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 By Macy Williamson    Opinion    May 27, 2020 

A Letter to COVID

If I could write a letter To Covid-19 And explain how I’m feeling, Here is how it’d read: Dear Covid-19, Why are you here? No offense to you, But I wish you’d disappear. All you bring is worry, Along with pain and stress. Don’t do you know th...

 

COVID-19 Wake Up Call

Dear Editor, The COVID-19 viral pandemic seems to have caught our population unprepared. Global Free Trade leaves us susceptible to another viral pandemic--foot and mouth disease (FMD). Fresh and frozen meat from enzootic (infected) countries can...

 

Info sought on Roles from Landusky

Dear Editor, I am completing a nonfiction history book on Montana “disasters” that will be published in coming months by Farcountry Press in Helena. One of the stories in the book is about the July 1936 fire in the Little Rockies that killed...

 
 By Parker Heinlein    Opinion    May 27, 2020 

The 'eye' that got away... Oh well

After a lifetime of crying over the ones that got away, I’m finally at peace with all those lost fish. They were simply meant to be. Fishing last week with my friend Mike on the Big Dry Arm of Fort...

 
 By Mark Hebert    Opinion    May 27, 2020 

Use it or lose it

When the rubber hits the road is when winners are eventfully crowned and couple that with the adage of "use it or lose it" states, it's time to head to the Villa Theatre in Malta and buy some tickets because it could possibly be now, or never. Since...

 

Treasure State Golden Anniversary

My how time flies. In a couple of weeks, it will be 50 years since I first arrived in Montana. Shortly after high school graduation, I headed west from my home in southern Indiana after deciding to...

 
 By Edward Mangis    Opinion    May 20, 2020

Fondly remembering camping trips

Twenty-five years is a long time – a quarter of a century! But last fall marked the 25th annual Mike and Ed’s Missouri Breaks Hunting and Fishing Extravaganza. It all started in the fall of 1995 ...

 

Thank you, Mr. Donahue in Dodson

Dear editor, Here is giving a "BIG SHOUT OUT" thank you to Dodson Public School shop teacher Rod Donahue who so willingly and enthusiastically incorporated making Veteran crosses in his shop program which are placed in the Dodson Cemetery each year...

 

The bear necessities

There was a time that it wasn’t spring until I spotted my first grizzly bear. While I’ve stumbled upon few grizzlies in the fall, it was April when I expected to see them. They were following the...

 
 By Helen Austin    Opinion    May 13, 2020

Whitewater News & Opinion for May 13, 2020

Sympathy to the family of Judy Rustad. She and Cliff held great auctions for years. Late happy Mother's Day also. Happy birthday to all May birthdays and anniversaries. The Keystone pipeline is being...

 
 By Helen Austin    Opinion    May 6, 2020

Whitewater News & Opinion for May 6, 2020

4-29. How is everyone surviving the COVID-19 virus? OK, I hope. Whitewater residents, like most people, are abiding by the rules. The school is still closed, and we have not had church services. The N...

 
 By Parker Heinlein    Opinion    May 6, 2020

In the age deny and deflect

The more things change, the more they stay the same. I’ve seen countless before and after photos recently of clean skies over cities -- like Los Angeles -- that used to be noted for their smog....

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Opinion    May 6, 2020

I feel for our children

I definitely understand the reasoning because there is a lot at stake, but I am bummed that the spring sports season is canceled. While revisiting the history of Phillips County Sports has been fun,...

 

Thanks to the '66 Vo-Ag Robertson tribute

Dear editor, My thanks to the fellows from the '66 Vo-Ag class for their tribute to Dean Robertson. I wouldn't have known of his death if they hadn't placed that memorial in the PCN. Mr. Robertson was a key person for us in our high school years. I t...

 

Here's to hoping you get caught

Dear editor, It is a shame that some people like to take advantage of people while they are DOWN. With the fire at Garren’s house; there was Sheriff Scene Tape around the whole yard, No Trespassing Signs, someone or people felt they had the RIGHT...

 

Going to try with a little help from dog

I get by with a little help from my dog. Calling it “help” however, might be a bit of a reach. My wife calls it “controlling.” Jem’s always been an affectionate, loving dog. When our pup...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Opinion    April 29, 2020

My first time cruising Malta

I can, in fact, admit that I was wrong. Growing up, I learned to be pretty frugal with the use of gasoline, so years ago when my wife told me that cruising was a thing, I couldn’t relate and...

 

It's time to open Montana to commerce

Last week Legislative Council met virtually to discuss COVID-19 and the fiscal situation for Montana. Administrative committee chairs from finance, audit and revenue were also invited for information...

 

A PCN reader's thoughts on COVID-19 protections

Phillips County Patrons near and far: As a Doctoral ABD in the field of Adult Education, I have encouraged prevention-first thinking inside the adult population. With that mindset, I have been very pleased to see local disinfectant sprays and wipes...

 

Dealing with the 'new normal'

I thought I’d have little trouble with this new normal. After all, I’ve been social distancing for decades. I don’t like crowds. I quit going to bars years ago. I hate standing in lines. I hunt...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Opinion    April 22, 2020

Did you recognize me?

I have a hard time with faces sometimes. I don’t know why that is. Whenever someone changes hair color or wears a hat, helmet, or an N95 mask to possibly keep their risk of getting COVID-19 lower,...

 
 By Helen Austin    Opinion    April 22, 2020

Whitewater News & Opinion for April 22, 2020

Whitewater has a new arrival! Congratulations to Courtney and Jason Hellie on the birth of their baby boy named "Tex". He is their sixth son. Wow! Baby Tex was born on April 9 (the same day as my...

 

Too close to home of late

I’ve been staying close to the house for a few weeks. Too close. Yesterday I found myself out in the garage casting a crankbait at a five-gallon bucket. I’m ready to go fishing. Friends of mine...

 

Nothing to do with Coronavirus

Oh, how the world has changed. Here’s a story that has nothing to do with coronavirus. It was nearly 30 years ago, and I was camped at an old homestead on Frenchman Creek in mid-October. I’d...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Opinion    April 8, 2020

Our experience part 3

Things have been strange since we have arrived home from the State Basketball Tournament. With the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus, came many businesses temporarily closing their doors to the...

 

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