Hi-Line darts and laurels
Laurel — Very rarely has anything that passes Congress been so well received in Montana as U.S. Rep Steve Daines’ legislation to allow hydropower operations on the Milk River. Virtually everyone who has anything to do with the Milk River approves of it.
Laurel — The Hi-Line has been blessed for a good number of years by having Philip Aaberg living in Chester. The world-renowned pianist has brought lots of attention to our area and has been an active part of the community by taking part in such organizations as District 4 Human Resources Development Council, where he served on the board. Congratulations to Montana State University for its wise decision to grant Aaberg an honorary doctorate at its December graduation ceremonies.
Dart — Billings Judge G. Todd Baugh is probably the last person in Montana to realize it, but he did indeed violate ethics rules in the insensitive, should we say stupid, comments he made about a rape victim while sentencing the perpetrator to 30 days in jail. Baugh made the admission in an interview with The Associated Press this week. Now that he has taken responsibility for his comments, he should follow up with his resignation.
Laurel — The Havre Area Chamber of Commerce and a host of community volunteers helped put on the annual tree-lighting ceremony at Town Square last weekend. It was a nice ceremony as children got to sing Christmas songs with Havre High choral groups and got to see Santa Claus. Some people won big prizes, and the crowning joy of the evening was seeing the downtown Christmas tree lit with more than 1,000 colored light, the tree adds a great deal to the downtown Christmas scene. Thanks to all who took part.