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Wacky experiments to highlight Helena High's Science Circus  Helena Independent Record

Wild and wacky experiments are part of the show performed by Helena High School's science students at the annual Science Circus on Friday and Saturday.

Helena high schools to perform commissioned song  Helena Independent Record

It's not every day that a high school chorus gets its very own commissioned song. But thanks to award-winning singer and composer Moira Smiley and a ...

Herriges, Maryann (Taylor)  Helena Independent Record

Maryann (Taylor) Herriges passed to meet Jesus on February 23, 2019. She was born May 31, 1951, in Greenville, MS, where she attended elementary school.

Helena-area students prepare for court in mock trial team  KXLH Helena News

HELENA – Judge Menahan's court room in Helena was busy Thursday night, although no one was facing jail time. No one real at least. That's because Helena's ...

Night to Shine delivers song, dance and a bit of magic  Helena Independent Record

The 26th annual Night to Shine displayed a diverse array of local talent Tuesday night.

Live streaming available for crosstown basketball | Sports  Helena Independent Record

Live stream for the crosstown basketball games this weekend is available through the NFHS site. Users can create an account to watch the games, if they can ...

Community briefs published Friday, March 15, 2019  Helena Independent Record

Jane Lee Hamman, left, state regent of the Montana State Society Daughters of the American Revolution, is pictured with Linda Shiflett, Mexico state regent, at a ...

Sather, Terry  Helena Independent Record

Theresa “Terry” Jeanne Sather passed away surrounded by family on the morning of February 17, 2019, in Helena, MT, at the age of 71. Born in Helena on April ...

Bright, Carolyn (Edden) | Obituaries |  Helena Independent Record

Carolyn (Edden) Bright passed away on February 18, 2019, after a hard fought battle with cancer.

Community briefs published Friday, March 8, 2019 | Community Briefs |  Helena Independent Record

Awards and recognition were handed out at the Helena High and Capital High Swim Team Banquet held Feb. 25. During the banquet the Joseph Michael “Joey” ...

Helena High might do away with gender-specific graduation gowns  Helena Independent Record

For the first time in more than a decade, Helena High School graduates might not wear gender-specific caps and gowns to their commencement ceremony this ...

East Helena High's first class has 90 students enrolled  Helena Independent Record

About 90 students have enrolled in East Helena High School's inaugural freshman class.

Check out the latest renderings of East Helena High School  Helena Independent Record

These updated renderings of East Helena High School were presented during a community meeting Nov. 26. Voters recently approved a $29.5 million bond to ...

Newly named East Helena High School gets a mascot: the Vigilante  Helena Independent Record

The newly named East Helena High School now has a mascot: the Vigilante. Amy Strainer, of the school name and mascot committee, said the group polled the ...

East Helena chooses high school colors, authorizes first staff positions  Helena Independent Record

The East Helena school board made several key decisions regarding the new high school at its December board meeting.

Biggest stories of 2018: East Helena is getting a high school  Helena Independent Record

Though East Helena High School won't have its own building for more than a year, its first classes are slated to begin this fall.

East Helena to start high school classes a year early. Here's what that means for Helena  Helena Independent Record

With East Helena Public Schools now planning to offer high school classes a year earlier than expected, enrollment and staffing at Helena High School are ...

East Helena High School registration opens this week  Helena Independent Record

Registration for the first ever East Helena High School freshman class will open later this week.

Mary Louise Bell Galt  Lewistown News-Argus

On March 6, 2019, Mary Louise Bell Galt peacefully passed from this world to the next to meet her Lord Jesus Christ. Mary was born in December of 1921 to.

Helena schools recognized for achievements in AP coursework  Helena Independent Record

Helena's public high schools have again received accolades for their advanced placement class program by the AP College Board.

Vigilante running club asks East Helena High to pick a different mascot, no change planned  Helena Independent Record

HELENA — A Helena running club that uses the "Vigilante" name wants East Helena High to pick a different mascot for its new school.

