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Articles from the November 13, 2019 edition


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  • County voters opt for nonpartisan elections

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Nov 13, 2019

    Lewis and Clark County will be the 17th county in Montana to hold nonpartisan elections for county offices, after nearly 56 percent of voters approved the measure in the Nov. 5 election. According to preliminary county election results on the county website, more than 18,000 voters cast ballots on the questions, with more than 10,000 of those votes favoring nonpartisan elections. Provisional ballots were added to the vote total yesterday afternoon, after our press time. The offices affected by the change include the three...

  • Local Writers Gather for First NaNoWriMo get together

    Tammy Jordan, BVD|Updated Nov 13, 2019

    Four writers gathered at the Lincoln Library Monday, Nov. 4 for the first NaNoWriMo, meet-up. NaNoWriMo, short for National Novel Writers Month, is a program sponsored by more than 14,000 donors, both private and corporate, that encourages writers with a fun approach to getting their first novel draft written within the month of November. Weekly sessions, held Monday evenings at the Lincoln Library throughout the month of November, are open to anyone interested in writing, in...

  • Fireworks on the move

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Nov 13, 2019

    The Lincoln PTSO fireworks stand, which has had a home along Highway 200 just west of Coyote Coffee for the past three years, was welded onto the new heavy duty trailer and hauled to property owned by Brent and Carla Anderson west of Lincoln, where it will be stored during the off season. The stand, housed in a re-purposed shipping container, has been set up and stored in various locations around town over the years. Aaron and Kristen Birkholz gave it a home in front to the...

  • Trapped

    Dick Geary, Featured columnist|Updated Nov 13, 2019

    The best of men That e'er wore earth about him, was a sufferer, A soft, meek, patient, humble, tranquil spirit, The first true gentleman that ever breathed. Thomas Dekker Growing up in a hunting household gave me a scale to judge how I was doing on my chronological path to adulthood. The scale was composed of regional animals, and the older I got, the bigger the animals I could hunt. I started with magpies when they were pests, then the next year I could hunt gophers on my...

  • Mountaintop Musings: Are you prepared?

    Dave Carroll, Community Bible Church of Lincoln|Updated Nov 13, 2019

    As summer fades to fall many people start worrying about winter. I guess that is a natural thing for us to do. Each season brings about change, new responsibilities, and finding a new rhythm for life. For many people winter and the cold exacerbate physical problems like arthritis, or breathing issues due to the cold air. For some it is weight gain as depression hits and the junk food calls. You may have to get some over-due vehicle maintenance done to ensure there are no probl...

  • Lincoln Teachers Keep School Christmas Program Alive

    Tammy Jordan, BVD|Updated Nov 13, 2019

    The Lincoln School will have their Christmas performance after all, despite the lack of an official music teacher and program. Lincoln School is one of at least 17 schools throughout the state of Montana without a music program this year, but that won't stop them from carrying on their tradition of having a Christmas program. A group of seven teachers and staff, spearheaded by Stacey Mannix and Katie Spencer, have been hard at work organizing the program which is scheduled for...

  • Hunthausen reminds residents of importance of 2020 Census

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Nov 13, 2019

    Lewis and Clark County Commissioner Andy Hunthausen reminded people the 2020 Census is on the horizon, and the accuracy of the count could have lasting consequences for the state, the county and for Lincoln itself. "It is super-double-triple important," Hunthausen, a co-chair of the county's Complete Count Committee, said at Lincoln's Nov. 1 Government Day meeting. He said the goal of the Complete Count Committee is to be sure people understand the importance of the census,...

  • Dear Dietitian: Small bowel obstruction

    Leanne McCrate, Featured Columnist|Updated Nov 13, 2019

    Dear Dietitian, I recently had surgery to correct a small bowel obstruction. I have been following a low fiber diet, but now I've been instructed to transition to a high fiber diet. My question is how much fiber do I need and should I increase it all at once? Betty Dear Betty, For readers who are not familiar, a small bowel obstruction (SBO) is just as it sounds; it's a blockage in the small intestine, and digested food cannot pass into the colon (large intestine). The...

  • Gibson's Greens Machine

    Lee York, BVD|Updated Nov 13, 2019

    Lisa and Ron Gibson began their new business, Keep Cool Greens, Sept. 24, 2019. The Keep Cool Greens farm is a complete hydroponic farming system inside of a refrigerated, eight foot by 40 foot standard shipping container. The container farm can hold up to 4,000 heads of lettuce. The Gibson are serial entrepreneurs who have a quality needed in a self-employed business – grit. They married in 1985 and the next year they packed up and headed to Montana. When they made the trip f...

  • Letter: Letter: A vote for BS

    Updated Nov 12, 2019

    Letter to the Editor: Hell yes I am going to vote for Bernie Sanders!! He is going to give me free medical, free dental, free housing. B.S. is going to buy me a new car – free, free, free! Meals on Wheels will pull up to my door free-times a day – but wait, if you order right now you can get a second dose of B.S. free! And last, but not least, a free education! But wait – B.S. is going to do all my thinking for me so I won't need an education. The Democrats have spent the l...

  • Op/Ed: Combating Addiction Must Remain Top Priority

    Jon Bennion, Chief Deputy Attorney General of Montana|Updated Nov 12, 2019

    Two and a half years ago, Attorney General Tim Fox and I stood on the steps of the state capitol with other lawmakers announcing a major long-term initiative to address the impacts of drugs (Aid Montana). Since then, our successes outnumber our defeats, and we are ready for the next phase to combat the addiction crisis in Big Sky Country. On the success front, we can point to several victories in the areas of prevention, treatment, and enforcement. We led the charge on passing...

  • Obituary: Susan Hemmer

    Updated Nov 12, 2019

    Susan (Susie) Hemmer entered this world Jan. 3, 1946 and left this world on the morning of Oct. 27th at the age of 73. She grew up on the family ranch in the Dearborn area of Wolf Creek. She attended grade school in Wolf Creek, where she excelled well enough to skip a grade within the first couple of years. She went on to attend high school in Helena and continued her education at Montana State University in Bozeman. Susie was a financial whiz. She could transform one dollar...

  • Obituary: Leon Copenhaver

    Updated Nov 12, 2019

    Leon Morris Copenhaver, 89, of Missoula, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Nov. 6, 2019. Leon was born April 9, 1930 in Missoula and was the seventh child born to Moody and Elizabeth Copenhaver. Leon's early years were spent at the family ranch near Ovando, Mont., where the family's main occupation was outfitting in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. He and his sister were homeschooled by the neighbor until 7th grade, when he then went to school in...

  • Recognizing Veterans and Their Stories

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Nov 12, 2019

    Don LaRoque veered from the American Legion's prepared speech as he delivered the Veterans Day address for the annual Lincoln American Legion Post 9 Veterans Day Observance, Nov. 11. LaRoque, who noted that Veteran's Day is a day to recognize living veterans, as opposed to Memorial Day, which honors those who have passed on, focused largely on one theme from the prepared speech: the importance of the stories veterans have. He also spoke to the relation those stories have to...

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