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Articles from the March 4, 2020 edition

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  • Ponderosa Snow Warriors Recap and Thank You

    Bonnie Christian, PSW Secretary|Updated Mar 3, 2020

    The Ponderosa Snow Warriors Pancake Breakfast and the Scholarship Ride were amazing. Weather was great and everyone had a great time. We sold about 265 hands with about 60-70 riders. A BIG "Thank You" to our Lincoln Bartenders Fun Run Hand Sale Competition. You guys are awesome. Without your support and continued efforts to help sell our hands, we would not be able to give the great SCHOLARSHIPS for our PSW Membership Kids! The Winner of the Fun Run Hand sale goes to Dawn...

  • Flathead Lake Biological Station: The Sentinel of Flathead Lake, Part 2

    Jackie Bussjaeger, Jackie Bussjaeger This is Montana Editor|Updated Mar 3, 2020

    From the beginning, Flathead Lake Biological Station has had a wide-ranging approach to science. FLBS Assistant Director Tom Bansak explained the three parts of the bio station's mission: research, education, and outreach. RESEARCH AND MONITORING Research has always been the station's main function, but FLBS has grown quite a bit since the early days. FLBS has assembled a long history of research and monitoring, which has resulted in much scientific discovery and insight, as w...

  • Time flies when you're having fun

    Dawn Charron, Lincoln American Legion Post 9|Updated Mar 3, 2020

    That is exactly what American Legion Lincoln Post 9 has been doing, we have been having FUN! It's hard to believe that a year has already passed since the last Race to the Sky. We have been involved in so many different things over the course of the year that it's hard to keep track. The best things we have been part of are always the opportunities we have to give back to the community. We were asked to continue providing a warming house with hot beverages for spectators and...

  • Dear Dietitian: My Plate

    Leanne McCrate, Featured Columnist|Updated Mar 3, 2020

    Dear Dietitian, I'm familiar with the food pyramid and five food groups used to help guide food choices over the years. I see some older references to seven food groups. What was this about, and why have we changed things over the years? Thanks, Joe Dear Joe, The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has published nutrition guidelines since 1894. It has changed over the years, and the more things change, the more they stay the same. In 1943, there were the "Basic 7" food...

  • Deputy's Log Feb. 23-29

    Robert Rivera, Lewis and Clark County Sheriffs Office|Updated Mar 3, 2020

    Lewis and Clark County 911 Center received 15 calls for service during the week of Feb. 23 through Feb. 29, 2020. Deputies performed five traffic stops and one civil service in the Lincoln area. One call for service generated a case report last week: - Deputies responded to the 200 block of Stemple Pass Rd. Friday, Feb. 28 for the report of an unattended death. A male was found dead inside his home. The death is under investigation by the Coroner’s Division. At this time t...

  • Additional academic help can be a challenge for Lincoln students

    Kate Radford, BVD|Updated Mar 3, 2020

    When students need extra help with academics, whether for sports eligibility or to brush up on a difficult subject, there aren’t many opportunities in Lincoln. One option for students is to work with their current teachers for more help. Lincoln School Superintendent Jennifer Packer said teachers are contractually obligated to stay at school until 4:45 p.m., and students can get help during that time. Additionally, for students who choose to receive help through what is sometimes called Zero-Zero or are assigned to it, teache...

  • Op/Ed: Make it Count: The 2020 Census

    Updated Mar 3, 2020

    Every ten years we are asked to do one of the easiest, safest, and most important things we can do for our communities: fill out our census form. Since 1790, per Article I, Section 2 of the United States Constitution, the census has determined how federal dollars reach communities like ours, as well as ensuring those communities have a voice in Montana and our nation's capital. When you are counted, your community is counted. Starting in mid-March, Montanans will receive...

  • Letter: Thank You LVA

    Updated Mar 3, 2020

    Dear Lincoln Ambulance Crew and our Fire Chief Zach Muse, Aaron Birkholz, Ernie Lundberg, Klara Varga, and Kristy Fry. We, here in Lincoln are so lucky to have these people taking care of us Last Saturday, I called Zach asking him to come check me out, he called the Ambulance crew. I believe they saved my life. Words are not enough to thank these people, but words are all I have. So, to Zach and the Ambulance crew…THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH. Sincerely, Rich Dempsey...

