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‘For God and Country’ ‘For God and Country’

Yes, Virginia, believe it or not there has been an American Legion presence in Ronan for over 90 years. As evidenced by the photos and charter on display at the Garden of the Rockies Museum in Ronan along with the original Post flag. The American Legion was first founded in 1919 by Theodore Roosevelt Jr. and other Veterans of World War One. Soon after in 1926 Ronan followed suit when it received its charter as Mount Harding Post #124. In the picture at the Ronan Museum you can see several Dough Boys in their uniforms posing with their respective Post flags. The original Post faded out in 1991 for unknown reasons until 2002 when a new charter was applied for and became established as Ronan P...


Geraniums, Christmas cacti make interesting holiday gift plants

Most of us are quite familiar with common garden geraniums (Pelargonium spp.) with their brightly colored blooms and leaves. We usually grow these outside for summer bedding color. Other (and not as well-known) geraniums are grown for their scented leaves. They can be grown outside for bedding or put into mi...


Geraniums, Christmas cacti make interesting holiday gift plants

Most of us are quite familiar with common garden geraniums (Pelargonium spp.) with their brightly colored blooms and leaves. We usually grow these outside for summer bedding color. Other (and not as well-known) geraniums are grown for their scented leaves. They can be grown outside for bedding or put into mi...


Perch fishing good on the Flathead

Fishermen:  In the past, any good perch fishing that I knew of on Flathead Lake was over near the middle of October. My wife and I had our children coming from all over the country to spend their Thanksgiving vacation with us, because in my limited perspective of the ideal, I’m of the mind that...


Hey, baby Hey, baby

There are 7.5 billion people in the world. That’s 75 followed by eight zeros. A billion is hard for the average mind to fathom. One billion is equivalent to a thousand millions. In other words, a really big number. There are 7.5 billion of us living, eating and breathing here on planet earth. And al...


St. Ignatius man shares ancestral tale of human kindness St. Ignatius man shares ancestral tale of human kindness

In the mid-nineteenth century, my maternal great-great grandparents began a trek to Utah along with many fellow Mormon pioneers. They faced the normal perils of such a journey at the time; potential attacks from Indians, inclement weather, wild animals, injury, infection and disease. I have read that of thos...


Modernizing tax code will help Montana small business

It has been 30 years since the last time our nation’s tax code has been overhauled. In that time, the tax rate we levy on businesses has become one of the highest in the world, the tax code itself has become an incomprehensible mess, and special interests have drilled it full of loopholes that benefit ...


Gratitudinally speaking Gratitudinally speaking

Gratitude is among us! ‘Tis the season for giving thanks. Let’s talk turkey. Each year, at about this time, my family sits down to a big meal and we go around the table and tell one another what we are thankful for. Usually things like family, togetherness and green bean casserole top the list...


Try deer-resistant plants for gardens Try deer-resistant plants for gardens

Mule and whitetail deer are abundant these days over much of our region. As many of us have experienced, deer can do a lot of damage to a garden in a short time. In spring and summer they eat flowers and foliage. In winter, deer browse on the young shoots and buds of shrubs and trees. Deer prefer some pla...


Lost in time Lost in time

Our family calendar is an information multi-tasker. Each year I purchase one with large monthly pages and ample, oversized daily squares so I have plenty of room to write the myriad of time-sensitive tidbits that decorate the pages and give meaning to our days, weeks, months and the year as a whole. I kno...


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