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 By Connie McCafferty    Features    May 5, 2022 

Staying Safe in an Unsafe World. Part II

Tonight, two transients walked off the highway, came through the bushes by the creek, and rang our back door bell. I answered the door, but did not...

 
 By Kathy Dey    Features    May 5, 2022 

Mom's Saddle

Editor's Note: In January I ran a story my sister Kathy had written about the old 1964 Ford pickup that had been near and dear to my Dad's heart. A...

 

Photos: Easter √ Eggs √ Snow? Go!

Kids hit Hooper Park for annual Lincoln Volunteer Fire Rescue Easter egg hunt...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    April 21, 2022

Daines pays virtual visit to Hi Country

Senator Steve Daines paid a virtual visit to Hi Country Snack foods Thursday, April 7 to hear about challenges rural small businesses are seeing as...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    April 21, 2022

Public land hunting advocate Randy Newberg pays a visit to Lincoln School

Randy Newberg of Bozeman is known for two things: his love of hunting and his love of public lands, and that has made him one of the country's...

 
 By Jean Pocha    Features    April 7, 2022

Jack Hooker named to the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame

HELMVILLE - "Sitting around crackling campfires and hunting camp dinner tables listening to Jack Hooker tell stories of adventures was a great...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    April 7, 2022

A Long Road

After more than 30 years with Lewis and Clark County and nearly 28 years managing the county's infrastructure, Public Works Director Eric Griffin is r...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    March 24, 2022

Supporters crowd Community Hall for Fireman's Ball

The Lincoln Fireman's Ball returned to its traditional weekend Saturday, with a turnout of supporters that required overflow seating in Station One,...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    March 24, 2022

Harry's 97th

Harry Arvidson marked his 97th birthday Sunday with a celebration at the Methodist Church. Harry, whose birthday was Saturday, March 19, entertained...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    March 24, 2022

'We're Back!'

"I wanted to make a banner that said 'We're back' on the front of the school," Dave Sitch, coordinator of the Pete Sitch Memorial Co-ed Basketball Tou...

 
 By Metro    Features    March 24, 2022

How to overcome mental fatigue

Fatigue and exhaustion are often discussed in terms that characterize the physical effects that they have on the body. However, mental fatigue can be...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    March 10, 2022

Memories of a Madman

For the first sixteen years of her life, Ted Kaczynski was something of a fixture in Jamie Gehring's life. Kaczynski lived only about half a mile...

 

How switching the clocks can affect your health

Much of the world adjusts their clocks each spring and fall. In the fall, clocks are fixed on standard time, while in the spring they're moved...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    March 10, 2022

Government Day: a theft, a toilet, roads and RIDS

Sheriff’s Report With Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton away for the Western Sheriff's association conference, Lincoln resident deputy Corporal Robert Rivera delivered the Sheriff’s office...

 

The meaning behind the Shamrock

When talking about Ireland and its culture and symbolism, many different images come to mind. Affectionately known as the Emerald Isle, Ireland is per...

 

Dish up a classic comfort food this St. Patrick's Day

Everyone has "corned beef and cabbage" on the brain come St. Patrick's Day. But another flavorful dish might appeal to a greater number of people...

 

'Ted K' provides different perspective on familiar story

As "Ted K" opens, a text crawl explains Ted Kaczynski's backstory before giving way to scenes of mountains covered with deep snow and blackened,... Full story

 

'Ted K' to make North American debut at Missoula's Wilma Theater next week

About three and a half years ago, the specter of Ted Kaczynski returned to Lincoln as filmmaker Tony Stone filmed scenes for 'Ted K' in and around...

 

What seniors should know about social media safety

Seniors might not be the demographic individuals initially associate with social media. However, Pew Research notes that seniors' social media usage...

 

Wildlife crossings, the Wyoming way

Road ecologists say wildlife crossings are one of the best ways to reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions and mitigate one of the most significant human...

 

Settling accounts for more than 40 years

OVANDO – When Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Terry Sheppard opened her office in Ovando in 1981 she was known as "the CPA on horseback." Her...

 

How does the wildlife cross the road?

Road ecologists say wildlife crossings are one of the best ways to reduce wildlife-vehicles collisions and mitigate one of the most significant human...

 

Columnist wore map of Ireland on his face

I've known various members of the Helmville Geary family for decades. Irish literally to their core, they wear the map of Ireland on their faces and...

 

Wrestlers say thanks for the new mats

In last weeks story on the The Lincoln Loggers Wrestling Club, we weren't able to include the donors who made the new wrestling mats possible The...

 

Interesting facts about winter

The winter solstice marks the first day of winter. For people residing in the Northern Hemisphere, Tuesday, December 21, 2021, heralds the official...

 

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