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Hey Howdy hey: Something I believe in

This is not something I normally write about, but it is something I believe in. I have recently been reading a book written by Christian writer Joel Olsteen "You Can, You Will". It... — Updated 3/3/2021

 
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Hey Howdy Hey: Drumming up cheer and donations

Well, here is a little follow up story on Jim and Trooper’s crusade of good cheer that started here in Lincoln on Dec. 6. It was my very first show and it was great being able to... — Updated 1/26/2021

 
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Hey Howdy Hey": The BVD and Lincoln

Just wanted to send out a little Hey Howdy Hey of thanks to the Blackfoot Valley Dispatch. When I left Lincoln this last time it was mainly because I was worried about my dog. He... — Updated 12/17/2020

 
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Hey Howdy Hey: Trips to Drummond

There was a song that came out back in the early 80's when I was in high school: "I Can't Drive 55," by Sammy Hagar. Well, with my moving, I have been taking my things down to... — Updated 7/29/2020

 
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Hey Howdy Hey: Grizzly Hardware

With my time here vastly coming to a close, I am sadly not going to be able to thank all the people, organizations and businesses for all they do for this wonderful little town, I... — Updated 7/15/2020

 
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Big Adventure

Well, I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed writing my little stories for the BVD each week and I will still try to send in a few from afar. I do appreciate all the positive feedback... — Updated 6/30/2020

 
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Hey Howdy Hey: "Mack" McInally

Be it Summer, Winter, Spring, or Fall, whatever time of the year you will see this young fellow of 86 out for his daily walk down through Lincoln. Richard McInally, or Mack is what... — Updated 6/24/2020

 
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Hey Howdy Hey: This summer, take care of your pets

With the 4th of July just around the corner, here are a few important tips to keep your pets safe. Keep your pets secured during fireworks, inside your home. Give them a safe place... — Updated 6/17/2020

 
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Hey Howdy Hey: Bartending memories

With spring trying to give way for summer, it takes me back to when I first moved to Lincoln in the early 90's. I came up here looking for a bartending job and the first place I... — Updated 5/27/2020

 
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Hey Howdy Hey: A real Live Wire

Sending out a big Hey Howdy Hey of thanks to Jules and Marilyn Burgert. They moved to Lincoln three years ago. Jules had been an engraver for over ten years before losing the... — Updated 5/12/2020

 
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Hey Howdy Hey: Menagerie Memories

Often on my travels up Stemple to get firewood or to just go for a drive, I pass by the little red cabin where I first lived when I first moved to Lincoln in the early 90's. It's... — Updated 4/28/2020

 
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Hey Howdy Hey: Aaron, Kristin & Damion

Sending out a big Hey Howdy Hey of thanks to Aaron, Kristin, and Damion Birkholz. This July will be their sixth year in ownership of Coyote Coffee. Before they took it over it... — Updated 4/22/2020

 
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Hey Howdy Hey: Thankful for Lincoln

I know I have been sending out thanks to individuals and organizations, etc. and I will continue to do so, but this week I want to send a big Hey Howdy Hey of thanks to all the folk... — Updated 4/14/2020

 
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Hey Howdy Hey: American Legion

Sending out a big Hey Howdy Hey of thanks to all the dedicated members of the American Legion Post 9. They have 61 members in our area which includes Helmville and Ovando. I can't... — Updated 4/7/2020

 
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Hey Howdy Hey: Uncertain Times

Sending out a big Hey Howdy Hey of thanks to all the folks who are still out there working during these uncertain times. The first responders and healthcare workers who are on the... — Updated 4/1/2020

 
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Hey Howdy Hey

Sending out a big Hey Howdy Hey of thanks to the fine folks who run the Lincoln branch of the Lewis and Clark Library. Recently retired Sherri Wood had been there for over 30 years... — Updated 3/25/2020

 
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Hey Howdy Hey

Sending out a big Hey Howdy Hey of thanks to Roger Brandenburger, Mike Nordahl, and Jeanette Nordahl, who are all members of the Lincoln Sewer District. Wastewater treatment... — Updated 3/18/2020

 
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Hey Howdy Hey

I was just thinking about a short time ago when I had gone into a little café for lunch. I was sitting there having my meal when a young family of four came in. As soon as they... — Updated 3/10/2020

 
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Hey Howdy Hey : D&D Smiles

Just wanted to send out a big Hey Howdy Hey of thanks to all the wonderful folks at D & D Foodtown. When I came back to Lincoln in 2018, before I had made my decision to move,... — Updated 3/3/2020

 
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Hey Howdy Hey: Refs

With high school basketball season coming to a close, I just wanted to send out a big Hey Howdy Hey of thanks to all the men and women officials who travel many miles every day,... — Updated 2/25/2020

 
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Hey Howdy Hey

Sending out a big Hey Howdy Hey of thanks to all who have participated in the making and selling of the big Valentine’s cookie sale the Lincoln school puts on every year. Teresa... — Updated 2/11/2020

 
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Hey Howdy Hey

Just wanted to send out a little Hey Howdy Hey of thanks to the local truck drivers that live here in Lincoln. I apologize if I miss anyone. I am just going by the ones I currently... — Updated 2/4/2020

 
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Hey Howdy Hey

Just wanted to send out a little Hey Howdy Hey to Mr. Ernie Lundberg. I was walking my dog Trooper down the street last Thursday or could have been Friday. I can’t remember, but t... — Updated 1/28/2020

 
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Hey Howdy Hey: Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Sending a little Hey Howdy Hey of thanks to all the wonderful folds who make the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Thrift Store what it is today. Coordinator Diane Ironi started this litt... — Updated 1/14/2020

 
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Hey Howdy Hey

Just wanted to send out a little Hey Howdy Hey of thanks to the fellows who run the Lincoln Transfer Site. Doug Cousins, who has been there 15 years and Dan Thomas who is under a... — Updated 1/7/2020

 

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