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Whitewater News & Opinion for Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Editor’s note: This week’s news is from Helen Austin’s book “Whitewater School.”

Chapter 5. Slumber Party in the Blizzard

The north wind howled and blew icy snow into high drifts along the banks of the tiny Whitewater Creek and into the schoolyard where classmates, teachers, and I were trapped overnight in February of 1950, because of the worst blizzard in Montana history. A blizzard which created a night to live forever in our memories.

The day began like others, cold, with softly falling snow. But by afternoon, temperatures had fallen to subzero, and snow blew in icy sheets, causing a chill...


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