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Ronan Harvest Fest Celebrated Ronan Harvest Fest Celebrated

RONAN–On a warm fall day, families and friends gathered at the Ronan Visitors’ Center to eat food, play games, and celebrate the start of the fall season. “The picnic tables are full, and people are visiting who haven’t seen each other all summer,” said Heather Gray, a member of the Ronan Chamber of Commerce board. Gray said this year’s turnout was the largest in the history of the festival. She said that the event successfully brought together businesses and community, capturing the character of the Ronan community.   The main event at the festival was the third annual Dutch Oven Cook-Off. Nine groups competed for the first place t-shirt pr...


Caregivers unite after mental health center closes in Lincoln County Caregivers unite after mental health center closes in Lincoln County

When someone suffering a mental health crisis arrived in the emergency room at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center in Libby, staff there often called Western Montana Mental Health Center, which would send a mental health professional to evaluate the case and determine a course of action. But that practice ended ...

International science educators share knowledge International science educators share knowledge

POLSON– Fifth-grader Sofia Leighton spooned water into a container that appears to contain blue sand. The result is unexpected: instead of sinking into the sand, the water forms beads atop the blue substance.  “Wow,” Leighton says softly. Leighton experimented with Nano sand at t...

Briefs for Sept. 19, 2018

POLSON — The Lake County Public Health Department will be offering flu shots to the public at the following locations: —  Friday, Sept. 21 – Polson Farmers’ Market – 9 a.m.–1 p.m. —  Friday, Sept. 21 – Ronan Cenex – 2–6 p.m. &mdas...

State assessment results announced

News from Dylan Klapmeier, director of communications and federal relations for the Montana Office of Public Instruction HELENA— The Office of Public Instruction has released Montana’s 2017-2018 statewide assessment results, which show little variation over last year. Montana’s statewi...

Ronan seniors for Sept. 19, 2018

RONAN — The weather has been reminding us that we are drawing close to another change of season. Our nights have started to get colder.  The foot clinic will be held from 9-11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19. We also have a person who can check and clean your hearing aids that day.  The men...

St. Ignatius seniors for Sept. 19, 2018

ST. IGNATIUS — “Letting the cat out of the bag is a whole lot easier than putting it back in.” - Will Rogers The commodities are here and available for pick up. This program is income based; please call to see if you qualify. The food pantry is still looking for volunteers to work Tue...

Dixon seniors for Sept. 19, 2018

DIXON — Menu for next week: —  Thursday, Sept. 20: ham and cheese sandwiches, vegetable stew, homemade bread, dessert  

Polson seniors fo Sept. 19, 2018

POLSON — Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.  Safeway Pharmacy will be administering flu and pneumonia shots on Friday, Sept. 28, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. That’s also the date of September’s birthday lunch. Senior bowling kicked off last Tue...

Planes, pilots, pancakes all part of annual Polson Fly-In Planes, pilots, pancakes all part of annual Polson Fly-In

Skies above Polson were filled with all kinds of activity and interesting aircraft Saturday morning as more than two dozen vintage, homemade and experimental aircraft flew in from across the region. The fly-in pancake breakfast, held at the Polson Airport, is an annual event hosted by local Chapter 1122 o...

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