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Volunteers assemble school playground Volunteers assemble school playground

It was one of the largest volunteer projects the town had ever seen. Within six hours, more than 100 volunteers built a playground for the Mission Elementary School students on Saturday. “This will give us more stuff to play on,” said Madisyn Evelo, 10. The play equipment is similar to what was constructed in March 2015 on the other side of the schoolyard where the younger students have recess and climb up different contraptions, slide down several slides, and swing on bars on a double-decker high-rise unit — but not too high. Many people felt that something needed to be built for the older children, so they went to work on fundraising. Cornerstone Faith Center he...

Homeward Bound Homeward Bound

POLSON — As Adopt-a- Cat Month draws to a close, there are estimated to be 70 million stray cats living within the United States, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Most of those will never find a compassionate and caring family.At Mission Valley Animal Shelter,...

Ronan Police Department gets new officer Ronan Police Department gets new officer

  RONAN – Police Chief Ken Weaver swore in a new full-time officer during the last city council meeting on Monday, June 20. Corey White was hired to replace Officer Patrick Nobles. Chief Weaver said that White passed a background check and psychological evaluation before being hired. Weaver als...

Parade route soon to be closed to parking

RONAN — The city council meeting on Monday, June 20, was full of discussion about the closure of Main Street, a mill levy proposal, solicitor licensing, and issues with utility hookup fees. The parade route through town will get a bit wider once the council approves an ordinance to close Main Street...

Community shows up to support firefighters Community shows up to support firefighters

ST. IGNATIUS – Kay Kelly looked at silent auction items that were donated by businesses and community members at the 21st annual Fireman’s Picnic on Saturday at the Old Town Field. “I always want to help support volunteer firemen,” she said as she thought about where to place a bid...

118th annual Arlee powwow begins Wednesday 118th annual Arlee powwow begins Wednesday

Arlee Esyapqenyi (Celebration) starts on Wednesday, June 29, with a week full of traditional dance contests, drum groups and honor ceremonies. “The committee works hard all year to let everyone come and enjoy this celebration whether they dance, sit and visit, eat food or buy gifts,” said Will...

College hosts theater camp College hosts theater camp

PABLO — On Thursday evening a group of inspiring actors and actresses showcased their new skills in front of family and friends at Salish Kootenai College. The Flathead Youth and Children Summer Theater Intensive, put on by Jessie Sherman of Bozeman, worked on building confidence and community within t...

Zimmerman and Hubble announce wedding date Zimmerman and Hubble announce wedding date

POLSON — Bryan and Liana Zimmerman of Polson are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter Whitney Jo Zimmerman of Kalispell to Zane William Hubble of Kalispell. Whitney is a 2013 graduate of Polson High School and is currently pursuing a degree in healthcare administration at Flathead Vall...

Two Eagle River photographers to display New York images

PABLO – Fourteen Two Eagle River School photography students had the opportunity to travel to New York City at the end of March for a once in a lifetime photography experience, and will show their work at the Peoples Center this summer. The students toured The New York Times, New York University pho...


POLSON – Money isn’t ev- erything but it sure keeps the kids in touch. Thank you, Marvin Kaschke, for the donation of flowers for our little garden. The veterans’ representative will be here on July 1. The last boxes of See’s Candy have been sold. Our lunch menu for the comin...


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