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Answering the call

Part I of "Answering the call" discussed how Parcell's early career in the Marine Corps was interwoven with his law enforcement career with the Missoula County Sheriff's Office. After two years in...

 

Cox shares tales of the West Side

SEELEY LAKE – Twenty-five people, most on snowshoes, showed up at the River Point Campground to learn about Seeley Lake's "West Side Story." The Feb. 16 excursion was sponsored by the Seeley Lake...

 

Answering the call

SEELEY LAKE – Though residents in the Seeley Lake and Swan Valley area know Robert "Bob" Parcell as the local Deputy Sheriff, woven through his award-filled law enforcement career is an equally...

 

Not a hero...

SWAN VALLEY – "I just want to say I am not a hero," Swan Valley resident Marc White stated in an interview to discuss his military service, which included participation in Desert Storm. "I'm just a...

 

Inaugurating the Community Ice Rink

SEELEY LAKE –Children and adults gathered Dec. 29 for the official opening of Seeley Lake ROCKS' new ice skating rink at the Seeley Lake Elementary School field. The Seeley Lake Lions Club supported...

 

More Christmas food favorites

OVANDO & SEELEY LAKE – Margaret Bauer said her family likes to make gingersnaps. She said, “We like the smell; it fills the house. Everybody likes to eat them for snacks and we give them as gifts.” Shawna Jarrell said her grandma’s punch...

 

Singing trumps fighting

The carol "O Holy Night" is a favorite at Christmas time, especially when sung by someone who can, as Huffington Post puts it, "raise the rafters on the '-vine' of 'Oh night di-.'" The song itself has...

 

Ovando presents "The Rented Christmas"

OVANDO – Parents, relatives, visitors and a number of younger siblings dressed in holiday attire packed the Ovando School gym to see the student production of "The Rented Christmas" Dec. 20. The pla...

 

SSHS brings winter, fire and snow

SEELEY LAKE – Retired Seeley-Swan High School music teacher Bob Green used the phrase “an awkward situation” to express the condition SSHS found itself in at the beginning of the school year. A...

 

Blood makes a heartfelt gift for the holidays

SEELEY LAKE – Alysa Loesch sat relaxed on the gurney at the Seeley-Swan High School gym. Blood dripped from a tube in her arm to a collection bag below. Loesch was one of the estimated 15-25...

 

More foods that say "Christmas"

In a continuation of the informal survey on what foods mean Christmas: Debbie Dillree said "Potato sausage has always been our big thing on Christmas Eve. My grandparents used to make it and after the...

 

Christmas song origins both simple and complex

“Deck the Halls” originated from the 16th century Welsh New Year’s Eve dancing song, “Nos Galan.” Cardiff University Professor in the School of Welsh, E. Wyn James, an authority on Welsh hymns and ballads, said “Nos Galan” belongs to a...

 

What food denotes Christmas to locals?

SEELEY LAKE – An informal survey unsurprisingly discovered that while turkey may conjure up Thanksgiving to most folks, Christmas is evoked by a wide variety of foods. A contingent of people boasting Norwegian descent – including Kelli Wold,...

 

Ringing in the holidays

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley-Swan Mountain Bells rang in the holiday season with a concert at Double Arrow Lodge Dec. 6. The Lodge was packed as the 11 bell ringers, led by Director Joann Wallenburn,...

 

To carol or to wassail?

'Tis the season to go a-caroling. The custom of going door-to-door singing to one's neighbors harkens back at least as far as the Medieval Period, though no doubt a medieval person transported to our...

 

How did the Friday after Thanksgiving become black?

SEELEY LAKE – Thanksgiving was once a full, laid-back day of families gathering to visit and feast at a giant potluck. Today, Thanksgiving has to share time with football games and pre-mature Black...

 

Organization offers polar bear viewing

SEELEY LAKE – Prompted by the success of its August screening of "Walking Bear Comes Home," the Clearwater Resource Council presented a follow-up Clearwater Partners Workshop Nov. 17. Entitled...

 

Say cheese

SEELEY LAKE – When taking group portraits, a photographer often gets everyone to smile at the same time by prompting them: "Say cheese!" But what does cheese have to do with pictures or smiles?...

 

Awea Duo produces unique music with flute and saxophone

SEELEY LAKE – From the first piece they played at the Oct. 21 concert sponsored by Alpine Artisans' 2 Valleys Stage, the Awea Duo made it known theirs was not going to be a typical classical music...

 

Tour unfolds variety of artistry

From Lincoln through Ovando, Seeley Lake and up the Swan Valley, Montana artisans displayed a wide variety of art works during Alpine Artisans' Tour of the Arts Oct. 13-14. Well over 100 visitors...

 

Juggling is a way of life for Kristy Pohlman

SEELEY LAKE – New Seeley Lake Elementary third-grade teacher Kristy Pohlman is engaging in quite a juggling act. In addition to teaching, she is also the volleyball coach, is working on a master's...

 

Miss B buzzing with plans for second grade

SEELEY LAKE – Primarily inspired by the modeling of her then teacher Mrs. Roach, Rachel Bemis decided in second grade that she wanted to be a teacher when she grew up. She never wavered from that...

 

Robin Beckett brings breadth of experience to kindergarten

SEELEY LAKE – Robin Beckett (formerly Robin Gaither) brings 14 years of teaching to her Seeley Lake Elementary kindergarten classroom. Starting in a Montessori school in Indiana, Beckett went on to...

 

Film pays tribute to Chuck Jonkel

SEELEY LAKE – More than 100 people crowded into the Seeley Lake Community Hall Thursday, Aug. 30, to view a film celebrating a man acclaimed as the father of bear biology. The documentary "Walking B...

 

Tragedy plays out at Double Arrow Lodge grounds

SEELEY LAKE – Alpine Artisans' 2 Valleys Stage introduced its 2018-19 performance season Aug. 23 with Montana Shakespeare in the Parks' production of "The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice."...

 

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