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  • My Shotgun Would've Kept Me From Facing My Fear

    Parker Heinlein, Outdoors Columnist|Feb 21, 2024

    I have a fear of falling. It’s not age-related. I just don’t like to fall. It often hurts. During hunting season I’m especially careful. The ground is uneven if not steep, the footing precarious. If I take a misstep and lose my balance I always protect the gun, letting my elbows and backside hit the ground instead of the fancy walnut stock. That approach has served me well. While my elbows and backside may be scarred and bruised, my 20-gauge, Italian over-and-under only bears a couple of...

  • Loring News for Wednesday, February 21, 2024

    Dixie Stordahl, PCN Correspondent|Feb 21, 2024

    Congrats to the North Country Lady Mavericks and the M-ettes and Mustangs on their championships at their individual District tournaments! Also, congrats to the North Country Mavericks on their 3rd place finish and the right to go to divisional! I made the trip north on Sunday and we saw about 50 hawks on the power poles! It is a sign of spring! We also saw two bald eagles! Jeanie Green reported that she heard a meadowlark already! And I’m assuming that the geese are in at the Austin place....

  • North Country News for Wednesday, February 21, 2024

    Pat Murdock, PCN Correspondent|Feb 21, 2024

    Whit Ozark (9) stood tall on the podium in Butte at the wrestling tournament. He won a medallion for 2nd Place!! Trax and Gray Simanton were in Poplar at the last wrestling tournament. Trax got a win in his weight class 123- 5th Grade. Lacey, Rowdy, and Ridge Beil came to Pat Murdock’s to visit on Friday. Therese took the kids sledding up the big hills. It was a cold day too. Then Jett Anderson brought his boys for a visit as well that same afternoon. Ryett, Rodee, and Rip. Other visitors last week at the Murdock farm were Jimmy Murdock, Lexi...

  • Whitewater News & Opinion for Wednesday, February 21, 2024

    Helen Austin, PCN Correspondent|Feb 21, 2024

    Greetings from our Whitewater, Montana! We have ice and snow but above zero temps. Last week it was 40 below. Whitewater School Basketball teams are gearing up for tournaments next week. Good luck to all teams. Many in this area watched the Super Bowl on Sunday. Farmers and ranchers are busy feeding cattle and livestock. Hay is abundant which is a blessing. Compared to drought years. Some ranchers are planning on calving soon. Whitewater Lutheran Church is planning a Lenten Soup supper. Evening...

  • Street Talk...for Wednesday, February 14, 2024

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Feb 14, 2024

    Rio Oxarart: "I was towel boy at the state wrestling; it was pretty cool watching Chaka Schipman win the state championship. It was pretty cool 'cuz he's a junior and most are seniors." Calvin Squires (also towel boy): "It was pretty cool being down on the mats and watching the older people wrestle and it was pretty cool watching Chaka win. He beat a really good kid that he knew he could beat, he just had to concentrate on the match ." Leslie Schipman (Chaka's mom): "It was awesome, we're very...

  • We Wanted IT! Let's Keep IT!

    Feb 14, 2024

    Dear Proud Phillips County Citizens, We wanted IT, we needed IT, and we got IT! Now what??? Let’s keep IT! The “IT” I am referring to is the River’s Bend Assisted Living. We may not understand how we can help when we don’t have someone to move into River’s Bend now, so I thought I could share my opinion regarding that.... I love doing that! One action we can take is to support the amazing lunch meals provided by River’s Bend, Tony, Emily and awesome Chef Barb. The Congregate meals they prepare for Seniors are Tuesday, Thursday...

  • Birthdays Flush out Fond Memories

    Parker Heinlein, Outdoors Columnist|Feb 14, 2024

    Ace turned 13 today. There were times over the last six months I didn’t think he would make it. Not that there was anything specifically wrong with him, he’s just old -- for a hunting dog anyway. And he is that. Ace has been hunting since he was seven months. On Jan. 1 he completed his 12th season. Never the best dog in the pack, he blended in over the years hunting behind more aggressive, more talented dogs. Now it’s just him and Dot, a three-year-old who far surpasses him in the field....

  • Little Eyes are Watching

    Kari Hould, Karis Quiet Corner|Feb 14, 2024

    What a whirlwind the last couple weeks have been, a lot of happenings and a whole lotta goings on!! We are home to State Champion wrestlers, and sent a lot of strong athletes to Billings to make other kids crank up their level to beat ours. Season 23-24 for girls and boys basketball for regular conference play ended over the weekend and now the slates are clean as District Tournament actions begin (for Malta) on Wednesday in Wolf Point, and finish up on Saturday. Class C begins in Conrad. On occasion, one needs to reflect on general things...

