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Their names are Tilly and Izzy. No, they are not the names of two sweet girls, but the names of the pigs in the care of two sweet girls whose names are Addisyn and Elyse Bengtson. 

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After 610 hours and $96,500, the independent auditor’s report for FY 2017 and FY 2018 reiterated the same conclusion as the audits from FY 2015 and FY 2016: “…the County has a large net negative cash position in its governmental funds. These conditions raise substantial doubt about the Count…

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On Friday, July 12, a total of 1,366 ballots (as of press time) will be mailed out to registered voters in the City of Cut Bank. Voters are being asked to approve a special levy of approximately $65,000 for the next 10 years to help fund the Cut Bank Police Department’s School Resource Offic…

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The Cut Bank Lewis and Clark Festival is about fun, entertainment and time spent with neighbors and friends. It is also about eating good food and for those that want to shop for some homemade items, there is good shopping for that too.

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The third week in July and Marias Fair fun time has arrived! This year’s fair features two nights of Pro-Rodeo action, concerts, the demolition derby, 4-H exhibits and a multitude of other displays, along with bounce houses and other entertainment.

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Glacier County Treasurer Don Wilson presented the Glacier County Commissioners with the “true statement of the receipts and disbursements” for Glacier County for May 2019 on June 27. Chairman Michael DesRosier signed the cash report at the Commissioners’ meeting on July 3. 

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In three weeks, Cut Bank will once again host its biggest event of the year, the Lewis and Clark Festival. From July 25-28, the park will fill with people, parades will march down Main Street, tournaments of golf, cornhole, horseshoe, softball, rubber ducks and goldfish will take place and f…

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The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate with friends and enjoy an American pastime – fireworks. The City of Cut Bank has established a set of ordinances for Cut Bank designed to help keep citizens safe and minimize the risk of fire.

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When Glacier Comm-unity Health Center (GCHC) opened their dental office in 2009, it was their hope to have that line of service in the building on Main Street where they currently provide medical care. 

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Dog owners everywhere will tell you how wonderful it is to take your beloved pet to a grooming salon for that much needed haircut or maybe just a shampoo to clean them up a bit. 

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During the spring of 2018 Cut Bank Elementary, Middle School, and High School students participated in required testing for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The testing results were not released until spring of 2019, and most schools, including Cut Bank, saw mixed results. Cut Bank Sch…

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Cut Bank Schools Superintendent Wade Johnson presented the Cut Bank School District’s “report card” from 2017-18’s testing under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which is the latest “accountability system” which was signed into federal law in 2015. According to the Montana Office of Pu…

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Miles Baughman has made many a jump from an airplane in his career with the National Guard. But none of those, according to Miles, was as incredible as the one he made just a few weeks ago to commemorate the D-Day landings 75 years ago.

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“I will be 60 in August. I thought I was done having kids!” Pastor Ric Beals may have thought there would be no more kids coming into his world, but this past February, he discovered a sweet, young lady that would not only steal his heart, but would prove to be his daughter. The daughter he …

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Is a School Resource Officer (SRO) really needed or necessary in the Cut Bank Schools? Ask school officials and their response is a resounding “yes.” Voters will be asked next month, in a special election to help fund the SRO position for the next 10 years. 

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It took Renae Molenda over two years to find the perfect buyer for her business, Rose Petal Floral and Gift, but she’s happy she waited. Effective June 1, Ashley and Nate Kavanagh took over ownership of the flourishing downtown business.

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All three Glacier County Commissioners were on hand for the May 28 meeting in Browning, along with Melanie Heavy Runner who took notes. The agenda, which only had an update from Kari Lewis on the Glacier County MSU Extension Service, was amended to include a request from Federal Emergency Ma…

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School is out. The weather is becoming more summer-like with every passing day. And now, kids around the country are exclaiming, “There is nothing to do!”

