Dart — Pity the poor teachers and administrators at Rocky Boy High School the next time they have to break up a hallway fight. "Act like adults," they will tell the students. "We are," they will respond. That's all because school board member Theodore Russette III has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor for assaulting fellow board member Russell Standing Rock at a Havre business. That is hardly the kind of example school board members should be setting for students.
Laurel — Five Havre High School students have fought their way from behind to win the right to go to Missoula in April for the Montana Principal's Cup academic tournament. At the competition, they will be quizzed on math, science, English, literature and social sciences. Best of luck to the Ponies academic team when they go to Missoula.
Dart — Even Judge Richard Cebull admitted the nasty email he forwarded about President Barack Obama and his mother was racist and inappropriate. He apologized to the president. Still, people on both sides of the aisle across the country have called for him to resign. But unreasonable voices can still be heard in our state Legislature. Rep. David Howard, R-Park City, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, said the problem was not caused by the judge's incendiary email but by — you guessed it — the liberal media. "Thank you for exercising your unalienable right to Free Speech," Howard wrote to Cebull. "May God Bless you in everything you do." Federal judges may have free speech, but as long as they are judges they have a sworn responsibility to be fair and above reproach. Cebull has violated that rule. He should step down, and Rep. Howard should do Montana a favor and stay silent.
Laurel — People can buy locally produced biodiesel at Ezzie's Wholesale. That will be good for the environment, good for north-central Montana, good for Montana State University-Northern and good for your vehicle.
Laurel — Harlem school officials are working with Blaine County Sheriff's Deputies and Fort Belknap Indian Reservation authorities to stop the rash of bomb threats that have affected the district. Harlem is sick if having their school days disrupted by the immature brats that are calling in these threats. Three students have been expelled and face criminal charges. It's sad for the youngsters to have to face such serious charges, but it is necessary if order is to return to Harlem schools.