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At-risk youth among most vulnerable to school closures

MONTANA – With schools across Montana transitioned to online learning and state child protection specialists moving home visits online, child advocates are raising concerns about the health and safety of at-risk youth. Gov. Steve Bullock ordered Montana schools to close on March 16, and later extended the closure through April 10. Bullock has indicated that the closure could be extended further. The school structure is designed to provide children with stability and safety. Schools provide two meals a day. Teachers are a regular presence. Kids can count on their friends. Counselors look out for the well-being of students. “When we take the school infrastructure away, th...


Ronan participates in global teddy bear hunt Ronan participates in global teddy bear hunt

RONAN – People in the Ronan community joined a worldwide teddy bear hunt to give children a fun scavenger-style game to play during the COVID-19 pandemic as schools and other social events are closed.  The Ronan Police Department is also participating in the game by putting stuffed bears in the...

St. Ignatius seniors for April 8, 2020

ST. IGNATIUS — We’re trying to do our part in stopping the spread of COVID-19, so our center is closed to the public. We are still doing deliveries and take-out meals. If you would like to order or cancel a meal, please call 406-745-4462 before 10:30 a.m. If you are picking up a take-out meal, pl...

Ronan seniors for April 8, 2020

RONAN — 2020 has sure thrown us some curves. I hope you are all able to stay well in this time of social distancing. Some people with depression are having a real hard time so if you are able to check up on friends and family, whether it be using social network or just a quick phone call, it can really...

Polson seniors for Aril 8, 2020

POLSON — The Polson Senior Center is still closed except for home delivery of lunch, Monday-Friday, at $5 per meal with prior payment arrangements. Lunch for the week: —  Wed, April 8: oven beef stew, roll, Jello fruit salad, poke cake —  Thurs, April 9: meatloaf, baked p...

Dixon seniors for April 8, 2020

DIXON — Dixon Senior Center continues to serve our community. In light of President Trump’s leadership for social distancing precautions, we are accepting “take out” meal requests only.  Please leave a message by noon on the day of the meals being served. Call 406-246-3310 and le...

Governor Bullock extends directives to respond to COVID-19 pandemic

News from the Office of the Governor MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock extended through April 24 directives he issued to protect Montanans from COVID-19 by slowing the spread of the virus in Montana. The Directives were set to expire on April 10. “We know that staying home will help to flatt...

St. Luke needs PPE donations in preparation for COVID-19 St. Luke needs PPE donations in preparation for COVID-19

News from St. Luke Community Healthcare St. Luke Community Healthcare is asking for the community’s assistance with our COVID-19 response efforts. We are looking for new, unopened personal protective equipment (PPE) and would greatly appreciate any of the following donated supplies, ideally still in...

Healthcare providers decide who to test for COVID-19 Healthcare providers decide who to test for COVID-19

LAKE COUNTY – The first cases of the novel coronavirus have been diagnosed in the area, so those displaying symptoms are rushing to local healthcare providers to get tested; however, due to a limited number of testing supplies at the state level, not everyone with a cough or fever is being tested for t...

Lake County residents test positive for COVID-19

LAKE COUNTY – The Mission Valley was not immune to the COVID-19 virus. On March 26, the Lake County Public Health Department reported the first case. Another person was identified on Saturday and a third on Sunday.  “We put up a good, hard fight, but we now join many other counties in our...

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