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Updated Aug 28, 2014 at 4:18 PM

What is the proper function of a community newspaper?Apparently that answer depends on whom you ask the question. Many seem to think community journalism is all about conjuring up images of the town and area so that every Pollyanna can read it through rose-colored glasses. On the other hand, there are those who believe that the local newspaper should dig up and expose everyone's dirty laundry.

Updated Aug 14, 2014 at 3:37 PM

As I sit down to draft this editorial during my second-year anniversary of living in Helena, I look around and see how far we have come in that short time as a community. I moved here in the nick of time to witness the Civil War initiative blossom...

Updated Aug 7, 2014 at 12:34 PM

After 50 years and $20 trillion, grand plan to eradicate poverty in U.S. is a failure.

Updated Aug 7, 2014 at 11:48 AM

When I was in upper elementary school (4th, 5th and 6th grades), one of the first writing assignments of the new school term was usually, “how I spent my summer vacation”. Keeping with the theme of “back to school”, I thought...

Updated Jul 31, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Those who do not like to engage in arguments should probably avoid two topics in particular like the plague –politics and religion. Being a journalist I find it almost impossible to avoid addressing politics because whether I like it or not...

Updated Jul 24, 2014 at 1:30 PM

One of my all-time favorite TV cowboys rode off into the final sunset early last Saturday morning.

Updated Jul 21, 2014 at 2:39 PM

When I moved to Helena two years ago, I had mixed feelings. The only thing I knew about the community was its high crime rate. Little did I know that my relocation to the Delta would prove among the best decisions I have ever made.

Updated Jul 17, 2014 at 10:23 AM

Following a 7-week sabbatical, it's finally back in the saddle time for this old grizzled journalist. Some, I have been told, have missed my weekly ramblings and others probably haven't even noticed it was missing from The Helena World lineup.

Updated May 23, 2014 at 9:18 AM

Apathy is defined as “indifference”, “lack of concern”, or “lack of interest.”

Updated May 15, 2014 at 10:37 AM

It has been frequently said that if you are truly looking for a learning experience or something to do, you need look no further than your own backyard. Such is the case with the Delta Cultural Center.

Updated May 8, 2014 at 3:40 PM

If everything you read must be “politically correct”, then go ahead and stuff this column away in file 13 because it probably isn't going to make you very happy.

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