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In Support of APR

Dear Editor, Recently a friend handed me a Letter to the Editor written by Ed Butcher, a former State Senator, retired teacher, and outspoken critic of the American Prairie Reserve – the subject of...

 

Invasive Mussels in Legislation

Dear Editor, If zebra mussels are allowed to gain a foothold in Montana waters, it could cost Montanans hundreds of millions of dollars per year. It might seem dramatic, but it's true-certain...

 
 By Bob Connors    Opinion    February 20, 2019 

Statement From Bob Connors on the Feb. 15 Bus Drop Off in St. Marie

The following is a statement from the Superintendant of Glasgow Public Schools Bob Connors on the recent drop off of students in St. Marie last Friday. Details about that Story can be found in Saint Matie News in section C of this edition of the...

 

Remembering History

“When the elderly die, a library is lost and volumes of wisdom and knowledge are gone.” This is a line I happened upon sometime ago and have thought about so often. How many times has an item crossed your mind and you have that brief thought...

 

MFU On Country-of-Origin Labeling

Dear Editor, Montana Farmers Union is a longtime supporter of Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) and truth in labeling in general. MFU and National Farmers Union fought alongside several other...

 

Remembering Kip McFaul

Dear Editor, Just read the story about Michael McFaul. Every time I see him on the news I would think of the band director. I had no idea they were related! How fun. I was in high school when Kip...

 

History Repeats Itself

Dear Editor, My father, Art Walby, homesteaded in 1917 and the following letters home recorded the weather. History repeats itself and now the East is getting what farmers experienced 100 years ago....

 

Don't Forget To Remember Everyone This Valentine's Day

We will be celebrating a holiday this week -- Valentine’s Day. The usual purchases will be made -- candy, flowers, jewelry. But have you thought about a different way to celebrate Valentine’s Day? It could be so much fun to surprise someone with...

 

Zebra Mussels and Fake Meat

All good things must come to an end. We had a good run boasting about the slower pace of the legislative session. Apparently, all it takes to speed things up is a nasty cold snap and suddenly we all decide it’s a much better idea to stay indoors...

 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I am writing to thank Glasgow residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. Because of the generosity of donors in Glasgow and across the United States, Operation Christmas Child, a... Full story

 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Where’s the beef…from? No one wants to be mislead, but it is happening every day at your meat counter. “Product of USA” is now gracing your beef and pork labels, even though your beef and pork are quite possibly not from an... Full story

 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, What do rural hospitals, small businesses, and 1 in 10 Montanans have in common? They all benefit from Montana’s Medicaid expansion. That’s why I’ve introduced the Keep Montana Healthy Act, which will continue a program that works...

 

Prairie Prescription

Those hardy individuals homesteading on the northern plains of Montana never expected the services that society now enjoys: There was on exception, though: doctors’ house calls. Living an austere life 40-plus miles from the nearest town was...

 

Remembering Winters

Do you remember the winters of 49-50, 50-51 and 64-65? Those are only the years that come to my mind and I do know there were many other winters etched in memory. If you remember, I need go no further. For those who do not remember, let me help with...

 

Unshelved:

Save the dates! Join in the fun and learning at the Glasgow City-County Library. We would love to have you and your child or children join us every Thursday at 10 a.m. for story time. The kids learn many social skills interacting with other kids,...

 

Wild Bison Defined, Pipelines Challenged

“Don’t ever think your voice isn’t important.” This was the key message we hoped to impart on the Young Farmers & Ranchers who attended our Calling on the Capitol event this week in Helena. Attendees met with agency officials, bill drafters,...

 

It's Not Safe to be an Indian Woman in Montana

Dear Editor, These words come as no surprise to many of us. It is our lived experience that Native American women are more likely to go missing, more likely to be murdered, and less likely to have...

 

American Prairie Reserve Destroys the American Food Industry

Dear Editor, Central Montana is “ground zero” for the destruction of America’s food industry as the international investors bring their millions of dollars to buy private property surrounding...

 

The Crib

The year was 1951. A larger bed for Baby Gregory was very much needed after sleeping in the convenient bassinet. Mother could, and easily did, rock with one foot while hands were busy with garden fresh green beans. Soon baby was asleep and one step...

 

Vehicle Upgrades

As many of my readers remember, I really do miss having the dimmer switch on the floor on my vehicles. That thought came to mind again the other day and made me think of all the good progress auto manufacturers have made. Things like the ability to...

 

Bill Proposes Per Capita Payment as Eligibility Requirement for Predator Reimbursement

With over 3,000 bill draft requests and only a few hundred bills actually introduced, the Legislative Session is off to a remarkably slow start. While we don’t expect the lull to last, it has made the first few weeks of the session surprisingly...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Snow is starting to fall, cattle are being fed, and the legislature is back in Helena for the 66th Legislative Session. Fifty-eight Republicans and 42 Democrats have pulled up stakes and moved to Montana’s capitol for the next...

 

Budget Beast Begins Journey Through Legislature; Tax Credits Benefit Irrigators; Charitable Giving

One of the first pieces of legislation to hit the ground during each legislature is the state’s budget. It’s usually the last piece of the puzzle to get solved, too. Balancing the budget each session is one of the most challenging tasks the...

 

Grateful for Family, Friends and This Community

The past weeks have been filled with medical appointments and tests, consultations with doctors, and changes in medicines. With traveling added to everything, it’s been quite exhausting and I’ve been sleeping a lot. Yet, with all that’s...

 

On My Way to Church

I know that I do not succeed 100 percent of the time, but I do try to steer clear of religion and politics. However on my way to church the other day memories flashed through my mind. Do you remember when nothing, school or social events, were...

 

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