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Articles from the March 5, 2020 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    March 5, 2020

SLE superintendent decision deferred until Wednesday, March 4

SEELEY LAKE - Three candidates for the Seeley Lake Elementary superintendent Jon Konen, Eric Larson and Josh Gibbs toured the facilities, met with faculty, staff and the community and interviewed...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 5, 2020

Suspects in custody after area burglaries

SEELEY LAKE – Law enforcement responded to two burglaries in the area over the weekend. The suspect Travis Burgess, 43, was detained Sunday while involved with another alleged burglary in Missoula with Kasey Hugs, 35. Both are in the Missoula...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 5, 2020

Runners take the leap at annual Snow Joke

SEELEY LAKE – Nearly 700 runners "Took the Leap" and ran around Seeley Lake in the 41st annual Snow Joke Half Marathon. This was the second time in race history the Snow Joke has fallen on Leap...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    March 5, 2020

Sewer District receives $660,000 for Phase 2

SEELEY LAKE - U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced that the Seeley Lake Sewer District will receive a grant for $660,000. SLSD Manager Jean Curtiss said the grant will be applied toward Phase 2 of the collection system and reduce the cost to landowners...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    March 5, 2020

Lady Blackhawks win Western C Divisional

FRENCHTOWN – The Lady Blackhawks won three tight games at the Western C Divisional to take the top spot and secure a place at the State C Tournament. The Lady Blackhawks faced Philipsburg in the...

 
 By Molly Hackett    Opinion    March 5, 2020

Tomatoes, phosphorus and seed catalogs

It is too early in the year to get a shovel into the ground but it is time to start preparing for this year's garden if it is going to be the best ever. Q: What are your favorite tomato varieties? A:...

 

Montana reminded about REAL ID as deadline approaches

HELENA – In preparation for the Oct. 1 federally enforced deadline for identification changes to fly domestically or enter secure federal facilities, the Montana Department of Justice’s Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) would like to remind citizens a...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 5, 2020

Community invited to help support Ellinghouse triplets, March 7

SEELEY LAKE – On Saturday, March 7, Veterans and Families of Seeley Lake (VFSL) will be hosting a spaghetti dinner fundraiser and auction to support the Ellinghouse triplets Mia, Kensi and Natalie. While neither parents Shawn Ellinghouse or Kristy...

 

Sewer candidate forum, WUI cost share and Bob Marshall Music Festival fill Council agenda,

SEELEY LAKE - Next Monday’s meeting of the Seeley Lake Community Council promises to be quite lively: Sewer Board candidates will talk about their views on the project as part of a Sewer Candidates Forum. There are two vacancies on the Board and...

 
 By Linda Howard    Opinion    March 5, 2020

Three important things you need to know about in March

Hear the band? Join the March...for Meals 2020 Join us as we march into spring with our local Meals on Wheels (MOW) campaign. With your help, we can meet our 2020 goal of $5,000. March for Meals ...

 
 By Rob Rich    Opinion    March 5, 2020

What happens when the elk cross the road?

The young driver was not hurt. At least not physically. She had only looked down for a second as her check engine light came on and, in that moment, her Jeep hit the elk. Hitting the 600-pound animal...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    March 5, 2020

Snow jumping hexapods

During sunny late winter days in the Blackfoot Watershed, multitudes of small black things can be seen wriggling on the snow. They are called snow fleas, Snow fleas, or Hypogastrura nivicola, are...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 5, 2020

"Voices of Seeley Lake" shares stories of community members

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley-Swan High School English freshman and sophomore student audio documentary "Voices from Seeley Lake" aired on Montana Public Radio Sunday, Feb. 23. The documentary was a...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 5, 2020

MCPS School Board appoints local trustee

SEELEY LAKE – At the Missoula County Public Schools Board Special Board meeting Feb. 25, the board unanimously appointed Jennifer Vogel of Potomac to fill the vacant District “D” seat through the school board election May 5. This position repre...

 

Marian Matthew Seaman Aug. 27, 1932 - Feb. 14, 2020

SWAN VALLEY - Marian Matthew Seaman, 87 of Swan Valley, passed away Feb. 14 surrounded by her loving family. She and her twin sister Marilyn were born in Butte Aug. 27, 1932 to Lee and Marguerite Wilhelm. She graduated from Bigfork High School in... Full story

 

The necessity of the Bible

Years ago, the movie Castaway came out, in which Tom Hanks played a FedEx worker whose company plane went down, stranding him on a desert island for years. Not long after that FedEx ran a Super Bowl...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 5, 2020

The Dooking Weasel offers diverse products to meet local need

SEELEY LAKE – "For as long as I can remember I've endeavored to make things I either didn't have, couldn't afford, couldn't find or just for fun," wrote Jeanette Roesner, owner of The Dooking...

 

Community Briefs

Mobile Unit in Seeley Lake, March 5 SEELEY LAKE – The Mobile Unit offering free and confidential ultrasounds and pregnancy testing will be in the Lazy Pine Mall parking lot March 5 from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. They also offer STD/STI testing....

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 5, 2020

Conley voted Prep Athlete of the Week

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley-Swan High School Junior Aspen Conley was voted Missoulian's Prep Athletes of the Week, sponsored by Republic Services, last week. Conley appreciated the recognition and support...

 

2021 Montana Teacher of the Year nominations open

HELENA—The Office of Public Instruction announced today that nomination and application forms are available for the 2021 Montana Teacher of the Year Program. Members of the public can fill out a simple form to nominate a teacher. Teachers can self...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    March 5, 2020

Blackhawks' season ends at Western C Divisional

FRENCHTOWN – The Seeley-Swan Boys basketball season came to an abrupt end after a pair of losses at the Western C Divisional. The Blackhawks had a good start leading Twin Bridges by one at the quarter. However, Twin Bridges took a sizable lead by t...

 

Catherine Ellen Owens 1928-2020

On Monday, March 2, 2020, Catherine Ellen Chussler Owens, 91, passed away at home from heart conditions. She was born July 15, 1928 in Jamaica, South Long Island, New York, to Margaret (O'Neill) and... Full story

 

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