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Articles from the April 10, 2019 edition

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  • Byerly set to take reins at Hi Country, with plans to reinvigorate the brand

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Apr 10, 2019

    Travis Byerly sees a lot of potential for the future of Hi Country Snack Foods. "The future of the business looks very promising and exciting," Byerly, who is on the cusp of purchasing the business, told the BVD. "It's a good local manufacturer in a rural community that needs to keep jobs. Our goal is to grow the business, expand the business, keep it headquartered in Lincoln and create more income opportunities in Lincoln and expand on that. To do that we have to grow the...

  • Photo: Prom's Royal Crew

    Updated Apr 10, 2019

  • Legislative Roundup: Lawmakers Advance Bills to Study Tax Structure, Prohibit Local Gun Ordinances, Streamline Missing Persons Cases and Penalize Hunters Who Abuse Animal Location Data

    Shaylee Ragar and Tim Pierce, Community News Service UM School of Journalism|Updated Apr 10, 2019

    HELENA -- The House of Representatives passed a bill last week that calls for studying Montana's tax structure in the face of quickly shifting economics and demographics. Rep. Alan Redfield, R-Livingston, is carrying House Joint Resolution 35, which would ask the Legislature to create an interim revenue and transportation committee to conduct the study. It would also include a subcommittee of non-legislative members, like business owners or tax experts. The bill passed the...

  • Kathy Daniels

    Updated Apr 10, 2019

    Katherine Louise Doney Daniels, 71, of Helmville, MT, passed away March 28, 2019. She was born to parents William James Doney and Geraldine Geary Doney, December 9, 1947, in Deer Lodge, MT. Kathy graduated from Helmville Elementary School in 1962 and Powell County High School in 1966. She was married to Paul Daniels in 1972. Kathy is survived by her husband Paul "Buck" Daniels of Helmville, her two children and their spouses Jodi and Scott Barger of Cascade, MT; and Ty and... Full story

  • Packed agenda at Lincoln Government Day

    Roger Dey, Editor - BVD|Updated Apr 10, 2019

    Lincoln’s April 5 Government Day meeting covered a lot of ground. In Town Trails Karyn Good presented information on the progress of the Envision Lincoln in-town trails project that has been in the works since last year. “Our overarching goal for the in-town trails plan was to create a connected trails system that would connect our existing assets safely, and would be available to all,” she said. “We realize this is a costly process and likely a very long process so we’re starting small.” Good said they began looking fir...

  • Lewis & Clark County Natural Resource Planning Community Meeting

    News Release, Lewis and Clark Conservation District|Updated Apr 10, 2019

    The Natural Resource Conservation Service is changing how they allocate funding in the State of Montana. As a result of this, the Lewis & Clark Conservation District would like to invite any stakeholders, including but not limited to, agricultural landowners, watershed group members, irrigation districts, city/county agencies, federal and state agencies and any others who have an interest in natural resource concerns in Lewis & Clark County . Landowners, especially...

  • Dear Dietician": Insulin

    Leanne McCrate|Updated Apr 10, 2019

    Dear Readers, Chances are you know someone who has diabetes. According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 30 million Americans have the disease. There is type 1 diabetes, where the pancreas no longer secretes insulin, so the patient must take insulin shots. With type 2 diabetes, the pancreas secretes insulin, but either it is not enough to keep blood sugars under control or the body cannot use it efficiently. People with type 2 diabetes sometimes take insulin in...

  • Myriad pets, both domestic and wild

    Dick Geary|Updated Apr 10, 2019

    Rural children grow up with fewer organized activities than do their urban counterparts, but they enjoy a variety of country opportunities not available in cities. One facet of a tellurian upbringing is exposure to animals, both domesticated and wild. With six children in the family, our mother suffered through myriad pets we kids dragged home. She wasn't much for animals, especially under her kitchen table and on the couch. But she survived - after a fashion. We were always...

  • This is Montana: Montana: One state with three changing regions (Part 2 of 4)

    Larry Swanson, OConnor Center for the Rocky Mountain West, University of Montana|Updated Apr 10, 2019

    Most Montanans view their state as being largely rural in character because of its many open, sparsely populated spaces and the lack of any truly large cities. However, in reality Montana is steadily becoming a largely urban state, at least in terms of where most of the state's residents live and work. A key aspect of Montana's growth and change is the steady emergence of its small cities as growing centers of commerce and trade, as well as high quality places to live and...

