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Articles from the January 2, 2019 edition

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 By Hope Quay    Features    January 2, 2019

A love note to Betty Lou

Any rancher will tell you that cows have no great respect for excuse or circumstance. In times of joy or grief, hardship or plenty, celebration or sadness, one aspect of ranch life remains universal...

 

Guest Editorial: What makes a community

Some of the first towns in Montana were Virginia City, Helena and Ft. Benton. In the 1860's these small collections of huts, founded on natural resource extraction or river boat trade to support the...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    January 2, 2019

King House one step closer to a home

For a little more than three years, the Matt King House has been home to several cats who have taken up residence among the stacked timbers of the building. The disassembled building has been stored b...

 

Jerry Rollan Russell

Jerry Rollan Russell passed away on Dec. 16, 2018 in Billings. He was born Dec. 9, 1933, the son of George C. and Lola Russell and resided on the family farm south of Hardin. Jerry graduated from... Full story

 

Mountaintop Musings: Looking back to move ahead

Today many people are out returning gifts or shopping for bargains. The day after Christmas can be great for saving money, but the trade-off is that you must once again and go out and deal with the crowds and traffic. It is a choice that one must mak...

 
 By Liz Cain    Viewpoints    January 2, 2019

Opinion: ministers, politics and Trump

How can I express my opinion without starting a feud? Words matter, and they should be written and read carefully. I'm sorry Richard Debick did not understand my words in responding to Dave Carroll's...

 

Letter: Appreciative of Teresa

To the Editor, Every now and then you read a letter in the BVD about an outstanding person in Lincoln! This letter is about someone we all know. Her name is Teresa Sutton and she has touched each and...

 

Letter: A New City

Travel to a New City Air Fare – Free Food and drinks – Free Luxurious accommodations – Free Destination: New Jerusalem No shoveling snow, no staying in out of the weather, no pollution, no rust, no decay, no thieves, no crime, no fear, no...

 

Dear Dietician: Breakfast

Dear Dietitian, I am trying to lose weight, so I often skip breakfast. My husband insists that this is not good for me and actually works against my efforts to lose weight. What do you say? Shirley De...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    January 2, 2019

Ponderosa Snow Warriors Pancake Breakfast carries on despite slow start to snowmobile season

"We got a live one!” came the shout as the door to the Ponderosa Snow Warriors clubhouse opened Saturday morning. The arrival of a lone guest caused Bob Orr, Mark Christian, Gerry Malek and the...

 

Legislative Preview 2018: Early gun bills include proposals for schools, background checks

Montana is home to more than 60 one-room schools, the most of any state. One, the single-room Hi-Line elementary school in Galata, relies on Shelby's police department for protection –but Shelby is...

 

My Smart Mouth: Practical Jokes

Anyone who’s grown up in a small town knows that entertainment is what you make of it. A quick perusal of the grass-roots histories of villages such as ours will reveal that most such communities boast an extensive history of shenanigans, pranks...

 
 By Dick Geary    Columns    January 2, 2019

Feeding the haying crews

Tis not the meat, but 'tis the appetite Makes eating a delight. Of Thee, Kind Boy John Suckling 1609 - 1642 The haying crews were large during the years that the ranches put up loose hay. A normal tea...

 

Lincoln Out of Date

Lincoln Gazette 50 years ago Jan. 1, 1969...

 

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