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Seese gets 40 years for killing nephew Seese gets 40 years for killing nephew

POLSON — Stephen Seese, 23, was sentenced Wednesday, Feb. 15 to 40 years in the Montana State Prison with no time suspended for his role in the death of his 18-year-old nephew, Richard Warner, in Arlee last February. Seese and his wife, Kassandra Seese, were both convicted of accountability to negligent homicide through plea agreements, although Kassandra received a 20-year sentence with all but five years suspended in November. She is housed at the Montana Women’s Prison in Billings, according to Lake County Attorney Steve Eschenbacher. “When you understand Stephen’s whole life, it’s tragic,” Judge James A. Manley said. However, he called Sees...


There was a whole lot of inclusion goin’ on at Polson High School last week. The first ever “Respect Rally” was held Feb. 7 as a Special Olympics whole school engagement event. Six special education high school students and their student peers participated in a series of fun activitie...

Commission supports creation of hazmat task force due to oil transport concerns

POLSON – The Flathead Basin Commission has come out in support of creation of a statewide hazardous materials response and preparedness task force. The commission voted recently to endorse the legislation, HB 296, sponsored by state Rep. Denise Hayman, D-Bozeman. The commission considered the issue ...

Group supports kids’ art Group supports kids’ art

A child’s life without art would be unimaginable to Ninepipe Arts Group board member Ben Ferencz, and the sentiment is true for many art enthusiasts with the group, which is why they developed a fundraiser. At the Leon Club House in Charlo on Saturday, group members held their annual fundraiser with...

Candidates file for May 2 ballot

POLSON — A Feb. 2 filing deadline for some local offices has come and gone, resulting in contested races for some fire, irrigation and library district boards. The election will be held May 2 by mail-in ballot. The Polson Rural Fire District has three openings, and incumbent Ron Roberts has filed...

Treats bring funds for youth programs Treats bring funds for youth programs

ARLEE – A few crumbs were the only things left of the chocolate-chip cookies soon after the 13th annual Chocolate Lover’s Festival began on Wednesday, Feb. 8, despite a winter storm and icy roads outside. Eighteen donated chocolate creations were on several long tables in the Brown Building. A...

Event focuses on saving women’s lives Event focuses on saving women’s lives

ST. IGNATIUS – The number one killer of women brought people together at the community center on Friday for a fashion show and health fair in an effort to bring awareness to the issue. Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal representative Patty Stevens spoke to a crowd of people at the event. &l...

Polson swept away by broomball at WinterFest Polson swept away by broomball at WinterFest

POLSON – Area youth and adults had an opportunity to sweep their winter blahs away by playing a little broomball at Riverside Park on Saturday during WinterFest. “It was really fun,” first time broomballer Zevan Walker of Polson said. Broomball is pretty much skateless ice hockey play...

St. Ignatius

ST. IGNATIUS — Be happy, for every minute you’re angry you lose 60 seconds of happiness. AARP tax aid will be here on the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Please call to make your appointment at 406-745- 4462. The quilters are in the center on Mondays from 10:30 a.m.-4:3...


POLSON — The first five days after the weekend are the hardest. And this week proved that - snow, ice and more of the above. Still, look at what the rest of the country is getting and realize that we live in a pretty special place. More people than usual came last Thursday for Wanda’s meatloaf du...


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