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Share the Spirit Share the Spirit

Locals can help with the effort by picking a tag from a Christmas tree at 13 locations in Lake County, buying a gift and bringing it to Share the Spirit’s drop-off location at the Core building at 36235 Kerr Dam Road next to the old soccer and baseball fields. The trees, are located at Walmart, several area banks and Cherry Valley and Linderman elementary schools in Polson.


Polson's Parade of Lights Polson's Parade of Lights

Polson Main Street with filled with people as the parade made its way through town on Friday night, Dec. 1. Families gathered to watch the parade, visit with neighbors, roast marshmallows, shop downtown, watch the lighting of the Christmas tree, visit with Santa, and listen to Christmas music. Anderson Broad...

FFA Christmas tree project takes detour FFA Christmas tree project takes detour

RONAN – An annual Christmas season project could have ended in ruin for Mission Valley FFA students when the trees for their annual fundraiser didn’t arrive, but their teacher had a backup plan. Instructor Reese McAlpin had to tell his students the delivery truck bringing the trees wasn’...

Taking the oath: Ronan judge, reserve officer sworn in last week Taking the oath: Ronan judge, reserve officer sworn in last week

RONAN — A couple of men were given their oaths of office last week. Randy Melton, 57, a longtime local rancher, was sworn-in as Ronan’s municipal judge by the man he will replace on Dec. 31: Justin L. Bartels. Bartels, who has served in the one-day-a-week position since 2009, said he will c...

State of the city: Mayor, city manager give update to Polson Chamber State of the city: Mayor, city manager give update to Polson Chamber

POLSON – The state of the city was on the agenda at last week’s Polson Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Mayor Heather Knutson and City Manager Mark Shrives gave attendees at KwaTaqNuk Resort a rundown on goings-on in the city since Jan. 1. Shrives said that the city’s $17 million wastewa...

Free breakfast, lunch on menu this year at RHS Free breakfast, lunch on menu this year at RHS

RONAN — All Ronan High School students are getting free breakfasts and lunches this year if they choose, thanks to a federal Department of Agriculture program. About two-thirds of RHS students are taking advantage of the program, Ronan Schools Superintendent Mark Johnston said during the Ronan Chamb...

Spiritual hymns, jovial tunes peformed during concert Spiritual hymns,  jovial tunes peformed during  concert

POLSON — Spirituality and joviality were in vogue Sunday afternoon at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.  The Mission Valley Choral Society’s 55th annual Christmas Concert included the Copeland Memorial Ringers.  After an introduction by 90-something Patty Ferdinand on piano, the chor...

‘Kasching’ it in  ‘Kasching’ it in 

POLSON — After 30 years of selling Christmas trees, Marvin Kaschke has said this season will be his last. Nebraska native Kaschke, 84, moved to Polson in 1988 and shortly thereafter began growing trees. He had purchased 11 acres at 37488 Kerr Dam Road while working as manager of the National Bison R...

Veterans Spotlight Veterans Spotlight

Louie Polinsky has the distinction of being drafted – twice! When he reported to Butte in 1959, the quota was full and he was told to go home and they would call back when they needed him. Two years later in August of 1961 he got the call. A bus picked him up and took him to Butte and then, bam! He was...

Update on yesterday's pursuit, shooting

The vehicle involved in yesterday’s shooting/pursuit incident has been determined to have been stolen from Billings on Nov. 14. The driver of the vehicle has been identified as 34-year-old Alta Littlelight-Threefingers of Crow Agency, Montana. The passenger has been identified as 27-year-old Roishell S...

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