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Ronan Cooperative Brewery accepts bylaws, elects board of directors at lively meeting Ronan Cooperative Brewery accepts bylaws, elects board of directors at lively meeting

A craft brewery for Ronan is one step closer to reality after owners met to accept by-laws, share their favorite brews and elect the brewery’s first board of directors last Saturday. The North Crow Clubhouse was standing room only as more than 100 people attended the Ronan Cooperative Brewery’s first ownership meeting.  From an initial community interest meeting to ownership drives and now at the precipice of incorporation, the Ronan Cooperative Brewery has come a long way in 10 months. It was announced during the meeting that the brewery has 257 owners and some $103,000 raised in owner equity.  As of Monday, Feb. 12, those figures had risen to 260 total owner...


Man gets suspended sentence for theft of $28K in gold coins, ingots Man gets suspended sentence for theft of $28K in gold coins, ingots

POLSON — A man complicit in the theft of more than $28,000 in coins and precious metals from a Ronan man in 2015 received a five-year suspended sentence last week. Michael Paul Furbush, 28, was sentenced by Judge Kim Christopher for his part in the theft. He was given credit for 92 days served in th...

Polson

POLSON — Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment. We are blessed with having willing volunteers, several of whom alternate to help deliver meals. We could use another person to ease the load, stepping in perhaps a couple of hours per week. We furnish a car and ...

St. Ignatius

ST. IGNATIUS — Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. The food pantry is still looking for volunteers to work Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. If you are interested, please call 406-745-0057. The commodities are here and ready for pick up. No AARP tax aide will be at...

Vintage valentines on display at MOAM Vintage valentines on display at MOAM

POLSON — Gil Mangels has a heart for this kind of work. Mangels, 75, has 400 antique valentines on display all month long at the Miracle of America Museum.  He has been collecting the valentines and other memorabilia since he was a kid, his wife Helen said.  Mangels typically puts th...

Classes introduce students to outdoor activities

Each year people look forward to joining family or friends in the great outdoors. Some come together through hunting, fishing, hiking, viewing birds and other wildlife, photography, harvesting berries and mushrooms. Then there are some who enjoy solitude outdoors. There are endless activities to undertake in...

Polson pastors visit Holy Land Polson pastors visit Holy Land

For many, visiting the Holy Land is a dream come true. For one local Pastor it was the fulfillment of a lifelong journey.  Pastor Jason Burrough, the Restoring Hope and Student Ministry Pastor at New Life Church in Polson, was able to visit the Holy Land this past January on a pilgrimage with his Lea...

Rare wolf sighting trees teenager Rare wolf sighting trees teenager

VALLEY CREEK – In the cold hours of a winter morning in mid-January, Kylee Wells, 17, put on a pair of snowshoes and went on a hike not knowing she was about to encounter a pack of wolves. She started out alone like she did many times on a trail not far from her home in Valley Creek, located on a tu...

World-record ram discovered on WildHorse Island State Park World-record ram discovered on WildHorse Island State Park

KALISPELL – Through conservation partnerships and critical habitat restoration, Wild Horse Island State Park on Flathead Lake has produced the largest ram in the world. The Boone & Crockett Club on Feb. 7 confirmed that a 9-year-old ram that died of natural causes at the state park is pending as...

Missoula Democrat touts ties to farmers, ranchers Missoula Democrat touts ties to farmers, ranchers

POLSON — Grant Kier came to town last week and touted his collaboration skills. Kier, 42, is one of five Democrats running for their party’s nomination on June 5 to challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte in November.  Kier, who grew up in Boulder, Colorado, has worked as executi...

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