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Tim Orr rolled down Main Street on an antique tractor during the Good Old Days parade on Saturday. More than a dozen shiny red or green tractors followed the parade route, although some showed a little more wear. “People put a lot of hours on these old tractors,” Orr said after the parade. The tractors eventually lined up at the Good Old Days Park. The oldest tractor on display was built in 1938. Orr said he uses both new and old tractors to farm his fields but memories draw him to the older ones. His favorite story was about a high school kid who sat on a tractor for 34 hours straight in 1966. Family members brought him food and water. “He had to get the crop in,...

Judge rules on legislature’s vote regarding water compact

LAKE COUNTY – District Judge James Manley ruled the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Montana Water Compact to be unconstitutional concerning a certain section regarding immunity. The Flathead Joint Board of Control brought the lawsuit against the State of Montana. “We value our const...

Home lost in morning fire Home lost in  morning fire

ST. IGNATIUS – Within minutes, flames fully engulfed a single-wide trailer home on Sunrise Boulevard near the Mission Dam turn-off at Foothill Road. “It’s a complete loss,” said Greg Gould, St. Ignatius Volunteer Fire Department Safety Officer and Captain. The fire started somet...

eating healthy eating healthy

ARLEE — “Healing the Jocko Valley” food sovereignty project is working to spread the message “food is sacred, and it’s medicine” to area youth and adults. Tribal Council Representative Shelly Fyant has been engaging with the community, giving lessons in healthy eating and ...

Hundreds attend fly-in Hundreds attend fly-in

ST. IGNATIUS – It’s become a tradition to wrap up the Good Old Days weekend with a fly-in at the airport, and this year was a success despite a slight change. The Young Eagles flights were canceled due to issues with a newly required training course that the pilots were not able to attend this...

July unusually busy birth month

RONAN — A newborn’s birth is typically one of the most joyous occasions in a parent’s life; a celebration of the start of something new, wonderful, and precious. Sometimes that joy comes in unexpected bunches. So far during July, 16 babies have been born at St. Luke Community Healthcar...

Animals benefit from Spay-ghetti fundraiser Animals benefit from Spay-ghetti fundraiser

POLSON — It’s been 24 years since Mission Valley Animal Shelter first opened its doors as a temporary shelter and started welcoming in lost, abandoned, and stray cats and dogs in Lake County. As a nonprofit, these years have been marked by fundraising, community support, and hard work from e...

Kids sell cherries for a cause Kids sell cherries for a cause

RONAN – Red, juicy cherries fesh off the tree are being sold by the pound to help raise money for the Boys and Girls Club. Several teams with about two kids and at least one adult are taking turns selling cherries at the corner of Terrace Lake Road and U.S. Highway 93, just north of the light, from ...


RONAN — Look for us at the Lake County Fair. We have a newly elected board. Seniors of the year are Earl and Euva Fercho. The Mission Valley Senior Center opens at 9 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays. All our meals are open to the public of any age and our building is wheelchair accessibl...

St. Ignatius

ST. IGNATIUS — Alyeen’s  Thursday  quilters have donated a quilt to the center to be raffled off and tickets are on sale for a $1 or eight for $5. The raffle will be held on Dec. 21 at our evening meal with tickets available through the middle of December. The quilters are in the center...


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