  • Into the Drink

    Hope Quay|Updated Apr 10, 2019

    April 15th marks the one-hundred-and-seventh anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, a catastrophic accident that resulted in tragic loss of life and still serves as a monument to hubris – the folly of proud men who built a ship and deemed it "unsinkable." The tragedy of the Titanic is one that has touched hearts and gripped imaginations for generations, especially after the fateful day was vividly captured in James Cameron's 1997 blockbuster film, "Titanic." The movie f...

  • Historical Society, Heritage Alliance merge

    Hope Quay, BVD|Updated Apr 10, 2019

    As part of an effort to revitalize the Upper Blackfoot Valley Historical Society by capturing twentieth century history, the UBVHS welcomed locals Joe Youderian and Francis Beehler to a meeting in the back room of Lambkins Saturday, March 6. Over coffee and pastries, Youderian and Beehler shared memories of Lincoln in the fifties, sixties and seventies. The Historical Society hopes to host several such "table talks," and encourages longtime Lincoln residents to join them and...

  • Series of thefts reported in Ovando

    Andy Bourne, Editor-Seeley Swan Pathfinder|Updated Apr 10, 2019

    OVANDO – Three thefts in the Ovando area were reported this last week. All thefts are still under investigation. Powell County Sheriff Gavin Roselles said currently there is no indication that the thefts are connected. On Tuesday, April 2 a stolen snowmobile was recovered in the Ovando area. A Lewis and Clark County resident reported the late 1990's blue Skidoo stolen earlier this year. The owners resumed possession of it April 3. Roselles said this is an ongoing case. Anyone...

  • Mountaintop Musings:

    Dave Caroll, Community Bible Church of Lincoln|Updated Apr 10, 2019

    The basis for real change in one’s thinking, feelings and living is found in the Holy Bible. Even people that are not professing Christians have throughout history affirmed the value in the Word of God for living a good life. Many of our Founding Fathers were Christians. They believed in a personal God, the supernatural revelation of the Bible, the Person of the Holy Spirit, the salvation found only in the Person of Jesus Christ. Some were Deists, which is a belief that God created the universe but then remains apart and i...

  • Open Houses provide feedback on north Powell County zoning concerns

    Andy Bourne, Editor-Seeley Swan Pathfinder|Updated Apr 10, 2019

    OVANDO –Powell County Planning Board hosted two separate open houses in Ovando and Helmville April 1 and April 4 to discuss the zoning requirement for Powell County Zoning District 3. According to Powell County Planner Carl Hamming, the Open Houses were an effort to gather what people liked, disliked and what they saw as a future vision for zoning for Ovando, Helmville and the northern Powell County region. Hamming said within Montana state code, counties are required to have...

  • Lola Arvidson

    Updated Apr 9, 2019

    Lola Ardene Hanson Arvidson began her journey to heaven on March 30, 2019. Her husband, son, daughter and son-in-law were with her as she set out on her adventure. Lola was 92 years old. She was born April 20, 1926 in Spruce Hill Township, Minn. to Walter Rudolph and Sadie Engstrand Hanson. She was the eldest of their three daughters. Lola attended country schools and graduated from high school in Alexandria, Minn. in 1944. Following graduation, she worked various jobs, some... Full story

  • Linda Clos

    Updated Apr 9, 2019

    Linda Clos, 68, of Lincoln, Mont. passed away on March 27, 2019. Born November 18, 1950 in Eau Claire, Wisc., she was the daughter of the late Melbourne and Edith Schneider. Linda spent most of her life in Great Falls, Mont. This is where she met her husband Howard Clos. Both had moved to Lincoln, in 2006 to enjoy retirement. They had been married for 34 years until Howard passed in 2013. Linda remained in Lincoln and enjoyed coffee with Ann and gang. Linda was also a member... Full story

  • John "Jack" McInnis

    Updated Apr 9, 2019

    John Robert "Jack" McInnis was born Aug. 26, 1935 in Great Falls, Mont. to Archie Leo and Mayme (Dunn) McInnis. He was preceded in birth by one brother, Francis (aka Fr. Mac). Jack was raised on the family homestead north of Raynesford on the southern slopes of the Highwood Mountains-a rugged, remote and beautiful ranch albeit a rather inhospitable place to raise cattle. Jack attended the first four years of school in Raynesford then attended the remainder of grade school and... Full story

  • Local fisherman found dead on Blackfoot River

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Apr 9, 2019

    A Lincoln man was found dead along the Blackfoot River last Wednesday after failing to return from a fishing trip the day before. A friend of James Savstrom called the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Department Tuesday night, April 2 after seeing Savstrom’s truck parked along Highway 200 near the Powell County line that night, Deputy Robert Rivera told the BVD. Rivera, who is based in Lincoln, responded to the report when it came in just before midnight. He searched the river area near Savstrom’s vehicle, but was unabl...