. However, let's take a step...

 

Vaccines Protect You, Your Family, and Your Community

Dear Editor, Pockets of our country are experiencing a significant uptick in the number of measles cases. Measles is not a harmless childhood illness. It is actually a highly contagious, dangerous...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    May 8, 2019

Remember Resoling Shoes

How long ago has it been since you even thought about having your shoes resoled? Some people (mostly men) still have cowboy boots resoled but it is not as common as it used to be. Just maybe because there are not many shoe repair shops in our area....

 

Improve Mental Health

Dear Editor, Statistics show that one in five people in the United States live with a mental health condition, either personally or that of a family member. The local CARE Mental Health Committee...

 

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