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The Deli Express float by the Garden of Eat-In was the 1st place winner of Cut Bank’s Parade of Lights this year. The gang was all smiles at the start of the parade and they didn’t even know they had won yet. Click on the arrow above for more photos. Pick up a copy of the newspaper to see th…

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The Shelby Coyote Football Season came to a bitter end, losing to the Spartans 44-28, in Scobey on Saturday, Nov. 14, in post-season play.

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Cut Bank Trails will be hosting hot cocoa, coffee, and cookies at the Rose Petal Floral & Gifts on Friday, Nov. 20, from 5:30-8 p.m., in conjunction with the annual Parade of Lights. Stop by and pick out your fresh Christmas tree and enjoy some goodies from the Cut Bank Trails. The Rose …

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WIC offices will be closed to the public. Services will be available remotely and benefits will continue to be issued for anyone currently on the program. Clients should reach out to their local WIC clinic, www.signupwic.com, to inquire about WIC benefits. If your local WIC clinic is unavail…

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 The Cut Bank Area Chamber of Commerce recently presented its Business Improvement Award to Ann Clark, owner of Glacier Pharmacy. Clark received the award for the pharmacy’s continued investment in the Cut Bank community. Glacier Pharmacy, which is located inside Big Sky Foods in the Norther…

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The Shelby Coyotes volleyball Team wrapped up their season with a third place finish at the divisional tournament, posting a 3-2 record. The Lady Yotes beat Wolf Point 25-14, 25-14, and 15-11; Glasgow, 23-25, 27-25, 25-22, 24-16, and 15-10; and Malta 22-25, 25-18, 25-18, 21-25, and 15-10. Th…

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The Cut Bank Lady Wolves saw their season come to an end at the Northern “B” Divisional Volleyball Tournament Thursday, Nov. 5, in Shelby. The Lady Wolves went 0-2 with losses to Choteau and Wolf Point to close out the 2020 season. 

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A couple dozen spirited walkers and runners turned out for the Spooky Sprint held at the Stone School Inn in Valier on Halloween morning. Once again, the weather cooperated to allow for a sunny and safe event.

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Having retired June 30 after six years at the Blackfeet Community College (BCC) with the nursing program and 31 years with the Indian Health Service, 28 of those at Blackfeet Community Hospital in Browning, Keith McDivitt set out to enter a bicycle race.

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The Shelby Coyotes football team returned from a three-week hiatus to stomp Clark Fork, 60-14 on Halloween. The Coyotes spent the last three weeks waiting to get back to work and it didn’t take long for them to dominate their opponent. 

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The Cut Bank Lady Wolves went 0-2 at last weekend’s District 1B Volleyball Tournament but will advance to the Northern B Divisional Tournament as the fifth seed to take on top-seeded Choteau this Thursday in Shelbyat 9:30 a.m. 

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The Valier Panther volleyball squad went 1-3 at last weekend’s District 6-C Tournament to wrap up their 2020 season. 

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Lauren Luse did not grow up in a house of hunters. “We didn’t have anything against it, it just wasn’t what we did,” she explained. But then she married Jason Luse, who not only was a hunter from multiple generations back but has also been a guide for other hunters. 

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The Shelby Lady Coyotes volleyball team returned to the court after a two-week absence due to COVID-19 and split a pair of games. They lost to Choteau on Friday, Oct. 23, 25-13, 25-18, and 25-15. Saturday, they defeated Great Falls Central, 25-15, 25-10, 15-25, and 25-15.

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The Sunburst Refiners post-season was short-lived, falling to a tough White Sulphur Springs team, 78-21, on Friday, Oct. 23.

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The Cut Bank Wolves cross country teams ended this season of challenges with the same spirit they’ve maintained all year:  joy and perseverance in the face of anything. None of the runners were intimidated when they got off the bus to find the state course in Kalispell becoming increasingly …

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The Cut Bank Lady Wolves ended the regular season with a five-set loss to Great Falls Central. The local spikers will head into the District 1B Tournament as the fifth seed where they will hit the road to take on fourth seeded Conrad on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 6 p.m. in the Conrad High School gym. 

