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 By Helen Austin    Opinion    February 24, 2021 

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...

 

My experiences with innovative insulation

I’ve always been suspicious of innovation, especially when it comes with a high price tag. When my wife paid $40 a few years ago for an insulated cup I was aghast. But when I found the cup sitting...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Opinion    February 24, 2021 

Are people really still arguing about politics?

Things have been weird this year. Some good. Some bad. Some odd. I will say. It seems that maybe to some extent, people have been nicer to each other. I think with the quarantines going on, people...

 

Phillips County News Athlete of the Week: Loden Idler

The Malta Mustangs and M-ettes each ended the regular season as Conference Champions in their respective leagues. The M-ettes will head to Poplar for the 2B Girls District Tournament, while the...

 

Whitewater News & Opinion for February 17, 2021

Let’s pray for our government and new President Joe Biden. Greetings, from the North Pole! It is 20 below zero according to “Whitewater Weather Bureau.” The snow will stay awhile, which the...

 

Is it okay to run this column?

I’m a gun guy I own rifles and pistols and shotguns. They run the gamut from single-shots, over-and-unders, and side-by-sides to semi-autos, pumps and bolt-actions. I inherited some, bought most,...

 

Whitewater News & Opinion for February 10, 2021

Sympathy and prayers to Lou Bruckner, and friends and family, on the loss of her husband Glenn. Also, on the loss of her son, Dale, who passed about a week before his dad. Very sad. “Get well,...

 

Disappointed in "a woeful attack against science and reason"

I was disappointed to see Casey Knudsen side with Democrat colleagues to vote against HB113, which would have protected Montana children from genital mutilation and hormone-blocking drugs for the sake of treating “gender dysphoria.” Studies... Full story

 

Phil, why did you let me down?

 I don’t put much stock in old wives tales and the like, choosing science over myth when given a choice. Unless, of course, it suits me. And an early spring always suits me. That’s why, on the...

 

It should drive me batty, right?

I used to give bats no more thought than most folks do. They were just another interesting critter I caught fleeting glimpses of as they flitted about at dusk. Then I moved to Malta, home to the...

 

Lorna Rae Philp

Lorna Rae Philp, 50, of Hilger (Winifred) left her earthly body at home surrounded by her husband Tom and loving family and friends, Thursday evening, January 28, 2021.. She fought a valiant fight against cancer and advocated for HPV testing and... Full story

 

Loring News for February 3, 2021

Welcome February! We are cold up here, but not much snow. I heard that many ranchers have put calving later in March or so! That explains why there is no precipitation. No puddles or snow banks to...

 

Whitewater News & Opinion for January 27, 2021

Congratulations to President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice Pres. Harris. Its Great! Best of luck to you both. I watched most of the inauguration on T.V. and it was awesome! Let’s forget about the past...

 

Montana Viewpoint: "This is an attack on American energy and union jobs"

Less than 36 hours. That's all it took for Biden to kill American energy security and independence. Yesterday, (Wed., January 20) Biden pulled the plug on the Keystone XL Pipeline and re-entered the United States into the Paris Climate Agreement....

 

Concealed Carry on Campus?

Republican lawmakers wasted little time in getting down to business on one of their top priorities: arming Montana college students. Less than two weeks after the Legislature began its session, a...

 

Whitewater News & Opinion for January 20, 2021

For January 13 Sympathy to families of Chip Pewitt (Whitewater) He died in an accident recently. There was a “celebration of life” at North 40 in memory of Chip last Wednesday. Life goes on....

 

A more productive form of "Media"

Admittedly, I’m a bit of a Luddite. I don’t tweet, blog or Zoom. But I do have a favorite device: the radio. I prefer the immediacy it provides. Always have. Although the news app on my phone...

 

A well needed escape

I am relieved that the sports season started. I am relieved that the sports season started. I know that COVID-19 has changed many aspects of the sporting events including the amount of spectators...

 

Grandfathers

My friend, Jane, said grandfathers are love and time to spend it. Baby Jenny didn’t say anything; she just gurgled and cooed as she nestled contentedly in her grandfather’s lap. My camera caught the moment in a photo that I captioned “Mutual...

 

HLRC Administrator Reflects on 2020

Wow! 2020 will be one of those years we’ll be talking about 20 years from now while rocking on our front porch, more than the winter 1978-79 or the winter of 2010 -11. How could one have known what 2020 held for the American public, and more...

 

Our country should be better than this

Dear Editor, Honestly, I don’t know how to start this. This was shocking, to see a sitting president incite a mob to attack the Capitol Building of the United States of America. To hear the House Minority leader FAIL to condemn this action and...

 

I fear that it is only a matter of time

If I can hang on just a little longer, like magic it will be gone. My fears will vanish, and I’ll be able to stand proudly upright once again. In the meantime I’m terrified. I’m of an age that...

 

Whitewater News & Opinion for January 13, 2021

For January 6 We are approaching January 1, 2021, a brand new year! Let’s hope and pray the virus ends, and 2021 will be better. Happy New Year to all! Again, Sympathy to all who have lost loved...

 

On cooking for two

I am a retired farmer’s wife. I cooked for one husband, seven children and various others. Now the horde is gone and I’m left helpless. I don’t know how to cook for two. I can’t gauge the amounts of anything it seems. We have left-overs from...

 

The Saga of Ace and Dot

“Dot was drinking the Christmas tree water again,” Ace said, eyeing the puppy with disdain. “That’s no big deal,” I told him. “I’ll be taking it down soon anyway.” “She also has one...

 

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