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 By Jim Oly    Columns    March 4, 2021

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...

 
 By Jim Oly    Columns    January 28, 2021

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...

 

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...

 
 By Jim Oly    Columns    July 30, 2020

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...

 
 By Jim Oly    Columns    July 15, 2020

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...

 
 By Jim Oly    Columns    July 1, 2020

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...

 
 By Jim Oly    Columns    June 24, 2020

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....

 
 By Jim Oly    Columns    June 17, 2020

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...

 
 By Jim Oly    Columns    May 27, 2020

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...

 
 By Jim Oly    Columns    May 13, 2020

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...

 
 By Jim Oly    Columns    April 29, 2020

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...

 
 By Jim Oly    Columns    April 22, 2020

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....

 
 By Jim Oly    Columns    April 15, 2020

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 Howd...

 
 By Jim Oly    Columns    April 8, 2020

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...

 
 By Jim Oly    Columns    April 1, 2020

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...

 
 By Jim Oly    Columns    March 25, 2020

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...

 
 By Jim Oly    Columns    March 18, 2020

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...

 
 By Jim Oly    Columns    March 11, 2020

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...

 
 By Jim Oly    Columns    March 4, 2020

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...

 
 By Jim Oly    Columns    February 26, 2020

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...

 
 By Jim Oly    Columns    February 12, 2020

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...

 
 By Jim Oly    Columns    February 5, 2020

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...

 
 By Jim Oly    Columns    January 29, 2020

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 Fr...

 
 By Jim Oly    Viewpoints    January 15, 2020

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. Coordinato...

 
 By Jim Oly    Columns    January 8, 2020

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...

 

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