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Articles from the February 26, 2020 edition


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  • Envision Lincoln unveils in-town trails plans, discusses community revitalization *

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Mar 10, 2022

    *The headline of this story has been updated March 10, 2022 to better reflect the fact no revitalization plan exists. The original headline may have created or exacerbate that misperception. A Feb. 18 event aimed at re-introducing Envision Lincoln to the community and restarting conversations around downtown revitalization efforts drew a surprising turnout for a Tuesday gathering at mid-day, suggesting there is still significant interest in the economic and quality-of-life...

  • Feb. 17 PTSO Meeting Update

    Tammy Jordan, BVD|Updated Feb 25, 2020

    The Lincoln PTSO covered two months of agenda items during the February meeting since the group will be hosting an educational training class in place of their next meeting. Agenda items included the Missoula Children’s Theater visit and performance for the week of April 20-25. The PTSO still needs volunteers to help out each evening during rehearsals, as well as volunteers to help provide meals and take tickets at the door the evening of the performance. Laurie and Doug Richards donated housing accommodations. The D...

  • Lincoln PTSO brings ACES Training Class to Lincoln

    Tammy Jordan, BVD|Updated Feb 25, 2020

    The Lincoln PTSO, in conjunction with Zero To Five - an initiative focused on helping children from zero to five years of age - is bringing a free educational training class called “ACEs” to the school on Monday, March 2. While ACEs training has been mentioned in some of the PTSO updates articles in the paper, there has never been a clear definition of what ACEs or the training are or will provide. According to their website, ACEs stands for Adverse Childhood Experiences. These experiences are broken down into three maj...

  • One last look

    Dick Geary, Featured Columnist|Updated Feb 25, 2020

    Editor's note: As some of our readers may know, Dick Geary passed away early last week. Dick's recollections of Helmville and the Blackfoot Valley he knew growing up, as well as his accounts of his time Brazil, provided a perspective on both the culture of our area and his own personal foibles. Dick's columns have been a popular feature in several Montana newspapers over the years, and we began running them in 2016. A look through our rather limited archive of his articles...

  • Student-driven media class, You Tube channel a growing production

    Kate Radford, BVD|Updated Feb 25, 2020

    A new student-initiated class at the Lincoln School District this year has started a YouTube channel and creates a school-related news broadcast every two weeks. In April 2019, Sage Kamps and Jaken Shelton, then juniors, attended Journalism Day at the University of Montana with English teacher Philip Reed. Based on what they learned, they proposed that Lincoln students create a media class to make a regular broadcast with school news. When Laura Allen-Bullis took on the class,...

  • Dear Dietitian

    Leanne McCrate, Featured Columnist|Updated Feb 25, 2020

    Dear Readers, By now, you probably know someone who has adopted a vegetarian diet. Estimates put vegetarianism at around 5% of the American population (1). That may not sound like many, but it comes to roughly 16.5 million people. People cite different reasons for converting to vegetarianism, from better health to environmental factors to better treatment of animals. There are various types of vegetarians, but all base their diets on plant foods. Vegans- eat only plant foods....

  • Deputy's Log

    Deputy Robert Rivera, Lewis and Clark County Sheriffs Office|Updated Feb 25, 2020

    Lewis and Clark County 911 Center received nine calls for service during the week of Feb. 16 through Feb. 22, 2020. Deputies performed three traffic stops and one civil service in the Lincoln area. One call for service generated a case report last week: Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Stemple Pass Road Tuesday, Feb. 18. After concluding their investigation, a male was arrested for Partner Family Member Assault and criminal mischief. The male...

  • Wildlife Class using game cameras to observe local wildlife

    Tammy Jordan, BVD|Updated Feb 25, 2020

    The Lincoln School's Wildlife class, taught by Nancy Schwalm, has been using game cameras to capture images of wildlife species inhabiting the Lincoln area in hopes of learning more about their patterns, movements, behaviors and survival skills. Students began putting cameras out at the beginning of the year and have been monitoring them at least once a week. They currently have four cameras out in the Lincoln area and each week students change out the memory cards and...

  • Start planning your entry for the 2020 Independence Day Parade now

    Jesse Sallin, LVCC Parade Committee|Updated Feb 25, 2020

    The Independence Day Parade theme this year is “The 20’s” The award categories are Best Athletic or Performance, Best Club or Organization, Best Equestrian, Best Auto, Best Business, and Best Youth 18 and under. Please have your name on the sides of your float for the judges. Please let us know about your float by July 1 at [email protected] or leave a message at 406-362-4949, or with Jesse at 406-362-4550. For the safety of everyone and especially children, please have people walking beside your float to hand out t...

