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Fire department review presents problems, solutions

POLSON — Unrest in the Polson Fire Department and the Polson Rural Fire District led membership to draft a letter of no confidence in Polson Fire Chief John Fairchild and submit it to Polson City Manager Mark Shrives. Reasons stated in the letter were safety concerns, leadership issues, communication issues and a lack of trust, although “The citizens of Polson can be assured that the service they are receiving is a very good product,” said Chief Curt Belts, retired Missoula Rural Fire District Fire Chief, who was hired to conduct the review of the PFD.   When Shrives received the letter of no confidence in November of 2014, “The first thing I did was my ow...

Concert to benefit Mission Church

ST. IGNATIUS — Members of the Treasure State Chorale will perform a benefit concert for the Mission Church at St. Ignatius. Donations received at this performance will go to the current restoration project at the church.   The theme “A Wonderful Day Like Today” gives the audience th...

Salish elder, culture keeper passes Salish elder, culture keeper passes

ST. IGNATIUS — Alexander Junior “Alec” Quequesah’s funeral was slated to begin at 11 a.m. on April 7 at the Longhouse in St. Ignatius. Family and friends began filing by his casket to pay their respects and say their goodbyes at 10 a.m. So many people came to honor Alec that the funer...

Pursuit ends in arrest of violent offender Pursuit ends in arrest of violent offender

RONAN — A violent offender is behind bars again after a short pursuit that involved multiple county agencies.  According to Lake County Sheriff Don Bell, Glen Parker, 45, of Ronan, was arrested on Haystack Mountain Lane around 9 p.m. April 14 after a brief pursuit.  According to Bell, P...

Blue Bay shooting sends 3 to hospital

BLUE BAY — A shooting at 11 p.m. on Saturday at a residence about a mile north of Blue Bay sent three people to the hospital. A female called Lake County dispatch and reported she had been shot accidentally, but after leaving the scene with her daughter and son, she called back to report that it had...


ARLEE – The Arlee Senior Center board of directors’ May meeting will be May 4 at 10 a.m. Celebration of May birthdays will be on Monday, May 4, with birthday cake and ice cream for the regular monthly meeting. May 4 is also the first Monday of the month and we’ll be celebrating seven bir...

St. Ignatius

ST. IGNATIUS  – The St. Ignatius Senior Citizens Center appreciates the public support received through the Trash and Treasure sale held on April 11. The income brought the center closer to the funds needed to increase its storage capacity. Menu and events for the rest of April are:  &b...


RONAN – Happy greetings just for you...and, just for you, the weather is beautiful. Further, the Ronan Senior Citizen’s Center is just for you as well. The ruling authority, meaning the officers, staff, cooks, vendors, volunteers and others, all blend in to make our center successful and are real...


POLSON – I’m happy to report that the fellow who fell onto the upholstery machine is now fully recovered. The teacher at the Lutheran Church pre-school across the street had her students write a biography as if they were 100 years old that included computer-aged pictures of each student. They ...

Longtime rancher shares colorful life experiences Longtime rancher shares colorful life experiences

RONAN — When you start talking to Cal Lindburg, his wife Alice, and some of Cal’s friends, an image emerges — a family man, involved in his church, a good businessman and a civic leader with a sprinkling of the practical joker for leavening.  Cal and Alice Lindburg will be celebrati...


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