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 By Helen Austin    Opinion    June 16, 2021 

Whitewater News & Opinion for Wednesday, June 16, 2021

“Get well wishes” to Bobby Anderson of Whitewater and all who are sick, including David Lightfoot. Happy Birthday to all June birthdays. Sympathy to the families of the gophers who have been shot...

 
 By Dixie Stordahl    Opinion    June 16, 2021 

Loring News for Wednesday, June 12, 2021

Mother Nature gave us two nights of rain this week. In Loring, unofficially “official” the total rainfall was 2.5 inches! A lot of the low spots were full of water. The ditches up at Jason's are...

 
 By Eldora Henry    Opinion    June 16, 2021 

Dodson News for Wednesday, June 16, 2021

It has been hot during the day almost every day now with a cooler night and of course, the wind blows every day. We have had several rainstorms in the night, relieving the dryness some but we welcome...

 
 By Parker Heinlein    Opinion    June 16, 2021 

He is never far from my thoughts

My father’s been gone for 15 years, and while I can’t say I think about him every day, he’s never far from my thoughts. Among the many things he taught me was how to hunt and fish, two pastimes...

 
 By Helen Austin    Opinion    June 9, 2021

Whitewater News & Opinion for Wednesday, June 9, 2021

It is June “Oh what is so rare as a day in June.” (James Russell Lowell), a poet wrote those words. “Happy Birthday” to Janet Brown (my sister), also Julie Cole, and all June birthdays and...

 
 By Dixie Stordahl    Opinion    June 9, 2021

Loring News for Wednesday, June 9, 2021

We've had a couple of really nice days, a couple of hot days and a couple of windy days! We had a sprinkling of rain and lightning. More rain, less heat is what I'm praying for! My flycatchers are...

 
 By Eldora Henry    Opinion    June 9, 2021

Dodson News for Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Got through graduation, track, and cross country. After a short recess delay, summer school will be starting up and studies begin again. Good to keep busy. The weather has been hot in the afternoon,...

 

I have always liked snakes

I don’t know why I’m so enamored with snakes, but they’ve had a hold on me since I was a kid. They still do. Last week at the cabin I saw our 10-month-old springer Dot cautiously approach...

 
 By Helen Austin    Opinion    June 2, 2021

Whitewater News & Opinion for Wednesday, June 2, 2021

“Happy Birthday” to May Birthdays, including Jana Wisher. “Happy Memorial Day.” I usually decorate graves of Mom, Dad, and Harry Jr. (brother). Some people have picnics, many in Whitewater...

 
 By Dixie Stordahl    Opinion    June 2, 2021

Loring News for Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Happy June! This last week of May has been chalked full of brandings in this community! Along with graduations, baby showers, wedding showers, and lake time! The Whitewater Penguins track team went...

 
 By Lori Taylor    Opinion    June 2, 2021

Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Remember when you could order an entire house through a catalog? Inside studs, outside wood, nails, detailed instruction books, and each item needed to build a house would be delivered by rail. The house was called a “kit house.” The H.G....

 

Out-of-staters often lead us

I recently read another article concerning the influx of new residents to Montana and what they should know in order to fit in out here. It’s a tired, overworked story. The reality of the situation...

 
 By Helen Austin    Opinion    May 26, 2021

Whitewater News & Opinion for Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Sympathy to victims of tornadoes and floods down south. (Editor's Note: The following, in bold, was a letter written to the editor o the Phillips County News.) To the Editor, Here in Phillips County... Full story

 
 By Dixie Stordahl    Opinion    May 26, 2021

Loring News for Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Mother Nature treated us to another snowstorm on Wednesday night. It was pretty heavy snow so lots of water. All weekend it has misted making more water available for the crops. The Loring Women’s...

 
 By Eldora Henry    Opinion    May 26, 2021

Dodson News for Wednesday, May 26, 2021

We had the big rain and snowstorm that hit the whole state and it sure gave us a lot of good moisture over this week. The temperatures were down so hope too many people did not have tender new garden...

 

Letter to the Editor

It's time to recognize heroes within the Republican Party To the Editor: It is about time we recognized the true heroes of the Republican Party. They are not the dopey louts who rampaged through our nation’s capital and the moral cowards who still...

 

It's been a dry spring

It was 86 degrees when we got to the lake. I hoped to fish the next day, but the wind rose at dusk and howled all night. At first light it was spitting rain, and after wrapping up some work on the cab... Full story

 
 By Helen Austin    Opinion    May 19, 2021

Whitewater News & Opinion for May 19, 2021

There was Baccalaureate service and graduation in Whitewater on May 14 ,2021. Ceremonies were well attended, with families and friends from out of town. High school grads were: Kelsey Cummings, Beau...

 
 By Kyle Schmauch    Opinion    May 19, 2021

Legislature Expanded Education Opportunities for All Montana Families

Education has been one of the most disrupted sectors by COVID-19. The ripple effects of school closures and remote learning have further put pressure on families and our economy. The Legislature responded by giving more flexibility to students,...

 

Fishing is worth the scare

While pounding through the waves recently on Fort Peck Lake I couldn’t help but recall how many times I’d been here before. Not necessarily on Fort Peck, and certainly not in a boat this big, but...

 

Which side am I on?

I’ve been called a lot of things over the years, but this was a new one. A concerned reader, upset over my opinion in a recent column, referred to me as a self-righteous liberal. I was aghast. Me? M...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Opinion    May 12, 2021

Time flies when you're too busy to slow down

THAT WAS A CLOSE ONE! Phew. I looked in the mirror and saw what I thought was a single gray hair. It was residue from a sauce that I ate earlier. Not that I feel that I have not earned a gray hair or...

 
 By Parker Heinlein    Opinion    May 5, 2021

The sound I miss the most

While working in the yard yesterday I noticed a dark cloud approaching from the west. “It’s going to rain,” I thought to myself. The weather app on my phone affirmed my prediction. “Rain...

 
 By Mark Foss    Opinion    May 5, 2021

Some Former Friends Should Stay Just That.

Have you ever been scrolling along on Facebook and stopped to look at a friends’ post, and as you’re reading the comments for that post, you see one from a friend that you haven’t seen, heard from, or even thought about in years? This is a...

 
 By Kari Hould    Opinion    May 5, 2021

"COME GROW OLD WITH ME..."

Alas, the ol’ saying often leaves several generations with gaping jaws and wanting to argue that statement! As the saying then finishes off with.... “the best is yet to be.” And it does make one wonder about the “golden years” when it...

 

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