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When I was a mere sapling, how I loved June. School was finally out and I could spend my summer doing the things I loved to do the most, work at the Lou Lucke Company and spend all the rest of the time at a cabin out on Clear Creek. At the Lou Lucke...

 
 By Robert Lucke    Opinion    June 14, 2017

Bear Paw Meanderings

This is the time of year that I like best. I can watch my garden take off in a flurry of buds of all sorts and I am amazed at what can be done being a plain dirt gardener. Most impressive this year has been my sweet rocket. It was a flower that grew...

 
 By Robert Lucke    Opinion    June 14, 2017

What 'Cher Point?

With the NBA Finals between Golden State and Cleveland all but over at this writing and I will be having more about that next week, but with that over I am really looking forward to football season. It is the middle of June and the start of college...

 
 By Dr. Billy Graham    Opinion    June 7, 2017 

My Answer

Q: Since the Bible says God created everything, doesn’t this mean He also created the devil? And if He created the devil, doesn’t this mean God is actually responsible for all the evil in the world? A friend of mine who likes to argue about...

 
 By Robert Lucke    Opinion    June 7, 2017 

What 'cher point?

Do I think that LeBron and the Cleveland Cavaliers are going to win another championship? As I write these words it is Saturday afternoon and Golden State is ahead one game and only one game has been played. I do think that LeBron James is simply the...

 
 By Robert Lucke    Opinion    May 17, 2017

Bear Paw Meanderings

When I write about my childhood on Clear Creek sometimes I make it sound like we spent lots of time there in the winter. We did not. There were no four wheel drives then and in our family the first day on Clear Creek was often the first day of stream...

 
 By Diana Maloney    Opinion    May 17, 2017

Turner Talk

Sympathy is extended to Connie Cornell and her family after the passing of her mother, Leatrice Faber. Funeral services will be Friday, May 19th at the Methodist Church in Chinook. Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.... Full story

 
 By Jane Krass    Opinion    May 17, 2017

Hogeland Happenings

On Saturday, Issac Klindworth celebrated his 4th birthday. Those attending, were Bill and Betty Hay, and Nancy Mahns. Morgan Klindworth and friend Jessica and her daughters, Eva and Emma, Kelsey Klindworth, Larry Spadoni, Carol and Duane...

 

My Answer

Q. How old does a child have to be before he or she can learn about God? Neither my husband nor I come from a church background, but we have two small children now, and we'd like to give them a different religious experience than we had. A: You and... Full story

 
 By Robert Lucke    Opinion    May 10, 2017

Bear Paw Meanderings

I love May. It is because of the flowers. They come out, first the tiny yellow buttercups, and then a whole host of flowers follow them. It all starts in May. It is confusing. Old timers from Montana call yellow bells buttercups. So do I but...

 

My Answer

Q: I don’t think it matters what people believe about God. Everybody has their own opinion about religion, and they can’t all be right. In fact, maybe they’re all wrong. I’ve decided I’m not going to think about God. A: If you refuse to...

 
 By Robert Lucke    Opinion    May 10, 2017

What 'Cher Point

It is Saturday afternoon and the nags are running at Churchill Downs as the Kentucky Derby got underway. It is too close to my deadline to tell you much about the race. More about that next week. For now though it has been raining most of the day in...

 
 By Robert Lucke    Opinion    May 3, 2017

Bear Paw Meanderings

It is May. Easter is past us and we all are ready for a long and quiet spring with enough moisture to keep everything growing but not five feet of snow which can happen especially around Memorial Day. I was amazed because as I looked over spring...

 

My Answer

Q: Our church’s education committee really wants me to teach the high school class, but I’m not sure I want to take it on. I’ve never done anything like this, and to be honest I’m not sure I want to give up my time. Am I just being selfish? A...

 
 By Robert Lucke    Opinion    May 3, 2017

What 'Cher Point

First thing this week is to look at where the NBA playoffs were on Saturday last. Remember when one team is playing another team it is the best of seven games that wins the series. On Saturday it was Houston winning their series over Oklahoma City 4...

 
 By Robert Lucke    Opinion    April 26, 2017

Bear Paw Meanderings

Let me preface this story by saying that there are log cabins in Zortman called the Buckhorn cabins. They are nice places to stay the night or a week. But that was not always so. When I was in high school and college and stayed at the Buckhorn...

 
 By Robert Lucke    Opinion    April 12, 2017

Bear Paw Meanderings

On this day in 1945 President Franklin D. Roosevelt died in Warm Springs, Georgia. He had just been sworn in for a fourth term in January of that year. It was war time and that was the reason President Roosevelt ran for a fourth term in the first...

 

My Answer

Q: I admit I’ve always been kind of a “Christmas and Easter” Christian, since those seem to be the only times I manage to make it to church. What would you say to someone like me? A: The first thing I’d say is that I’m glad you at least...

 
 By Robert Lucke    Opinion    April 12, 2017

What 'Cher Point

I am a happy man. It has taken a lot of years but finally my team, Gonzaga, got to the final game. I know they lost to North Carolina 71 to 65 but that did not matter at all. Those of you who read these rantings regularly know that for years I have...

 
 By Robert Lucke    Opinion    April 5, 2017

Bear Paw Meanderings

A friend told me that her sister made a very simple but wonderful casserole. She started by browning hamburger, adding a sliced up cabbage and tomato sauce. She baked that until bubbling and it was wonderful. Last weekend I tried my version of that...

 
 By Anita Reed    Opinion    April 5, 2017

Hogeland Happenings

Happy April Everyone! Spring has sprung. Sympathy is extended to the Mohar family from the community. Their mother, Marge Mohar passed away this past week and services were held Saturday afternoon at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Harlem. Jordan and...

 
 By Diana Maloney    Opinion    April 5, 2017

Turner Talk

Condolences to the family of Marjorie Mohar. Services were Saturday at the Catholic Church. Thoughts and prayers to all the family. Kirsti Cederberg, Peggy Van Voast, and Amy Hutton travel to Kremlin to attend a WELCA convention on Saturday. Francis... Full story

 

My Answer

Q: I’ve finally had to face the fact that my main goal in life is to get other people to like me. I guess most people are like this, but sometimes I’ll go overboard trying to win someone’s favor, even if it means doing something that’s wrong....

 
 By Robert Lucke    Opinion    March 29, 2017

What 'Cher Point

Well, gentle readers, I am still in the middle of March Madness and can make a prediction about a final winner although I have never gotten those predictions right yet. I kicked myself because I dropped Oregon out of the Sweet Sixteen and then I...

 
 By Robert Lucke    Opinion    March 22, 2017

Bear Paw Meanderings

March can be such a fickle month. It is a month when we all are so anxious to see an end to winter and a beginning of spring and then when March comes in like a lamb, we think we made it through another winter only to have our hopes dashed with storm...

 

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