Articles from the June 8, 2023 edition

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 By Griffen Smith    News    June 8, 2023

Sincere reverence takes over Seeley for Memorial Day

Darrin Divis held his uncle's burial flag tightly as each fold symbolized an honor placed on veterans for their service. Roughly 40 people looked on as the Seeley Lake community honored and...


Memorial Day in the Swan Valley

A somber procession gathered on the Cold Creek Bridge in Condon to remember service members who have passed. The 31st annual Memorial Day observance was presided over by Edward Klassen, who has...

 By Jennifer Schultz    News    June 8, 2023

Missoula Aging Services promtes safety measures during fraud awareness week

Fraud costs Medicare an estimated $60 billion per year. It costs Medicare beneficiaries time, stress, the security of their medical information, and potentially their health. It costs families, friends, and caregivers in worry and lost work when... Full story


Letter from the Editor

I write to you from a frantic mood of trying to organize all the news into a cohesive linear manner while still covering new events as they happen. Last week we had to rush our deadline on account of the printer being closed for Memorial Day....


A response to the editor's previous letter

A response to the editor’s previous letter Mr. Metcalf, I really don’t have sufficient words to describe the idiocy of the first paragraph of your Letter From Editor on May 25th. You are taking a obvious political direction and showing your...


Enjoy your stuff, but be prepared to let it go

One of the perils of life is putting too much value on “stuff.” Stuff can be about anything. It can consist of what we have or what we don’t have. Much of life is about our stuff. Our house, cars, things in the house. Things around the house...


Upcoming Events

June 10 Loving Hearts presents a Free Annual Fashion Show and Brunch, 11 a.m. at Mission Bible Fellowship Church, Highway 83, Seeley Lake  American Legion Post #63 will hold their annual Chili Cook-off and Auction Fundraiser. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.... Full story


Seeley Lake Rural Fire District Call Log

5/24 Medical School Lane 5/26 Medical Hwy 83 5/26 Medical Hwy 83 5/26 Medical W. Spruce Street 5/26 Medical Drew Creek Loop 5/27 Fire Alarm Hwy 83 5/27 Medical Airport Road 5/29 Medical Lemar Drive 5/29 Welfare Ck. Hwy 83...


Missoula County Sheriff's Log

5/25 4:32 p.m. Trespassing Holland Lake Road 5/25 12:58 p.m. Civil Hole in the Wall Road 5/26 7:46 a.m. Accident with Injury Hwy 83 5/26 10:19 a.m. Suspicious Activity Holland Lake Road 5/26 12:44 p.m. Theft Leota Peak Road 5/27 12:23 p.m. Civil Oak...


Donald "Bronc" Peterman 1938-2023

Donald "Bronc" Peterman was born in Wood Lake, MN on April 26, 1938. He was the 11th of 13 children born to Herbert and Milly Peterman. He passed away peacefully on June 1" following a short illness.... Full story


Beth Williams 1958-2023

Sometime in the early morning hours of February 15, 2023, Beth Williams, our sister, aunt, grandmother and friend lost her life on the mountain she loved and called her forever home. Beth was born... Full story


48th annual Whitewater Festival brings hundreds of spectators to Bigfork

Two rafting teams compete in the final heat at the Whitewater Festival in Bigfork on Sunday, May 28. The festival, which was in its 48th year, featured roughly 100 competitors in multiple races for...

 By Jean Pocha    News    June 8, 2023

Never too old to learn a new word

Ovando Museum hosted five local citizens June 25 for recognition of being Nonagenarians, people 90-99 years old. Irene Weaver, her sister Norma Hughes, Whitey (Charles)Whitehead, Jack Hooker and...


Seeley Lake Lion's Club celebrates new playground

The corner of Cedar Lane and Elm Drive in Seeley Lake is a natural ditch with a shallow pond, which at one time was used as a trash dump. But it has become a pleasant oasis since the Lion's Club took...

 By Kayla Heinze    Opinion    June 8, 2023

Following Their Footsteps: What We Can Learn from Indigenous Peoples' Kinship with Bears

Search the internet for news on grizzly bears and you're likely to find plenty of articles detailing human-bear encounters that end in tragic fatalities. These gruesome headlines represent what are,... Full story

 By Jean Pocha    News    June 8, 2023

Four eighth graders graduate from Helmville School

Four eighth grade students finished their Helmville School career on May 30 with encouraging words from the Drummond Junior Varsity Football coach and the book "All I Really Need to Know I Learned in...


How we came to be here

Last time I wrote Passages it was too close to Easter for really doing any kind of proper introduction. I note in the Passages dated June 1, that Jonah was mentioned in a contrast of Jonah to Isaiah, and the heart’s willingness and result. I can... Full story


SLCF hosts Change Your Pace kick-off party

SEELEY LAKE- The Change Your Pace (CYP) kick-off party was hosted in the parking lot of the Seeley Lake Community Foundation (SLCF) building on Friday June 2. Energy Partners Propane offered a deal...


Senior Menus

For any area senior unable to afford the lunches, assistance may be available. Frozen meals are also available. Please call Ria Overholt with Missoula Aging Services at 406-728-7682 for information. The Mission Mountains Mercantile serves senior... Full story


Red Ants Pants Scavenger Hunt comes to Seeley Lake

MontANTa 2023, the great rural Montana scavenger hunt brought to you by the Red Ants Pants Music Festival, is here. Snap a photo with Red to be entered to win a VIP prize package for the music... Full story



Liz Claiborne: Educated children are a true natural resource Liz Claiborne, internationally famous fashion designer, was the guest speaker at the Salmon Prairie Elementary School graduation last...


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