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RONAN — We are looking for someone to write this column. Give me a call if you would be willing to do so. Come join us at Mission Valley Senior Center, 528 Main Street; we provide the hot nutritious “Homestyle” cooking and you provide friendships, conversation, laughter and fun.  All our meals are open to the public of any age. The cost for noon meals for those under 60 years old is $5 and for those over 60 years old is $4. Menu: —  Thursday, Feb. 11: Valentine chicken dinner at 5 p.m. $5.00 per person —  Friday, Feb. 12: chicken enchiladas; bake sale fundraiser; bingo at 1 p.m. —  Monday, Feb. 15: spaghetti; bridge club...


The veterans’ representative will be here on Feb. 16. What is it about See’s Candy? Oh yeah, it’s the best and we still have a good assortment. Our tax preparers are in full swing every day. Call for an appointment.       If you’re like me, and I know I am, tou...

St. Ignatius

 Come join us at the St. Ignatius Senior Center. Our fresh home cooked meals are served every Tuesday and Friday at noon, and our evening meals are served on the first and third Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. The next Wednesday evening meal will be on Feb. 17.  Bingo is played after almost every lunch....


The Arlee Senior Center is having a Valentine Bake Sale Feb. 13 from 4-6 p.m. at the center just before our Second Saturday Dinner at 6 p.m. There will be homemade cookies, cakes, and candies to choose from. Please come by to select a treat for your special Valentine. Our annual meeting held Jan. 23 at th...

Teachers learn to tackle mock school shooter Teachers learn to tackle mock school shooter

ST. IGNATIUS – Several teachers wait nervously in a classroom. They know what’s coming, but they aren’t sure how they will react. They soon find out.  A popping sound like a firecracker is heard from the hallway. A gun was being fired. Suddenly, a man in black clothes rushes into th...

Barn remodel opens door for youth winter activities Barn remodel opens door for youth winter activities

A county-wide community effort is transforming the horticulture barn at the Lake County Fairgrounds into an insulated, heated expansive space where youth can hone their skills — even in the frigid winter. The barn, built in 1961, is used each year by 4-H shooting and 4-H dog training projects and Ma...

New Flathead Lake maps available

YELLOW BAY — The Flathead Lake Biological station has created a Flathead Lake map available with detailed and accurate geographic information that also captures the aesthetic beauty of the lake and surrounding area.  The maps are $20 each, 24 inches by 36 inches in size, and proceeds benefit th...

Water board attends closed meeting concerning power rates

ST. IGNATIUS – The Flathead Joint Board of Control attended a conference that could have effects on the cost of power for irrigators, although the results of the meeting were undisclosed.  The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) hosted the conference in Washington, D.C. earlier this mon...

Suicide prevention takes a comedic approach Suicide prevention takes a comedic approach

CHARLO – In an effort to make it easier to talk about suicide prevention, the Your Life Matters Project brought in a comedian to talk to students in schools from Arlee to Ronan. YLMP Youth Member Hailey Schippers introduced the speaker in Charlo on Friday, explaining that the group organized last fa...

Young writers sign their published books Young writers sign their published books

It happened already for many young writers in the first grade at K. William Harvey Elementary School. “You are published writers,” teacher Francy Moll said to the students as they got ready for their book signing debut and reading. Family and friends were invited to attend the event on Friday,...

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