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South of the Border: "Side trip to a ghost town: Garnet, Montana"

Columnist's note: About 30 miles east of Missoula on MT Highway 200, while taking a couple of my grandsons back to the Seattle area, I saw the sign for the turnoff to 'Garnet Ghost Town.' I'd passed...

 

South of the Border: "Agnethe Forseth: a homesteader's letters from Grandview"

Columnist's note: Writing about Grandview Cemetery, south of the Hills and north of Galata, I learned that Agnethe Forseth donated the two acres that became, for 90 years, a children's cemetery. Toni...

 

South of the Border; A road trip to "Cut Bank: the Coldest Spot in the Nation

Columnist's note: I recently took my vehicle for a recall notice to a dealership, the nearest being in Cut Bank. Beforehand the shop manager said, "Be prepared to spend the day." Like most folks from...

 

South of the Border, "Grandview: a cemetery for pioneer children"

South of the Border, Column No. 25 Columnist's note: A camper from Cut Bank staying in the campground just west of Whitlash, told me several weeks ago, "If you are looking for an interesting story...

 
 By Steve Edwards    Opinion    July 24, 2019

South of the Border, "Rocky Mountain hot dogs: an edible icon from north central Montana'"

Column No. 23 Recently I went back to Chinook to help in the Lions Club's pronto pup stand during the 2019 Blaine County Fair. I'm still a member of the club and proceeds from sales of pronto pups...

 
 By Steve Edwards    Opinion    July 17, 2019

South of the Border, "The Lewis and Clark Overlook, the Marias River and the 'broken Mountains'"

Column No. 22 Columnist's note: The Corps of Discovery never reached the Sweet Grass Hills. But Captain Meriwether Lewis explored much of the Marias River in southern Liberty County and recorded...

 
 By Steve Edwards    Opinion    July 10, 2019

South of the Border, "Road trips of interest in Montana from Whitlash "

Column No. 21 Columnist's note: My wife and I have been in Whitlash just over six months. After 20+ columns related to the Sweet Grass Hills I decided to write about a couple of interesting stops...

 
 By Steve Edwards    Opinion    July 3, 2019

South of the Border, "Recreational opportunities in the Sweet Grass Hills"

Column No. 20 Columnist's note: With the onset of spring in the Sweet Grass Hills there's a profusion of wildflowers along the roads and in the fields. I've always had an interest in wildflowers and...

 
 By Steve Edwards    Opinion    June 26, 2019

South of the Border:"Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park: Still a powerful place to visit"

By Steve Edwards BCJ News Columnist's comment: Before we moved to the Sweet Grass Hills several people told me, "Be sure and visit that park in southern Alberta. I think it's near Whitlash" There'd be...

 
 By Steve Edwards    Opinion    June 12, 2019

South of the Border, Column No. 17:"Sweet Grass Hills Family Camp, 1979-1999"

South of the Border, Column No. 17 Columnist's note: Several weeks ago someone asked if I'd heard of the Sweet Grass Hills Family Camp. They explained several local people were involved and that two...

 
 By Steve Edwards    Opinion    June 5, 2019

"Royal Neighbors of America chapter in Chester, Montana"

South of the Border, Column No. 16 Columnist's note: The topic for this week's column is from nearby Chester, a town my wife and I visit regularly for shopping. In Chester I noticed a large, brown...

 
 By Steve Edwards    Opinion    May 29, 2019

South of the Border: "Walking from Whitlash to a foreign country"

South of the Border, Column No. 15 Columnist's note: My wife and I have lived in Whitlash since mid-December, 2018. Living only six miles from Canada our intent was to visit our northern neighbors as...

 
 By Steve Edwards    Opinion    May 22, 2019

South of the Border:"Some uncommon farm tractors around Whitlash"

Column No. 14 Columnist's note: A tractor sitting by a shed near the Whitlash Post Office drew my attention when we first moved to town. It was a Belarus, which sure sounded Russian to me. Some...

 
 By Steve Edwards    Opinion    May 15, 2019

Easter sunrise at Whitlash: "The cows are in the church yard!"

South of the Border, Column No. 13 Columnist's note: This was our first Easter in Whitlash and sunrise on this past Easter Sunday was pretty exciting. That got me thinking about a number of other...

 

South of the Border:"English Boy 1908:" a mysterious grave in the Whitlash Cemetery

South of the Border, Column No. 12 Columnist's note: Recently Betty Ann Wolery, secretary for the Liberty County Cemetery Board, stopped me in the library in Chester and asked if I knew about the...

 

South of the Border: "Some curiosities around Whitlash"

South of the Border, Column No. 11 Columnist's note: I've had the privilege to live in many diverse locations over the years. A newcomer to an area has a unique opportunity to see a place with a 'new...

 

South of Border in the Sweet Grass Hills

Column No. 7 Columnist's note: Travelers headed north from Shelby on I-5 may have seen the 'standing elk' on the east side of the interstate just before the exit to Oilmont. The elk is in a slight...

 
 By Steve Edwards    Opinion    April 3, 2019

South of The Border: Whitlash's Liberty Hall and the Would-be U.S. Veep

South of the Border, Column No. 7 Columnist's note: Liberty Hall, the century-old community hall in Whitlash sitting atop a small rise, is one of the first buildings a traveler sees when approaching W...

 

Let's talk Snow snake on April Fools' Day 2019

Columnist's note: My wife and I moved to Whitlash in mid-December. Despite a mild start to winter, we saw little wildlife except a few sharp-tailed grouse wandering through the yard and occasional...

 

The Whitlash Church, the "Lord's Acre Plan" and the "E Hanging M" brand

Whitlash, Montana. Columnist’s note: In the narthex (entrance) of the Whitlash Presbyterian Church there is a ‘centennial quilt’ on display. The quilt commemorates the church’s hundredth...

 

South of the Border; Ground Hog Day and Candlemas

From Whitlash. For readers who missed it, Ground Hog Day was Saturday (February 2). That's the day the furry weather prognosticator gives an insight as to how much longer winter will last. Growing up...

 

South of the Border In the Sweet Grass Hills

Dateline: Whitlash, Montana. In my first "South of the Border" column I wrote generally about the location of the Sweet Grass Hills (visible most days looking north from US Highway 2 from the...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    January 23, 2019

Harlem Seed Show will celebrate its platinum jubilee this coming March 14-16

Reporter's note: The Harlem Seed Show committee, the group that plans and stages the annual seed show, is hard at work putting the finishing touches on the upcoming three-day event. This year's show i...

 

South of the Border

Whitlash, Montana. Ministers new to a church typically make an early effort to identify and contact all the church and/or family members who are living in assisted living or nursing homes. The reason...

 

South of the Border In the Sweet Grass Hills

Columnist's note: Alert readers will recall that mid-December my wife Sherry and I moved to Whitlash. For the next year Sherry will be the "pastor in residence" for the Whitlash Community...

 

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