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Senate Republicans Agenda For This Legislative Session

Dear Editor, The 68th Montana Legislature is officially in session. As Senate leadership, we're excited to see Senate Republicans getting to work on enacting conservative policy for our state. The las...

 

Does Anyone Remember This?

Do you remember when Monday was wash day and Tuesdays were for ironing? Before ironing you needed to sprinkle the clothing. Does anyone remember this handy sprinkling device and are they available...

 

Help Save Skilled Nursing Facilities

Dear Editor, As Montanans, we care for each other. Across the rural-urban divide, generational divide, and Brawl of the Wild divide. Of all our constituents across Montana, the most deserving are our...

 

Christmas Gift Giving

How many of you mothers received a bottle of Evening in Paris Cologne, in that lovely blue bottle, for a Christmas gift or a fancy lace handkerchief for Christmas? Many men receive hankies for gifts also. If hubby or Daddy was an outside person his...

 

County Voting

Dear Valley County Voters, Elections are still in the news. After our last election, Stan Ozark reported over 700 mail ballots were not returned. That is sad and shameful. Voting is our...

 

Letter To Director of The Valley County Health Department

Dear Lynn, I was remiss today when I received my booster vaccination and did not personally thank you for all that you have done during this pandemic. As we have discussed, this has been the most...

 

Daines Cannabis Banking Reform Bill Helps Align Federal, State Law

Dear Editor, I'm not a pro-marijuana guy. I voted against Montana's adult-use cannabis initiative (I-190) in the 2020 election. However, since Montanans approved the initiative and recreational...

 

Rail Service

Remembering rail services from the past. Remember some of the elementary classes in the Glasgow school used to get to take a train trip to Malta, which for many students would be their first train trip in their lives. I do not remember how they...

 

Holiday Cooking

Sweet potatoes have always been on the menu for Thanksgiving and Christmas, and what a shock to look for canned Sweet Potatoes, find a can on the shelf, only to find a can of CUT YAMS, read the ingredients, which are listed as SWEET POTATOES in...

 

Energy Share Assistance

Dear Editor, It is no secret that the cost of living is significantly higher than it was a year ago. Things are tough out there for a lot of people. If you or someone you know is struggling to pay the...

 

Dress Codes

Remembering dress codes of the past. Remember when you as a female, could not wear pants to school. You may remember the indignity of having to wear long pants under your dress as you walked to school on days like some of our recent ones. And you...

 

Toy Caps

I saw in item on Facebook the other day that featured a roll of “caps,” wondering if anyone remembered what they were. Of course, most of us would remember, as most of my generation had a cap gun at one time or another. Now to get a little...

 

Traveling

When you are traveling some of our highways like from Glasgow to Opheim, Nashua, or Malta, do you ever think of the old road that took you to those places? If you are observant you can often distinguish the old road bed. You can still travel a good...

 

A Rural Family Medicine Doctor's Perspective On LR-131

PAID POLITICAL CONTENT Dear Editor, This is not an abortion issue. This is a humanity issue. I am a family medicine doctor from a rural community in eastern Montana. From the time I started my...

 

To Valley County Taxpayers:

Dear Editor, Last spring our commissioners decided to terminate the Refuse Board, thinking they could do a better job. Yet in the months since, they still have not acted on a $3,000 engineering study...

 

Montana Veterans Encouraged To See If New PACT Act Can Help Them

Dear Editor, We write this letter with the hope of reaching as many Montana Veterans and their family members as possible regarding the recent passage of the Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act sponsored by Senator Jon Tester. The...

 

Rules

Do you remember when you took a bath once a week, and maybe in a tin wash tub? What about how often did you wash your hair? Or do you remember wearing curlers or pin curls to school? I must admit that I do not remember ever going to school with...

 

What If Government Actually Ran Like The Private Sector?

PAID POLITICAL CONTENT Dear Editor, If government ran more like the private sector, government would be better. Having spent most of my 30-year career in the private sector, I agree. I earned a role...

 

Buchanan and Rural Health

PAID POLITICAL CONTENT Dear Editor, After having the pleasure of serving in rural communities as a healthcare administrator for over 37 years, 25 of which were spent in Glasgow, MT, I have a keen...

 

In Response To Oct. 19 Letter

To Valley County Tax Payers, I write in response to the letter printed in the most recent edition of the Courier, signed by "The former members of the Valley County Refuse Board." The letter was...

 

Packing Coffee

If you or your family has had the opportunity to pack a meal for a branding crew or other livestock gatherings, you may remember the days that coffee was not made and packed to the site in thermos bottles, rather the coffee was most often made over...

 

Critical Thinking And The Voting Process

Dear Editor, While teaching international physicians about leadership concepts at Stanford University, one of the most difficult growing and mind-expansive efforts was in the realm of critical...

 

Gustafson Is The Right Choice

PAID POLITICAL CONTENT Dear Editor, Justice Ingrid Gustafson is the right choice to remain on the Montana Supreme Court. She is fair, impartial, and an independent jurist. She upholds the rule of law...

 

Not Smoking In The Home Prevents Fires, Protects Health

Dear Editor, October is Fire Prevention Month. This is a good time to check your fire extinguishers and smoke detectors, and to make sure your family has a plan for leaving your home in case of a...

 

LR 131

PAID POLITICAL CONTENT Dear Editor, Recently, certain individuals have urged Montanans to vote against LR 131 in the November ballot. If passed, LR 131 would ensure medical care to infants born alive...

 

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