  • Loring News for Wednesday, February 14, 2024

    Dixie Stordahl, PCN Correspondent|Feb 14, 2024

    Happy Valentines Day! Have you gotten over the total excitement of the Super Bowl? We even had a tail gate party here at Affinity! The football game was playing at the theater, so it was on a big screen! One of the refineries had a fire which really put a huge amount of smoke into the air. Since David, my son, works at a refinery I was worried. But he works at Exxon and the fire was at Phillips 66, I heard that everyone was ok over there too! Good luck to the North Country Mavericks, both girls...

  • North Country News for Wednesday, February 14, 2024

    Pat Murdock, PCN Correspondent|Feb 14, 2024

    Recent visitors to the Olsen Farm, for a five-generation photo were Great-great Grandmother Margie, Great-Grandpa Allie, Grandma Mandy(absent), her daughter Tatum and Tatum’s two children Katana and Kenzo Strong. Nancy Olsen from Florence, Mont., and her mom Margie were in Malta Friday at Rivers Bend to help celebrate Ree Simonson’s 92nd birthday and Joann Hammond's birthday. Other guests were Brenda Murdock and her neighbor Buckshot Nelson who lives on the Danny Simonson ranch. Let it be known that both Pat (84) Jones Anderson and her...

  • Whitewater News & Opinion for Wednesday, February 14, 2024

    Helen Austin, PCN Correspondent|Feb 14, 2024

    Sympathy to the family of Pat Berg Tribby. She is the sister of Howard Berg. He still has cattle in Whitewater. Pat was raised here, and her mom Gladys Berg cooked at the Whitewater schools for over 40 years. Lois Berg Breitman was her sister also. It is sad how many friends and family we have lost. It is February! The groundhog says there is going to be an early spring. This may be true as Easter is early this year-in March. Happy Birthday to all February birthdays. Our Whitewater weather is...

  • Reading News On The Phone? Ha.

    Parker Heinlein, Outdoors Columnist|Feb 7, 2024

    Some years ago while working for the Bozeman Chronicle I was told by a computer tech there that folks would soon be reading the news on their phones. I laughed at such a far-fetched notion, coming as it did from a computer nerd. What did he know about news? This was a few years before the demise of the daily newspaper. I couldn’t yet see the end. Now I’m lost without my phone, which provides me with up-to-the-minute news, sports, weather and nonsense. It also offers a constant distraction...

  • Loring News for Wednesday, February 7, 2024

    Dixie Stordahl, PCN Correspondent|Feb 7, 2024

    Since I’ve been living in Billings for three months now, I have been keeping track of weather at Loring through my friends in Loring. They have told me about the thick fog for about a week or so and posted pictures of the beautiful frost on the trees, etc. but now I can report to them that Billings has very thick fog this morning! The other wing of the building is barely visible to me! Nancy Murdock was down on Friday. We had such a fun visit and lunch at City Vineyard! On Thursday...

  • Whitewater News & Opinion for Wednesday, February 7, 2024

    Helen Austin, PCN Correspondent|Feb 7, 2024

    Sympathy to all involved in the wars. So terrible. To the people who take clothes and/or important papers and bills, etc. Read the good book, the commandment says, “Thou shall not steal”. Everyone has a right to their privacy. You know who you are. Turner played basketball at Whitewater High School. A large crowd attended, and lunch was served. Sommer Green sang the National Anthem. She has such a beautiful voice. Sunday Jean Green, Sommer, Rory Green, and I went to Sleeping Buffalo to...

  • Street Talk...for Wednesday, January 31, 2024

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Jan 31, 2024

    Brylee LaFountain: "I like wrestling because it's really fun and you get to meet lots of people and you get a chance to go lots of places." Fletcher Spencer: "Wrestling is fun because you get to see a lot of friends." Lyla Warren: "I like wrestling because its's kind of an exercise for me and I like to exercise!" Chet Prestwich: "I like wrestling because you can pin people. I placed third yesterday."...

  • Response to Heinlein's Comments on Show Host

    Jan 31, 2024

    I have started reading the Phillips County News back when the Regina Mt. mailman delivered it with the once-a-week mail, rain, or shine, even when it was with a tractor. Always enjoyed it, of course there was a lot more pages back then. Just like a habit, if I miss a week, I think I’m missing something. Now Parker Heinlein outdoor columnist takes up space. He does like our Phillips County outdoor opportunities. I usually don’t waste any time to read his column, but have read enough to know, he leans left. So, what if this is the good ole US...

  • No One Has Ever Taken Our Guns

    Parker Heinlein, Outdoors Columnist|Jan 31, 2024

    A friend recently said her husband was in the process of passing along his collection of firearms to their grandchildren. She said she hopes the guns don’t get taken away, but confiscation remains a fear. I suppose that’s because the threat of the government taking our guns is nearly as old as me. Despite the fact that no one has ever taken our guns in this country, confiscation of firearms remains a right-wing talking point. As a result we have a populace armed with military-style weapons...