PROFILE: 100 People to Know in Shelby County: Part 2 - Shelby County Reporter  Shelby County Reporter

Our Profile magazine 2019 featured 100 People to Know in Shelby County. Here are numbers 51-75. Find the rest here. 26. Dona Bullock. World Champion ...

Missing Helena High teen found safe  Helena Independent Record

Update: Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office confirmed that Hannah Mattausch was safely located Saturday evening.

This week's letters to the editor: Border wall, schools, health care  Helena Independent Record

The Helena Independent Record publishes letters from readers in the Opinion section. Here are this week's letters. To submit a letter to the editor, go here.

Here are the updated renderings of East Helena's new high school  Helena Independent Record

These updated renderings of East Helena's new high school were released during a community meeting in September. Voters recently approved a $29.5 million ...

East Helena High School plans revealed, seeking feedback  KTVH

EAST HELENA – East Helena is getting a closer look at the design of the new high school, set to be completed by fall 2020. Thursday night, SMA Architects ...

Three school board seats up for election in East Helena  Helena Independent Record

Two three-year terms and a one-year term are up for election this year on the East Helena school board.

East Helena high school classes will begin in 2019  KXLH Helena News

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Nuggets From Helena: Helena schools and the hidden history of their names  Helena Independent Record

Sometimes, looking back at the name of a building, along with its physical background, one can strike a chord of intrigue with Helena's history.

Helena won't increase out-of-district tuition, which now applies to East Helena students  Helena Independent Record

The Helena school district is not increasing tuition rates for its 600-plus out-of-district high school students, including those who live in East Helena.

East Helena voters approve bond to build a high school  Helena Independent Record

Voters approved a $29.5 million bond to build a high school in East Helena, according to preliminary results released by the school district Tuesday night.

Choirs from Helena High, Capital High croon Christmas classics at the Montana Capitol  Helena Independent Record

Singers from both of Helena's public high school's grace the halls of the State Capitol on Tuesday with a selection of Christmas songs. The choirs were led by ...

French students visit their Helena counterparts through exchange  Helena Independent Record

After several Helena High School students visited France last spring, their French counterparts are now paying them a visit.

New principals take the helm at three Helena schools  Helena Independent Record

New principals will take over at three Helena schools this fall, but the leaders will be familiar faces within the Helena School District.

HHS class of 1988 planning 30th reunion  Helena Independent Record

Helena High School class of 1988 is excited to be planning their 30th High School Reunion for July 20 and 21, 2018 here in beautiful Helena, MT.

Survey aims to narrow mascot choices for new East Helena High School  KTVH

HELENA – The East Helena Schools Culture Committee has launched a survey to help narrow the possible mascot for the new high school. This is the second ...

First he made sure they were safe, then this police officer laid down to play dolls with these girls  KXLH Helena News

Click here for updates on this story. SOUTH HILL, Va. (WTVR) — Gotham has Batman. Metropolis has Superman. Wakanda has Black Panther. And South Hill ...

Helena High woodworking class builds benches for YMCA’s Camp Child  Helena Independent Record

Over the last few weeks, the Helena High School woodworking class has been building benches for YMCA's Camp Child.

East Helena voters approve Dartman Field land purchase to build high school  Helena Independent Record

East Helena voters approved the purchase of a 35-acre portion of Dartman Field to house their new high school.

Helena student group secures sponsor for gun safety bill  Helena Independent Record

A Helena student group has secured a primary sponsor for a bill that members hope will improve gun safety in Montana.

'Niceness is Priceless' project started by student killed in crash expands to all Helena schools  Helena Independent Record

This year, a kindness project that started as a Facebook page has expanded into an initiative that has taken over Helena's school district.

Here's your go-to guide for Halloween events in the Helena area  Helena Independent Record

Dress up in your favorite costumes and join Downtown Helena, Inc. and the Helena Business Improvement District for the Little Tykes Trick or Treat on ...

