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Memorial ceremony pays tribute to Afghan war heroes Memorial ceremony pays tribute to Afghan war heroes

POLSON – A little more than two dozen Mission Valley citizens and veterans made their way to the Lake View Cemetery in Polson to pay their tribute and respect to those fallen Montana military service members who lost their lives in combat serving in the Afghanistan War, the longest war in United States history. “Today we are gathered here to honor those soldiers, marines, sailors, airmen and so many more who have sacrificed their lives during this past two decades in the war on terrorism,” said John Miller, Commandant of the Marine Corps League’s Hellroaring Detachment #1041.  Saturday’s remembrance ceremony, spearheaded by both the Hellroaring Detac...


Death of one-year-old child under investigation in Polson

POLSON — The suspicious death of a one-year child, who died Saturday, Oct. 2, is being investigated by the Polson Police Department. On Thursday, Sept. 30, Polson police, fire and ambulance responded to a Polson residence for the report of a one-year-old who wasn’t breathing. The child was transp...

Local governments hold roundtable discussion on recreational marijuana sales Local governments hold roundtable discussion on recreational marijuana sales

RONAN — Representatives from local, county and tribal government met last week to discuss strategies for regulating recreational marijuana sales which are set to begin Jan. 1, 2022. Montana voters approved the sale of recreational marijuana for adults 21 and older during the 2020 election. HB 701, pass...

Mission Valley candidates vie for city offices Mission Valley candidates vie for city offices

The normally quiet Lake County Elections Office was abuzz last week, with extra staff on hand to stuff around 20,000 ballots into envelopes for upcoming municipal elections. Some were shipped last Friday to meet the deadline for mailing ballots to military and overseas voters, and the majority goes out this ...

Special needs playground completed at Cherry Valley school Special needs playground completed at Cherry Valley school

News from Polson School District No. 23 POLSON — Our Polson community has a new playground. Local preschool children with physical and developmental disabilities that limit their ability to access traditional playground equipment can now enjoy an inclusive playground. This “special needs&rdq...

View from the Library

“Montana’s Treasured Past: Ghost Towns and Gold” is a fun, interactive program that will be held at the library on Thursday, Oct. 14. at 5:30 p.m. Join Lizzy as she guides you on this tour around Montana’s ghost towns on the National Geographic Giant Map of Montana. Our paranormal ent...

Valley Views for Oct. 13, 2021

It’s time to help working Montanans In a recent guest column, State Senator Greg Hertz (Republican, Polson) decried the Biden administration’s call to restore the federal corporate tax rate to a reasonable level, still lower than it was prior to 2017. Hertz reiterates the same tired arguments ...

New Montana Report: DPHHS officials urge Montanans to get vaccinated

News from the Department of Public Health and Human Services MONTANA — The Department of Public Health and Human Services recently released a new report  with Montana-specific data from the past eight months that illustrates the best tool against serious illness from COVID-19 is to get vaccin...

Polson seniors for Oct. 13, 2021

POLSON — The Polson Senior Citizens Center is located at 504 Third Ave. E. Contact us at 406-883- 4735 or come in and pick up our October activities and menu calendars. Flu shots will be available at the center on Thursday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m.-noon. A Hearing Aid Clinic will also be held on the sa...

Dixon seniors for Oct. 13, 2021

DIXON — The Dixon Senior Center continues to serve our community and hopes everyone is staying happy and healthy. All are invited to come enjoy dinner, breakfast, and/or pinochle. Meals will be served Monday and Thursday evenings at 5 p.m. Meals are $4 per serving and are deliverable to Dixon residents...

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