  • Be kind and unwind during the free Leap of Kindness celebration

    News Release, Montana Historical Society|Updated Feb 25, 2020

    Experience Montana history for free February 28-29 as the Montana Historical Society waives its admission fee during the two-day Leap of Kindness celebration. Be one of the first to experience the new “Good Beer Here” exhibit, which traces the path of Montana’s complicated yet longtime love affair with brewing beer. The exhibit walks visitors through the earliest brewing years, through prohibition, and the most recent explosion of microbrewing in Montana. It also explores the synergies between beer and agriculture as Monta...

  • Snow Warriors Scholarship Fun Run this weekend

    Tammy Jordan, BVD|Updated Feb 25, 2020

    The Ponderosa Snow Warriors will be hosting their annual Scholarship Fun Run Saturday, Feb. 29. The run, which has been going on for more than 25 years, raises money to award a $500 scholarship to a qualifying Lincoln student each year. The day begins with Bob Orr and Steve Tjaden's Famous Sourdough Pancake Breakfast from 8-11 a.m. at the PSW Clubhouse, and the run begins at 10am. Door prizes and payouts will be awarded at 4 p.m., following the last hand in. Hands are...

  • LVCC announces new board, plans for new website rollout

    Tammy Jordan, BVDLincon Valley Chamber of Commerce|Updated Feb 25, 2020

    The Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce held their annual meeting on Thursday, Feb. 13 and it was well-attended by community members. Former LVCC President, Laurie Richards led her final meeting, going over a variety of topics, before passing the torch to the new Chamber Board officers. The major discussions revolved around the new chamber website and the new board. The upgraded website, which has been under construction and is currently in beta mode, is expected go live in...

  • Lincoln students finding focus with wobble stools

    Kate Radford, BVD|Updated Feb 25, 2020

    When Lincoln technology teacher Laura Allen-Bullis wanted to upgrade the seating in her classroom to keep up with student needs, she sought funding for wobble stools, chairs with rounded bases that allow students to move while staying seated. Allen-Bullis listed her project on DonorsChoose, a website designed to help teachers fundraise for classrooms and projects, to raise the $1200 needed to replace seating for all the computers in her room. Local funders quickly began to sup...

  • Hey Howdy Hey: Refs

    Jim Oly, Lincoln|Updated Feb 25, 2020

    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 travel many miles every day, not just to Lincoln but all over the state of Montana to referee games. Football, basketball, volleyball and so on. I believe their main goal is to keep the games fair and keep the kids safe. Often times, they have to put up with much verbal abuse from parents and fans, and there is no excuse for...

  • Obituary: Dr. Richard Stokes

    Updated Feb 25, 2020

    Dr. Richard Stokes, 98, passed away in Missoula, Mont. Feb. 21, 2020. He was born April 30, 1921 to George and Maude Stokes (sister Priscilla) in Troy, Ohio. Richard, Dick to family and friends, was always an adventurer and traveled extensively as a young man. He became a physicist and mathematician, graduating from Case University in Ohio. During WWII he was enlisted as a Naval officer and conducted research developing radar and sonar systems, where his swimming skills were put to good use. After the war, he returned to scho...

  • Kids can Dream Big with Read It

    Kate Radford, BVD|Updated Feb 25, 2020

    Every February, Lincoln School librarian Joanie Templeton organizes the Read It program for students up to 6th grade to encourage reading activities throughout the month. Working with teachers to set goals for each class, Templeton coordinates prizes with local businesses and organizations to reward students who meet their goals. The program culminates each year with a Read It Night celebration for students and their families. This year, Templeton expanded the program to include preschoolers, so eight grade levels are...

  • Dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge!

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Feb 25, 2020

    Five teams took part in a dodgeball tournament at the Lincoln school Saturday Feb. 22. The inaugural tournament raised funds for the school's new Business Professionals of America club, which will be competing in the BPA State Leadership Conference in Billings March 8-10. "The involvement from the teams and our community was really positive," said Laura Allen Bullis, the club advisor told the BVD Bullis said they had a few kinks to work out, since it was their first...

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