Around this time last year the Annual Ryan Wagner Ice Fishing Derby took a place on Murphy Lake- this year, the Derby will be on the 12th of February. The Trego Pub is raising money for the scholarship fund via Pint Night, on January 26th.
Murphy Lake was bustling with activity Saturday (February 6th). It was the 16th Annual Ryan Wagner Ice Fishing Derby. Money raised at the derby goes to the Ryan Wagner Memorial Scholarship, which provides scholarships to Lincoln County High School students. The scholarship fund will also accept direct donations. Parking was crowded, and the lake spotted… Continue reading Murphy Lake was bustling for the 16th Annual Ryan Wagner Ice Fishing Derby
We were also making some predictions about the 2022 elections, at about the same time, noticing just how much the stimulus checks resembled junk mail, and considering what to do when the official data just isn’t good data.
As the data from the 2020 Census comes in, Montana’s likelihood of getting two congresscritters approaches 100%. The 1910 Census showed enough population to justify 2 representatives, and the 1990 Census dropped the state down to a single congressman. This Census brings us back to a pair – which should be interesting in terms of… Continue reading The 2022 Election will pull in Out of State Money
Covid19 stimulus payments have begun to trickle into North Lincoln County again, and as the current PSE/Postmaster of Fortine, I feel it’s quite important to spread this information around. You see, some of these stimulus payments aren’t as official-looking as they could be. The above piece of suspicious-looking mail is actually a stimulus payment from… Continue reading Stimulus payments, not junk mail!
As I was retiring, the American Community Survey(ACS) was replacing the long-form Census questionnaire. There is merit to the argument that a survey can provide data that is as good as a form that one out of six people fill out – both are, after all, actually surveys. Still, as a rural sociologist whose primary… Continue reading When the official data isn’t good data