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Dodson News for Wednesday, September 15, 2021

We had a nice rain Saturday night; All moisture was appreciated. Still, ten days till the first day of Autumn but the days are sure getting shorter, darker longer in the morning, and much earlier at...

 

Whitewater News & Opinion for Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Sympathies to the victims of the hurricane down south. Happy Birthday to all September birthdays, including Rory Green and Irene Wendalyn of Chinook. There was a volleyball game at the WHS gym on...

 

Loring News for Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The temperature this week has been really warm for this time of year. Most days were in the high 80’s and low 90’s! Still have some dew in the mornings, thank goodness! The gardens are slowing...

 

Why American Prairie's plans are good for Montana

Lately, deliberate misrepresentations have been circulating regarding American Prairie’s proposal to graze bison on six federal allotments in Phillips County. While most Montanan’s who have commented thus far clearly welcome our proposal, some...

 

The birds have all of my attention

I’d pretty much given up big game hunting and turned all my attention to birds. There were a number of reasons. I could shoot something every day for one. And if I was successful it didn’t take...

 
 By Pat Murdock    Opinion    September 15, 2021 

Rural Whitewater News for Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Ripp, Ryett, and Papa Brent Anderson recently celebrated birthdays at the Anderson Ranch. Happy Birthday, boys. Margie and Allie Olsen dropped into the Murdock Homestead for a short visit with Pat. Jimmy Murdock and Ree Simonson were recent Sunday...

 

Dodson News for Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Polly Solberg went to visit her son Nathan and his family for the weekend. Kari Hould was operated on in Billings for pressure on the brain after suffering a stroke and was reported slowly improving...

 

Loring News for Wednesday, September 8, 2021

The temps this last week have been pretty warm, but I do enjoy a warm day with a cool evening! I flew Cape Air to Billings and back this week. The ride was very smooth and uneventful, and I’d...

 

Paying respects to a good dog

There are places I’ll go this fall that I never see any other time of year ‑- small, intimate spots hidden from view, hard to reach, with little reason to be there unless you’re hunting or...

 

Whitewater News & Opinion for Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Sympathy to families of Everett Marks of Saco. “Get well wishes” to Pat Murdock and Kimberly Hellie who are sick. It is September! It’s hard to believe summer is almost over. “Happy Birthday...

 

Dodson News for Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Sorry to be gone! Here are last week's and this week's tidbits together! Last week it rained on Thursday and Friday and made a world of difference to yards and the landscape. Welcomed by everyone! Fri...

 

Whitewater News & Opinion for Wednesday, September 1, 2021

“Get well wishes” to Diane Engel, Sue Olson, and Dianne Simanton, and all who are sick. Big Congratulations to the Whitewater High School on getting the Scholastic Achievement Award from...

 

Loring News for Wednesday, September 1, 2021

The moon is waning and soon it will be a new moon, really dark, but great star gazing time! The rains were spotty this week. Every drop is welcomed! The grass greened up a little, and the dust was was...

 

Last cruise on the pontoon this year

I always get a feeling of melancholy this time of year. When I was young it was brought on by the realization that school was about to start again, that the endless days of summer were not so endless...

 

My day with Lincoln; PJ is a second grader!

Last Wednesday was the first day of school for my oldest son and new second-grader, PJ. I also had the privilege of staying at home with my youngest son Lincoln, a three-year-old. Lincoln is an inquis...

 

Whitewater News & Opinion for Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Let’s pray for peace all over. In Montana, sympathy to the victims of the fires burning in Hays, Zortman, Lodgepole and other places. We pray for rain to help put out the fires and save our dry...

 

Loring News for Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Rain! Precious rain fell from the skies several times this week. Unofficially, the amount in Loring was 2 inches! Everyone has a big grin on and the grass is even a bit greener! The full moon this...

 

My offenses are well documented

I’m always amazed when celebrities and politicians are forced to step down after a past indiscretion comes to light. Often it’s simply an inappropriate comment caught on tape that spells the end....

 
 By Mark Foss    Opinion    August 25, 2021

It's that time of year again!

Every year, there comes a day that is unlike any of the two hundred and thirty or so days that have come before it. I wake up, get dressed, go outside, and with the first breath taken in my brain automatically thinks one thing. Football. I don’t kn...

 

Whitewater News & Opinion for Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Montana fires are all over. Let’s hope and pray they are out. The Phillips County Fair was so fun and wonderful!! I went three days! Friday, I looked at the exhibits and animals. Congrats to all...

 

Dodson News for Wednesday, August 18, 2021

The weather is still hot in the daytime and mostly quite cooler at night. We have not received any of the rain showers predicted yet. Maybe they will come soon. We are still on water...

 

Loring News for Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Good luck to all the students who start school this week! May you have a great year with lots of special memories and good friends! The Turner School is sponsoring a Sunday Funday on August 29, with...

 

I will always choose local

I usually grow a big garden -- corn, potatoes, peas, beans, squash, and the like. This year I didn’t. So little rain fell in April and May that it seemed a good idea to skip gardening, and...

 
 By Mark Foss    Opinion    August 18, 2021

A Perfect Night in My Home State

As a kid growing up in a small town in Iowa, there wasn’t a whole lot to do. We were too small of a town to have a swimming pool and the closest one was nine miles away. That’s a bit too far for a ten-year-old to ride his bike, swim all day and t...

 

Whitewater News & Opinion for Wednesday, August 11, 2021

It is August! Happy Birthday to all who have birthdays this month. Birthdays include my son Mitchell Moore, Sally Austin, Challise (Young) Hoff, my granddaughter, and Allie Olson. Also, Happy...

 

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