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Crash victims experience fatal cardiac events, dog rescued Crash victims experience fatal cardiac events, dog rescued

POLSON – Two fatalities occurred on Tuesday, Jan. 8, involving a car that crashed into the back of Murdoch’s Ranch and Home Supply store on Heritage Lane at about 1:12 p.m., but the crash wasn’t the cause of death for either victim.  Lake County Sheriff Don Bell said the driver, Mervin Payne, 76, suffered a cardiac event that likely caused him to travel through a field, over an embankment and crash into the store, causing damage to the building.  Crystal Anderson, 57, of Polson was a passenger in the car who was also experiencing a heart-related issue.  “Neither Payne nor Anderson suffered injuries from the crash which would have caused their ...


Local basketball teams battle for bragging rights Local basketball teams battle for bragging rights

ST. IGNATIUS – Last week saw a rivalry matchup in the Mission Valley called the “Battle of the Rez” on Tuesday, Jan. 8, between the Mission Bulldogs and the visiting Arlee Warriors that packed the house. On court battles continued with other schools as well.    The rivalry betw...

City manager severance package awarded, developers agreement reached

POLSON – At the Jan. 7 commission meeting, all commission members present voted to provide former City Manager Mark Shrives six months of salary and benefits in the wake of his departure from the city.  The city will pay Shrives $45,176.82 in severance pay, $3,209.04 in health insurance benefit...

It’s not your imagination: the snowpack is low It’s not your imagination: the snowpack is low

POLSON — Snowpack is lower than average throughout western Montana. And, the Flathead basin received the least amount of snow, compared to average, of any region in western Montana.  The upper Clark Fork basin, near Butte, has seen the highest percentage of average snowpack in western Montana, ...

Runners slide through Sorry ‘Bout That race Runners slide through Sorry ‘Bout That race

POLSON – One hundred plus marathoners competed in the Sorry ‘Bout That half marathon on Saturday afternoon and braved 13.1 miles in mid 20-degree-temperatures with ice-covered uneven surfaces along the trail.  The Polson Running group organized the race for the sixth year to provide runne...

St. Ignatius Seniors for Jan. 16, 2019

ST. IGNATIUS — “Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music.”  - Ronald Reagan The quilters are in the center on Mondays from 10:30 to 4:30. We will have our general board meeting to elect new board members after our evening meal at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16.  ...

Polson Seniors for Jan. 16, 2019

POLSON — You know, of course, that the quips I put in this column are taken from others; I’m not clever enough to come up with them on my own. Interestingly enough, stealing ideas from one person is called ‘plagiarism.’ Stealing them from many is called ‘research.’ Bing...

Ronan Seniors for Jan. 16, 2019

RONAN — Well another year has come and gone. I hope everyone had a safe and happy New Year’s celebration.  On Monday, Jan. 21, cards will be played at the center at 6:30 p.m.  On Friday, Jan. 25, we will hold our monthly birthday dinner.  The craft ladies will be doing the...

Polar Plunge swimmers shiver into New Year Polar Plunge swimmers shiver into New Year

Lunacy might be defined as jumping into the wintery water of Flathead Lake at temperatures barely above freezing, wearing nothing more than swimsuits or clothes more suitable for a summer day, but as human nature goes, many people are up for doing crazy things.   The Polson Polar Plunge is an annual ...

CSKT reminds people of seasonal land closures

News from CSKT FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION — Dan McClure, chief of the Tribal Conservation Program, announces the posting and enforcement of the following seasonal closure. The Ferry Basin Wildlife Management Unit’s tribally owned lands are closed to all recreational access and use by non...

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