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Articles from the January 15, 2020 edition


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  • Envision Lincoln organizing open house to restart conversation on community planning

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Jan 15, 2020

    Envision Lincoln, the community revitalization effort begun in 2017, has been flying below the radar for the past several months, but organizers are working to invigorate the movement with an open house at the Lincoln Community Hall Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. "It will be an introduction to getting Envision Lincoln going again," lead organizer Karyn Good said at a Jan. 10 meeting of several of the core members of the Envision Lincoln group. "We had a break, but we...

  • High-headed creatures

    Dick Geary, Featured Columnist|Updated Jan 14, 2020

    My father and two of his brothers spent their entire lives on the ranch. Two served in WWII, but the other never left the property. They were adequate when working cattle, but never had any experience on other ranches to see how they handled cows. And they never had any decent horses. In the 1930's, I think, my grandfather owned a big Shire stallion, and used his offspring on the ranch. His practice was to ride them until they got too big, then put them in a harness. Every...

  • Dear Dietician: Sugars

    Leanne McCrate, Featured Columnist|Updated Jan 14, 2020

    Dear Readers, Another year is behind us, and now it's time to get back to our normal routines. Many of us, including myself, have overeaten during the holidays; it's just part of it. It's a great time with family, close friends, and homemade desserts. Every year a family friend bakes a homemade pecan pie using fresh pecans from her own property, and believe me, it is a slice of paradise! Special occasions aside, Americans eat a lot of sugar, with some estimates totaling 57...

  • Lincoln-area deputy to take on part time School Resource Officer duties

    Kate Radford, BVD|Updated Jan 14, 2020

    In many communities, law enforcement officers serve in middle and high schools as School Resource Officers, providing mentoring, education, and law enforcement services in the school. Lincoln School will soon have its own School Resource Officer at the school on a part-time basis. The Sheriff's office explained that there are currently SROs provided by the Helena Police Department, but this will be the first SRO at the county level. Lincoln's resident Deputy Robert Rivera,...

  • Lady Blackhawks of Seeley Lake overwhelm Lady Lynx

    Connie McAfferty, BVD|Updated Jan 14, 2020

    8 - 10 was not the score of the Saturday night basketball contest between the Lincoln Lady Lynx and the Seeley Blackhawks. It was instead the comparison of the two team rosters listed on the game night program. Lincoln's JV/varsity combined team dressed out ten brave Lady Lynx. Seeley didn't even bother to bring their JV to back up the varsity since they had three whole starting fives on the bench and didn't need the younger ladies. To make matters more dire for the hometown...

  • Lynx lose Saturday shootout with Seeley Blackhawks

    Connie McAfferty, BVD|Updated Jan 14, 2020

    The football team from Seeley Lake left their shoulder pads home and donned basketball jerseys for their Saturday, Jan. 11 basketball game with the hometown Lincoln Lynx, and it was clear that they were used to thundering up and down the field of play. Starting Blackhawk quarterback in the 2019 football season, Owen Mercado, dominated this basketball night with his six-foot-three, 185 pounds of offensive and defensive strength, scoring 26 points and most of the rebounds. Merca...

  • Lady Lynx crush Valley Christian

    Connie McAfferty, BVD|Updated Jan 14, 2020

    Three or four years ago, when the hordes of Valley Christian lady Eagles rolled into town, the Lincoln Lady Lynx would take a deep breath and get out their game plan for taking down a giant. Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Friday night's away basketball contest in Missoula gave the Lady Eagles a taste of their own medicine as the Lincoln Lady Lynx crushed the 2020 Valley squad 39 - 25. Revenge, even when long-awaited, is just as sweet. Lincoln had three pointers flying from...

  • U.S. Census bureau begins selection process in preparation of 2020 Census

    News Release, U.S. Census Bureau|Updated Jan 14, 2020

    HELENA-On January 1, the U.S. Census Bureau will begin the selection process for various census positions in preparation of the 2020 Census. These positions offer competitive pay, flexible hours, paid training and weekly paychecks. Pay rates in the state are around $17 an hour and $19.50 in urban areas and workers will also have their mileage covered. All part-time applicants working on the Montana census will be able to maintain their federal benefits and assistance such as...

  • Many open seats on local elected boards; recent change to state law could impact filing options

    Kate Radford, BVD|Updated Jan 14, 2020

    With the filing deadline for Lewis and Clark County Boards approaching, a new law may come into play for Lincoln’s elected boards. All five elected boards in Lincoln will have positions up for election on May 5, 2020. The Lincoln Fire District is electing two trustees to three-year terms. The positions currently held by Richard Birkholz and Gary Weisner are up for election. The Lincoln Hospital District is electing five trustees (the entire board). There are two one-year terms, two two-year terms, and one three-year term u...

