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Articles from the August 26, 2021 edition

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  • Purdy Tournament grows as teams vie to play

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Aug 31, 2022

    In past years, as the third weekend in August approached, Doug and Laurie Richards at the Wheel Inn would call businesses around town and the surrounding area to find out if they planned to sponsor a team in the annual Bob Purdy Co-ed Softball Tournament. Every year the Richards' sponsor the tournament, but this year finding the normal slate of 16 teams for the tournament was far from difficult. In fact, the tournament added teams for the first time. "This year we ended up...

  • Fashion and fun at UBVHS Heritage Day

    Kate Radford, Contributing Writer|Updated Aug 26, 2021

    The Upper Blackfoot Valley Historical Society hosted the annual Lincoln Heritage Day last Saturday with approximately 125 attendees. The event highlights Lincoln's history, and gives kids and adults alike the opportunity to try their hand at historic skills and activities. We do it "to show old-time skills, so we don't lose those," said UBVHS president Erin Dey. This year, in addition to candle-making, butter-making and embroidery, the event debuted some new activities and...

  • Collision at Helmville Bridge sends one to hospital

    BVD Editor, BVD Editor|Updated Aug 25, 2021

    The driver of a westbound Kia SUV found himself on a life flight to St. Pat's Hospital in Missoula Friday, Aug. 20, after rear-ending a pickup truck at the intersection of Highways 200 and 141. The collision, which was reported at 10:40 a.m., demolished the driver's side of the SUV and caused the vehicle to catch fire. Helmville Quick Response Unit, Ovando Fire and EMS and the Lincoln Volunteer Ambulance all responded to the scene, but the first people to arrive were...

  • Lincoln School starting year with return of cross country and renewed interest in football

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Aug 25, 2021

    Concerns about the ability to field a six-man football team this fall loomed at the end of last school year, prompting Lincoln High School to offer cross country as an alternative for Lincoln boys, since the sport only requires three members to form a team. Lincoln Schools Athletic Director Shane Brown said they decided to bring cross county back after an absence of almost nine years, due to an apparent lack of interest among students in either high school or junior high...

  • Weather, COVID concerns prompt more changes to BPSW fall schedule

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Aug 25, 2021

    Rainy weather Aug. 21 prompted Sculpture in the Wild to re-schedule the Teepee Burner performance by The Wilbur Rehman Quartet until Sunday Sept. 5. The program, slated from 4 - 6 p.m., with special guest MJ Williams on vocals and trombone, will now serve as an informal kick-off to this year's Artist-in-Residence program that begins Sept. 7. "Listen to great Jazz; meet the artists and catch up with the Artistic Director Kevin O'Dwyer," BPSW President Becky Garland said....

  • Setting the Record Straight

    Tammy Jordan|Updated Aug 25, 2021

    Last week may have been all about giving grace, but this week there’s an apparent need for setting the record straight on a few things… First, when has it become acceptable to call someone at their place of employment to “chew them out” because you didn’t agree with the way they handled an incident outside of the workplace? I’ll tell you when: NEVER. It’s rude, it’s disrespectful and it’s selfish. The case in point I’m referring to is an incident that happened last week....

  • Information sought on missing man

    Roger Dey|Updated Aug 25, 2021

    A man who ran out of gas between Browns Lake and the Highway 141 intersection has been missing since Aug. 16. The family of Matthew Kalange, 26, is seeking any leads on his whereabouts. Kalange left a note in his car saying he had run out of gas and asking that the car not be towed. It is possible he walked toward Ovando, Lincoln or Helmville to get more fuel. He hasn't been seen since. Law enforcement reportedly is investigating the possibility of foul play, an accident or...

  • RID petitions still in need of signatures

    Roger Dey|Updated Aug 25, 2021

    Petitions that will let the county to move ahead with funding a chip seal project for the paved streets in Lincoln and Lambkins Rural improvement districts are still in need of signatures. Jessica Makus, Lewis and Clark County special districts program coordinator told the Upper Blackfoot Valley Community Council last week that they need just 17 signatures from property owner in the Lambkins RID and 65 signatures from property owners in the Lincoln RID to reach the 20 percent threshold that allows the Lewis and Clark County...

  • Deputy's Log

    Corporal Robert Rivera, Lewis and Clark County Sheriffs Office|Updated Aug 25, 2021

    Lewis and Clark County 911 Center received one hundred and fourteen calls for service during the weeks of July 25 to Aug. 21, 2021 in the Lincoln area. Thirteen of those calls for service were traffic stops performed by deputies. Ten of those calls for service generated a case report in the last four weeks: A deputy responded to a report of a deceased 7-month-old baby Aug. 7, 2021. The investigation is still active currently. Due to the age of the deceased, detectives took...