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Articles from the February 20, 2019 edition


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  • Lincoln teams end season at Western C tourney

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Feb 20, 2019

    The Lincoln Lynx basketball teams ended their seasons at the Western C District Tournament in Frenchtown last week. The Lincoln girls started off strong with a Valentine's Day 45-29 win over the Victor Lady Pirates. The decisive win set them up to face off against the District 13 C top seed, the Seeley Swan Blackhawks Feb. 15. The Lincoln girls proved to be a tough team to beat, despite a commanding 25 - 11 lead by Seeley at the half. The Lady Lynx flipped the script on the...

  • 'Sundry rubber goods'

    Dick Geary|Updated Feb 20, 2019

    I've always kept myself on the outer edges of society, preferring to observe its actions and ideas with a soft contempt, always keeping my "ironic distance" from the point of my own contrived superiority. I think this trait began in the spring of 1965, when I was a senior in high school. In those days, Lawrence Welk and Art Linkletter ruled the TV world. The supposed moral decay of the later 1960's hadn't yet reached Montana. It was then that I saw through the arbitrary...

  • Lincoln Skatepark submits formal design proposal to County Commission

    Hope Quay, BVD|Updated Feb 20, 2019

    Plans to bring a skatepark to Lincoln are gaining momentum as Lewis and Clark County officials’ enthusiasm for the project grows. Community Coordinator Karyn Good, who agreed to help the Lincoln Skatepark Committee with organization and outreach, as well as funds sourcing for the project, presented a proposal prepared by Evergreen Skate Parks to County Commissioners and other officials at Lincoln’s Government Day Meeting, Feb. 4. “We reached out to (Pearl Jam drummer Jeff Ament) and he put us in contact with Evergreen Skate...

  • Obituary: Andrew Bernard Anderson

    Updated Feb 20, 2019

    Andrew Bernard Anderson went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 18, 2019, at his home in Helena, Montana with his family present. Andrew was born to Robert and Lillian Anderson in Havre, Montana on March 20, 1946. He was raised on the family farm at Augusta, Montana and attended Augusta grade school and high school. He enrolled at the Helena Vo-tech where he took a two-year course in diesel mechanics. In 1967, he finished the mechanics school, married Karleen Hammer from...

  • Obituaries: Bonnie Dot Penner

    Updated Feb 20, 2019

    Bonnie Dot Penner, 81, of Bigfork, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. Bonnie, affectionately known to others as ''Tiny," was born on Sept. 7, 1937, to Austin and Nellda Dillree in Rexburg, Idaho, joining older sister Lois and brothers Gary and Larry. The family relocated to Ovando. She attended Missoula County High School in Missoula and graduated in 1955. Bonnie's greatest treasure was her family. She loved celebrations that brought the entire extended family together. Any chance to gather, play cards, tell stories,...

  • Teacher Feature: Mishayla Fallis

    BobbiJean Buster, BVD|Updated Feb 20, 2019

    Twentynine Palms, California is the home of Joshua Tree National Park and the world's largest Marine Corps training base. It was also the home of Lincoln Pre-school teacher, Mishayla Fallis. In April of 2018 she had the opportunity to fulfill the lifelong dream of raising her family in the area where her parents grew up and she came to Lincoln. Fallis graduated from Twentynine Palms High School in 2010 and Copper Mountain College in 2018, with an associate's degree in Early Ch...

  • Legislative Roundup: Affordable housing, Sales tax, Unions laws, Minimum wage

    Shaylee Ragar and Tim Pierce, Community News Service UM School of Journalism|Updated Feb 20, 2019

    HELENA-As Montana lawmakers consider overhauling the state's DUI laws, the Montana Highway Patrol wants to dispel myths about blood alcohol levels. Last week, the Highway Patrol hosted a demonstration for lawmakers to show just how much alcohol it actually takes to be beyond legal limits. The event included four volunteers from Highway Patrol who drank a substantial amount within two hours, and then were given a field sobriety test, including a walk-and-turn test. It proved...

  • Kurtz fills in as Interim Ranger

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Feb 20, 2019

    Lincoln Ranger District Fire Management Officer Jarel Kurtz is slated to take over as interim district ranger Feb. 25 while Michael Stansberry is on a four-month temporary duty assignment to fill in for Dan Dallas, the Forest Supervisor of the Rio Grande Forest in Colorado. Stansberry recommended Kurtz for the role after the government shutdown changed plans for the person originally slated to fill in as district ranger. Stansberry said the change should be beneficial for the...

  • Bruggeman wins Race to the Sky

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Feb 20, 2019

    Brett Bruggeman from Great Falls battled subzero temperatures, winds and drifting snow to win the 2019 Race to the Sky, crossing the finish line at 6:02 a.m. Tuesday morning, Feb. 12 at Hi-Country Snack Foods. The win is Bruggeman's first in the Race to the Sky, which he has competed in every year since 2013. He finished second in 2016. Bruggeman, an endodontist by trade, owns Skinny Leg Sleddogs and counts Lincoln's Doug Swingley, the 1991 Race to the sky winner who went on...

  • Lincoln School attendance hit hard by flu, strep throat

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Feb 20, 2019

    Back to back bouts of influenza and strep throat hit Lincoln School hard this month, leading to a high rate of absences in the last two weeks. Lincoln School secretary Olivia Cameron said on average, about 40 kids were absent from school each day during the first week of the month, primarily due to influenza, which has risen sharply across the state since mid-January. According to the Montana Department of Health and Human Services, flu activity ramped up dramatically across...

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