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Superintendent of Malta Public Schools talks levies

To the Malta Schools Community: The Malta School Board of Trustees determined the necessity to run two (2) levies. A General Fund levy for $23,472.29 and a Building Reserve Fund Levy for $100,000 for ten years for a total of $1,000,000. Because of...

 
 By Parker Heinlein    Opinion    April 14, 2021 

Training up a young bird dog

Raising a young bird dog is always a challenge. Balancing a pup’s enthusiasm with enough discipline to maintain a handle can be difficult, especially when there are too many birds. That’s not...

 
 By Mark Foss    Opinion    April 14, 2021 

Fact of the matter as a matter of fact

With everything that has happened, and is still happening, in and around this country over the past decade or so, it makes me wonder, what the heck is going on? Is there one thing that has brought us to this state of chaos, turmoil, and division? I...

 

Thoughts on the Colorado shootings

Once again we hear of a horrible gun massacre! This time in Colorado. Again, are we ever going to get gun control against assault weapons? This is not directed to those using guns (small guns). Mostly against assault weapons. These horrible... Full story

 

Our Governor is a redneck

Our new governor seems intent on living out a country song. Hardy’s recent hit “Rednecker” comes to mind whenever Greg Gianforte makes the news. “My town’s smaller than your town/And I got... Full story

 
 By Mark Foss    Opinion    April 7, 2021

No Foreign Visitors Allowed

As I sit here writing this, I’m thinking how nice it was yesterday, Sunday, March 28. It was around 70 degrees out and an absolutely beautiful early spring day. And now, one day later, as I look out the window, its 30 degrees, wind is blowing 50...

 
 By Helen Austin    Opinion    March 31, 2021

Whitewater News & Opinion for Wednesday, March 31, 2021

News Item- Little Miss Gray Simanton celebrated her 4th birthday on Sunday March 14th, with a party at her home. Those attending the event were: Mr. Stan Simanton, Mr. & Mrs. Ron Hanson, Mr. & Mrs....

 

Author with ties to Phillips County sends in letter

March 19, 2021 To the Editor and Staff of the Phillips County News I am taking this opportunity to recognize the Phillips County News, past and present, and its contribution to my understanding of early 20th Century life on the Northern Great...

 

At times I wonder

At times I wonder what we were thinking. Like when I was getting dressed one day last week and discovered a hole in my sock that wasn’t there when I had taken it off the night before. Or yesterday...

 
 By Mark Foss    Opinion    March 31, 2021

Treasure Found in Back Yard!

A small treasure was found in the backyard of a local Malta residents’ house. This person has asked to remain unnamed at this time. At least until the “treasure” has been looked at by an antiquities dealer and the item has been deemed...

 
 By Helen Austin    Opinion    March 24, 2021

Whitewater News & Opinion for Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Get well to Janet Brown (my sis) and all who are sick. “Happy Birthday” to Pastor Nagy, Grey Simonton, again to Jon and Seth Siewing, and all March birthdays and anniversaries. Did you remember...

 

Update on the status of the Milk River Gospel Jamboree

March 11, 2021 Dear Editor, Two weeks ago, we had our second Milk River Gospel Jamboree meeting for this year. The main topic of discussion was the jamboree, that until 2020, we have held every year since 2001. Last year, the plague of 2020 hit! We...

 

Hanson set to graduate with Master's Degree

Dear Phillips County News, On behalf of the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS), I am pleased to announce the graduation of cohort 1905/1906. Darin Hanson is a student in the cohort and will receive a Master of...

 

A sign that spring is here

It must be spring. The first grizzly bear of the year has emerged from hibernation in Yellowstone Park. I’m sure I ran into his relatives years ago. Grizzlies, more than any other animal, are a hall...

 
 By Mark Foss    Opinion    March 24, 2021

Cabin Fever!

As the warmer weather gets closer and we are able to do things outdoors again, there are a few things that I have missed due to the pandemic that I am hoping to be able to enjoy again. First and foremost is concerts! I have always enjoyed going to li...

 
 By Eldora Henry    Opinion    March 17, 2021

Whitewater News & Opinion for March 17, 2021

Sympathy to immigrant children new to the U.S. Were number 1! Is a chant by the Whitewater Penguins and North Country Lady Mavericks! Congratulations to the boys team and all PC teams also to a great...

 

Sanitation by disinfectant spray is very important

Phillips County Patrons near and far: A lot has been active within one year impact of COVID-19 upon our daily routines. In that process, I began a write-in question-answer USPS mail delivery service targeting majority healthcare issues. Holding a...

 

I love the Hardy Boys, but...

I’ve always been an avid reader. As a kid I was a big fan of the Hardy Boys mysteries, reading nearly every book in the series. Frank and Joe solved crimes, rode motorcycles, flew planes, even had...

 
 By Helen Austin    Opinion    March 10, 2021

Whitewater News & Opinion for March 10, 2021

It’s March, Happy Birthday to all March birthdays! Also, to all those celebrating Anniversaries. Again, congratulations to the Mavericks and all teams in various tournaments. Have fun! People...

 

What a year it has been

It’s been a year this month since the world as we knew it changed. Barb and I were on vacation in San Diego but raced home to Montana when Covid-19 hit the fan. Except for a brief foray into...

 
 By Mark Foss    Opinion    March 10, 2021

In My Opinion

Why have the ratings of award shows dropped so much in the last few years? I can remember watching the Oscars, Golden Globes, Emmys, and all of the music awards with my parents as a kid. We would watch them because they had great hosts and were very...

 

The APR is still listed as a nonprofit?

According to their own article in local papers recently, the American Prairie Reserve (APR) leases pasture out for 13,000 head of cattle. At $25/head for 6 months, the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization would generate 1.95 million dollars per year, all...

 

Missing my spring escape

February used to be my favorite month. The shortest month of the year, February also signaled the end of winter for me. For years, Barb and I would head for warmer climes at the end of the month....

 
 By Mark Foss    Opinion    March 3, 2021

Conversation topics for you to discuss

I recently read an article that the Illinois legislature is trying to pass a bill prohibiting the sale of the video game Grand Theft Auto (GTA), saying that it was a direct cause of the escalation of carjacking incidents happening in and around the...

 

Whitewater News & Opinion for February 24, 2021

“Get well” to Diana Simanton and Pat Anderson. Hello, here’s hoping everyone is well, and no one has the C-19 virus. Several I know have had shots. It’s basketball tournament time. Good luck...

 

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