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RONAN – Thanks to the newly added space at the Ronan Bread Basket, the second Volunteer Appreciation Celebration was actually held at the food pantry on Saturday. Tables and chairs were set up for about 30 people and others who stopped in during the afternoon in what is now a large food storage room at the back of the building.  Board Chairman Judy Preston faced the crowd of volunteers and donors and thanked them. “You are what makes this all work,” she said. She added that she was proud that the Bread Basket has been operating for 32 years completely by volunteer service.  She thanked a number of people including Joe Brooks Jr. With help, he put up insu...

Commission votes to remove Boardwalk Outdoor Cafe Commission votes to remove Boardwalk Outdoor Cafe

POLSON – Starting this summer, a new city-run concessions operation will replace a family restaurant in Boettcher Park. The Boardwalk Outdoor Café, which has provided food to visitors at Boettcher Park for several years, will be shut down. On April 16 the Polson City Commission voted four to one...

Seeds of change begin with fresh food Seeds of change begin with fresh food

ARLEE – Finding the time to prepare a healthy meal can be difficult after a long day of work, taking care of kids, or other responsibilities, so a group in Arlee got together to learn a few skills to make the process easier. “We’ve learned some things to help us think ahead, tools to hel...

School board approves bus purchase, awaits building report for Linderman Project School board approves bus purchase, awaits building report for Linderman Project

POLSON – Superintendent Rex Weltz provided an update on the Linderman Project during the Polson School Board’s last meeting on Monday, April 16. As it stands, the construction manager and structural engineer have the next 45-60 days to prepare a written assessment detailing the building’...

Leaders build connections to foster change Leaders build connections to foster change

PABLO – Divisive is a word used on the Flathead Indian Reservation in the past few years to describe the relationship among community members with varying opinions for things like the Water Compact and even taxes.   Leaders in many fields including the financial sector, law enforcement, technol...

Mission Valley, Jocko museum news announced

News from the Mission Valley Museum Consortium St. Ignatius Mission Church St. Ignatius Mission Church is conducting the initial planning phase for the repairs of frescos and       murals in the front of the historic church that were damaged when a 100 year old support beam cracked. Hope...

Fire-damaged homes repaired with auction proceeds Fire-damaged homes repaired with auction proceeds

ST. IGNATIUS – At the Amish School site on Allison Road, the children were more interested in the baby goats than the Saturday, April 14, benefit auction. The adults, however, busily bid on items bringing in about $28,000.  Toby Yoder helped organize the event. He said people in the community d...

St. Ignatius

ST. IGNATIUS — Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.     Wellness 4 Women will be held on May 24 from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Joe McDonald Health and Fitness Center in Pablo.     Mike from Polson Ambulance will be at the St. I...


RONAN — The smiles have returned to a lot of faces with the sunshine. It is so pleasant to see. Everyone is thinking about planting and gardening with the warmer weather. It is a time of new beginnings. I really enjoy this time of year when the colors start appearing and you just marvel at the majesty ...


POLSON — I may not be that funny, or athletic or good looking or smart or talented … I forgot where I was going with this.     The last Tai Chi class that was held here was quite well received and attended. There will be another one starting on May 1 and running for 12 weeks. Call 4...

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