  • LVCC meeting update

    Tammy Jordan, BVD|Updated Jan 14, 2020

    During the latest meeting of the Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce, several items were discussed. One of the main topics on everyone's mind, and up for discussion, was the cancellation of the annual Skijoring event. The LVCC board was disappointed they weren't able to hold the event, but it came down to the safety of the animals, participants, and volunteers. The board talked about looking into other options for coming years for the event such as moving the date, and seeking...

  • Hey Howdy Hey: Neighbors Helping Neighbors

    Jim Oly, Local columnist|Updated Jan 14, 2020

    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 little store ten years ago in the Methodist Church garage. She wanted to be able to help people out and make money for the community. And all proceeds that are made do just that. Along with the help of her dedicated volunteer’s Becca O’Leary, Joyce Ferguson, Rosaire Hoffman, Ron Lydiard, Susie Ruff, Syl...

  • FWP supports bison restorations under strict provisions

    Martha Williams, Director, Montana FWP|Updated Jan 14, 2020

    Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has a rich history of working with the people of this state to restore elk, moose, mountain goats, bears, wolves, lions, bighorn sheep, pronghorn, and other wildlife species that had all but disappeared by the early half of the 20th century. One reason for these successes is the landowners who steward habitat and provide hunting access and the hunters who pay for wildlife management agree that Montana is a state defined by healthy and abundant...

  • Birth announcement: Kash Jameson Davis

    Updated Jan 14, 2020

    Kash Jameson Davis was born at 1:47 p.m. on Dec 27, 2019 to Jim and Rikki Davis. He was born weighing in at 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 3/4 inches long. Baby Kash joins his four sisters Miyah, 13, Maddi, 11, Stella, 6, and Sawyer 2. Welcome to the world baby Kash!...

  • Obituary: Michael Hoffman

    Updated Jan 14, 2020

    Michael G. Hoffman passed away on Jan. 4, 2020, after a courageous struggle with cancer. He was a man of great integrity and intelligence. He had a gift of telling jokes and many stories. Mike was born on Nov. 7, 1951 to John G. Hoffman Jr. and Elizabeth Marie Hoffman in Baltimore, Md. Soon after the family moved to a farm in the mountains of upstate New York. Those days were some of the most cherished times of his life. He and his siblings all felt the same and could not...

  • Obituary: Jesse J. Kibbee

    Updated Jan 14, 2020

    Jesse J. Kibbee, 79, passed away on Jan. 5, 2020 with his loving wife, Dixie by his side. Services to be announced in the spring. His cremation has been entrusted to Croxford Funeral Home Born March 13, 1940 to parents Jesse Kibbee and Vivian M. Brown in Havre, Mont., Jesse spent the first year of his life there, before the family moved to Valier in 1941. After graduating from Valier High School in 1958 he attended Northern Montana College in Havre and Western Montana College...

  • Open Letter to the community of Lincoln

    Updated Jan 14, 2020

    The Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce extends its apologies for having to cancel the annual Skijoring event for 2020. January 2 was our deadline to commit to Skijor America whether we would be able to host the event or not. Due to slick and icy conditions of the field where the track was to be set up along with low snow predictions, the Chamber board made the decision to cancel Skijor Lincoln. According to Bill Cyr, owner of the field where Skijoring takes place, it was not...

  • Stolen Lincoln Telephone Co. pickup recovered in Great Falls; two suspects charged

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Jan 14, 2020

    A pickup truck stolen from the Lincoln Telephone Company early Thursday morning was recovered in Great Falls Friday, followed by the arrest of the suspected vehicle thieves. According to the Great Falls Tribune, police arrested Christopher Henderson, 25, and Letisia Badhawk, 28 Friday morning after they abandoned the vehicle near 4th Avenue North and 17th Street in Great Falls. The pair allegedly stole the Lincoln Telephone vehicle at 2:33 a.m. Thursday morning, leaving...

  • Outdoor Club plans for busy winter

    Tammy Jordan, BVD|Updated Jan 14, 2020

    Organizers for the Outdoor Club met last Monday to discuss upcoming events and schedule their first Community Skate night. The club received a donation from The Wilderness Society to fund the skating rink addition which should be here and set up this week. The addition will double the size of the rink they were using last year and arrives just in time, as the Outdoor Club has their First Community Skate scheduled for Thursday, Jan 23 from 4:30-7:30-pm. The event is open to...

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