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SKC faculty volunteer during community service day SKC faculty volunteer during community service day

Faculty and administrators from Salish and Kootenai College spread across the Flathead Indian Reservation and beyond for their annual Community Service Day on Friday.  “This is our way of giving back to the community,” said SKC Professor Doug Ruhman, who works in the college’s education department. The annual event began more than 20 years ago. “The founders of the college felt that it was important to have a day of service so they started this, and we add new projects every year,” he said.   All employees, staff and faculty members at the college, including presidents, divided into 16 groups to work at different sites. In Pablo, a group w...

Ronan Woman’s Club celebrates 100 years of volunteerism Ronan Woman’s Club celebrates 100 years of volunteerism

RONAN – The Ronan Woman’s Club is celebrating their 100th anniversary this year, and no, there isn’t a typo in their name. “It’s supposed to be singular for the individual clubs,” said Adina Fox, club member. She explained that the Ronan chapter is part of the internati...

Wellness fair focuses on supporting women Wellness fair focuses on supporting women

PABLO – About 1,400 people filtered through the Women 4 Wellness health fair on Thursday at the Salish Kootenai College campus, which is about 100 more than last year. “Growth has really occurred with the number of health screenings we’ve been able to offer,” said Niki Graham, even...

Freeway Shootout affects local attorney, cattle rancher

POLSON – A shootout between a father and son and law enforcement last week has some local implications. Lake County’s deputy civil attorney Walter E. “Wally” Congdon said a cattle ranch that he owns a mile east of Missoula County just north of Interstate 90 received some stray shot...

Tribal re-entry program offers help to those in court system

PABLO – A helping hand to those re-entering society. That’s what the Flathead Indian Reservation’s Tribal Re-entry Program offers to those dealing with misdemeanor or felony convictions. Once tribal members are released from jail or prison, they may find life difficult. That’s wher...

Briefs for May 24, 2017

Montana Special Election, May 25   MONTANA – Montana’s special election to seat a U.S. Representative will be conducted on Thursday, May 25. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. All ballots need to be in by 8 p.m. on Thursday. Voters can choose between three candidates. Greg Gianfort...

TERS graduates encouraged to ‘leave footprints worth following’ TERS graduates encouraged to ‘leave footprints worth following’

agle River School graduates listened to words of encouragement from a former TERS Salish teacher and graduate during last Saturday’s commencement exercise. Aggie Incashola said TERS has been her family since she first attended the tribal school for eighth grade in Dixon.  Incashola, who now ...


POLSON — I wish the buck really did stop here; I could use a few of them. It’s not hard to meet expenses, they’re everywhere. A Health Care Choice representative will be here on Thursday, June 1, at 12:30 p.m., and again on Thursday, June 15, and Thursday, June 29. Bingo is played her...

St. Ignatius

ST. IGNATIUS — If you want the rainbow, you have to put up with the rain. When you need a place to stay dry, come on in to the St. Ignatius Senior Center and join us for lunch or dinner. We’re open every Tuesday and Friday for lunch at noon, and on the first and third Wednesday evenings of eac...

Smokejumpers drop down on local field Smokejumpers drop down on local field

RONAN – Thousands of feet above an open field a group of anxious firefighters sat in a Twin Otter aircraft waiting for their turn to jump. Missoula Smokejumpers were training the rookies. “This is their first jump,” said Kurt Rohrbach, veteran smokejumper, as he stood on the ground last ...


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