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Articles from the October 9, 2019 edition

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 By Roger Dey    News    October 9, 2019

Lincoln Hospital District down to one trustee following resignations

The Lincoln Hospital District board of Trustees is down to just a single member following the resignations of three of the remaining four members...

 
 By Roger Dey    School    October 9, 2019

Lincoln Lynx Gridiron Grit

The seven varsity players of the Lincoln Lynx football team are getting a lot of experience in the school of courage these days, facing down teams...

 
 By Roger Dey    School    October 9, 2019

Adopt-A-Species program gives Lincoln kids a chance to learn more about natures engineers

Last Thursday's annual Adopt-a-Species assembly for Lincoln grade schoolers came up short a few feathered friends, but Rebecca Skeldon, the education...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    October 9, 2019

Question of nonpartisan county elections on upcoming ballot

At the end of next week, voters in Lewis and Clark County will be receiving ballots for the Nov. 5 election. Outside of Helena, voters will see a...

 

Dear Dietician: orthorexia

Dear Dietitian, My thirteen-year-old daughter started a new healthy eating program about six months ago. She seems obsessed with healthy eating and...

 

Deputy's Log Sept. 29-Oct. 5

The Lewis and Clark County 911 Center received eighteen Calls for Service in the Lincoln area during the week of Sept. 29through Oct. 5, 2019. Twelve...

 

Commentary: Pleased to offer QPR Gatekeeper training, an important tool for suicide prevention

Hello, I am Jennifer Wiederhold and I am an emergency room nurse. I have lived in Lincoln nearly all my life and am pleased to be able to offer traini...

 

Open Letter: Could use some prayers

Hello Lincoln, About four months ago, the first PET Scan showed I had cancer in my left lung. I wouldn’t believe it until Autumn Howell, my pulmonary lady at Community in Missoula showed me a...

 

Thanks for a successful first DAV of Montana Lincoln Fun Run

October 5 was an amazing success. We were all very happy with the show of support from Lincoln, Great Falls, Helena and Missoula. The ride was a little damp and chilly but the groups said it was a...

 

Lincoln's Open Book Club hosts first meeting

Eleven people attended the new “Open Book Club” last Thursday evening at the Lincoln Library. Men and women of various ages gathered to decide on upcoming books to read for further discussion....

 

Lincoln Library hosting activities as part of the NEA Big Read

For 13 years, the Lewis & Clark Library has participated in the NEA Big Read, and the Lincoln Branch is taking part again this year by hosting...

 

Tips for hunters to make the Block Management Program work for them

The 2019 Hunting Access Guide is available, directing hunters to more than 7 million acres of private, state and federal lands enrolled in Montana's...

 

Bear spray – carry it, know how to use it

The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee recommends the use of bear spray and urges hunters to learn other bear-aware safety measures. Hunters in bear c...

 
 By Lee York    School    October 9, 2019

Teacher Feature: Loretta Greenough

Loretta Greenough is Lincoln's new second-grade teacher. She and her husband, Michael, relocated here from Post Falls, Idaho, Where she taught middle...

 

Photos: A visit to the UBMC

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality hosted a tour of the Upper Blackfoot Mining Complex Saturday, Oct. 5 in coordination with the...

 

This is Montana: Fort Benton: The Birthplace of Montana (Part 1)

Fort Benton rests along the mighty Missouri River. Founded in 1846, it's the oldest town in Montana. During its first century, Fort Benton would...

 

Mountaintop Musings:

I have been guilty of placing myself at the center of the universe. My needs are most important, I have the solution, and everyone else must accept that. I would bet that everyone reading this has bee...

 
 By Dick Geary    Columns    October 9, 2019

The poor old cow's not just to blame

Brazil is burning the Amazon again. Their new president has declared an open season on both the environment and indigenous people. I liked his...

 

New Quit Line tailored to teens who want to stop tobacco use

The Montana Tobacco Quit Line has launched a new program for teens who want to stop using tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes and...

 

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