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Sweet treats bring in dough Sweet treats bring in dough

ARLEE – A record number of chocolate creations filled the tables at the 12th annual Chocolate Lovers’ Festival on Wednesday. “We had 41 entries this year,” said event coordinator Shannon Patton, adding that many of the entries were in the youth category. “It was absolutely fabulous to see so many.”  Patton gave credit to new Arlee High School Family and Consumer Sciences teacher Leslie Jackson for helping to get more kids involved.  “She made this part of her curriculum, so more kids were able to participate,” Patton said.  People attending the event lined up to taste each treat and choose their favorite with the opt...


McDonald passes basket to new leadership McDonald passes basket  to new  leadership

RONAN – It’s been almost 30 years since Sherri McDonald first found her passion by helping others through the Ronan Bread Basket, but now, she is retiring. “It’s time,” she said.  The idea for the food pantry started to form all those years ago when McDonald saw a fam...

Town council considers snow pack, approves fire chief Town council considers snow pack, approves fire chief

ST. IGNATIUS – Snow piles are missing from the town this year reported Public Works Director Scott Morton during the St. Ignatius Town Council meeting. He explained after the meeting that he usually plows the streets within town limits, as is part of his job, and creates four piles of snow that reac...

Alliance sought to combat drug issue Alliance sought to combat drug issue

POLSON — A call for support of a school program that brings awareness of the drug/substance abuse problem and its affect on children was brought before the Polson City Commission on Monday, Feb. 1.  Melanie Smith of Tribal Social Services asked for an alliance between the City and the Tribes in...

Grant to improve mapping for growth planning Grant to improve mapping for growth planning

POLSON — It all began in 2010 with a grant written to inventory all the trees within Polson city limits. This inventory began the city’s exploration into the Geographic Information System. This helps create concise layering of the city’s utilities from various city departments  into on...

Book inspires memories Book inspires memories

RONAN – Many people immigrated to the United States in the past and some even ended up in Lake County. “If only I knew a movie producer,” Donna Cheff, said of a story of one of those immigrants.  Marie Johnson’s story hasn’t made it to the movies, but it was developed...

Arts support in full swing  Arts support in full swing

CHARLO — Support for the arts was in full swing Saturday evening as community members packed Leon Hall to bid on local artisans’ creations and snack on sweets. The annual fundraising Valentine party helps the non-profit Ninepipe Arts Group fund projects such as their four-day fine arts camp fo...

Briefs for Feb. 10, 2016

Library offers digital learning day POLSON — North Lake County Public Library in Polson will host Digital Learning Day on Wednesday, Feb. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the library meeting room. Trainer Sara Fisher will be present to instruct and answer questions about technology and electronic d...

Students take on news beat Students take on news beat

ST. IGNATIUS – In an effort to keep people informed, the kids at Glacier Lake School created a news channel.  “We’ve got all kinds of interesting things,” said Gabe Moxness, news anchor of the weekly broadcast published through YouTube.  Glacier Lake School News opens ...

Student interns immersed in medical fields Student interns immersed in medical fields

School is the gateway to the rest of the world, and in the case of 12 Polson High School students, school is helping connect them to real world experience in the medical field. This year, St. Joseph Medical Center and Polson High School partnered together to offer 12 students, mostly seniors and a few jun...

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