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 By Nathan Bourne    News    October 29, 2020 

Board inches closer to holding bond election

SEELEY LAKE – At the Oct. 22 meeting, the Seeley Lake Sewer District Board continued on its path toward holding a bond election. The Board was presented with a draft resolution to hold a bond election. The District’s Bond Council Dan Semmens...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    October 29, 2020 

Blackhawks' season ends in a blizzard

PLAINS – The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks played their final game of the season on the road taking on the Horsemen of Plains Oct. 23. The teams battled through a blizzard in what Blackhawks Head Coach Jay Crum would describe as the “funnest game...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    October 22, 2020

Motor Lodge septic vandalized

SEELEY LAKE – On the morning of Oct. 16, Mike Boltz, owner of the Seeley Lake Motor Lodge, looked out his kitchen window to see one of his septic tank pumps and its piping laying on the surface of...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    October 22, 2020

Lady Blackhawks win on the road

The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks added a pair of wins to their record last week defeating Plains and the Clark Fork Co-op. The Lady Blackhawks made quick work of Plains Oct. 15 putting them down in three games, 25-12, 25-9 and 25-19. More than a...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    October 22, 2020

Blackhawks clash with Warriors in the rain

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks hosted the Arlee Warriors for their last home game of the season Oct. 17. The Blackhawks came out strong scoring a touchdown in the opening minutes and then...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    October 15, 2020

Lady Blackhawks defeat Tigers in three

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks defeated the Victor Pirates for their homecoming game Oct. 10. The Lady Blackhawks took game one with ease, 25-11, but had a little more trouble with...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    October 15, 2020

Blackhawks tame the Tigers

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks hosted the Darby Tigers for their homecoming Oct. 9. The Blackhawks offense got off to a rough start after the Tiger's kickoff. They bobbled the first snap... Full story

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    October 8, 2020

Lady Blackhawks take 2 of 3

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks had a busy week hosting Clark Fork Sept. 29 and Drummond Oct. 1 and traveled to Darby Oct. 3. The Lady Blackhawks made quick work of the Clark Fork...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    October 8, 2020

Blackhawks downed by Titans

PHILIPSBURG – The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks headed up Flint Creek to face the Titans Oct. 2. The Blackhawks had a good opening drive, marching the ball all the way down to within the 10-yard line before being shut down by the Titan’s defense. After...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    October 1, 2020

Lady Blackhawks handle Savage Heat in Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS – The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks faced the Savage Heat on the road Sept. 24. The Lady Blackhawks felt the heat in the first set falling 22-25. They fought their way back taking the next three sets 25-15, 25-20 and 25-17 to win the...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    October 1, 2020

Blackhawks swatted by Mountain Cats

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks hosted the Clark Fork Co-op Mountain Cats Sept. 25 in front of their biggest home field crowd of the season. The Missoula City-County Health Department...

 

Bond election discussed, mandate ordinance killed

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Sewer District Board continued discussing holding a bond election and rejected an ordinance reinforcing a resolution mandating connections at its Sept. 17 meeting. The Board also received a proposal that would keep...

 

Blackhawks join in solidarity with Bulldogs

ST IGNATIUS – The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks headed over the mountains to take on the Bulldogs Sept. 18. Ahead of the game the Blackhawks accepted an invitation to participate in a presentation and...

 

Lady Blackhawks defeat Pirates, fall to Prospectors

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks faced two opponents last week starting off in Victor Sept. 10 and then back on the home court Sept. 12 facing Granite. The Lady Blackhawks blew the...

 

Blackhawks fall to Blue Hawks

THOMPSON FALLS – The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks traveled to take on the Blue Hawks in Thompson Falls Sept. 11. It was brutal game for the Blackhawks. They were down 22 points by the end of the first quarter and 38 by the half. While the second half was...

 

Blackhawks defend home field from Pirates

SEELEY LAKE – The Blackhawks kicked off to the Victor Pirates Sept. 4 for their opening game of the season. The Pirates' opening drive came to an abrupt end after just a couple plays with a fumble t...

 

Lady Blackhawks take down Eagles and Lynx

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks improved their record to 2-1 with a pair of wins last week against the Valley Christian Eagles and the Lincoln Lynx. The Lady Blackhawks traveled to...

 

Lady Blackhawks take to the court against Charlo

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks volleyball team took to the court for the much anticipated season opener against Charlo Aug. 27. The Lady Blackhawks fell to Charlo in the first two...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    August 27, 2020

Recognition and quick response saves shop

SEELEY LAKE – An early morning thunderstorm Aug. 19 was a rude awaking for many in the valley but it proved to be especially rude for the Bertsch family who lives on Boy Scout Road in Seeley Lake....

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    August 27, 2020

Board discusses many topics including cash shortage, bond election and legal bills

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Sewer District Board had a marathon meeting stretching over four hours on Aug. 20. The board covered many topics ranging from a cash shortfall, potential bond election, mandating hookups, legal bills, water testing...

 

Get mad, show up and build a better community

Ryan Craig, the editor and publisher of the Todd County Standard - a weekly newspaper in Elkton, Kentucky, ran a story encouraging farmers to attend a very important meeting on agricultural zoning. The future of farming could be changed at this meeti...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    August 13, 2020

Market value assessment chosen, bond election discussed

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Sewer District Board voted to stick with a market value excluding improvements method for spreading the cost of the annual District operating budget at a Special Board meeting Aug. 3. Then they set the assessments at...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    August 13, 2020

Remembering Hiroshima

Sunday, Aug. 6, marked the 75th anniversary of the United States dropping an atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima, Japan. Seeley Lake resident Cheri Thompson shared her father Ivan Odom's account of...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    July 30, 2020

County not keeping list of septic compliance issues

SEELEY LAKE – At the July 16 Seeley Lake Sewer District Board meeting, Missoula City/County Health Department Environmental Health Specialist II Jim Erven told the Board that if the proposed sewer system were scrapped by the voters in the...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    July 23, 2020

Board recommits to sewer, discusses assessment method and attorney fees

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Sewer District Board covered a wide range of topics at their July 16 meeting. They signed a resolution recommitting to move the project forward while considered a different method of financing, discussed appealing the...

 

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