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Self-sacrifice a big part of motherhood

May 12, 2019 at 3:48 pm

There must be a million quotes about mothers.“It’s the hardest job you’ll ever love.”“There is no way to be a perfect mother, but a million ways to be a good one.”“Being a mother is the highest paid job in the world, since the payment is in...

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A declining wildland deer herd

May 09, 2019 at 3:00 am

[Editor’s Note: After a brief respite, longtime Daily Inter Lake columnist Warren Illi will once again be sharing his opinions and personal anecdotes on all things outdoors related. Illi can be reached at illiwa@bigsky.net.]One of the major...

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Roundup grant shines a light on safety

May 05, 2019 at 3:00 am

On behalf of Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp, Ian Bartling, camp wilderness program coordinator, emailed the Inter Lake to thank Flathead Electric Cooperative’s Roundup for Safety program for providing funds for safety initiatives in the local...

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May Day memories; some are fuzzy

April 28, 2019 at 3:00 am

When the conversation turned to May Day last week in the Inter Lake newsroom, I was surprised at the range of memories my colleagues have about this particular holiday.I vaguely recall making May Day baskets in grade school, filling them wi...

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A mother’s homecoming

April 21, 2019 at 3:00 am

When, at 92, a person ought to be dozing off in their easy chair while watching Turner movie classics, the past couple of months my mother found herself in a short-term facility recovering from a fall.As she was returning to church after ch...

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Spring brings choices

April 04, 2019 at 3:00 am

To a lot of folks, the end of ice fishing season can be pretty traumatic. Many of us end the season feeling like we “could of used just a few more days on the ice.” Well, I have news for you, there is still plenty of frozen lakes left fisha...

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A quandary of biblical proportions

March 31, 2019 at 3:00 am

Forty years ago I was at an estate auction in Moorhead, Minnesota, buying an antique oak dresser when I spotted a large, leather-bound Bible for sale.This was no ordinary Bible. The old, sculpted leather cover is embossed with gold trim, an...

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Polson museum building new military barracks

March 24, 2019 at 3:00 am

The Miracle of America Museum in Polson recently inherited a building that is now in the process of being recreated as a World War II U.S. Army Air Corps barracks.While its numerous exhibits cover the spectrum of local, regional and nationa...

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Herding calls part of my milk-maid heritage

March 17, 2019 at 3:00 am

I came across a YouTube video last week about “kulning,” the ancient Swedish herding calls used by women centuries ago to call the cattle back home to the farm in the evenings.The melodic calls had a soothing, yet haunting quality that mesm...

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Mom’s kitchen was ‘Little Italy’ with lots of love

March 10, 2019 at 3:00 am

About 10 years ago, my husband’s family began compiling a cookbook to honor and forever preserve my Italian mother-in-law’s cooking legacy.My husband Jim’s grandparents were all born in the Abruzzo region of Italy on the coast of the Adriat...

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