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  • New Benches at Hooper Park Commemorate Bob Purdy

    Sue Howsmon|Updated May 30, 2023

    Visitors to Hooper Park will notice a few additions thanks to Doug and Laurie Richards and the Bob Purdy Softball Tournament. The Richards have this past week completed installation of three park benches and one aggregate trash container. The idea for park benches has been brewing with Laurie and Doug for a couple of years now, with a permanent plaque on each in tribute to Bob Purdy who lent his spirit, and love of community and kids in everything he did. "Bob loved kids here...

  • Guest Editorial: Wake Up Lincoln!

    Nyle and Sue Howsmon|Updated Sep 7, 2022

    We would like to express an opinion relating to an article in the latest edition of the Blackfoot Valley Dispatch by Roger Dey, BVD Editor, regarding the future of the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce. In the article it was stated that the Chamber was facing suspension if it could not get enough people to fill the board of directors. I do not write many editorials but have been moved on occasion to express an opinion when issues hit a nerve. The article called Tipping Point pointed out that the Chamber’s future is in danger if we...

  • It might be time to consider a Lincoln Senior Center membership

    Sue Howsmon|Updated May 4, 2022

    One look outside or to feel the warming temperatures lets us know that the long, hard winter of 2022 is nearing it's end. Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit us more than two years ago life in general has taken many changes and the Lincoln Senior Center is no different. Memberships have dropped over the past few years, due in some cases to the aging of Lincoln and people who are not able to get out and around as they used to. The pandemic had kept people inside and away from...

  • Lincoln Village keeps Community Hall thriving

    Sue Howsmon, Lincoln Community Hall|Updated Aug 7, 2018

    The Lincoln Community Hall turned 100 years old this year, and it is one of the last log public buildings of its size in Montana. The unique octagonal structure, first dedicated in February 1918, was built by the citizens of Lincoln to provide a centralized home for the social and spiritual well-being to a remote mountain community. That vision has continued today. The list of directors and caretakers over the years include a Who's Who of Lincoln history. They selflessly...