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Letter to the Editor - Thanks for work on feral swine workshop

Editor, The Hill County Conservation District would like to thank the following for their additions to our feral swine workshop: • Our educated speakers for their knowledge and passion on the subject. • Stockman’s Bank, Infinity Bake Shop and...

 

Looking out my Backdoor: Dancing to CCR in Español at the Old Folk's Home

My friends, who shall remain anonymous, sent me money to donate for them to a good cause of my choice here in Etzatlan. These good folks have visited me several times. They like my little chosen...

 

Who will be influencing management of our Beaver Creek Park?

Two of the current Hill County Park Board members’ terms will expire soon. The 2020 posting of these positions could be any time now in the Hill County Courthouse. The Hill County Park Board has nine positions. Six members of the park board have...

 

The Postscript: In defense of Pollyanna

I think Pollyanna might have gotten a bum rap. More than once in my life I’ve been accused of having a “Pollyanna attitude.” I didn’t actually know what this meant, except that it was not a...

 

Obituary - The Rev. VaunDalee DeLong

The afternoon of February 29th, 2020, the Rev. VaunDalee DeLong, retired, peacefully passed away at St. Luke’s Hospital in Ronan, Montana. VaunDalee was born VaunDalee Evelyn Rhodes in Valley City, North Dakota, in 1943. She married Douglas Dean...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    March 6, 2020

View from the North 40: Voting is animal nature, one way or another

I have been working to better understand politics and — with Super Tuesday behind us and the Montana primary election still so far in the distance that we can’t see our relevance beyond our...

 

Letter to the Editor - Enter your soup to help the dog park

Editor, Do you make a soup, chili or stew that’s so delicious that you would love to share it with your community — and possibly win an award for the best soup in town? Now you have that opportunity. The Havre Dog Park Club will hold the Havre...

 
 By Sondra Ashton    Opinion    March 5, 2020

Looking out my Backdoor: Involuntary system purge

Day three with an unwanted, invasive, intimate companion — the flu. So weak, I feel like a newborn kitten without a mama. While alternative health methods have a long and checkered history of...

 

The Postscript: Push-ups with Bob

Bob suggested we all do push-ups. I guess I should mention that I don’t know Bob. Peter, my husband, knew Bob in high school. To be perfectly honest, I’m not sure Peter and Bob were even close...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    February 28, 2020

View from the North 40: We're flush with philosophy today

Do you ever wonder if your priorities should be in the toilet? In a piece written for National Public Radio, Greg Rosalsky extolled the virtues of Japanese toilets, which are, apparently, miracles of...

 

Letter to the Editor - Deadline for quilt show entries closing in

Editor, There are only two weeks until the 28th Annual Quilt Show at the 71st Montana Seed Show.  The dates for the show are Friday, March 13, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, March 14, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the band room at Harlem High...

 

Priority for our Beaver Creek Park

At recent Hill County Park Board meetings it was requested that livestock grazing be adjusted in our Beaver Creek Park during September to accommodate recreation, primarily in the south end of our park. As stipulated in our patent for Beaver Creek...

 

Looking out my Backdoor: The value of darning socks

Late in the day, I read a profound passage in a Swedish mystery novel. The daughter asked her father why life seems so much harder in these modern times. His answer was that we no longer darn socks....

 

The Postscript: An awful lot of cheese

My husband, Peter, likes buying in bulk. Peter hates paying shipping fees. He never wants to run out of anything and he loves a bargain. This is why we buy coffee in enormous bags, crackers by the...

 

Havre Nice Day: Life's a funny little thing

Life’s a funny thing sometimes. Sometimes it’s good, others it’s bad and at times it pulls you in several directions at once. Six years ago, while driving across the country, I passed through a small town way up in northern Montana, driving...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    February 21, 2020

View from the North 40: My life has come to this, folks

I don’t want to make anyone uncomfortable by bragging about what went on in my bedroom earlier this week, or jealous of my under-the-covers escapades, but I feel the strong need to overshare:...

 

Letter to the Editor - Kudos to Thompson for job well done

I want to give a shoutout to the Havre Daily News photographer, Colin Thompson. He is the one walking the sidelines for two hours during our football games up and down the Hi-Line. He is the one who is crouched under the basketball hoop to catch...

 

Time to look at changing beaver management in Beaver Creek Park

As you may have read in the paper, as a park board member, I have brought up to the Hill County Park Board that maybe we can look at other options besides trapping for beaver control in the park. What brought this on is that we had lost our trapper...

 

Looking out my Backdoor: Taking back my life, like killing snakes

I am soooo bad. The “like killing snakes” part is hard for me. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve been told, “Slow down. You are going at that job (whatever it is) like killing snakes....

 

The Postscript: Raising the roof

The roof fell in on the church I started attending The collapse occurred after I’d been coming only a couple of weeks. While I have not always been a regular churchgoer, I thought this was kind of...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Opinion    February 18, 2020

Editors Note: Daily News apologizes for missing Reagan-Lincoln Day Dinner

Editor’s note: This version corrects the birthday of President Ronald Reagan and the home town of auditor candidate Troy Downing. I have to apologize to voters and to the Hill County Republican Central Committee, Republican candidates and Republica...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    February 14, 2020

View from the North 40: It's a revolution by resolution

Several news sources have reported in the past two weeks that Tennessee state Rep. Micah Van Huss, R-Jonesborough, has taken his stance against “fake news” all the way to his state’s...

 

Letter to the Editor - Friends of Beaver Creek Park invite people to help help the park

Editor, The Friends of Beaver Creek Park was organized in December 2011, to help support our beloved park in the Bear Paw Mountains. We strive to assist in off-setting costs associated with maintaining such a large, beautiful facility, and it is...

 

Looking out my Backdoor: Turtle introspections

One day Bonnie said to me, “Sondra, you are a turtle. When in a group, you tuck your head inside your shell, listen and watch.” Ever since then, I cannot look in the mirror without seeing my...

 

Letter to the Editor - Budget hurts nation's nature health

Dear Editor: I read the Republican administration’s budget proposal for 2021 — https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/budget_fy21.pdf . It cuts programs essential to our health, economic well-being and communities. Please support...

 

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