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Articles from the February 24, 2022 edition

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  • Tournament Time! The District 13 C games in Frenchtown

    Connie McCafferty, BVD|Updated Aug 31, 2022

    It could be the pep bands, the gathering of seven high school basketball teams, the media cameras and reporters or the plethora of goodies at the food court. "Tournament time" is like a winter vacation in Sports World. A special vibe and excitement is in the air for both athletes and fans. Who you play in your first game depends on the record accumulated during the season and both Lincoln Lynx men and ladies had a difficult draw. The Lincoln gals came the closest to a win...

  • Royer scores 6th Race to the Sky win

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Aug 31, 2022

    Jessie Royer of Seeley Lake racked up her sixth 300-mile Race to the Sky win Monday Feb. 14, crossing the finish line at Hi Country Snack Foods at 6:33 p.m with 10 dogs. Royer, who has been mushing for 28 years, won her first Race to the Sky in 1994 at just 17-years old, when it was still a 500-mile race. She went on to win the 300-mile races in 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2020. Josi Thyr of Olney, Mont. took the second place finish in the 300-mile, arriving back in Lincoln at 11:08...

  • Spring prescribed burning to begin on the Lincoln Ranger District

    News Release, Helen-Lewis and Clark National Forest|Updated Aug 31, 2022

    LINCOLN, Mont. (February 25, 2022) -The Lincoln Ranger District is preparing to conduct spring prescribed burning as early as next week, Feb 28. Residents of Lincoln live in a fire-adapted landscape and at the right time and place, prescribed fire can provide numerous benefits to land, wildlife and people including opening understory, reducing the risk of crisis wildfires, and returning nutrients to the soil. Prescribed burning is planned around Ogden Mountain, Poorman Creek,...

  • 'Ted K' provides different perspective on familiar story

    Roger Dey, Roger Dey|Updated Aug 31, 2022

    As "Ted K" opens, a text crawl explains Ted Kaczynski's backstory before giving way to scenes of mountains covered with deep snow and blackened, burned trees. The stark scenery is punctuated by a group of colorful snowmobiles, the sound of the sleds follows them as they dance through the tree trunks and travel trails. As the group crosses Keep Cool Lake, a spectral figure appears from behind a tree. It's one of the few times Ted Kaczynski, as portrayed by Sharlto Copley,...

  • Lynx men fall to Victor Pirates in season ender

    Connie McCafferty, BVD|Updated Aug 31, 2022

    In a varsity vs. junior varsity match-up, the younger, less-experienced players have to climb a steep mountain. But the hometown Lynx men don't even have a full component of high school players. Two of their most talented shooters, Kayden Riddle and Roegun Dietz, are only in eighth grade! The Victor Pirates, starting seniors and juniors who average 5-foot, 10-inches and 150 pounds, made intimidating opponents Feb. 12. A fan did not need to be a fortune teller to see the outcom...

  • Everyone Welcome to Master Planning Town Hall Meeting March 2

    Updated Feb 26, 2022

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  • Recent felony arrests

    Updated Feb 24, 2022

    Lincoln man charged with strangulation David Allen Ward, 40, of Lincoln was charged with felony strangulation of a partner or family member, felony assault with a weapon and misdemeanor violation of a no-contact order following a Dec. 27 incident on North 4th Street in Lincoln. According to reports, Ward wrapped his arm around the victims neck and squeezed until she went unconscious. Ward is also alleged to have gone after the victim with a power saw after she regained...

  • Triple threat

    Sherry Kaup, Licensed Medical Massage Therapist|Updated Feb 24, 2022

    Todays triple threat is chronic pain, chronic fatigue and depression. Each can present by itself, but invariably where one is the others follow. In the US alone 20 percent of the adult population suffers from chronic pain and 30 percent of those are over 45 years of age. Chronic pain can be caused by any number of ailments such as Rhuematoid Arthritis, Transmandibular Joint Dysfunction, brain injuries, or even a car wreck or sports injuries. The number one treatment for each...

  • After two years, Pete Sitch Basketball Tournament to return next month

    Tammy Jordan|Updated Feb 24, 2022

    The Pete Sitch Basketball Tournament returns to Lincoln after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic and is slated for the weekend of March 19 and 20, 2022. "We're back! And we're really excited to be back," tournament organizer Dave Sitch said. The co-ed tournament began in 1988 in honor of Pete Sitch, who was killed in a logging accident in 1984, and raises funds for a scholarship awarded to a Lincoln graduate each year. The tournament is a way for the family to...

  • Guest opinion: We need more housing

    Sen. Greg Hertz - R, Polson|Updated Feb 24, 2022

    Montana has been discovered. We were the second-fastest-growing state in the country last year. Our rapidly increasing population presents many challenges and opportunities, and it's also driving a lot of unease among many of us who've lived here for a long time. Whether you love it or hate it, that growth looks like it's going to keep happening for a while. We need to deal with that reality and reform many policies very quickly to respond to it, especially when it comes to...

  • New massage therapist comes to Lincoln

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Feb 24, 2022

    Sherry Kaup, a licensed massage therapist, recently opened The Celtic Touch Massage Therapy at her home near Lincoln. Kaup and her husband Robin are new to Lincoln, having moved here from the Willamette Valley in Oregon last November. Kaup, who has been a massage therapist for about 12 years, said she got her Montana license "the minute we knew we were moving." In addition to offering Asian, Swedish, trigger point and deep tissue massage, Kaup is also a medical massage...

  • From my Perspective: Hunkering down... Tucking in

    Tammy Jordan|Updated Feb 24, 2022

    Just last week I thought spring had arrived. The weather was unseasonably warm and sunny. I had that lighter feeling, the one I get when spring is about to take hold. Even though earlier than normal this year, it made me think I was ready tell the cold dark days of winter goodbye. What I forgot is that we hadn’t even had second winter yet. You native and long-time transplanted Montanans know exactly what I’m talking about. For those of you new to Montana, well, buckle up, we...

  • Obituary: Becky Thurman

    Updated Feb 24, 2022

    Becky Lee Thurman, born Aug. 12, 1948 in Helena, Mont. to Eugene Edward and Martha Lena (Foster) Youderian, passed away at her Lincoln home Feb. 6, 2022, at the age of 73. As a small child she loved to play outside in the mud and splash in the creek. Later she would channel this delight with mud into a passion for making pottery. Growing up on a ranch, she learned to ride at a very early age and never lost her interest in and love for horses. Summers were spent on horseback...

  • Senior Night win winds up regular season for Lady Lynx

    Connie McCafferty, BVD|Updated Feb 24, 2022

    The bleachers were full to wit-ness the emotional goodbye ritual of "Senior Night" on Feb. 12 in the last home game of the regular basketball season. As a special gift to the only senior player, Jenna Templeton, the Lincoln Lady Lynx pounded out a decisive win over the Victor Lady Pirates, 43 - 32, sending Jenna off to college with memories of victory dancing in her head. Taking the lead in the game from tip off to final buzzer, the mini-squad of six players (five high school...

  • Accident east of Lincoln claims life of Washington man

    Roger Dey|Updated Feb 24, 2022

    An early morning accident on Highway 200 just east of the intersection with Highway 279 claimed the life of a passenger in a 2021 Peterbilt after the tractor and trailer went off the road Monday, Feb. 14. According to the Montana Highway Patrol report, the tractor and trailer drifted off the right side of the road and struck a guard rail. The driver, a 30-year-old man from Riverside Calif, overcorrected and crossed the highway. The semi went off the road and down an...

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