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Sometime in the spring of 1971, my parents loaded two cars – a ’66 Oldsmobile Toronado and my mother’s sporty Ford Mustang hardtop – and headed west to Montana. They were as ill-prepared as those cars for what lay ahead, but they were game for an adventure.

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Update: According to public documents released on May 29, “the Montana Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation received a written request by Glacier County Attorney Terryl Matt on March 22, 2019, for assistance in investigating financial irregularities of Glacier County.” 

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The Cut Bank High School Class of 2019 received their long-awaited diplomas on Sunday, May 26 and during the ceremony were recognized for the scholarships they were awarded.

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The summer tradition of the Tri-County Shrine Circus has returned! The Jordan World Circus will be performing at the Marias Fairgrounds on Friday, June 7. As in years past, there will be two shows, one at 4 p.m. and a second at 7 p.m. Children’s tickets can be found throughout town at local …

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A motion filed by the attorneys for the Glacier County Commissioners and Treasurer Don Wilson to dismiss the lawsuit filed by the Cut Bank School District No. 15 has been denied by District Court Judge Elizabeth Best. In addition to denying the County’s request to dismiss the complaint, Judg…

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For hockey fans, there is no better time of the year than April through May. It is hockey playoff time and Stanley Cup finals time. And if your team is part of all that, then it is even better. Sage Sammons did not start out a hockey fan, but in his high school years, his love of the game to…

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The Glacier County Commissioners have hired Chancy Kittson as the County’s Chief Financial Officer. Kittson served as Interim CFO for 90 days and was paid $48 per hour as an independent contractor. Kitt-son’s new statusis now that of a department head and he will answer to the Glacier County…

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The Glacier County Commissioners listened to Glacier County Library Director Jamie Greco, Assistant Director Vananda  Yazzie, and advocates of the Browning branch of the Glacier County Library express their support to keep the branch library open during the Commissioners’ May 7 meeting in Cut Bank.

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A treasure is defined by Merriam-Webster as “something that is very special, important or valuable.” Glacier County is home to a very special, and often undiscovered treasure – the Glacier County Historical Museum.

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  The Cut Bank Education Foundation and Alumni Association (CBEFAA) held its annual “Celebrating Success” scholarship recognition reception, honoring 15 graduating seniors with $46,600 in scholarship awards on Sunday, April 28. 

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Isaac Alan Matt, 23, of Cut Bank, faces four felony charges, including Attempted Deliberate Homicide and Assault on a Peace Officer, when he allegedly fired on a Glacier County Sheriff’s Deputy at approximately 11:51 a.m. on Sunday, May 12. Matt is also charged with two felony counts of Crim…

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Two Cut Bank youth bowlers are heading to national competitions but they need your help! Saturday, May 11, from 5:30-8:30 p.m., the Moose Lodge is holding a spaghetti fundraising dinner for Jeremy Gallagher and Jacqualyn McMullan. The duo qualified for the National Junior Gold Bowling Tourna…

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The Glacier County Library received the 2019 Excellent Library Service Award (ELSA) from the Montana State Library (MSL) Commission at the 107th annual Montana Library Association conference held in Helena last month. A total of 44 libraries received the honor in 2019.

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The Glacier County Com-missioners reaffirmed their commitment to demolish the county-owned Merc building on South Central Ave., clearing the way for the sale of the Chamber-owned Public Drug building. A contingency of City of Cut Bank and Cut Bank Area Chamber of Commerce members met with th…

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Lanaina Upham is Glacier County’s new Disaster and Emergency Services Director. The Glacier County Commissioners approved hiring Upham at their April 23 meeting in Browning. 

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There is just something wonderful about growing your own produce. From seed to harvest and all the fun in between, there is nothing quite like enjoying all the fruits, or veggies, of your labors.

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Gail Davis was honored by the Cut Bank Area Chamber of Commerce as this year’s Citizen of the Year. In presenting the award, longtime friend and Chamber board member Nicole Altenburg offered this tribute: