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St. John's Lutheran Church sent out 200 quilts and 150 school bags through Lutheran World Relief to people around the world, including Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Africa, Asia, Mexico and South America. A group of around a dozen ladies met each Wednesday morning from 9 a.m. to noon to sew the quilts.  For more information about the quilting group contact Linda Roessner at the church at 442-6270.


East Helena Fun Run and Carnival

The annual East Helena Fun Run, Color Run and Carnival will be held on June 3, at Kennedy Park in East Helena. The carnival starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m. The Under 8 Kids Race, which is free, starts at 9:30 a.m., while the 5K and 10K races and the Color Run will start at 10 a.m. Registration forms are available online at Print out the registrations and all entries will be accepted the day of the event.  



Teacher recognized with award

Susan Court, from Montana OPI, has been awarded the Honor Award by SHAPE Montana.

SHAPE (Society for Health & Physical Education) Montana is a volunteer organization dedicated to serving Health and Physical Education teachers of Montana through conferences, workshops and continuing professional development opportunities. 

The Honor Award is the highest award that the organization can bestow on its members in recognition of outstanding service dedication and contributions to SHAPE Montana and to the youth of our state. Court will be presented the award at SHAPE Montana’s annual conference July 31-Aug. 1 in Bozeman.


Lewis and Clark County board openings

Augusta Solid Waste Management District: The board generally oversees the management and operation of the Augusta Solid Waste Management District; 3-year terms. Applicants must reside within the boundaries of the Augusta Solid Waste Management District.

Fair Board: The Fair Board consists of seven members appointed by the Board of County Commissioners serving staggered terms beginning and ending Dec. 31. The Commission generally oversees the overall management and operation of the fairgrounds for Lewis and Clark County.

Human Services Task Force: The Task Force was organized to serve people who were left without assistance when the General Assistance program was abolished. The Task Force provides burial for indigent persons, food and shelter for persons waiting for SSI assistance and emergency medical care to individuals without Medicaid. The Task Force consists of nine Board members.

Lewis and Clark County DUI Task Force: The DUI Task Force members shall be appointed by the Lewis and Clark County Commission and will include representatives from a cross section of the community, such as, but not limited to, government officials, law enforcement, public health, school personnel, church, civic and community groups, and citizens at large. Members shall be appointed for a term of two years and terms will be renewable at the consent of the Commission.

Lincoln Parks Board: Seeking one Lincoln resident to serve on the board that oversees Hooper, Lambkins and 7Up Parks.

Lincoln Solid Waste District Board: The board generally oversees the management and operation of the Lincoln Solid Waste Management District. Seeking two citizens who live in the Lincoln Solid Waste District; three year terms.

Mental Health Local Advisory Council: The purpose of the Mental Health Local Advisory Council is to assist in the improvement of public mental health services in the local community and to review and make recommendations about local public mental health services, as well as provide input and recommendations to the Mental Health Oversight Advisory Council and the Service Area Authorities serving the community. Seeking one provider of child mental health services.

Open Lands Citizens Advisory Committee: The primary purpose of the Program is to conserve resources on private lands in Lewis and Clark County that fulfill the objectives of the bond measure. The BOCC appointed the Citizens Advisory Committee on Open Lands (CAC) to make recommendations on project applications. Seeking three citizens to serve on the Open Lands Citizens Advisory Council.

Scratchgravel Solid Waste Management District: The Scratchgravel Solid Waste Management District consists of seven members: five serving staggered three-year terms appointed by the Board of County Commissioners, one member appointed by the Board of Health, and one County Commissioner.

Transportation Coordinating Committee: The Committee shall work closely with the City, County, and State to develop and keep current urban transportation planning, design and construction in the Helena area. The committee shall adopt and recommend implementation of long and short-range transportation programs for the Helena urban area 5.

The committee shall transmit all reports and recommendations related to the continuing transportation planning for the urban area to the various agencies for final adoption and implementation. The TCC shall consist of the following: two City Commission members, two County Commission members, one Montana Highway Department Representative, one Federal Highway Administration Representative, one Helena Citizens Council, one Planning Board, one City Staff Contact, one County resident and two City residents (one City resident is a nonvoting member). The citizen members of the TCC shall be appointed for terms of two-years. Meetings are the second Tuesday, every other month at 3 p.m. in the Commission Chambers, City-County Building.

Water Quality Protection District: The Board consists of nine members appointed by the Board of County Commissioners serving staggered three-year terms beginning and ending July 1.

The purpose of the Board is to develop a local water quality program; administer the budget and employ personnel; and contract individuals or agencies to develop and implement the program; receive gifts, grants or donations; administer local ordinances; apply for federal or state money; borrow and repay money for the water quality district; construct and maintain facilities that do not cost more than $5,000.

Applications are available at or by calling 447-8304 and can be submitted to the Lewis and Clark County Commissioner’s Office, 316 N. Park Ave., Room 345, Helena, MT 59623.



Farmers market awards scholarships

The Helena Farmers Market board has announced the recipients of two scholarships. Helena High School’s Christine Fisher and Annelise Heleling from Capital High School received the $1,000 scholarships at the May board meeting. Christine’s parents are Leslie and Wade Fisher, and Annelise’s parents are Joe and Erin Heleling.


Student participates in entrepreneurial program

April Werle, a senior studying fine art from Helena, earned a certificate from the Pursue Your Passion program at the University of Montana. The yearlong initiative help participants explore their interests through an entrepreneurial mindset. Find more information out about the program online at or call 406-243-5723.

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Area students offered college scholarships

The Student Financial Services Office (SFS) within the Montana University System has released the names of area students who were offered the Montana University System Honor Scholarship. The MUS Honor Scholarship is a renewable scholarship offered by the Montana Board of Regents that waives undergraduate tuition for up to eight semesters at any campus of the Montana University System or Dawson, Flathead Valley, or Miles community colleges.

Thomas Frost and Derek Neel, both from Broadwater County High School; Sydney Bangerter, Nathan George, Caleb Noble, Rylan Rowsey, William Southworth, Marcus Welnel, and Zachary White, all of Capital High School; Britta Binde, Isabelle Brus, Abbie George, Jarred Hunsaker, Noah Jakovac, Kendall Johnson, Margaret Kerr, Katie Lindner, Gregory Martin, Shannara McDunn, Seth Putnam, James Starke, Lane Ulberg, and Emily Walter, all of Helena High School.


Hannah Haas, of Helena, has been named to the dean's list for the 2017 spring semester at the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana.


Rebecca Ries-Roncalli, of Helena, has been named to the spring 2017 Dean's List at John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio.


Rocky Mountain College in Billings, has announced the 2017 spring semester high honors and dean's list students. High honors students who maintained at 4.0 GPA are noted with an asterisk (*).

Helena: Terry Anthony, Keely Huth,* Alexander Koch, Jacob Ramirez, Abigail Rausch,  Kajlea Richards,* and Nicole Sparks 

East Helena: Madison Siebenaler

Wolf Creek: Makala McDonough*


Daniel J. Held, of Helena, will graduate from Oregon State University in Corvallis on June 17 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. 


Elizabeth Hardwick, of Helena,  has graduated from Concordia College in Moorehead, Minn., with degree in psychology global studies. She is the daughter of James and Sharon Hardwick of Helena.

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