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Ronan veteran honored with congressional award Ronan veteran honored with congressional award

Recognizing veterans is a way to remind people that the United States wouldn’t be the same without them. “It’s such a great day to have so many folks turn out to honor Ron for his service to both country and community,” Montana U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte told an almost standing-room-only crowd during the Wednesday, April 17, ceremony in honor of Ronald “Ron” Merwin. Approximately 100 veterans, friends and guests gathered at the Ronan VFW Post 5652 to watch their neighbor and friend receive the Montana Congressional Veteran Commendation award for his military and community service.  In 2017, Gianforte initiated the Montana Congressional Veteran...


New law changes regulations on ballot delivery

LAKE COUNTY – There are new restrictions on Montana residents who convey other people’s absentee ballots to the election office this year. The change comes as a result of the Ballot Interference Prevention Act, which was approved by 63 percent of Montana voters in the November 2018 election. ...

Hundreds attend St. Ignatius egg hunt despite rain Hundreds attend  St. Ignatius egg hunt  despite rain

The St. Ignatius Chamber of Commerce put on their annual Easter egg hunt with five cases of donated hard-boiled eggs and 48 dozen plastic eggs. Randi Gariepy dyed a case of eggs. The Old Timer Cafe colored a case, and Heidi Riddle colored two cases. A Boy Scout troop pitched in to color another case of eggs....

Ronan Easter egg hunt a success Ronan Easter egg hunt a success

Hundreds of kids braved the rain and mud during Mission Mountain Enterprises' Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday morning at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Ronan. The Easter bunny made an appearance for pictures along with a clown who made balloon animals. There were gifts and prizes for the kids who found th...

Polson pauses search for city manager

POLSON – After nearly six months without a permanent city manager, last week’s commission meeting didn’t bring the city any closer to deciding on a hiring process. Commissioners were tasked with deciding whether to accept the City Manager Search Committee’s recommendation to contra...

Invasive mussels called the real Flathead Lake Monster Invasive mussels called the real Flathead Lake Monster

POLSON – Clean, drain and dry are the measures citizens can take to ensure that zebra and quagga mussels and other aquatic invasive species never enter Flathead Lake. Tom Bansak, an aquatic ecologist who serves as assistant director of the Flathead Lake Biological Station, shared his prevention message...

Polson seniors for April 24, 2019

POLSON — “Be the fun in dysfunctional.” - India Hills The toenail clinic will be back on April 29, from 10 a.m.-noon. Included with the clinic is a blood pressure check. Call to schedule an appointment.  Bingo is every Friday night; doors open at 6:15 p.m. and games start at 7 p....

St. Ignatius seniors for April 24, 2019

ST. IGNATIUS — “I’ll see you in court” is the grown-ups version of “I’m telling Mom” There will be a stamp camp on Thursday, April 25, from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and everyone is welcome. The free community dinner will be held on Wednesday, April 24, from 5:30 a.m...

SKC STEM Academy students discover new bacteria-killing viruses SKC STEM Academy students discover new bacteria-killing viruses

PABLO – There are so many things in our environment that we cannot see, as Salish Kootenai College STEM Academy students are discovering. While in STEM Academy, high school students from around the valley conduct authentic, college-level science research in collaboration with the Howard Hughes Medical ...

Flooding takes out Dublin Gulch Road Flooding takes out Dublin Gulch Road

CHARLO – Rising waters brought on by rain took out a chunk of Dublin Gulch Road on Wedensday, April 10.  Lake County Emergency Management Coordinator Mark Clary said the road would likely be closed for a “couple months” before it is repaired. Travelers often use the paved road to mo...

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