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Billy, At the end of January, Ray Traub became ill with what was thought the flu, on February 1st it was discovered that he had viral meningitis and shingles on his brain, leading to encephalitis and pneumonia. On February 11th Ray was moved to the...

 

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Dear Editor, I am a retired rancher from Powder River County, member of Northern Plains Resource Council, and along with other ranchers and consumers, have been fighting for mandatory Country-of-Origin Labeling for nearly 20 years. We’re not...

 

Editorial

Remember to set your clocks forward an hour this Saturday night, as Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 AM, Sunday morning. Daylight Saving Time (DST) is an outdated and archaic remnant of a bygone era, originally organized by the Germans and the...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, Some other points to consider when listening to those promoting a socialist agenda for America. Since taxing away fully half of all income made by those making $197,651 or more, as has been suggested, would net the U.S. government...

 

Letters To The Editor

Remembering Carol Cain Memories of a little girl with pig tails long ago And a strawberry birthmark on her big toe She came into this world down Christmas lane That’s why us older kids chose Carol for her name We loved the Christmas carols we...

 

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Billy, Another letter to the editor on socialism: As we anticipate another long election year ahead, and I hear those proposing more socialism for us, perhaps we should contemplate more questions about that system. Knowing that VA hospitals and...

 

Letters to the Editor

Hi Billy, My thoughts about the death of K Huckins. TRIBUTE Kemo Sahbee. For a time this is how K Huckins and I tagged and greeted each each other. We borrowed the term from one of the oft-recurring Lone Ranger fads. This one during the 1950s, a...

 

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To Powder River County, We hear people say all the time how they couldn’t live in a small town because there's nothing to do, or how it doesn't offer them anything. This may be true, we don't have Walmart or Mcdonald’s. But we don't need those...

 

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Portland, OR August 30, 2019 Dear Examiner, Your statement just arrived so it is time to send the annual check for Alvin’s subscription. Although we moved away from Broadus in 1969, Alvin looks forward very much to the arrival of his hometown...

 

Insights & Observations

By Joe Stuver A lot of folks are wondering how the heck I managed to shoot myself. I’ve also noted, though, that my stupid causes a lot of anxiety for those who care for me. We Stuver “boys” have indeed kept our Guardian Angels pretty dang...

 

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Hi Billy, A brief greeting to all the celebrants regarding the 100-year anniversary observation of Powder River County. Having had the good fortune to be born in Broadus, 84 of those 100 years ago, wish I could be there to help celebrate. But it's...

 

MEMORIES OF THE 509

A poem by Lyman Amsden on his days in the Navy. Some things are kept forever by the crew of the 509. Shore patrol at French Martinique The bars of Fall River, Mass Scolley Square in Boston Bourbon Street in Orleans Snow up to your ass in Adak Scrapin...

 

Cottonwood Park Trees

A poem on how the trees in Cottonwood Park came to be. Someone once said, the time to plant a tree Was at least twenty years ago How about fifty years give or take Is how I’ll tell you so. It’s been 60 years for the class of ‘59 Since we...

 

Life on the DE 509

A poem written by Lyman Amsden during his days on the USS Formoe. Lyman served on this ship during the Korean War. He now runs the Corner Store in Broadus with his wife, Anne. PASS THE WORD Set the special sea detail, the ship is now underway....

 

Insights & Observations

By Joe Stuver I guess I should carry a sign while I’m working cleaning Patti’s memorial flower bed that says “I’m ok!” The other day, three good ladies came to my rescue, several with no little amount of panic and concern etched across...

 

Insights & Observations

By Joe Stuver Memories of Mexico One of my most-favorite things in Mexico was hanging out with my family of friends in the little village of Jarratadas. Like most small Mexican villages, it is a place of happy, laid back, hard working folks. The...

 

Insights & Observations

By Joe Stuver Sights worth seeing: MORE MOISTURE! It’s going to be a wonderful spring, if it gets here before summer. We send out a huge community salute to Bucky Billing and Lyle Rogge, who retired last week after serving TRECO, and their...

 

Tales from Old Mexico

Wherein Joe Stuver, former Editor of the Powder River Examiner, journeys south for a winter in the sun. I departed from home on a decent but windy day, two days after Christmas, for the long drive to...

 

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Your recent column “70 Years Ago” described the January weather of 1949 and brought to mind the story Mom (Bobbie Heidel) would tell of her untimely arrival from eastern Tennessee to eastern Montana on January 1, 1949, as a 21 year old who had...

 

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A vote for the continued support for 6-Mill Levy, (LR-128, SB-85) would again help keep our most precious natural resources, our children, from looking for lower educational costs out of state. Some would like you to believe that 6-Mill is a new tax...

 

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Franklin Roosevelt said “In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens you can bet it was planned that way.” We often question the direction our nation has gone over several decades, how it has gone further from the constitutional...

 

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Dear Billy, Unfortunately, I find myself forced to publicly respond to a recent situation regarding a complaint about passing a school bus. It has come to my attention that over the radio the Sheriff grossly misinterpreted a recent court decision I...

 

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Fair memories at the museum By Twila Talcott The volunteers at the Powder River Historical Museum have been finding items to put in our front window for the Powder River County Fair display - lots of things you’ve probably seen before - as you...

 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Mr. Editor, Having just set out a yard sign for John Tester, I decided to write a letter to further express support and confidence for this 3rd generation farmer, community leader, and citizen who is serving our State and Nation as a U.S....

 

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Dear Billy, The immensity of what my country is doing to certain unfortunate families has just begun to soak in to my mind. I didn’t think it could happen here. Forcibly taking children from their parents and holding them captive looks like...

 

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