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  • Hinsdale Fall Festival

    Kristine Bowman, For the Courier|Nov 9, 2022

    One month ago today... Our American flag draped peacefully atop the Legion Monument on Sunday afternoon, as the sun shone through a green and golden canopy of leaves at Hinsdale's Fall Festival. Hinsdale and Saco school bands combined to kick off the event, followed by Codi Donniaquo's singing of our national anthem. Live music filled the air for three hours, including selections by two recently recorded artists: Mike Bain and Chisholm Christensen. The music added to the atmosphere as people...

  • OP-ED: Grateful for Hinsdale Teachers

    Kristine Bowman|Feb 9, 2022

    The national teacher shortage is certainly felt in districts across Montana. When I entered the teaching profession eighteen years ago, it seemed that most teaching jobs were competitive with several qualified applicants seeking the same position. Today, hundreds of vacancies remain across the state according to “Montana Jobs for Teachers,” found at the Office of Public Instruction website. Montana students need and deserve a quality education, yet many districts cannot fill positions to provide in-person instruction by certified teachers. In H... Full story

  • The Hinsdale Fall Festival: Changing with the Season

    Kristine Bowman, For the Courier|Sep 26, 2018

    Several years ago, a small group of people gathered around coffee and, of course, delicious treats at Sweet Memories to discuss and plan a fall event: an event that we anticipated would help a family in need. The Hinsdale Fall Festival was the brainchild of those individuals, many of whom have contributed time and energy each year. The festival was born to decorate and celebrate our community during the fall months. It has grown to include a variety of games, vendors, food, competitions and live music, and been enjoyed by all ages, as it... Full story

  • Confidence in Love

    Kristine Bowman, Valley County Voices|May 18, 2016

    Two days before the conference, a friend asked, “Do you have any expectations?” With certainty, I immediately responded, “No! I’m just looking forward to a day where I’m removed from my responsibilities. I won’t have to worry about kids; I don’t want to think about my store; I don’t have to prepare meals; it’s bound to be a great day.” The Northeast Montana Women’s Conference “Confidence in Love” came at the perfect time for me. It truly was the best Mother’s Day gift I could receive. From the moment I heard the gravel of the church parkin...

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