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Gazette opinion: Educating 4-year-olds pays off for Lockwood

Gazette opinion: Educating 4-year-olds pays off for Lockwood

While Gov. Steve Bullock travels the state pitching his plan for making pre-kindergarten available to all 4-year-old Montanans, he should stop in Lockwood to see what a difference pre-K makes for kids.

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St. John's selects board

St. John's selects board

Kathy Kelker was  appointed to the Board of Directors at St. John’s Lutheran Ministries. Kelker retired from Billings Head Start as the executive director and is an active member of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. St. John’s Lutheran Ministries elected the following officers to the…

June 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Kathy Kelker

Kathy Kelker

Kathy Kelker

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Democrats name Kelker as candidate in HD47

Democrats name Kelker as candidate in HD47

Former Billings Head Start director Kathy Kelker is the new Democratic candidate in House District 47.

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Democrats replace Van Dyk with McNally on ballot

Democrats replace Van Dyk with McNally on ballot

Billings legislator Mary McNally will replace Kendall Van Dyk as the Democratic candidate in Senate District 24.

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'Education is where it all comes together': Owen learning ropes as Head Start director

'Education is where it all comes together': Owen learning ropes as Head Start director

Less than four days into her new role as executive director of the Billings Head Start program, Jennifer Owen's first day on the job — Monday — already seems like a distant memory.

April 04, 2014 12:30 am Photos

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Kelker and Owen

Kelker and Owen

Incoming and outgoing Head Start executive directors Jennifer Owen, right, and Kathy Kelker are working together to ensure a smooth leadership transition at the nonprofit.

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Talking at Head Start

Talking at Head Start

Incoming and outgoing Head Start executive directors Jennifer Owen, right, and Kathy Kelker talk about the leadership transition at the nonprofit.

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Leadership transition

Leadership transition

Outgoing Head Start Executive Director Kathy Kelker, left, laughs as incoming executive director Jennifer Owen as they discuss the leadership transition at the nonprofit.

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Hallway

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Incoming and outgoing Head Start executive directors Jennifer Owen, right, and Kathy Kelker are working together for a smooth transition of leadership at the nonprofit.

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Kelker retiring from Head Start; board selects new executive director

Kelker retiring from Head Start; board selects new executive director

Jennifer Owen, a Billings attorney who is the current chairwoman of the Republican party in Yellowstone County, has been named the new executive director of the Billings Head Start program.

March 25, 2014 6:45 pm Photos

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Thursday filings in Eastern Montana

The following candidates vying to represent Billings and Eastern Montana in the 2015 Legislature filed for office by this week.

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Gazette opinion: Head Start needs local help more than ever

In the summer of 2011, members of Congress and President Barack Obama agreed to a deal was supposed to force compromises on federal spending and revenue policy to avoid across-the-board budget cuts. Republicans and Democrats failed to compromise, so Americans now are seeing cuts even in prog…

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Billings Head Start grapples with sequestration cuts

Billings Head Start grapples with sequestration cuts

In the end, the federal budget cuts known as sequestration carved $161,000 out of the Billings Head Start program. 

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Head Start families richly blessed by community

Generous people and organizations from our community have blessed Head Start children and their families in so many ways this Christmas! The Christmas season began with our annual Holiday Giveaway of gently used holiday decorations donated by so many families. Parents and children went up an…

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Head Start students display artwork at Yellowstone Art Museum

Head Start students display artwork at Yellowstone Art Museum

Colorful artwork created by the hands of Head Start students painted the walls at Yellowstone Art Museum on Thursday evening.

March 22, 2012 10:45 pm Photos

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Cold weather cancels Head Start buses

The Head Start preschool program is canceling bus pickups for afternoon-session pupils Wednesday and will cancel morning and afternoon pickups Thursday.

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Head Start richly blessed with Christmas gifts

Generous people and organizations from our community have blessed Head Start children and their families in so many ways this Christmas! Christmas at Head Start began with the donation of a beautiful lighted Christmas tree accompanied by a windsurfing penguin and an animated Christmas roller…

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1st Head Start event gets great support

Head Start held its first community fundraising event — a masquerade ball — Sept. 10. The whole evening was put together by volunteers, not staff, and involved Head Start parents. Thank you to the community for supporting Billings Head Start Inc.'s first fundraising venture. Your generosity …

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SD2 trustees look to set agenda for meeting, likely will discuss Beeman's future

SD2 trustees look to set agenda for meeting, likely will discuss Beeman's future

The Billings School District 2 board will meet next week to create the agenda for its next meeting and, in so doing, decide which options are still available to them in figuring out Superintendent Keith Beeman's future with SD2.

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