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 By Helen Austin    Opinion    January 20, 2021 

Whitewater News & Opinion for January 20, 2021

For January 13 Sympathy to families of Chip Pewitt (Whitewater) He died in an accident recently. There was a “celebration of life” at North 40 in memory of Chip last Wednesday. Life goes on....

 

A more productive form of "Media"

Admittedly, I’m a bit of a Luddite. I don’t tweet, blog or Zoom. But I do have a favorite device: the radio. I prefer the immediacy it provides. Always have. Although the news app on my phone...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Opinion    January 20, 2021 

A well needed escape

I am relieved that the sports season started. I am relieved that the sports season started. I know that COVID-19 has changed many aspects of the sporting events including the amount of spectators...

 
 By Betty Munson    Opinion    January 20, 2021 

Grandfathers

My friend, Jane, said grandfathers are love and time to spend it. Baby Jenny didn’t say anything; she just gurgled and cooed as she nestled contentedly in her grandfather’s lap. My camera caught the moment in a photo that I captioned “Mutual...

 

HLRC Administrator Reflects on 2020

Wow! 2020 will be one of those years we’ll be talking about 20 years from now while rocking on our front porch, more than the winter 1978-79 or the winter of 2010 -11. How could one have known what 2020 held for the American public, and more...

 

Our country should be better than this

Dear Editor, Honestly, I don’t know how to start this. This was shocking, to see a sitting president incite a mob to attack the Capitol Building of the United States of America. To hear the House Minority leader FAIL to condemn this action and...

 

I fear that it is only a matter of time

If I can hang on just a little longer, like magic it will be gone. My fears will vanish, and I’ll be able to stand proudly upright once again. In the meantime I’m terrified. I’m of an age that...

 

Whitewater News & Opinion for January 13, 2021

For January 6 We are approaching January 1, 2021, a brand new year! Let’s hope and pray the virus ends, and 2021 will be better. Happy New Year to all! Again, Sympathy to all who have lost loved...

 

On cooking for two

I am a retired farmer’s wife. I cooked for one husband, seven children and various others. Now the horde is gone and I’m left helpless. I don’t know how to cook for two. I can’t gauge the amounts of anything it seems. We have left-overs from...

 

The Saga of Ace and Dot

“Dot was drinking the Christmas tree water again,” Ace said, eyeing the puppy with disdain. “That’s no big deal,” I told him. “I’ll be taking it down soon anyway.” “She also has one...

 

Whitewater News & Opinion for December 23, 2020

“Get Well” to Richard Dunbar (Whitewater) and all who are sick anywhere. “Happy Retirement” from the hospital to Bonnie McMullen of Whitewater and all who are retired. “Hello” to Taylor He...

 

Now, I'm okay with being "That Guy"

It took a while, but I’ve finally turned into that guy. My friends and I used to poke fun at older dudes who no longer hunted big game, didn’t care if they bagged a limit of birds, and were as...

 

On Facing a Blue Christmas

Undoubtedly, this Christmas is like no other for each one of us. Looking back on such a nasty year, it is hard to imagine the injustice of not being able to or facing the decision of whether to spend it with our loved ones. As a person who cherishes...

 

Dot's first season was encouraging

It’s been a little more than a year ago now that my dog Ruth died of a brain tumor. She wasn’t yet three years old, and had already turned into a wonderful bird dog. She had a good nose, was...

 

Squat til ya ....

Sometimes you can parallel life to lifting weights. Of course, when everyone is watching you just beat your old one rep max, you naturally want to add more weight. Despite the happenings around the...

 

Whitewater News & Opinion for December 9, 2020

Sympathy to all who are victims of the C-19 virus, or have lost loved ones to the virus. Several families traveled over Thanksgiving holiday. Ashley Green and children, went to Spearfish, South Dakota...

 

This is Montana after all

The snow that fell during a blizzard early last month has pretty much disappeared across most of the state. Except here. The streets in town are still icy and a covering of settled, hard snow blankets...

 

Whitewater News & Opinion for December 2, 2020

Sympathy to families of Dorothy Johnson (former Whitewater math teacher) and also Dr. Veseth (PC dentist for many years). “Happy Retirement,” and “Goodbye and God Bless” to Lynn and Eunice...

 

One last time for the PCN

So, here it is. With both sadness and excitement, I sit in the PCN office on Saturday morning penning what is likely my last column for this newspaper. After nearly seven years as the publisher of the Phillips County News, I am setting sail for...

 

That one had me concerned...

 I don’t pay much attention to all those television ads for medications aimed at my generation. Still in relatively good health, I’ve yet to begin taking pills that will improve my memory, help...

 

It passes too quickly

It always passes too quickly. When I parked my truck at dawn on the opening morning of bird season I was surprised to see a sage grouse sitting on a rise, silhouetted against the lightening sky. I...

 

FEDERAL GRAZING DISTRICT WATER RIGHTS

The Congressional Desert Land Act of 1877 severed the non-navigable surface water and the ground water from the western federal lands and gave them to the states. This resulted in a split estate of the western public lands. The Act of 1890 declared...

 

Better careful than sorry

Eight months ago Barb and I cut short our vacation and raced home to take shelter. It was a scary time. So much about the pandemic was unknown. We kept to ourselves, wore masks when necessary, and...

 

Whitewater News & Opinion for November 18, 2020

11-11. This is election day, November 3, 2020, and maybe by tomorrow we will know who the president and other candidates are in their offices. More on the election next week. Happy birthday to all...

 

Work to unite for the mental health of our county

Dear editor, To the People of Phillips County: Sometimes we need to work to unite for the mental health of our county and country and following this election is one of those times. We propose that everyone take the time to enjoy, sing, or share a...

 

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