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 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...

 

On the Mental Health Walk

Dear Editor, “In an effort to remove stigma attached to mental health problems, the Valley County Mental Health Committee is sponsoring a Mental Health Walk.” So long as that prejudice is in the...

 

Hanna's Act

Dear Editor, When women and girls go missing in our state, it’s not a Democratic problem or a Republican problem—it’s a Montana problem. And it’s an urgent one. Not much research exists on the...

 

State-Mandated Placarding Not COOL

Dear Editor, I firmly believe Montana farmers and ranchers care deeply about developing and growing consumer confidence and trust in the products we painstakingly raise. It's a key goal in helping a...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    May 1, 2019

Ordering from Montgomery Ward

Do you remember ordering from the Montgomery Ward catalog? I remember family stories of shipping cattle, mules and sheep to market via the railroad. I know that many provisions were brought back via rail on the return home. I remember a lot of...

 

Proclamation from the Mayor on Mental Health Awareness Month 2019

WHEREAS, mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well being; and WHEREAS, all Americans experience times of difficulty and stress in their lives; and WHEREAS, prevention is an effective way to reduce the burden of mental health...

 

Autism Awareness: The Growing Tide of Supports and Services

Dear Editor, On April 2, 2019, Montana Senators Jon Tester (D) and Steve Daines (R) announced their bipartisan support of the Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education, and Support...

 

Montanans Work Together to Protect Our Waters

Dear Editor, Montanans know how precious water is. It's essential for fish and wildlife, boating and angling, irrigating, drinking and creating much of our electricity. When something threatens our...

 

Animal Doo-Doo in the Park

Dear Editor, I was at the Easter Egg hunt last Saturday to watch all the excited kids picking up the candy-filled eggs. It was such a joy to watch them run and have fun. What was not a joy was to be...

 

Reminiscing on FMDH

Do you remember the former Deaconess Hospital? The Courier has featured several pictures lately. Some of the things that come to my mind are the men’s and women’s wards. These rooms housed a group of patients. I am sure there were specifications...

 

Legislature Missed Chance to Improve Access

Dear Editor, Polls consistently show that Montanans support public lands and access to them. And yet, the 2019 Montana Legislature consistently opposed bills that improve access and supported bills...

 

An Open Letter to Montana Legislators and Gov. Bullock:

Dear Editor, As former and current Montana Public Service Commissioners, we represented Montanans across this great state in balancing the needs of utilities with the needs of consumers. We took our o...

 

Childhood Game Expressions

Do you remember the days of childhood games? I was thinking of some of the expressions we used “back then” and wonder just where they derived from. Did ‘Oly-oly-oxen-free’ make perfect sense, and what did it mean, or for that matter when did...

 

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