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Polson school bonds defeated in recent election Polson school bonds defeated in recent election

POLSON — Two bond issues for the Polson School District were defeated during school elections May 3, by a slender margin of 44 votes in the elementary district and 242 votes in the high school.  Superintendent Mike Cutler was clearly dismayed with the result and noted that rising inflation and continued economic stress were probably factors. “As we presented to different groups leading up to the election we continually heard ‘it’s just a tough time right now,’” he said after the election.  The bond, if passed, would have raised $32.1 million for renovations and additions to Cherry Valley, Linderman and Polson Middle School, and $17.76 mill...


Wamsley honored by sheriff’s office for 50 years of service Wamsley honored by sheriff’s office for 50 years of service

POLSON — In a district courtroom filled with his family, friends and colleagues Rod Wamsley was honored for his 50 years of employment with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. Lake County Sheriff Don Bell presented Wamsley with a plaque, a certificate of appreciation as well as a LCSO retirement ba...

Bison Range celebration approaches Bison Range celebration approaches

FLATHEAD RESERVATION — The Bison Range Restoration Celebration, May 20-22, honors the transfer of the federal wildlife refuge established in 1908 to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.  The three-day celebration begins at 10 a.m. Friday at the range, located south of Charlo in Moiese, ...

Elementary students share poetry at Salish Kootenai College Elementary students share poetry at Salish Kootenai College

LAKE COUNTY — Elementary school students from throughout Lake County gathered at Salish Kootenai College campus for a potluck on Tuesday, May 2 to share the poetry they’d written during Missoula Writing Collaborative residencies.  Supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and High ...

Ronan High School students advance to national HOSA competition Ronan High School students advance to national HOSA competition

RONAN — Some of Ronan High School’s Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) will be advancing to the organization’s international competition after medaling at the state competition in April.  A worldwide organization, HOSA has a mission “to enhance the delivery of compa...

Polson seniors for May 11, 2022

POLSON — The Polson Senior Center is seeking applicants for a paid administrative Director of Nutrition.  The position will become available in June. A full-time cook is wanted, starting now. Experience is preferred but will train. Call or visit us to pick up an application.  7a.m.-3 p.m. ...

Dixon seniors for May 11, 2022

DIXON — Dixon Senior Center continues to serve our community and hopes everyone is staying happy and healthy. All are invited to come enjoy dinner. Meals will be served Monday and Thursday evenings at 5 p.m. Meals are $4 per serving and are deliverable to Dixon residents upon request. We are also accep...

St. Ignatius seniors for May 11, 2022

ST. IGNATIUS — May is a busy month.  At our lunch on May 13, Debbie Coffman, from Area VI Agency on Aging, will be here for electronic tutoring. Bring your questions about using a computer and she will help you out. Windows or Mac, Debbie can do it all.  She will also come to our dinner on We...

Public comment heard over proposed Polson business license Public comment heard over proposed Polson business license

POLSON — Passions ran high during a workshop meeting for the proposed Polson business license on Wednesday, April 27, but ultimately settled into productive conversation about possible improvements and alternatives. The proposal by City Manager Ed Meece and Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Straub, current...

Ghost Out event drives home the dangers of drunk driving Ghost Out event drives home the dangers of drunk driving

RONAN — On Wednesday, April 27, two mangled cars sat in the Ronan High School parking lot as a grisly reminder of the dangers of drinking and driving.  A “Ghost Out” event is held every four years at Ronan High School, always before prom. During the event, a severe car accident is s...

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