Mission Mountain Mercantile Set to Reopen this Fall

first_imgA year after the Mission Mountain Mercantile in Condon burned to the ground, its owners have broken ground on its replacement.Manager Grace Siloti said she and her partner, part owner Len Kobylenski, hope to have the new general store built and open to the public by fall.For decades, the “Merc” was an important gathering place for locals in the Swan Valley. Kobylenski opened the grocery store, deli and gas station in 1979 and in the years since it became an important pit stop for locals and those traveling through the remote area. But it all came crashing down on the early morning of May 18, 2016, when the store caught fire. The blaze destroyed the building and everything inside. The cause of the fire has never been determined.For a few months, Kobylenski and Siloti went back and forth on whether they would rebuild. But Siloti said they came to a conclusion: “You can’t have a community without a general store.”So the couple got to work designing a general store that will be “better than ever,” said Siloti. The new building will maintain the old mercantile’s rustic charm, but will have more windows to look out at the mountains that surround the Swan Valley.“It’s going to be the coolest store ever,” Siloti said. “And it will still have the big front porch that everyone loved.”Having the store back will help local residents, especially senior citizens who struggled to get the supplies they needed during an especially harsh winter. Siloti said there were some occasions where local residents had to tread treacherous roads to go grocery shopping in either Seeley Lake or Bigfork.Siloti said if one positive emerged from the ordeal it’s that the community pulled together and helped neighbors in need. She said whenever people were heading to Seeley Lake or Bigfork, they would ask what others need. She said attitudes like that are what makes places like Condon special and why they are proud to be a part of the community.“I have never seen a community come together like that,” she said. “I don’t think this community has ever been closer.” Email Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.last_img read more

Why scholarship is so important for students in India

first_imgScholarships are to reward a student’s academic achievement and educational programs. Whether you’re starting your career or you’re studying in high school to grow new abilities, receiving a scholarship is a big achievement. Talking about the economic benefits, scholarships are especially appealing to young aspirants who are simply beginning their careers as employees. Furthermore, taking a scholarship can open the way to various educational centres as well as employment opportunities. This is actually a Golden opportunity for genuine aspirants.The Indian education system has a lot of issues in it. One of the major issues is the poor quality of education in government schools and colleges. where there is a majority of underprivileged children who go to take education. Regardless of allocating Rs. 94,800 crores for the education sector. which is in the previous Union Budget and Rs. 99,300 crores in the budget of 2020-21. But still, there is no prevention in the high level of dropout rate in the schools, especially for intermediate classes.There is another reason for the dropouts. Which is apart from the financial condition is the poor quality of education in government institutions. This makes a student weigh their options and job opportunities in the informal sector so they can earn sooner than expected. This is to achieve quality education in private institutions, scholarship has become an important weapon.Scholarships are important for all. This is not only for college programs but also for school or post-education achievement.Here’s a list of top few reasons explaining the importance of scholarship in today’s education world.1. Increasing Cost: The increase in the cost of college, school, and university fees is the number one reason scholarships are helpful for a student. Every year, there is a minimum  5% increase in the tuition fee, particularly for international students. Therefore, it is highly advantageous to enrol in programs that are fully funded and keep a student out of all the financial stress.2. Student Loan Rate is shooting up:  As per recent researches, huge numbers of urban families are engaged in mortgages and loans. Which is to send their students for higher studies. On top of that, the loan rate in banks gets high every year and this is why scholarships are important.3. Basic Living Expenses:  College or university students also have to go through with food and travel costs. These costs build up slowly and tend to cause a lot of harassment. It becomes all the much more difficult to deal with if the student and their family have already paid too much for the tuition fee. But receiving a scholarship that takes care of all these costs is highly advantageous.4. Study Abroad: Scholarships are the best way a student can fulfil his or her dream of studying abroad. Applying for a reputed and prestigious program helps academically as well as personally. This provides students are able to get global exposure and develop their own interpersonal skills. Scholarships offered by well-established institutions basically cover all the expenses of a student. Sometimes, it is not the cost of the institution but the cost of the degree program that is too high. Such out of financial issues programs can be easily taken up through scholarships. Going for a good and fully funded program helps a candidate manage the degree of his or her choice.last_img read more