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Articles from the May 15, 2019 edition

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 By Roger Dey    School    May 15, 2019

Lincoln ACT scores improve, Elementary accreditation dinged

Lincoln High School Juniors racked up some of the best ACT scores seen by Lincoln Schools in the past several years, while Lincoln Elementary School...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    May 15, 2019

Poetry in the Blackfoot

"I love the light here, and the silence. It's one thing I find ... the quiet is so great," Eldon Beck said . In that great quiet Beck, 87, found a...

 

Photo: Reviving the L

The L, originally lit at night with more than 100 solar lights, was installed in 2015 by Jim Oly. He dedicated it to the memory of Heather Terman,...

 
 By Seth Bodnar    Viewpoints    May 15, 2019

UM Preparing students for unforeseen challenges

When I was a student at West Point in the 1990's, the military component of my education focused on high-intensity conflict and Cold War-era...

 

Letter: Stop crucifying Donald Trump

Editor: I'm a woman living in Montana. I've lived in five states and have had many careers. I've had a great full life. I've always worked and made...

 

Obituary: Jack Sowder

Jack Sowder, 67, of Lincoln, Montana, passed away unexpectedly in the early morning hours of May 4, 2019, due to complications from surgery. Jack... Full story

 

Obituary: Theodore Healy

Theodore "Teddy" "TJ" Healy, 29, of Missoula, Mont., died an untimely death on May 3, 2019 at the VA Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was born... Full story

 

Participation needed for annual parade

Lynx Spirit is the theme for this years Lincoln Parade, scheduled for Saturday, July 6 at 11 a.m. We would like to have more people involved in the parade, especially kids. Maybe a decorated bike...

 

Deputy's Log

Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Deputies responded to eighteen Calls for Service in the Lincoln area during the week of May 5 through May 11, 2019....

 
 By Roger Dey    News    May 15, 2019

Local woman working to build support to bring Youth Dynamics services to Lincoln

Emilee Rivera believes in Youth Dynamics, a Montana non-profit children's mental health agency, and she is working to raise awareness in Lincoln...

 

Single vehicle crash near Ovando leaves one dead, one injured

A single vehicle rollover on Highway 200 around 5 a.m. Tuesday morning, May 7, claimed the life of the 19-year-old driver from Great Falls and left a 23-year-old from Cascade hospitalized. According...

 
 By Roger Dey    Community    May 15, 2019

School Board, Fire District Election Results

Lincoln School District Trustee Election Voters selected Sarah Tams for the only contested seat on the school board with a two-year term. Tams earned 126 votes to the 98 cast for Scott Fry. Aaron...

 
 By Leanne McCrate    Columns    May 15, 2019

Dear Dietician: Crohn's disease

Dear Dietitian, I was recently diagnosed with Crohn's disease, and I'm having a hard time figuring out what foods I should avoid. Can you help?...

 

This is Montana: Missouri headwaters are central to Montana history (Part 1 of 2)

A labyrinth of channels, willow bottoms, islands and a general mix of wetlands interact to piece together the headwaters of the Missouri River. The...

 
 By Bruce Auchly    Columns    May 15, 2019

Tales and Trails: Get out the Fishing Gear

Montana's rivers are running high, wide and muddy right now and things typically won't improve much for maybe two months. That all depends on...

 

Spring Awards Night packed with praise

Dozens of Lincoln High School students were recognized for academic, character and athletic excellence Thursday, May 9 in the school gym. The Heisey...

 
 By Hope Quay    School    May 15, 2019

Weaving it forward

When weaver Teri Fitzgerald was gifted a wealth of basketry materials, she immediately wanted to share the windfall. "I knew right away that I wanted...

 
 By News Release    News    May 15, 2019

Avoid conflicts with wildlife as WMAs open May 15

tMost of Montana’s 76 Wildlife Management Areas open on May 15 at noon, and with the long winter and heavy snowpack wildlife still have limited areas, in some places, left to forage. People who are...

 
 By News Release    News    May 15, 2019

Grizzly euthanized after repeated attempts to access grain in Blackfoot

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks euthanized a sub-adult male grizzly bear in the Blackfoot Valley on Sunday, May 12 immediately following repeated...

 
 By News Release    News    May 15, 2019

UM Report: visitors spent $3.7B in Montana last year

MISSOULA – Last year, 12.4 million out-of-state visitors contributed over $3.7 billion in travel spending to Montana's economy, according to a...

 
 By News Release    News    May 15, 2019

2019 Wildfire Season: Prepare, Prevent, Protect

MISSOULA - The governors of Montana and ten other Western states have proclaimed May as Wildfire Awareness Month. Fire prevention agencies and organiz...

 
 By Dave Carroll    Columns    May 15, 2019

Mountaintop Musings: A biblical view of anger

Over the years I have had many opportunities to develop and exhibit self-control. I would love to say that I have always passed the test and been a model of patience, calmness and control. However,...

 
 By Dick Geary    Columns    May 15, 2019

Disappointment and spectacle on a trip to the Ice Follies

As kids, it was rare for us to travel farther away from home than Deer Lodge. The roads and vehicles of the day weren't much, and we never saw any...

 

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