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Students learn about different cultures during diversity conference Students learn about different cultures during diversity conference

ARLEE – Issues concerning diversity were at the heart of a two-day conference at the Arlee High School where students learned about several different countries. “With race related tensions in our country, it’s important for students to have positive exposure to diversity,” said Anna Baldwin, teacher. “I want them to come away from this with a real idea of what diversity looks like outside the reservation.” Baldwin organized several workshops with collaborative help from teachers and several students for the event. The first day was filled with activities around film and music, and the second day held discussion and more cultural activities. The proj...


Students learn about different cultures during diversity conference

ARLEE – Issues concerning diversity were at the heart of a two-day conference at the Arlee High School where students learned about several different countries. “With race related tensions in our country, it’s important for students to have positive exposure to diversity,” said Ann...

Community gathers to support local parents, special-needs baby Community gathers to support local parents, special-needs baby

POLSON — Six-month-old Emmett Cross isn’t like regular babies, his mother said, but that hasn’t stopped her from loving him. Kara Cross, 26, gave birth to her son on May 8. He was delivered via Caesarean section. Emmett has been diagnosed with Walker Warburg syndrome, the most severe ...

Veteran Spotlight - Eugene Leafty Veteran Spotlight - Eugene Leafty

Eugene Leafty February 25, 1934 Korea: Chief Radioman, E-7 U.S. Navy Even as a sophomore in high school, Eugene Leafty thought he needed to be part of what was going on in Korea. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on July 17, 1951. Eugene lived in Durango, Colorado at that time and was sent to 16 weeks of boot cam...

Polson’s library director to retire in Jan. from 30-year career Polson’s library director to retire in Jan. from 30-year career

POLSON — After 30 years, Marilyn Trosper is calling it quits, but not without a lot of fond memories. Trosper, who began working at Polson’s library in November 1987, has been its director for 28 ½ years. Her last day will be Jan. 5, 2018. An Idaho Falls native, Trosper recalled fond...

Marking the past Marking the past

POLSON — The Hershman Rock is an enigma to area history enthusiasts. The rock, which is located in the Jette area and supposedly designates the burial place for someone who died in 1717, has been known of by various locals since a story was written about it on July 6, 1970 in the now-defunct Flathea...

McCollum elected mayor of St. Ignatius

ST. IGNATIUS – During the election, Steve McCollum earned the most votes, making him the next “unofficial” mayor. McCollum will be sworn in and take the seat in January. The Lake County Election Office counted the ballots for the St. Ignatius Municipal General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 7...

School Spirit School Spirit

ST. IGNATIUS – Little monsters and other scary creatures roamed the halls of the St. Ignatius High School on Oct. 30 after the last bell rang for the day. Students Serving Community club members invited children to dress up in their Halloween costumes for an evening of trick or treating. The event w...

Montanans agree: Legislature must work with Governor to balance budget

News from the Governor’s Office MONTANA – For the last two months, Montana local officials, community leaders, business owners, organizations and ordinary citizens from across the state have publicly stated support for the Governor’s plan to balance the budget in a way that minimizes t...

Linderman ‘Students in Good Standing’ rewarded Linderman ‘Students in Good Standing’ rewarded

POLSON — Ice cream and a game of dodgeball were enjoyed by Linderman Elementary third grade Students in Good Standing last week.  The fun came about after Darcie Laud and the other third-grade teachers — Jon Gustafson, Keryl Lozar, Sandra Ranson, Stephanie St. Clair and Brittany Simonich ...

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