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 By Helen Austin    Opinion    April 8, 2020

Whitewater News & Opinion for April 8, 2020

Sympathy to the family of Becky Carlson WHS graduate class of 1974. Becky was the daughter of Lois and Clyde Carlson. Becky had lived in Washington now. We are all trying to abide by the COVID-19...

 

OK, Boomer, time to reevaluate

OK Boomer, let’s see what you got. I quit elk hunting some years ago. I haven’t shot a deer or an antelope in a couple of years. That’s all about to change. In this time of quarantine, I’m ree...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Opinion    April 1, 2020

Our experience, Part 2

This is the second part of our experience with the COVID-19 virus. Being away from home while everything around us was starting to shut down, was not fun. It seemed and felt like something from a...

 

Phillips County Health Nurse asks to cut down on direct contact

Regarding social visiting...I know some of you parents and caregivers are struggling. Kids are wanting to get together. Adults want to get together. I have also wanted to get together with our friends, keeping it at 10 or less, but I haven't. I...

 
 By Joy DePuydt    Opinion    March 25, 2020

American agriculture is doing it, and doing it better

Happy AG Week! This is the 47th anniversary of National Ag Day. That's over 40 years of recognizing agriculture's role in American life, and that's certainly an achievement worth celebrating! We know food and fiber doesn't just arrive at the grocery...

 
 By Paul Tuss    Opinion    March 25, 2020

Important to be counted as Census Day nears

Montanans, along with all Americans, will soon be asked to do something we haven’t done in a decade – fill out our Census form. Every ten years since 1790, citizens throughout the United States help determine how federal funds are distributed,...

 

3M known of far and wide

Dear Editor, We were in Napa Valley California in the fall of 1978 at a stop light when a car from Florida went by us with their window down and yelled, “Mighty Malta Mustangs and something about Goodhearts” after seeing the decal on the back...

 

Doing fine except for one feeling

We left Montana the last day of February driving south in search of sun and surf. We returned two weeks later to a world much different than the one we’d left. I hadn’t seen a palm tree in a...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Opinion    March 25, 2020

Our first time

I know it’s obvious, but the last couple of weeks have been strange. Praise God, that at this moment (Monday morning) there are no positive cases within Phillips County, but that does not mean that...

 
 By Mark Hebert    Opinion    March 25, 2020

Dealing with the news during this time

I wasn’t ready for last week. I’m Nnot going to lie here and say that I was. The news on the COVID19 virus effecting Montana really started to hit the fan Sunday, March 14, with the announcement of all of our schools closing and the news rolled...

 
 By Helen Austin    Opinion    March 25, 2020

Whitewater News & Opinion for March 25, 2020

Sympathy to all who are effected by the COVID-19 virus in any way. Montana now has a few, sick with the virus. Our Governor Bullock has issued orders to close including here in Whitewater. Our...

 

Paid Political Endorsement

Political bickering, name calling, and misinformation tactics are distasteful at best. One of the reasons I support Greg Gianforte is because he has risen above these distasteful tactics and continues to campaign on his conservative record, business...

 

All's quiet on the Yellowstone

Times certainly have changed. More than three dozen bison were killed by hunters recently just outside Yellowstone National Park. And it was no big deal. The national media wasn’t in attendance....

 
 By Mark Hebert    Opinion    March 18, 2020

Stand as one, Phillips County, during wacky time

These are crazy times we are living in, but let’s not lose our heads and above anything else, let’s come together, not further distance ourselves from one another. The COVID-19 virus really hit us at home last week, first with the announcement...

 
 By Helen Austin    Opinion    March 11, 2020

Whitewater News & Opinion for March 11, 2020

3-4. A late happy birthday to Phillips County News publisher Mark Hebert who is a Leap Year baby! Get better soon to Allie Olson and all else who are sick. It is hard to believe it is already March....

 

Is this how Malta is going to be from now on?

Dear editor, Has anyone looked at Malta’s streets? They are so filled with leaves that if the ice melts and the water won't be able to run down the sewers because they are so plugged with dry leaves…there are even piles of leaves on the...

 

Times certainly have changed

Times certainly have changed. More than three dozen bison were killed by hunters recently just outside Yellowstone National Park. And it was no big deal. The national media wasn’t in attendance....

 

Waiting for the pike to appear

When I was a kid my dad gave me an autographed copy of a book by Sasha Siemel. He was a professional hunter in Brazil, famous for killing more than 300 jaguars with a spear. As I sat shivering in a...

 

Whitewater News & Opinion for February 26, 2020

The news on TV and radio is depressing. There are so many drive-by shootings and murders, all terrible. Once more we see the need for gun control…mostly banning or controlling assault weapons used in wars. Recently, I went to Havre and shopped at...

 

Whitewater News & Opinion for February 19, 2020

Beware, everyone, of the terrible Corona Virus! Although it started in China, the germs spread all over the world! Now there is a patient in Bozeman, Mont., who they suspect has the virus! Since my...

 

Montana's elk hunting traditions worth preserving

For decades Montana has been the envy of hunters who pursue elk. Our state has healthy elk herds because of our incredible habitat on public and private lands. We enjoy the longest season in the West – with a six week archery season and a five...

 

Slim freezer pickings

Oh, how I long for summer. Don’t get me wrong. It’s not that I don’t like winter. I just hate getting dressed for it. It’s so much work. While covering the offending parts is all that’s...

 

Well, that was different

Well, that was different. I have been at the All State wrestling tournament for six of the past season years and this one felt a little different. Most of this is pertaining to food. The first...

 

Whitewater News & Opinion for February 12, 2020

2-5. Since it is basketball season, I am going to make some comments to coaches, administrators, players, and fans. Here’s a big question: If there is a lopsided score, with one team losing badly,...

 

Fight socialism with better ideas, not bigger bullets

At the recent Montana Republican Kickoff, something very strange happened. A GOP legislator from Billings suggested that he ought to be shot. Representative Rodney Garcia dropped a stink bomb in the middle of the gathering by insisting that it is...

 

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