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County to spend $500K to clean, renovate jail County to spend $500K to clean, renovate jail

Lake County Commissioners unanimously voted last Monday to spend an estimated $500,000 to clean and renovate the county’s detention facility, located in the courthouse basement. Commissioner Steve Stanley, who has taken the lead in the remodeling effort, told commissioners and sheriff department staff that the project will include replacing doors and windows, revamping shower areas, improving lighting, enhancing handicap accessibility and upgrading the intercom system. In addition, the entire facility will be cleaned and painted. The cleaning portion is underway now, with major remodeling expected to begin in March by a Spokane firm, Corrections Technology Group. Some grant mone...


Ronan council election ties again Ronan council election ties again

RONAN — The question of who will represent Ronan’s Ward 1 ended in another tie vote, this time at last Monday’s City Council meeting, so incumbent Marilynn Tanner decided to step aside.  “I was tired of ties,” she said.  Tanner, a retired schoolteacher and admini...

Jaycees, Jayceens honored for building Ronan Community Center Jaycees, Jayceens honored for building Ronan Community Center

Before it took two incomes to raise a family and homes in the Ronan area could be purchased for about $15,000, volunteering was a way of life. One organization that promoted community involvement was the Jaycees and Jayceens. The Jaycees began in the 1920s for the purpose of providing opportunities for yo...

Mission Valley communities serve 1,600 Thanksgiving dinners to neighbors Mission Valley communities serve 1,600 Thanksgiving dinners to neighbors

LAKE COUNTY — On Thanksgiving Day, a smidge more than 130 people enjoyed a traditional in-person sit-down dinner hosted at the Ronan Community Center. “All those who came were very happy and thankful,” said dinner organizer Rita Ulutoa.  The free community feast featured classic ...

Turkey Trot tradition returns to Polson Turkey Trot tradition returns to Polson

POLSON — The Polson Running club hosted its in-person turkey day running tradition on Thursday morning. With a few people bringing their four-legged companions to run beside them, nearly 100 people ran, walked and jogged their way through the club’s annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot 5K.  ...

Film Festival starter Film Festival starter

POLSON — The documentary feature film “Open Field,” which provides a hard hitting inside look inside the world of women’s tackle football and features NFL greats who have supported them, including Kyle Shanahan, head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, and Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Fa...

Polson seniors for Dec. 1, 2021

  POLSON — The Polson Senior Center, located at 504 Third Ave. E, is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. Lunch is available from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. weekdays. Memberships are available for $15 per year on a voluntary basis. Use of the facilities is open to the public. If your small group wou...

Family loses roof to windstorm, helpful community rallies Family loses roof to windstorm, helpful community rallies

RAVALLI — A quiet evening at home for a Mission Valley family was interrupted by gusting winds that ripped the roof off of their mobile home last week.  Dawn and John McNutt were home with their four children watching television when a loud noise shook the home. “Imagine you’re i...

Commission approves resolution to recover golf course expenses

POLSON — A resolution allowing the city to charge the Golf Fund for indirect costs related to operating Polson Bay Golf Course elicited the most comment during the Polson City Commission’s regular meeting on Nov. 15.  City Manager Ed Meece prefaced the discussion by explaining that the is...

Fire crew responds to engulfed vehicle Fire crew responds to engulfed vehicle

POLSON — The Polson Fire Department responded to a car fully engulfed in flames along U.S. Hwy 93 in Polson late Wednesday afternoon. Fire crews got the call around 4:19 p.m. According to PFD Chief Clint Cottle, the fire started in the engine compartment of a newer model Jeep Liberty and no one w...

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