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Articles from the December 11, 2019 edition

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 By Roger Dey    News    December 11, 2019

County Commission Endorses Lincoln Valley Public Lands Proposal

The Lincoln Valley Public Lands Proposal took a step forward last week as the Lewis and Clark County Commission unanimously approved a resolution in...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    December 11, 2019

911 Dispatcher Recognized For Life-saving Effort

A 911 dispatcher in Helena received a Distinguished Service Award from interim Helena Police Chief Steve Hagen Thursday, Dec. 4, for his role in helping to save the life of a Lincoln Man in October....

 

Kids and Crafts abound at 21st Santa's Workshop

The 21st annual Santa's Workshop hosted more than 60 children and their families in the Lincoln School gym Saturday, Dec. 7. Volunteer organizations...

 

Mountain Top Musings: A Hopeful Time of Year

As I think back about the way Congress has failed to address some major issues, I cannot help but scratch my head and wonder “What do they think...

 

Obituary: Bob Bushnell

Bob (Kenneth Robert) Bushnell, Lincoln, passed away on Nov. 27, 2019 at the age of 82. Bob was the third born to Wilda & Ken Bushnell on Aug. 8,... Full story

 

Obituary: Diana Davis

Diana (Dee) Davis, 67, of Great Falls, Mont., blessed Heaven with her presence on Friday Nov. 29, 2019 with her family by her side.  At Dee's... Full story

 

Commentary: We Make Progress When Citizens Tackle Small Stuff

One of the not-so-small gifts of living in a representative democracy is that you can’t accomplish things alone. Whether you’re trying to get a...

 

Op/Ed: Passage of Recovering America's Wildlife Act is good for all Montanans

Martha Williams MTFWP Rich Janssen CSKT Natural Resources Dept. Montanans from all walks of life have a deep connection to our state’s fish and wildlife. Those of us lucky enough to live here and...

 

Helmville Mustangs Tamed by Lynx in Junior High Game

The Lincoln Junior High Lynx combined A and B teams took on a small group of Helmville Mustangs Thursday, Dec. 5, in the Lincoln school gym. The...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    December 11, 2019

Suggestion to improve school crosswalk safety meets with positive response from MDT

A suggestion by Lincoln's new librarian Kate Radford could improve the safety at the crosswalks near Lincoln School. At a meeting of the Upper...

 

Four Ways to Protect Yourself From ID Theft This Holiday Season

(StatePoint) 'Tis the season for holiday shopping. When making purchases online, be sure to protect yourself from becoming a victim of identity theft...

 
 By News Release    News    December 11, 2019

Medicare Issues New Numbers and Cards to Prevent Fraud

As the result of recent fraud takedowns, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) identified a group of beneficiaries whose Medicare numbers were being fraudulently used to bill Medicare...

 

A Train Set For Christmas

Don Hoffman, a local model railroad hobbyist, has built a four-foot by eight-foot train garden that is on display at the Lincoln Branch Library...

 
 By Lee York    News    December 11, 2019

Drummond farrier providing service to Lincoln area

Tim Jensen, a farrier from Drummond, is now working in Lincoln and the surrounding areas. He’s traveled to Lincoln often after living here for a while during the 90s. Jensen learned his trade while...

 
 By Jim Oly    Community    December 11, 2019

Hey Howdy Hey

Just wanted to give out a Big Hey Howdy Hey of thanks to Rick and Dot Porter for putting a roof over people’s heads for over 30 years now, here in L...

 

Lincoln's Annual Christmas Bazaar

The annual Lincoln Christmas bazaar did a brisk business Saturday, Dec. 7, with a constant flow of customers in and out throughout the day. "I've...

 

Grizzly Bear Advisory Council struggles with 'herculean' challenge in Missoula

MISSOULA - Chad Bauer, a member of Gov. Steve Bullock's Grizzly Bear Citizen Advisory Council, expressed a sense of urgency and unease on the second...

 

Southwest Montana Provides Distinctive Stories (Part 1 of 4)

Defining a province like Southwest Montana is subjective. For us, an imaginary line commences at Lolo Pass west of Missoula and moves east along Inter...

 

Deputy's Log Nov. 24 -Nov. 30

The Lewis and Clark County 911 Center received 18 Calls for Service in the Lincoln area during the week of Dec. 1 2019 through Dec. 7, 2019. Nine of...

 

Dear Dietician: FODMAP

Dear Dietitian, I have irritable bowel syndrome and appreciated your column on a high fiber diet to manage IBS. My symptoms are usually pretty...

 
 By Lee York    Features    December 11, 2019

A Winning Meatball Recipe from Old West Christmas Fest

This year the Ovando Old West Christmas Fest had a meatball cook-off, organized by Eloise McNally and Norma Bower and sponsored by Fred & Leigh Ann Valiton. “They asked us to host the event this...

 

A Bear Story

I had been back in Helmville about six months when the bear showed up. A number of people in and around town had mentioned that he had been on their...

 

Photo: Annie's Annual Christmas Show

Artists Annie Clark, Sally Bogaert, Lisa Gibson and Tammy Jordan pose for a photo while waiting for visitors to the third annual Christmas Art show...

 

Christmas at Heritage House

Saturday marked the first major event for Heritage House, a Traditional School of Arts the Vallers have been developing over the past few months....

 

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