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Respect for nature taught at River Honoring event Respect for nature taught at River Honoring event

FLATHEAD RIVER – A 10-year-old child reached in a bathtub-sized bucket and felt a wild smallmouth bass swim through her fingers. “It was cool and slimy,” she said. The fish usually lives in the Flathead River but was being utilized for educational purposes during the 33rd annual River Honoring.  Twenty-two teepees were set up at different stations along a section of the river.  The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes hosted the event. Children from across the Flathead Indian Reservation arrived in the morning hours with 500 attending on Tuesday and another 500 on Wednesday. Driving from Ronan, buses traveled west onto Round Butte Road before turning south ...

Wastewater treatment plant begins operating

POLSON – Two years after plans were finalized, Polson’s wastewater is being cleaned with a new system. The new facility started operating on April 24. As of that day, sewage is not being directed to the old system.  Water and Sewer Superintendent Ashley Walker announced the news to the ci...

Woman killed in rollover wreck

Lake County Sheriff Don Bell released the name of the woman killed in a one-vehicle rollover as 30-year-old Tania Oldhorn.  The incident occurred on May 8 east of U.S. Highway 93 between Ronan and St. Ignatius. Oldhorn’s hometown is listed as Missoula, but she has family in Ronan.  The ...

Culture celebrated at St. Ignatius school powwow Culture celebrated at St. Ignatius school powwow

The St. Ignatius School District held their annual cultural celebration with native games, drumming and workshops on Friday. The event finished up with a powwow in the school gym, which was open to the public. Native American Studies teacher Aspen Decker organized the day to celebrate culture and family. Yam...

Residential drug search warrant leads to arrests Residential drug search warrant leads to arrests

News from Polson Police Sergeant George Simpson POLSON – Last month your Polson Police Department began a drug investigation involving individuals on the west side of town.  On May 10, at approximately 5:45 p.m., a team of law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at 1002 5th St. ...

Ten Polson athletes sign to play college sports Ten Polson athletes sign to play college sports

 POLSON – In a ceremony held in the school’s library, ten Polson High School student athletes made their college commitments public by signing letters of intent Wednesday evening. Beatrix Frissell signed with the University of Montana for track and cross country. Frissell’s high sch...

St. Ignatius seniors for May 15, 2019

ST. IGNATIUS — Sometimes when I close my eyes, I can’t see. Thank you Rod Arlent for helping secure the food pantry back door, which had been broken off its hinges. We will have a bingo night on Wednesday, May 22, after our evening meal with a $100 blackout. We serve meals on Tuesdays...

Polson seniors for May 15, 2019

POLSON — You never know what you have until you clean your room ... like a phone book in your cedar chest from 2010.  Come join our exercise class every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. All ages are welcome.  On Tuesday and Thursday there is a Tai chi class that ...

Ronan seniors for May 15, 2019

RONAN — There are crafts activities every Wednesday after lunch, so if you have a craft you are working on, bring it and join the ladies on Wednesdays.  Friday after lunch there is a group that plays bingo. If you enjoy bingo come and join us for lunch and stay to play on Fridays.  The ...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

What could a young man do between his junior and senior years in high school? In Russ’s case, he talked his parents into signing permission for him to join the National Guard. They were not horribly thrilled, but joining the military was all he ever wanted to do, so they agreed. Russ told the recruiter...

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