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Odds and ends

November 22, 2017 at 8:36 am

Got a call from an alert reader the other day. She said that one of the photos we ran for the “Yesterdays” column had an incorrect photo caption. The caption said folks were square dancing on Nucleus Avenue during Progress Days.“They’re not...

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A campfire grizzly story

November 22, 2017 at 8:38 am

Last week, in this famous newspaper, Editor Chris Peterson ran the “second most” terrifying story of a grizzly bear trapping mishap I can remember. It was the kind a reporter and his readers can never forget. That incident was all too real ...

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Saying goodbye to a good friend

November 22, 2017 at 8:40 am

Last week, we knew that John Frederick’s illness was terminal and that he would be gone soon. His last days were filled with a constant stream of friends who came to say goodbye. I know he recognized and spoke to some and probably was in a ...

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Berne stories

November 15, 2017 at 9:16 am

My memory isn’t completely shot after 89 years; however, it does get a little blurry at times. Please excuse a possible slip this week. A real history-loving character I have coffee with on a regular basis asked me a question sometime back....

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Partnering to Preserve Glacier Park

November 15, 2017 at 9:12 am

What a summer we had in Glacier National Park. Just look at the numbers. Before the Going-to-the-Sun Road opened, June visitation was up 28 percent from 2016. During July, Glacier Park became the first destination national park in the West ...

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An ill friend, a car in the ditch, the constitution and hunting season

November 15, 2017 at 9:21 am

My friend John Frederick is not doing well. In fact, he is very ill, but has opposed having it broadcast. He is currently at Brendan House and has close friends keeping him almost constant company. I’m sure he is happy to have visitors but ...

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Dorothy Johnson

November 08, 2017 at 12:14 pm

In this troublesome era of anger, violence and blame, it’s well to look back to a kinder time, and the good and heart-warming story of a remarkable Montana character.Dorothy Johnson grew up in poverty in Whitefish, and despite a life of cru...

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The Inside Road

November 08, 2017 at 12:16 pm

After being surprised at finding several locals opposed to reopening the Inside North Fork Road in Glacier Park, I decided maybe we all need more information about the road. My research included Park comments at Interlocal meetings, old int...

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More on the War

November 08, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Tis a hazy recollection but nevertheless a fact, it was over 70 years ago I was sent to Europe as a teenage soldier for the de-Nazification of Germany. Though it was a depressing subject, last week I did a column on military desertion. I kn...

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Shocking developments

November 01, 2017 at 7:30 am

Back in my sophomore year I took electric shop, which was probably not the best move I’ve ever made. I got the bright idea about halfway through the year to short a 120-volt plug with a small piece of solder. You could shut off the electric...

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