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 By Kody Farmer    Opinion    July 29, 2020

The Roaring 20's was a boom to the future of Blaine County

In my 10 plus years of writing articles for the Blaine County Journal News~Opinion I have covered a wide range of subject matter. From high school sports to school functions. Agriculture, public...

 

Guest Column: Russ Tempel

I trust everyone had a fun safe 4th of July, our Independence Day. This past month or two has been a real test of the fabric of our nation and the loss of very valuable pieces of history is devastating. Now protesting is one thing but looting and...

 

Guest Column: Greg Jergeson

Putting water to beneficial use in a semi-arid state like Montana is dependent on two truths. Water must be physically available, and the corresponding truth is that there must be a legal right to use that available water supply. As the recent...

 

Room of Time - Hello God, it's me, Mara

You now, Lord, each day that You give us, is a ‘room of time’. We can use that time or we can abuse it, we can spend it or waste it, we can fill our time with recollections of past failures and moan all the ‘what if’s,’ if only,’ ‘woe...

 

Letters to the Editor: Sweet Home Updates

Sweet Home Updates Dear Editor, Sweet Home has news! What was an idea a few years ago is realty. The remodeling project which began the end of October last year is complete. Space for the Physical Therapy Department was expanded giving them much...

 
 By Steve Edwards    Opinion    June 17, 2020

South of the Border: A visit to the world's "largest building"

Columnist's note: During our recent annual post-Christmas visit to see our daughter and her family in the Seattle area, she treated us with a visit to one of the Seattle area's major attractions. My d...

 
 By Steve Edwards    Opinion    June 10, 2020

South of the Border: ""But wait, there's more."...and other stuff"

The combination of the stay at home directives related to COVID-19 plus some long winter days raised my awareness of certain types of advertising on television. Particularly late at night and some...

 

Letters to the Editor

Thank You Governor Steve Bullock I am writing to applaud Governor Steve Bullock for his strong leadership in confronting COVID-19 and his initiative to bring additional testing to our most vulnerable populations. On May 15 and 16, any member of our...

 
 By Steve Edwards    Opinion    May 27, 2020

South of the Border - Whitlash: name likely a result of poor handwriting...

Columnist's note: We've lived in Whitlash since December, 2018. It's not uncommon when we tell someone we live in Whitlash for them to respond, " Whitefish, that's beautiful country. Do you like the...

 
 By Steve Edwards    Opinion    May 13, 2020

South of the Border: Estonians - Builders from the Baltics in Liberty County

Columnist's note: My rancher friend Bob Thompson asked if I knew about the pioneer-era "sod houses" northwest of Chester. He explained a couple of sod houses were built by Estonians who had a...

 

South of the Border: "Living with the "new normal"... in Whitlash"

More than 90% of the country's residents are under "stay at home" directives and all of us are being cautioned to stay "socially distant" to help minimize COVID-19 spread. We hear the directives will...

 

Secret of Happiness - Hello God, it's me, Mara

You know, Lord, lots of folks have heaps of thoughts and ideas about the secret of how to have happiness. How about Christmas gifts – just think of all the items, all these special gifts are given because of the happiness and love we share. With...

 

My Answer: from the writings of Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I saw an article about America being in the midst of a full-blown panic attack. Why are the citizens of the greatest nation on earth filled with anxiety, apprehension, and fear, no matter the politics, education, or religion? A: Humanity...

 

"What happened near Las Vegas didn't stay near Las Vegas"

Pol Haldeman has lived on a ranch south of Cleveland in the Bear Paws since his family moved west from the Chicago area in 1954. He shared a story he thought readers might find interesting about his...

 
 By Steve Edwards    Opinion    March 4, 2020

South of the Border: "The Whitlash church steeple: The rest of the story."

Dale Mailand, from Harlem, asked me for a digital photo of the Whitlash church's steeple and belfry. I sent the photo and shortly received a poem Dale wrote about the building and installing of the st...

 

Hello Good, it's me, Mara

You know, Lord, the Bible states that GOD knows our purpose on this earth before we were ever born. In this age of options, opportunities, choices, and more, You Lord, of all creation, made us for a specific purpose and reason, so, in one sense, we c...

 

South of the Border: "Snow planes made winter travel easier and provided seasonal recreation"

Columnist's note: Alert readers may recall my request for information about snow planes in our area in a June, 2017 article in the "Journal." I got a few rumors from that appeal but if snow planes...

 

Letter to the Editor

My Fellow Montanan’s: I feel compelled to bring to your attention an issue that should concern you. The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame [MCHF] Board of Directors wasted nearly $1 million in taxpayer and contribution funds and no one has been held to ac...

 

South of the Border: Our second Christmas in the Sweet Grass Hills

Columnist's note: When Sherry (my wife) and I moved to Whitlash mid-December of last year our plan was to leave about this time (December, 2019) when Sherry's year of pastor-in-residence to the...

 

Night Time Prayers - Hello God, it's me, Mara

You know, Lord, sometimes it’s pleasant to think back when we were just little kids and remember, now and then, how we’d pretend to be asleep, and watch for or wait for Mama to tiptoe in to check on us or just watch us as we slept. Every so...

 

South of the Border: Side: an Extraordinary Novelist from the Sweet Grass Hills

South of the Border, Column No. 39 Columnist's note. The postmaster in Whitlash pointed me to a poster in the post office. The poster shows a photo of a young woman posing with a copy of a small...

 

South of the Border: "Signs of for the Times"

Vicki Kultgen is the Postmaster in Whitlash. She's also a ranch wife, a mom and a volunteer with a variety of community groups. And, she owns and operates Broken Mountains Signs, an online business th...

 

Letters to the Editor: Blue Christmas

This is a time of year when the expectations are so high and the demand for joyfulness is so great. We are filled with tunes like “Joy to the World” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”; we race around shopping for the perfect gifts, getting...

 

Patching Cracks

Before coming to Big Sandy, I worked with kids in a mental health facility. Most of the kids were pretty ordinary but had abusive or difficult upbringings. The result of their terrible life experiences was often a great deal of anger and dysfunction....

 

Hello God, It's Me, Mara

You know, Lord, sometimes we just seem to get stressed out, and that doesn’t please You, right? ‘Marcella’ shared how she stays on top of things and is relaxed amid the holiday rush. She called them the “Four Big C’s” and recommended...

 

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