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Lack of cell phone coverage prompts Helmville VFD to install 911 call box in town

The new 911 call box in downtown Helmville may seem a bit anachronistic in the age of cell phones, but with only isolated bubbles of coverage in the area, access to the public landline may be the...

Helmville students learn about fire fighting during Fire Prevention Week

Helmville school students had the chance to get up close and personal with the Helmville Volunteer fire department's equipment Friday Oct. 12 as part of Fire Prevention month. Rather than simply...

Lewis and Clark County awards contract for detention center renovation

Helena – Lewis and Clark County has awarded a construction contract, through a competitive request for proposals process, to Sletten Construction Services of Great Falls for the renovation of the Lewis and Clark County Law Enforcement Center....

A Third Way: Top Libertarian candidates offer an alternative

The Libertarian Party’s candidate for the U.S. Senate, Rick Breckenridge, wastes no time differentiating between Montana Libertarians and the Republican Party. “Libertarianism is the soul of the Republican Party, and they kicked the Libertarian...

Hunters are reminded to be cautious of mountain lions

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds hunters that mountain lions are also in pursuit of prey this time of year and are most active at dawn and dusk. Lions feeding on a kill are potentially...

Tour of the Arts brings visibility to local artists

The Alpine Artisan's Tour of the Arts returned to Lincoln last weekend as the Lincoln Art Haus Co-op once again hosted an exhibition and sale of their artwork at the Community Hall. Annie Allen,...

Childhood Recollections of Lincoln, Montana

My grandfather, Alfred Briscoe, raised his family in Cascade, Montana. He served as mayor from 1920 to 1923 and postmaster until 1936, and owned the Briscoe Mercantile Co. After his wife Minna died...

Game of flags

"You can't tackle your mom!" Isn't a phrase you hear at a typical football game, but last Saturday's flag football game between alumni, staff and parents and the high school and junior high football...

Lady Lynx Volleyball honors cancer survivors amid eventful week

This last week has been an eventful one for the Lincoln Lady Lynx, and it looks to continue for the next few weeks. October began with a celebration of pink. This is where a team honors cancer...

Lincoln Lady Lynx sing a new song: 'Hey, Hey, Goodbye!'

Varsity volleyball coach Stacey Mannix, all smiles after the three and out victory over the St. Regis Lady Tigers Saturday night, said, "This team is singing their song again." The last set was a...

Lynx JH football team has a bright future

The 2018 season closed Oct. 5 and 6 for the Lynx junior high school boys after exciting contests against Hot Springs and St. Regis. Despite having only six players suited up for the away game against...

Despite loss, Lady Lynx JV squad shaping up as a strong team for the future

The JV Saturday afternoon contest started off with a come-from-behind win in the first set, but fell in the following match ups: 25-21, 17-25, 13-15 and 7-15. In past years, the Lady Lynx have not...

Junior high B-team wraps up volleyball season with a win

First out of the locker room Wednesday, Oct. 10 was the younger B-team of the hometown Lady Lynx who dressed out nine hitters to face off against the junior high Granite Prospectors from Philipsburg....

P-burg Lady Prospectors find gold in Lincoln

The headliner game of the Wednesday night volleyball marathon was the older, more accomplished A-squad of the junior high Lady Lynx going up against the Lady Prospectors of Granite County in a non-conference match. It was also an endurance marathon...

Letter: Vote for experience, vote for Becky Beard

Becky Beard who is running for re-election for House District 80 has solid experience as a one-term legislator. I served seven terms in the house and the first term is a real learning experience....

Op/ed: Faith leaders support Initiative 186

We are a group of pastors and faith leaders from many different perspectives across our great state of Montana writing to express our strong support for Initiative I-186 which is called Yes for...

Letter: Dutton committed to entire county

As a citizen of Lincoln, I understand the value of having good law enforcement that knows our whole county, including the smaller communities. Sheriff Dutton and his wife have invested in our area by...

Dear Dietitian: Metabolic syndrome

Dear Dietitian, My husband has just been diagnosed with metabolic syndrome. We are both overwhelmed and need advice about what to do. Signed, Beth Dear Beth, A new diagnosis can often be frightening...

Mountaintop Musings: the Cure

One of the greatest joys a minister of the Gospel has is to have those who sit under his teaching take the Word of God and apply it in their lives. It is satisfying when people actually read the Bible and learn what Jesus really was about. It is...

My Smart Mouth: Mercy Killing in the morning

Today I euthanized a chicken. Nothing starts the day like a little mercy killing before breakfast, right? In case you weren’t aware, chickens are by and large conscienceless, carnivorous little jerks who will devour any flesh available to them...

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