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Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

In 1965 Dave Bennett got a letter saying, “Greetings from the President of the United States.  Your friends and neighbors have chosen you…” – the infamous draft notice. His family doctor offered to get him an out. Even though Dave knew absolutely he would go to Vietnam, he felt service was his duty and he said, “no” to a deferment. In December, four busloads of guys including Dave left Michigan and reported to Ft. Knox, Kentucky for basic training. The time was reduced from 12 to 8 weeks – Dave believes this was to get guys into combat quicker. He went through basic military stuff for infantry such as how to shoot a rifle, take orders, salu...


Ronan

RONAN — Well another school year will be soon drawing to a close. I remember how bittersweet it was to have the school year end when I was younger. You were excited to be out of school, but there were some friends you wouldn’t be seeing much until the start of the next school year. I grew up in a...

St. Ignatius

 ST. IGNATIUS — Every day is an adventure so enjoy the journey. Happy Memorial day to past, present, and fallen soldiers. We honor and salute you for defending our country and our freedom. The food pantry will be closed May 25 and 26 in observance of Memorial Day. Wellness for Women is on...

Polson

POLSON — Time may be a great healer, but it’s also a lousy beautician. We will be closed on Monday, May 28, for Memorial Day. The hearing clinic will be held here on May 29 from 9-11 p.m. Our bridge-playing snowbirds are winging their way back and the tables are filling up again. The sam...

Another generation of kids celebrate annual river honoring Another generation of kids celebrate annual river honoring

FLATHEAD RIVER – After a long winter, hundreds of fourth and fifth grade students got a chance to experience an outdoor classroom on a warm afternoon along the Flathead River for the 32nd annual River Honoring.  “It’s really interesting all the stuff they have out here,” said ...

Polson City Planning hears zoning change request Polson City Planning hears zoning change request

Cathie Tyler, co-owner of Polson Animal Clinic, and more than a dozen citizens addressed the City-County Planning Board on Tuesday, May 8, about a zoning petition requesting to rezone the current clinic building location from resort to general commercial/industrial. The vote by the planning board ended in...

Polson Police focus on helping drug endangered children Polson Police focus on helping drug endangered children

POLSON – During his annual report at the May 7 meeting, Police Chief Wade Nash told the city commission that new efforts to remove children from homes where drugs are used or sold are changing the way that officers approach their jobs.  In 2017 the department started working with in the Nationa...

Counterfeit money with Chinese writing circulating in area Counterfeit money with Chinese writing circulating in area

News from the Polson Police Department POLSON — The Polson Police Department would like to make members and guests of our community aware of counterfeit money circulating in our area. We are investigating three incidents in which $20 and $100 counterfeit bills have been circulated. The fake money ...

Lake County faring OK so far following statewide flooding emergency Lake County faring OK so far following statewide flooding emergency

Lake County isn’t doing too badly considering our neighbors to the south are experiencing devastating flooding from the Clark Fork River, but conditions could change for the county.  Steve Stanley, Office of Emergency Management director, said a couple of low lying houses in Arlee were sandbagg...

Horse rescue becomes one woman’s mission Horse rescue becomes one woman’s mission

Danyea Logan-Young doesn’t sleep very well at night with images of starving horses floating in her mind. She thinks about how their bones distend under their skin until they are like walking rib cages and about the pain they must be in. She started Hooves of Promise about two years ago to help save ...

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