Helena College's dual enrollment grows by 160 students after launch of tuition-free program  Helena Independent Record

Helena College saw a large spike in dual enrollment of high school students during the fall 2018 semester, and the increase seems to be a direct result of the ...

Assistant coach Manny Garza picked to lead Helena High boys track program  Helena Independent Record

Longtime Helena High assistant coach Manny Garza has been named to coach the Bengals boys track and field team for the upcoming 2019 season, pending ...

What Gives You Hope: Helena students compete in photo contest aimed at suicide prevention  Helena Independent Record

Members of Capital High School's Health Occupations Students of America were honored Monday by Mountain-Pacific Quality Health for their participation in ...

Night to Shine will showcase Helena-area talent  Helena Independent Record

Helena-area musicians, singers, comedians, dancers and entertainers will take the stage Tuesday to entertain their audience at the 26th annual Night to Shine ...

Two Helena High graduates receive presidential praise  Helena Independent Record

Emma Sihler and Devin Seyler, two seniors at Helena High School, are graduating with one of the most prestigious honors a high school student can receive.

Attorneys, judges remember Bozeman attorney who died in fall  The Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Bozeman attorneys and judges described a local attorney who died in California over the weekend as a fierce advocate for his clients and a great friend outside ...

East Helena school board awards $256K bid for new community health clinic  Helena Independent Record

The East Helena school board has awarded a bid to US Modular to construct a new community health clinic next to Prickly Pear Elementary School.

East Helena voters will consider Dartman Field land purchase for new high school  Helena Independent Record

East Helena Public Schools will ask voters to approve the purchase of a 35-acre portion of Dartman Field to house its new high school.

New tuition-free program brings 99 high schoolers to Carroll College this semester  Helena Independent Record

Helena High School senior Grace Lawlor won't have to wait until she graduates to see if Carroll College's anthrozoology program is a good fit for her, because ...

Sunday Conversation: Belt's Manny Garza happy at Helena High  Great Falls Tribune

Former Belt, Montana Western football star has been a teacher and coach at Helena High for 25 years.

Helena students heading to All-Northwest music festival  Helena Independent Record

Five Helena music students and their director are headed to the All-Northwest music festival in Portland, Oregon.

Best of Helena Winners 2018: People of the Year | Local  Helena Independent Record

The Independent Record invites the community to vote in the Best of Helena contest each year. Here are this year's winners in the people of the year category.

Cheer and dance teams from across Montana bring energy to Helena for competition  Helena Independent Record

Slicked back ponytails with large glittery bows, metallic poms, daring tosses and swift split jumps. In the background, the whoops and hollers from the crowd ...

Capital High seniors win Gianforte’s congressional app challenge  Helena Independent Record

Capital High School seniors Kyler Nelson and Andrew Stroop won the 2018 congressional app challenge, U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte announced.

Helena High basketball players victim of theft at Missoula Hellgate  The Missoulian

Helena High boys basketball players allegedly had personal items with an estimated value of more than $200 stolen out of their locker room during their ...

UPDATE: 16-year-old Jacob Thurston found safe | ABC Fox Montana Helena  ABC FOX Montana

HELENA- Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding 16-year-old Jacob Thurston.

Jackson, Tanner Scott  Helena Independent Record

Born for adventure, Tanner Scott Jackson began to weave his meandering tapestry of life on January 27, 1981, in Rock Island, Illinois. He journeyed forth without ...

Helena Youth Against Gun Violence taking cause to Montana Legislature  Helena Independent Record

A Helena student group devoted to preventing gun violence plans to take its cause to the Montana Legislature for the first time next month.

Things to do in Helena this week | Local |  Helena Independent Record

Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. Helena's Insufficient Funds Band will play at the Lewis & Clark Brewery Tap Room, 1517 Dodge Ave. There is no cover. Founding members ...

Health careers class gives Helena students a taste of the medical field  Helena Independent Record

When Cody Hoover started taking the health careers class at Helena High School, it was because he wanted to be a doctor.

