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The Pitfalls of Nativism

John F. Kennedy, from an Irish ancestry, said in regards to nativism, “But emotions of xenophobia – hatred of foreigners – and of nativism - the policy of keeping America ‘pure’ … continue to thrive.” Nowadays this quote might trigger...

 

OPINION: Whose side is the PSC on, anyway?

Oops...they’ve done it again….On Tuesday, April 21, the Montana Public Service Commission reversed their decision of March 16 in favor of NorthWestern Energy, again. At that meeting the commission told NWE they would have to provide more details...

 

Memorial Day 2020

Every crisis has new heroes. During the 9/11 attacks, they were the first responders running into burning and crumbling buildings as others ran out. Now, during the Coronavirus pandemic, the most visible heroes are the health care professionals, who...

 

Letter to the editor

The meaning and purpose of Dahl Memorial Healthcare Association expands beyond the medical care provided to our community and the people passing through our community. The economic impact of DMHA is also extremely important. The direct effect of DMHA...

 

Letter to the editor

Dear Editor, I am writing to recommend a couple of men who were great Legislators and would now like to serve Montana in a different capacity. One of these men is Senator Scott Sales. Scott is the only person in Montana history who was picked by his...

 

Letter to the editor

I am writing to thank you for your past support of the Dahl Memorial Healthcare Association operating mill levy. I am requesting your continued support for the mill levy for operational assistance. The importance of the levy is more than for the...

 

COVID update

Dear Fellow Eastern Montanan, As rapidly as this situation is moving, no doubt some of this news will be outdated by the time you read this, but here is the situation as of April 22: The Governor held a press conference today where he outlined a...

 

Letter to the editor

With all of the concern over the Covid-19 virus and since I like math numbers, I thought this could be an appropriate time to do some math. I went to school in the B.C. era (before computers and calculators), so my skills might be rusty. I have...

 

Letter to the editor

I read with great interest the article on the back page of the April 3 Eagle about George Yellow Eyes. I saw him play many times and he was indeed a great player. I only saw him in 1957, so didn't see him in his best years. Terry's Glen Kuehn...

 

Letter to the editor

With Tim Fox term-limited, we will elect a new Attorney General this year. I support Fox’s Chief Deputy Attorney General, Jon Bennion. Serving as Fox’s chief of staff for most of his first term was the greatest privilege of my career. I worked...

 

Letter to the editor

For the purposes of this letter, I am speaking as a community member, as well as on behalf of my position with Dahl Memorial. During this time, there seems to be more questions than answers, more fear than normality, and more rules than rights....

 

Public lands more precious than ever

by Tom Puchlerz Montanans are doing our part in this very difficult time to help each other out and curb the spread of the COVID 19 virus. We come together and look out for each other, as we always have in times of crisis, and in this case that...

 

Shop local

The coronavirus has brought out the worst and the best in people. The worst seen by shoppers hoarding items, people ignoring stay at home orders, gathering in larger numbers. The best as seen in our o...

 

Letter to the editor

In light of a disheartening Op Ed article that has been shared numerous times over social media, I wanted to share some positivity out into my community. My fiancé, son and I moved to Ekalaka in September 2018 and every day spent here in this...

 

Things are Hard: We're Here to Help

In just a matter of weeks it seems the world has been flipped upside down. There are very few in this country and in this community who have not been effected either by the novel virus or by the measures enacted to slow its spread. It seems...

 

Letter to the editor

Dear fellow Montanans, I am Jerry Schillinger, Republican candidate for House District 37. My Great Granddad moved his family from Northern Iowa to McCone County in 1910 to help his large family...

 

Tips from Teachers: Remote Learning

BY Dylan Huisken, 2019 Montana Teacher of the Year, Bonner, Montana & Linda Rost, 2020 Montana Teacher of the Year, Baker, Montana COVID-19 has upended lives across Montana, making many of us reth...

 

Letter to the editor

Dear Editor: For over 100 years, Holy Rosary Healthcare has delivered quality healthcare services to counties throughout eastern Montana. We continue to take pride in living our Mission to reveal and foster God’s healing love by improving the healt...

 

Letter to the editor

During this time of uncertainty, people need people and we need each other. As we have read and listened to the news, the healthcare system may potentially become overwhelmed with COVID-19, not to mention the daily maintenance of the health of the...

 

Schools and families lead their communities through unprecedented circumstances

This week, I had a conversation with U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to discuss national responses to the COVID-19 outbreak and how the U.S. Department of Education can assist Montana...

 

Letter to the editor

"Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but not to their own facts." It can be discouraging to see Washington DC sewer-style politics creep into Montana elections. Here we are, still eight...

 

Letter to the editor

A little over a year ago, a brilliant lawyer helped secure the future of our family ranch. Raphael Graybill, in his role as chief legal counsel for the governor, went to battle for private property rights and public access in front of the Montana Sup...

 

Music education in Ekalaka in the 1940s and 50s

During the dry Depression years, my parents, Lee and Mildred Coons Lavell, traveled all over Montana, Idaho and Washington looking for work for my dad. The only thing predictable about our lives was another brown-eyed-baby born every two years....

 

Letter to the editor

From a 2018 national survey of 524 principals, assistant principals and other school based leaders it was found that only 33% of K-12 schools offer a stand alone civics course. Only 24% of school districts require passing a civics exam. The survey...

 

Letter to the editor

Dear Editor, Beef born, bred, fed and processed in the US is considered the best in the world. Married to a Rosebud County rancher for the past 40 years, I know we take pride in raising a first class fine and healthy herd of cow/calf pairs. You can...

 

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