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The Sunburst Lady Refiners volleyball team ended the regular season with a three game sweep of the Heart Butte Warriors, 25-11, 25-7, and 25-14. 

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The Cut Bank Wolves cross country teams had the opportunity to run the state cross country course one week prior to the upcoming state meet when they competed at the Glacier Invitational last week. Several runners showed they are indeed primed and ready for the state race on Friday, Oct. 23.  

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The Cut Bank Wolves picked up their first win of the season in dominating fashion as they torched Wolf Point, 44-6. The Wolves took on Harlem on Tuesday night and will wrap up regular season play with Malta on Friday. 

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The Cut Bank Lady Wolves picked up a hard-fought conference victory over Conrad last week in a thrilling five set match. The Lady Wolves were also slated to play Shelby over the weekend in a match that has been postponed. 

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After two weeks off, Shelby sports teams were scheduled to resume practice and games on Oct. 22. As of press time, the Lady Coyotes volleyball team were scheduled to resume play on Friday, Oct. 23, hosting the Choteau Lady Bulldogs. Action is scheduled to begin at 4:15 p.m. 

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The Sunburst Refiners football team will be back in action on Friday, Oct. 23 when they host White Sulphur Springs in a 1 p.m. first-round playoff game. White Sulphur is the No. 1 team from the western division. 

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The Cut Bank Lady Wolves dropped a pair of matches last weekend, falling to Choteau and Power. The Lady Wolves have just one match slated for this week as they head to Conrad on Thursday, Oct. 15.

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The Shelby Coyotes cancelled their football game with the Belt Huskies Friday due to COVID-19. The Coyotes will not be playing this weekend’s game against Fort Benton for the Northern Division title. The game, however, will be rescheduled.

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The Sunburst Refiners football game with Box Elder was cancelled due to COVID-19. This was the last game on the Refiners’ schedule. At press time, Sunburst was scheduled to host Heart Butte on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 1 p.m. 

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The Sunburst Refiners volleyball team hosted the Belt Huskies and played four hard-fought games before falling 25-22, 25-12, 23-25, 25-16. Earlier in the week the Refiners lost in three games to the Power Pirates, 25-11, 25-15, and 25-14. 

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As the sole fall sport to play last week from Browning High School, the girls golf team took to the links in Butte last weekend to complete their season in state competition. Jill Sure Chief kept her top spot among Browning golfers to score 197 strokes in two days of play, coming in 16th ove…

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The Browning golf teams converged on Polson last weekend for the divisional tournament. Three Lady Indian golfers qualified for the State Tournament in Butte this weekend. Jill Sure Chief placed seventh at 95 strokes to top all Browning players. Brittney Wagner and Brooke Blue both fired rou…

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The Shelby Coyotes football team played against a co-op team from St. Regis, Mont., and Mullan, Idaho, in a last minute scheduling change. The Coyotes flexed their muscles and earned the 76-36 win. Coach Mike White was notified early last week, the team’s game with Hays was cancelled, so he …

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The Sunburst Refiners football team suffered their first loss of the season last Saturday at the hands of Power/Dutton/Brady (PDB), Saturday 41-22. 

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The Cut Bank Wolves remained winless on the season as they fell to Conrad in their annual Homecoming game 38-14. The Wolves will make the long trek down U.S. Highway 2 for a conference battle with the Wolves from Wolf Point on Friday.

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The Sunburst Refiners held their first Sunburst Cross Country Invitational and considered it a great success. Coach Jeff Nix extended his thanks to all the volunteers. “Without them, our student-athletes would not have been able to compete in an official MHSA qualifying meet,” said Nix.

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The Cut Bank Lady Wolves had a tough weekend as they were swept in a pair of conference tilts by Shelby and Choteau. The local spikers will look to get back on track as they host Conrad and Fairfield this week. 

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The Valier Panthers dropped a conference game to Power/Dutton/Brady (PDB) last weekend 54-19. After losing their starting quarterback on the first play of the game the local gridders rallied, leading 19-16 at the half, but the offense went cold in the second half as PDB took control of the g…

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The Valier Panthers football team picked up their first win of the season in a high scoring 53-34 victory over conference foe Heart Butte last week. Brody Connelly put on an offensive show as he scored six touchdowns in the victory.