Qualified high school students can now take Carroll College classes tuition-free  Helena Independent Record

Qualified Helena-area high school students can now take up to two Carroll College classes per semester tuition-free.

Things to do in Helena this week: Dueling pianos, winter beer fest  Helena Independent Record

Dueling Pianos to raise funds for Prickly Pear Land Trust, Helena Food Share, Big Brothers Big Sisters. Dueling Pianos fundraiser. Dueling Pianos is putting on ...

Conboy, Richard T  Helena Independent Record

Richard (Dick) T. Conboy, age 87 of East Helena passed away February 11, 2019 at home. He was born July 31, 1931 to Thomas and Agnes (Knudson) Conboy ...

John “Jack” Myles  Helena Independent Record

John “Jack” David Myles left this earth to join his savior on December 12, 2018. Our hearts break as heaven gained an amazing man this day.

Helena prepares for budget cuts and higher taxes as East Helena pursues a high school  Helena Independent Record

A committee on Helena's school board said the district will have to make some tough decisions and possibly eliminate programming if East Helena builds its ...

Second phase of work on East Helena viaduct project near completion, says MDT  Helena Independent Record

The Montana Department of Transportation announced Thursday that "major aspects" of the second phase of work on a stretch of U.S. Highway 12 between ...

Montana high school students can take two college credit courses for free, officials announce  Helena Independent Record

Montana students at any high school will be able to take two college credit courses through their high school for free, Montana officials announced Thursday.

2018 Helena Vigilante Parade results announced  Helena Independent Record

One of the longest-running high school parades in the United States, Helena's 94th Vigilante Parade rolled down Last Chance Gulch on Friday afternoon.

Helena school district disputes wage claim over substitute pay  Helena Independent Record

The Helena school district is disputing a wage claim with the Montana Department of Labor and Industry over substitute pay totaling $54.62.

Nelson, Beverly Lynn (Bruer)  Helena Independent Record

On the night of January 8th, 2019 Beverly passed away after a long battle with cancer. She had just returned fulfilling a dream to watch her grandkids play in ...

Helena chamber honors its 2018 award winners  Helena Independent Record

Dick Anderson Construction was honored as the 2018 business of the year during the 12th annual Helena Area Chamber of Commerce awards banquet ...

Empty Stockings: Here is what Helena-area organizations need for the holidays  Helena Independent Record

Intermountain: Meeting mental health needs of Montana children. Feature Photo: Civic Center decked with the Festival of Trees (copy). Decorators beautify their ...

Ballots due Tuesday for school elections in Helena, East Helena  Helena Independent Record

Voters have until Tuesday, May 8, to return ballots for the school elections in Helena and East Helena.

Enrollment decline leads to budget deficit at Carroll College; program cuts possible  Helena Independent Record

As undergraduate enrollment declines nationwide, Carroll College has been unable to avoid the inevitable.

Zuelke Jr., Earl Charles  Helena Independent Record

Earl Charles Zuelke Jr. died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at his log cabin, in Helena. He was born July 4, 1936, in Helena, to the late Earl Sr. and Isabel Zuelke.

Helena school district calls for election with option to include tax levy question  Helena Independent Record

Helena Public Schools officials have not yet decided whether they will ask voters for an additional property tax levy this election cycle, but they aren't ruling out ...

Unemployment benefits, community generosity helped Helena-area workers weather shutdown  Helena Independent Record

During the longest government shutdown in history, many federal employees in the Helena area found financial relief through a mixture of unemployment ...

Step'N Out for Big Brothers, Big Sisters  Helena Independent Record

Step'N Out for Kids will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Carroll College P.E. Center. Cost is $8 adult, $5 student and seniors, children under.

Several Capital, Helena High track and field athletes placed on Friday at AA State meet  Helena Independent Record

In addition to Capital and Helena High's State track champions at the AA meet in Great Falls on Friday, several other local tracksters attained the podium with ...

