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Arraignment, bail to be set in district court Arraignment, bail to be set in district court

POLSON – Prosecutors and defense attorneys have agreed to delay setting bail in the case of a 32-year-old Charlo man who is charged with the deliberate homicide of his wife, 29-year-old Raelynn Charlo. The autopsy report indicated Charlo died from a single gunshot wound to the head. Adrian McElderry is expected to make a plea and have a bail-setting hearing in Lake County District Court within the next 10 days. McElderry was charged after law enforcement said evidence at the crime scene didn’t match up with the details of a suicide he reported early Tuesday morning, Nov. 18. On Thursday, Ann Marie McNeel, substitute judge for Lake County Justice Court, explained ...

Veterans honored throughout Lake County Veterans honored throughout Lake County

With a breakfast served by the Ladies Auxiliary at the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Ronan, veterans standing on the Armed Forces Memorial Bridge in Polson, a program at Laverne Parish’s grave in Ronan, a celebration at Glacier View Christian School and free lunch at the Cove, veterans around the Mission...

Fatal shooting in Charlo under investigation

News from the Lake County Sheriff's Office UPDATE Nov. 20 Adrian M. McElderry, 32, was arrested and charged with deliberate homicide in the shooting death of Raelynn M. Charlo. McElderry is currently being held in the Lake County Detention Facility without bond pending the arraignment hearing. CHA...

Ronan World War II Medal of Honor recipient remembered Ronan World War II Medal of Honor recipient remembered

A solemn rendition of “Taps” and preceding moment of silence cut across the Ronan Cemetery on Nov. 11, as a small group of veterans and citizens gathered in the chilly sub-freezing temperatures to honor a Ronan man who paid the ultimate price for his country.  Laverne Parrish, a World War...

Arlee Veterans multitask on Veterans Day

ARLEE – Members of American Legion Post 113 gave Veterans Day double duty. During the holiday, they cooked a spaghetti dinner to raise funds to send two high school students to Helena for a week when school lets out to learn about government. “We are doing two things with one dinner,” Po...

Celebrate Culture Celebrate Culture

More than 900 people gathered to share a Thanksgiving dinner and celebrate Native American culture at the 39th annual Headstart Powwow in Ronan on Friday.  The event was moved from its former spring date to November in 2013, so families could jointly celebrate their heritage and blessings in the mont...

Local veteran receives Quilt of Valor Local veteran receives Quilt of Valor

RONAN — November 11 was Veteran’s Day, a day to celebrate veterans and remember those who gave their lives to keep America free.  One veteran honored was Bill Austin, who served in the United States Army and the Air National Guard. At a program and lunch thanking veterans held at Glacier ...

Irrigators brainstorm ways to run project

ST. IGNATIUS – A group of Mission Valley irrigators have spent the past month formulating a plan to take back local control of the Flathead Indian Irrigation Project that integrates many practices created for a recently-defunct management board, but also incorporates a markedly different system of repr...

Irrigation districts eye lobbyists for upcoming legislative session

ST. IGNATIUS – Attorney Bruce Fredrickson asked the Flathead Joint Board of Control on Nov. 12 to consider hiring a 2015 legislative lobbyist from the eastern part of the state who is currently unfamiliar with ongoing irrigation water disputes on the Flathead Reservation.  The lobbyist will foc...

Consultant details role in lawsuits, compact Consultant details role in lawsuits, compact

ST. IGNATIUS – A Helena-based engineer told irrigation commissioners Nov. 12 that he believes he can provide critical insight into how the Flathead Indian Irrigation Project currently runs and could be improved, as the irrigation districts attempt to gain control of the project through lawsuit and obta...

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