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Articles from the April 24, 2019 edition

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  • Upper Blackfoot Working Group seeks community support for collaborative legislative proposal

    Roger Dey, BVD Editor|Updated Apr 24, 2019

    The status quo just isn't working. If there's one thing the members of the Upper Blackfoot Working Group agreed on about the management of the National Forests that surround Lincoln that, that is it. In the last two weeks, the Working Group has been methodically unveiling a legislative proposal they've developed to the Lincoln community, starting with area organizations and groups ahead of a public meeting they have planned for the end of May. Made up of locals with interests...

  • Obituary: William H. Shriner Jr.

    Updated Apr 24, 2019

    William H. Shriner Jr., 68, Ashland, Penn. passed away peacefully on Tuesday afternoon at Mt. Carmel Nursing and Rehab Center with his wife at his side. Born in Harrisburg, he was a son of Linda Sunkel Shriner and the late William H. Shriner Sr. Bill worked as a millwright for Fruehauf Corp. in Middletown. Bill lived in Montana for 31 years before returning back to Ashland. He was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting and fishing. In addition to his mother, he is survived by... Full story

  • Photo: Investigating journalism

    Updated Apr 23, 2019

    Sage Kamps and Jaken Shelton watch a screen during a workshop on creating video projects at the University of Montana's High School Journalism Day, April 18. Kamps and Shelton joined students from around the region for Journalism Day, hosted every spring by the University of Montana School of Journalism. In addition to hands on experience with video editing, the day offered students a variety of workshops to choose from, including information on fake news, writing,...

  • The Shack

    Dick Geary|Updated Apr 23, 2019

    I've mentioned a number of times the constancy a person experiences when raised on a rural property. The phenomenon crosses generations and allows people to realize the transience of their own existence. There are places on the ranch, I'm sure, where one can see the projects of four generations within a tiny area, all juxtaposed. Our father used to say that when a person dies, their absence makes no more difference than someone taking his or her finger out of a glass of...

  • Mountaintop Musings: Evidence for Faith and Easter

    Dave Caroll|Updated Apr 23, 2019

    Chester Beatty Papyri and Bodmer Papyri are almost complete New Testament’s and date from 200-250 AD. This helps ensure authenticity. The completeness of the New Testament. We have it all, nothing missing. Most ancient writings have 10-20 percent of original. Nine Key Factors Based on the Accepted Historical Facts Why There Are Positive, Factual Evidences for the Resurrection and thus for Christianity. The Disciples Experiences, as early, eyewitness sources The Disciples transformation into bold witnesses The Empty Tomb T...

  • Firefighters, kids and Easter eggs

    Updated Apr 23, 2019

    Firefighters with the Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department arrived at Hooper Park at about 11:15 a.m. Easter morning to set up for their annual Easter Egg Hunt. As the firefighters trickled into the park, they got to work scattering the brightly colored, candy-filled plastic eggs throughout the three different areas of the park for the different age groups. Ward Roberson said it took the firefighters about two hours to fill the plastic Easter eggs with candy on Thursday night,...

  • Lincoln grad shares love of ceramics with LHS art students

    Hope Quay, BVD|Updated Apr 23, 2019

    4 Lincoln Schools graduate Gabe Harris returned to his Alma Mater last Thursday to bring his love of ceramics to junior high and high school students as a part of a course designed to expose the community to ceramics. Harris, an Anthropology major at University of Montana Missoula, spent the school day presiding over several interactive demonstrations in which students painted designs on 23 mugs provided by Harris. They were also able to take turns at the pottery wheel....

  • Dear Dietician: Unhealthy eating

    Leanne McCrate|Updated Apr 23, 2019

    Dear Dietitian, My son is in the fourth grade and is beginning to form unhealthy eating habits. He eats junk food while sitting in front of the computer. He is getting chubby, and I worry that he will get in these patterns for life. Can you help? Signed, Worried Mom Dear Mom, You are wise to start acting now. Behavior patterns are easier to modify when they are "nipped in the bud." According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), the obesity rate...

  • Letter: Contrary to rumors, Ducks Unlimited a benefit to Lincoln

    Updated Apr 23, 2019

    Dear Community Residents, It has come to my attention that a certain individual in town has been at it yet again, spreading rumors and badmouthing area businesses and charity events/organizations within our community. Now, while I normally just ignore things like this, keep my mouth shut, and move on, the verbal attack is feeling a little more personal and I feel it needs to be addressed. This particular attack is towards an organization and a community my dad felt very strong...

  • Legislative Roundup

    Shaylee Ragar and Tim Pierce, Community News Service UM School of Journalism|Updated Apr 23, 2019

    HELENA -- The Montana Legislature has passed the bill to continue Medicaid expansion, which provides healthcare to about 69,000 low-income Montanans. House Bill 658 continues the program that originally passed in 2015, but it also adds work requirements that force eligible enrollees to record 80 hours of work per month. The Senate amended the bill, including adding a six-year expiration date, and then passed it 28-22 on Tuesday. The House adopted the Senate amendments...

  • Brown selected for Lincoln Schools Principal position

    Roger Dey, BVD Editor|Updated Apr 23, 2019

    The Lincoln School Board approved the selection of Lincoln Schools Industrial Science teacher Shane Brown as the new part-time principal at their April 8 meeting. The Board acted on the recommendation of the principal selection committee, which included incoming Superintendent Jennifer Packer, school board President Aaron Birkholz and school board member M’Liss Weisner. After receiving five applications, the committee interviewed three candidates for the job. Packer said Brown’s experience with the Lincoln education sys...

  • Probst joins as associate at Milodragovich, Dale & Steinbrenner, P.C.

    News Release|Updated Apr 23, 2019

    Milodragovich, Dale & Steinbrenner, P.C. is pleased to announce that Alyssa L. Probst has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Probst worked as an intern for Milodragovich, Dale & Steinbrenner, P.C. during her last two years of law school, and the firm is excited to welcome her into her new role. Probst grew up in Lincoln, Mont. and went on to obtain a bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana in 2015. She then earned her Juris Doctor from...