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Students volunteer to clean up other teens’ vandalism Students volunteer to clean up other teens’ vandalism

RONAN — Four Ronan Middle School students spent Friday morning cleaning up vandalism some of their peers had caused a few days earlier.  Noah Cheff, Ashtin Courville, Cori Normandeau, and Veyanna Curley took two hours to shovel hay that lay strewn on a corner of Round Butte Road.  The mess was caused by three teenage girls who lit a decorative hay bale on fire at approximately 7 p.m. on Sept. 15.  The fire resulted in $8,500 worth of damage to ATVs owned by Ronan Power Products. The blaze was put out quickly by Ronan Volunteer Fire Department before it could spread nearby to the business’s building or the Access Montana tower.  Ronan Power Product...


Polson community dedicates mural Polson community dedicates mural

Dwarfed by the towering brick wall, Polson folks gathered Friday to officially dedicate the new mural on the side of Lake City Bakery that welcomes visitors to town and promotes some of Polson’s best events on the south end of Flathead Lake. Leading the dedication were Mayor Heather Knutson and Rob ...

Tribes work to contain Pistol Creek fire

UPDATE: Wednesday, Sept. 24 The Pistol Creek Fire is only 40 percent contained, according to an update from Division of Fire. The fire is still at about 15 acres. No structures are threatened at this time. News from the Division of Fire, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes ST. IGNATIUS ...

FJBC authorizes expert to testify in court case, legislature FJBC authorizes expert to testify in court case, legislature

ST. IGNATIUS — Time and money are short as the Flathead Joint Board of Joint Control tries to prioritize its involvement in four court cases and negotiation of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Water Compact. At its Sept. 18 board meeting, the board’s commissioners were divided on whether o...

Harvest Fest draws crowds Harvest Fest draws crowds

RONAN – The antique tractor puttered softly as it made a loop around a golden tree illuminated by slanting morning rays. A boy pulled in the barrel cars behind smiled and laughed as his gaze shifted from a balloon animal clutched in his left hand to a falling crisp leaf that he tried to snatch in his r...

Ronan police chief takes oath Ronan police chief takes oath

K     en Weaver was sworn in as Ronan Police Chief Sept. 18.  Weaver is the fourth person to hold his position in the past 14 months, but he and Ronan City Council are optimistic that his leadership can revamp the department that has been plagued with problems in recent months.  &ld...

Parents, kids trod together in 5K Parents, kids trod together in 5K

POLSON – Two-year-old Marguerite Brenner looked a bit red-faced as she floated across the finish line for the first annual Mission Valley Kids Walk Run 5K in Polson.  In some ways the tiny tot had a good reason to be exhausted; five kilos is a long way when your legs are that small, but Brenner...

Graduation program needs support

RONAN — Ronan School District wants to bring its 1.7 percent dropout rate down, and is asking for the support of community members and businesses to help more kids walk across the graduation stage. Curriculum Director Christina Barbachano is in the process of writing a $2,500 to $5,000 grant that wi...

Charlo delays coach hiring until next month Charlo delays coach hiring until next month

CHARLO — Charlo School Board has delayed hiring coaches for spring sports until its October board meeting, so that its members can consult with school officials to evaluate the coaching staffs’ needs.  An evaluation committee consisting of the athletic director, coaches, teachers, and sch...

Polson Pirate Homecoming 2014 Polson Pirate Homecoming 2014

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