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Montana’s first cooperative brewery celebrates its second year Montana’s first cooperative brewery celebrates its second year

RONAN — On Friday, Sept. 23, the Ronan Cooperative Brewery celebrated its second anniversary since the community came together to open its doors in the midst of a pandemic.  The street closure celebration was combined with this year’s Oktoberfest and head brewer Jim Myers brought out some special beers to mark the occasion.  To celebrate Oktoberfest, the brewery put their Celestial Sea Marzen - their take on the traditional holiday beer - on tap, along with their Eventide Czech Amber Lager. As autumn goes on, they’ll be bringing back their Stout, award-winning Mud Lake Dunkles Bock and Schwartz Lake Schwarzbier as well. Myers said there’s more to come...


Ronan local files as write-in candidate for county commissioner Ronan local files as write-in candidate for county commissioner

LAKE COUNTY — Paul Guenzler, a Ronan-area cattle rancher and chairman of the Flathead Irrigation District, filed Sept. 2 as a write-in candidate for District 2 county commissioner, just four days shy of the filing deadline of Sept. 6. Although his name won’t appear on the November ballot, he&rsqu...

Polson City Commission discusses changes

POLSON — The Polson City Commission approved modest increases in park-use and golfing fees for the coming year during its regular meeting Sept. 9. The only significant hike was for golf-cart storage, which jumped 20%. Parks and Recreation director Pat Nowlen told commissioners that city parks were b...

MT Supreme Court affirms decision enjoining restrictive voting laws

News from Rylee Sommers-Flanagan, Upper Seven Law   HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court has upheld an earlier ruling prohibiting Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen from enforcing several election-related bills enacted last year, including House Bill 176, which eliminated election day ...

Former Ronan athlete runs for suicide prevention, qualifies for Boston Marathon Former Ronan athlete runs for suicide prevention, qualifies for Boston Marathon

  RONAN— Kira Crenshaw Niedens, a 2005 Ronan High School graduate, has been on the run for some time now. Running, that is, for suicide prevention with hopes of qualifying for one of the bigger races such as Chicago, New York, and Boston. Thus far she has run in Missoula, in marathons in Ore...

Tour treats bike riders to local farms Tour treats bike riders to local farms

JOCKO VALLEY — The Mission Mountain Area Pedal to Plate (MMAPP) bike tour kicked off on Saturday in a 26-mile route through farms around Arlee.  “The whole goal behind it is to promote our small-scale agriculture and the really diverse range of producers that we have here,” explaine...

Montana made Indy feature Kicks-Off Statewide Special Screenings in Polson Montana made Indy feature Kicks-Off Statewide Special Screenings in Polson

News from Alison Graham, AJGrp POLSON — The Montana-based producers of the independent feature, The Year of the Dog, in partnership with the Polson, Montana-based film distribution company, Nova Vento Entertainment, will host a week-long special screening, in Polson at Showboat Cinemas - Sept. 30 ...

DAR chapter awards grant to Pablo Elementary School DAR chapter awards grant to Pablo Elementary School

News from Daughters of the American Revolution PABLO — Kuilix Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution awarded a $500 grant from the DAR’s Helen Pouch Memorial Fund Classroom Grant program to Pablo Elementary School Librarian Gay Speckert for the 2022-2023 school year. Pablo Elementary i...

Polson seniors for Aug. 28, 2022

The Polson Senior Center is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays. Lunch is available from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. weekdays. Call 406-883-4735, email: polsonseniorcenter@gmail.com; or visit/mail at 504 Third Ave. E. Welcome to the Gathering Season! Heavy rain on the first day of Autumn was certainly a d...

St. Ignatius seniors for Aug. 28, 2022

ST. IGNATIUS — The St. Ignatius Senior Citizen’s Center wishes everyone happy fall days. Enjoy the cool weather mixed with a bit of rain.  Our menu for the next week is: —  Tuesday, Sep. 27: lunch - biscuits, sausage gravy, veggies, fruit, Rice Krispies treats — &nb...

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