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James “Jim” Carr, age 79, passed away from Alzheimers and complications from Covid-19 in the early morning hours of Monday, April 26, 2021, at Rivers Edge Assisted Living in Great Falls.

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A change of political power in Washington, D.C., has Montana Sen. Jon Tester hopeful of better chances for his Blackfoot-Clearwater Stewardship Act.

On April 22, the Montana State Legislature referred a constitutional amendment to the 2022 ballot that would require a search warrant to access electronic data or electronic communications. The amendment would also state that electronic data and electronic communications would be secure from unreasonable searches and seizures.

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As the 2021 Legislative Session races to a close, Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte is on a bill-signing blitz, approving measures providing tax credits for trades education, ending same-day voter registration, assigning more resources to aid solutions to the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Per…

ALCOA, Tenn., April 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- "Gather Around"—a new distillery is about to be uncorked. The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development and the Blount Partnership announced today the launch of Tennessee's newest distillery Company Distilling, set to open in the fall of 2021 in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee.

LOS ANGELES, April 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Viking® (www.viking.com) announced today that new 2024 sailings of its Mississippi River cruises are now on sale. The company's first custom vessel, Viking Mississippi, will debut in August 2022 and will sail voyages on the Lower and Upper Mississippi River, between New Orleans and St. Paul. Viking's first river cruises in the U.S. had been highly anticipated when they were officially announced in April 2020, and several sailings have already sold out through the 2023 sailing season. This strong demand has led Viking to open 2024 sailing dates sooner than originally expected.

Americans paid in 2019 more than $3.5 trillion in taxes. Nearly half of all tax returns filed by individuals, corporations, and estates received a refund. Altogether, the Internal Revenue Service issued nearly 122 million refunds totaling $452.1 billion, or $3,709 per refund. There are a number of variables that affect the amount that is refunded, […]

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We grabbed this shot of a pup waiting for a friend on Fairfield’s Central Avenue on March 2. This “doggie in the window” certainly isn’t camera shy!

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This week is the fifteenth week of the 2021 Montana Legislature.  We are quickly approaching the end of the legislative session.

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The Fairfield FFA is just now able to attend events again and to kick off the re-start of Career Development Events (CDE’s) and Leadership Development Events (LDE’s).

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Marias River Livestock Association has two meet and greet sessions planned for Monday, April 12 to help introduce the community to the newest members of our area’s grizzly bear and predator management team.  The first meet and greet will be held at the Whitlash Hall in Whitlash at 1:00 pm.  …

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Wow, what a beautiful day on Saturday for everyone to enjoy the 2021 Fairfield Easter Egg Hunt! And the turnout made it clear that everyone is ready to get out and enjoy the outdoors. Helen Music, with the Fairfield Junior Women’s Club - organizers of the hunt, told the Sun Times, “Yes, we h…

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This week is the fourteenth week of the Montana Legislature.  As of last Thursday, we have completed a total of sixty-four out of a possible ninety days.

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If you felt cooped up after a year of COVID lock-downs, then this weekend was an opportunity to get out, enjoy some warm sunny weather and spend some time enjoying classic cars (and bikes, trucks and boats) at the 28th Annual Great Falls Custom Car Show.

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Edna Somerfeld designed and made this quilt that is up for auction to support three Lutheran Missionary families that have been called from Montana to serve. The three families are: Rev. Dr. Gerald and Heidi Paul who recently arrived in the Cayman Islands; Rev. Eric and Johanna Stinnett who …

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Lola Lee Powell Gilbert went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on March 10th, 2021, which was on her dad’s birthday. She came into this world a fighter, being born two months premature when her mother was hit by lightning. Her crib was a shoe box and she got warmth from an old…

Keith Olsen, 66, Died March 3, 2021 of natural causes in the Benefis Eastview Assisted Living Facility.

FORT SHAW - Arnold "Bill" Stansberry passed away on February 25th, 2021, at home with his wife at his side. Cremation has been entrusted to Croxford Funeral Home; a Graveside Service was held on Saturday March 6th, 2021 at the Sun River Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be held later this…

Donald “Donnie” James McBratney, 83, passed away on March 1, 2021. He was born on February 6, 1938, in Great Falls, Montana. After graduating from Augusta High School, he worked as a machinist and foreman at the city water plant for twenty-nine years.

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BOZEMAN — According to a Montana State University Extension educator, it is important for individuals to plan ahead for their death and to make what comes after easier for their survivors. MSU Extension has a MontGuide available providing information on how to write a letter of last instruction.

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The new license year opens March 1, which means that is the day you can buy your 2021 hunting and fishing licenses and begin applying for permits and special licenses. The deadline to apply for deer and elk permits is April 1.

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One of the pleasures of being a publisher at a community newspaper has been (and continues to be) acquiring an appreciation of art. When I was in school, there was no art class. Well, there was one in junior high. I think the class lasted about a week or less. We were told to go to the “art …

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GREAT FALLS – The Cascade City-County Health Department is pleased to announce that, starting at 11:00 a.m. today, everyone in Tier 1B is eligible to sign up for COVID-19 vaccination. Many slots are still available for appointments the weeks of 2/21 and 2/28. Those eligible in Tier 1B are th…

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Here at the Sun Times, probably like most newspapers, we get quite a few alerts about scams.

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The Montana Farm Bureau Foundation and the Montana Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee are offering several scholarships for students pursuing higher education.  New this year is an online portal which not only directs the applicant to each appropriate scholarship available, but provide…