  • Spring Is Around the Corner

    Kari Hould, Karis Quiet Corner|Jan 31, 2024

    It doesn’t take much for some of us (who am I kidding, for MANY of us) to get excited about the pending signs of spring. It had to be my lucky day when a small miracle occurred. Mother Nature, with a grab rail on one side and a walking cane in the other, was aided by the spikey grabby little metal shoes clips attached to her feet managed to shake off the fact that there were only five (5) degrees brave enough to show up on the thermometer and wish us a nice day Wednesday. What really set the day up for being optimistic though, was the...

  • Whitewater News & Opinion for Wednesday, January 31, 2024

    Helen Austin, PCN Correspondent|Jan 31, 2024

    On New Year’s there were fireworks (or gunshots) to celebrate 2024. Now the children have all gone back to school. The Stemvicks from the Whitewater Baptist Church had their whole family here recently. They went caroling around town. Again, Happy Birthday to Patti Young and all January birthdays. Congratulations to the North Country Mavericks on their recent basketball games. There were games at the WHS. Taco soup was served and there was a silent auction. Happy Birthday to Christina and son...

  • Loring News for Wednesday, January 31, 2024

    Dixie Stordahl, PCN Correspondent|Jan 31, 2024

    The weather is very spring like! It’s a great change from the subzero weather from a few weeks ago! The frozen pipes are all fixed, thank goodness! Remember, I’m writing the Loring news from the west side of Billings and the high temps this week are in the 50’s! There are a lot of pigeons around here, making a mess as we know they do around the granaries at Loring. Etta Blunt took 3rd place in wrestling in Glasgow on a Saturday and on Sunday she took 3rd in Malta where she wrestled up in w...

  • Street Talk...for Wednesday, January 24, 2024

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Jan 24, 2024

    Ken Blunt: It was the winter of 1978-79. The roads were blocked for extended periods of time. We were snowed in for over 30 days...snow was at the top of the wire fences. Myrtle Hould: We had lots of snow when I was a child, LOTS of snow. My brother Seymour was the oldest, (of 10 children) and Mother had knit a long scarf that we all hung on to and would help each other up when we fell...sometimes we fell deliberately and we would giggle. The snow was so deep. One year (1970's) Denver had to...

  • My Watch Keeps Me Going

    Parker Heinlein, Outdoors Columnist|Jan 24, 2024

    It’s hard to stay active in the middle of winter. Snow and bitter cold keep me inside the house, sunken deep in my favorite chair, mesmerized by ball games of little consequence. My watch, however, keeps me going. It tells me to stand if I’ve been sitting too long. It compliments me on the progress I make toward pre-programmed exercise goals, and it nags me to keep it up. “You can do it, Parker!” It records my daily mile walk, announcing the time elapsed through so many layers of clothin...

  • Loring News for Wednesday, January 24, 2024

    Dixie Stordahl, PCN Correspondent|Jan 24, 2024

    The weather changed and it is warmer which makes most of us happier! The chores are easier and the equipment starts better! But we also know that this won’t last too long! The pool here at Affinity had a broken pipe which in turn broke a piece on the furnace. It was only down for a week so I think the repair people really got to work! I took Zoey, my granddaughter, over for a swim on Saturday. Rita Frasure and I went to the symphony dress rehearsal on Friday. It was a wonderful treat! The Ahn...

  • Whitewater News & Opinion for Wednesday, January 24, 2024

    Helen Austin, PCN Correspondent|Jan 24, 2024

    Greetings from the North Pole. It snowed and was -45 below last night in Whitewater. Some people declared it higher. Bad news, my water and sewer froze up. Sympathy to all who have some problems. A salute to the pioneers (including myself), who were raised without water and sewer/plumbing. We had to be strong. I’ll ask Pat Dunbar (a local plumber) to come and thaw it all. A few days ago, all basketball games and church were cancelled due to the weather. Now, farmers and ranchers are busy feedi...

  • PCN Brings Back Memories for Glasgow Reader

    Jan 17, 2024

    Dear Editor and PCN Readers: I've been putting this off for some time and the time has come. My sister, Shelley Dunbar, after reading the PC News, has instructions to save those papers for me and sends them down via her or my brother, Jim. I can then read at my pleasure after a hard day of playing pinochle. After l read them I pass them on to my friends, Betty and Gene Sipe (former residents of Malta (he was Bowdoin Lake Manager, Betty worked at JCPenney who also enjoy each and every issue, but... The articles that are written by Kari Hould are...

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