  • Guest Column: The joys of digging potatoes

    Libby Davis, Lincoln|Updated Mar 3, 2020

    Some days, as a mother, are harder than others. There are minutes, hours, days, and even weeks that may seem insurmountable; a simple joy found in an unexpected place can lighten an entire month and bring you lasting memories of happiness and warmth when your children are grown and carrying on with their own lives. I felt inspired to chronicle one such moment with my oldest son Caleb. I have an outdoor plot at the Lincoln community garden at the east end of town. Since having my new baby in July, there have been a few...

  • Department of Revenue Warns of Tax Scams

    News Release, Montana Dept. of Revenue|Updated Mar 3, 2020

    The Montana Department of Revenue warns all residents to be aware of numerous scams and frauds related to their tax information and potential refunds. "Most Montanans are honest and trust others to be honest too, but unfortunately criminals around the world target our taxpayers and their personal information," said Gene Walborn, director of the Montana Department of Revenue. "A little bit of caution and awareness can go a long way to protecting your information and making...

  • Dueling Guitars comes to Lincoln

    Tammy Jordan, BVD|Updated Mar 3, 2020

    The Lincoln community is in for a real treat this week with a visit from Pat Balder and Glen Everhart of SongBlast's Dueling Guitars. The duo's performance, is scheduled for Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Community Hall. Business partners, Balder and Everhart have been performing for more than thirty years, and both studied guitar and voice, and have degrees in music. In this fun, family friendly event, the pair will play a very broad demographic of music, from...

  • March events at your Lincoln Library

    Tammy Jordan, BVD|Updated Mar 3, 2020

    The Lincoln Library has several upcoming events through the month of March. Thursday, March 12, 7-9 p.m. - Book Club - Special date! It's been rescheduled from the usual meeting time of the first Thursday to avoid a conflict with Dueling Guitars. The club will be selecting our next six books at this meeting and anyone interested in reading and/or discussing books on a variety of topics is welcome. New members are always invited! Friday, March 13, 12 p.m. - Lunch and a Movie -...

  • Hey Howdy Hey : D&D Smiles

    Jim Oly, Lincoln|Updated Mar 3, 2020

    Just wanted to send out a big Hey Howdy Hey of thanks to all the wonderful folks at D & D Foodtown. When I came back to Lincoln in 2018, before I had made my decision to move, I had stopped in the D & D and that is where I first met Makenzie Storey. Her big smile really made me feel welcome when I came into the store and I got to thinking to myself, "If everybody is as kind as her, I think I will move back here." Makenzie is definitely one of the many reason why I did come...

  • Obituary: Richard M. 'Dick' Geary

    Updated Mar 3, 2020

    Grand presumption (not permission) supports the family of Richard Geary in composing for public consumption the following notes on his life. Born April 2, 1947 to William Geary and Lois Evans Geary, R.N., Dick grew up on the family ranch in Helmville. There, through seventh grade, he attended a one-room, coal-heated school with his siblings and cousins. Living the academic year in Deer Lodge, he graduated high school in 1965. Much later in life he would graduate from the Unive... Full story

  • Outdoor Club works with local landowner to expand cross country ski trail options

    Kate Radford, BVD|Updated Mar 3, 2020

    Groomed cross-country ski trails around the Lincoln School track and through Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild and the adjacent Forest Service property received an expansion onto private property this winter, providing greater access to Lincoln skiers and snowshoers. The Lincoln Outdoor Club works with the Lincoln Ranger District every year to groom trails for students to snow-shoe and cross-country ski on. "They have been terrific at keeping up with the trail maintena...

  • Mountain top Musings: The Give and Take of Life

    Dave Carroll, Community Bible Church of Lincoln|Updated Mar 3, 2020

    Well it is now March and that means we will soon be moving our clocks ahead one hour, filing taxes, and yes, the start of baseball season! Of course, that also means fishing season in the streams is getting closer, soon elk will be calving and deer dropping their fawns. Spring is definitely a great time of year, and even more so this year as we have been blessed with a winter that has not been near as long as the past several. However, that could change between now and...

  • Rescued bald eagle on road to recovery

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Mar 3, 2020

    An immature bald eagle hit by a truck along Highway 200 two weeks ago is expected to make a full recovery following surgery to repair a bone in her left wing. A truck driver stopped at the Lincoln Ranger District, Thursday Feb. 20 to report that he'd hit the eagle near Arrastra Creek, about 13 miles west of Lincoln. Pat Shanley the District wildlife biologist, and Beach Hastings, the District's minerals administrator, headed down the canyon and found the bird alive and "ready...