Helena Police Department incidents reported Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018 | IR Crime and Courts News  Helena Independent Record

At 12:32 a.m., an officer stopped a vehicle near 6th and Montana avenues for a traffic violation. The driver, a 25-year-old Helena woman, was arrested and ...

Miller Sr., Dave  Helena Independent Record

Dave Miller considered himself a very lucky guy. He spent his life doing exactly what he wanted to do. He was a great son, husband, father, grandpa, athlete, ...

Power, Sarah M.  Helena Independent Record

Sarah M. Power died unexpectedly at her home on December 21, 2018. She was age 62 and a lifelong Helena resident.

Outgoing school district leaders Jack Copps, Greg Upham reflect on their years in Helena  Helena Independent Record

Jack Copps was finishing up his first stint as superintendent of Helena Public Schools in 1989 the first time he tried to retire.

PROFILE: 100 People to Know in Shelby County: Part 1 - Shelby County Reporter  Shelby County Reporter

Our Profile magazine 2019 featured 100 People to Know in Shelby County. Here are numbers 1-25. Find the rest here. 1. Keith Richards. Taziki's Founder.

Nuggets From Helena: The origins of Helena's LeGrande Cannon Boulevard  Helena Independent Record

Many Helenans may not be familiar with the origins of LeGrande Cannon Boulevard that winds like a sinuous ribbon between Mount Helena, the Westside and ...

Gibson, Elizabeth  Helena Independent Record

Elizabeth Gibson, age 105, passed away on February 10, 2019.

Chrissy Murgel: Counselor, Helena High School  Helena Independent Record

Lifelong educator Rita Pierson said “Every child deserves a champion — an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, ...

Capital High's Ethan Davidson achieves rare perfect score on ACT  Helena Independent Record

Ethan Davidson, a 17-year-old Capital High School senior, achieved a perfect score of 36 on the ACT college admissions exam. Davidson, son of Erika and ...

Carroll College named best regional college in the West for 8th straight year  Helena Independent Record

Carroll College was named the best regional college in the West by U.S. News and World Report for the eighth consecutive year, the college announced ...

Weiss, Ronald James  Helena Independent Record

Ronald James Weiss died Nov. 27, 2018, with family holding his hands. Born Feb. 27, 1938, in Helena, MT, to Edward and Regina Weiss, Ron lived a full life ...

Helena Middle School principal selected as assistant school district superintendent  Helena Independent Record

Josh McKay, principal at Helena Middle School, will take over as the school district's assistant superintendent in July.

With 19 suicides last year, Lewis & Clark County will get a full-time prevention coordinator  Helena Independent Record

A full-time suicide prevention coordinator is coming to Lewis and Clark County, where 19 residents took their own lives last year.

Carlin, Christopher Thomas  Helena Independent Record

Christopher Thomas Carlin, 45, of Livingston, Montana; train engineer for Montana Rail Link.

Missoula Hellgate first to the wall in Missoula Swim Invite  Montana Sports

MISSOULA – Missoula Hellgate touched the wall first in eight races at the Missoula Swim Invite on Saturday. The Knights boys and girls each captured team ...

Identity of Helena woman struck and killed by vehicle on Friday released  Helena Independent Record

The pedestrian who was struck and killed by a vehicle Friday night at the intersection of McHugh Drive and Road Runner Street has been identified, Helena ...

Helena looks back on one year with railroad quiet zone  Helena Independent Record

Eric Regensburger sleeps easier these days. Last week marked one year since the city of Helena approved a quiet zone at four railroad crossings between ...

Incumbent Chaney claims victory in close superintendent of schools race  Helena Independent Record

Incumbent Katrina Chaney, a Republican, claimed victory in the Lewis and Clark County superintendent of schools race.

Billings Skyview topples Helena in boys basketball in rare regular-season meeting  Billings Gazette

HELENA — The last time Helena High boys basketball team and Billings Skyview played each other in a regular season game, none of the players who played ...

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