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Great Falls Reporter

  • Rescue Squad is ‘getting on the road’ again

    The Great Falls Rescue Squad has new leadership.

    Captain-elect Charlie Timmons told Great Falls Town Council at the March 19 monthly meeting that he is ready to take the lead role of the volunteer emergency organization.

    “There have been some issues with the Great Falls Rescue Squad and civic organizations in the past but that’s over,” Timmons said. “We are here to assist when possible.”

  • Voters to choose mayor and council on Tuesday

    Voters in the Town of Great Falls will head to the polls on Tuesday, April 10, to decide who will serve as mayor and who will fill three council seats for the next four years.

    Great Falls elects half of its council every two years to serve four-year terms. The mayor also serves a four-year term.

    Incumbent Mayor Lee Montgomery is being challenged by former Town Councilman Dean Runion and Debra Kelly.

  • Great Falls Riversweep set for April 7

    The Great Falls Home Town Association will hold another Great Falls Riversweep on Saturday, April 7, from 9 a.m. until noon. Volunteers will meet at the Stumpy Pond Landing and Debutary Landing.

    Check-in and distribution of supplies will be from 8:30-9 a.m. and the cleanup will begin at 9 a.m. Boats will return to the landings promptly at noon.

  • Pharmacy to unveil new system

    Great Falls Pharmacy will unveil a new, more up-to-date computer system in April.

    The pharmacy will go live with the system on April 10.

    “We’re getting a new system that will help enhance customer experience,” Pharmacist Chris Kennington said.

    The program will offer med sync for customers who get all of their medications filled at the same time each month. Contact the staff for more details. 

  • Chaplin makes first-time bid for office

    Maria Chaplin has filed as a first-time candidate for Great Falls Town Council.

    “I decided to file for office because I grew up in a small town in Sweden that reminds me of Great Falls but without the signs of struggle that Great Falls have. I think my sales and marketing experience I can help the town move in the right direction.”

    “It seems to me that Great Falls have had its label of ‘a mill town that lost its mills’ for far too long. It’s time for a rebranding and some new strategies,” Chaplin said.

  • Montgomery seeks second term as mayor

    Great Falls Mayor Lee Montgomery is seeing a second term as the head of the governing body of Great Falls.

    Serving as mayor for the last four years influenced his decision to file for the position again, Montgomery said.

    “I’ve seen Great Falls progress and would like to continue to help Great Falls grow and move forward,” Montgomery said.

    Montgomery said one of the biggest issues he sees facing the town relates to the schools.

    “I’ll do whatever I can to keep our schools in our town,” he said.

  • Candidates share their thoughts at public forum

    In  less than two weeks, voters in the Town of Great Falls will go to the polls to elect a mayor and three council members.

    Great Falls elects half of its council every two years for four-year terms. The mayor’s seat is also a four-year term.

    To offer residents an opportunity to learn more about the candidates, the Great Falls Home Town Association and Great Falls High School senior Matthew Trent sponsored a “Meet the Candidates” political forum on March 20.

  • Veterans want to honor fallen comrades

    A group of Great Falls veterans are making plans to honor their fallen comrades on Memorial Day this year.

    The Veterans of Valor plans to place an American Flag on the grave of each veteran in the town’s three cemeteries.

    Formed by Dana Greenleaf and Millard Smith, the group’s purpose is to recognize the men and women of Great Falls who have served their country in uniform. Both men agreed that honoring the fallen veterans on Memorial Day was an appropriate way to begin what they hope would become a tradition in the community. 

  • Smith seeks third term on council

    Great Falls Town Councilman Glenn Smith isn’t ready to call it quits. He wants to continue to serve his town.

    Smith has served two four-year terms on town council and hopes voters will re-elect him to a third term.

    His believes in the community and thinks he has the skills needed to move the town forward, he said.

    Smith was first elected in 2010. He is chairman of the town council finance committee.

  • JROTC students smart their way to Washington

    BY 1st SGT. CLARENCE GREENO JR.

    Special to the Reporter

    Congratulations to the Great Falls High School JROTC program!

    Cadets qualified to advance to the 2018 Army JROTC Academic Bowl Championship at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., June 22-26. 
    The competition began in November 2017 with 1,389 teams across the United States, Germany, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Only 32 teams will advance to the National Championship in Washington, D.C.