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Ronan seniors for Jan. 12, 2022

RONAN — Good day from the Mission Valley Senior Center in Ronan. Hope all of you had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Right now there isn’t much going on at the center. We will start having taxes done by AARP representatives around the first of February. We will let you know out the exact dates just as soon as we find out and then you can call the center to set up an appointment. Our menu is:    —  Wednesday, Jan. 12: pot luck dishes, salad, dessert     —  Friday, Jan. 14: lasagna, salad, dessert —  Monday, Jan. 17: turkey and dumplings —  Wednesday, Jan. 19: tater-tot casserole  P...


Polson seniors for Jan. 12, 2022

POLSON — We are located at 504 Third Ave. E, and open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. Lunch is available from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. weekdays for $5. Dine-in, take-out, and delivery to a shut- in are available. Individuals and small groups are always welcome to lounge, work puzzles, read, play card o...

Dixon seniors for Jan. 12, 2022

DIXON — Dixon Senior Center continues to serve our community and hopes everyone is staying happy and healthy. All are invited to come enjoy dinner. Meals will be served Monday and Thursday evenings at 5 p.m. Meals are $4 per serving and are deliverable to Dixon residents upon request. We are also accep...

Legislative Notes

In August of 2020, we wrote an opinion opposing Modern Monetary Theory (or MMT, the “too good to be true” idea that the federal government can spend unlimited amounts of money, regardless of revenue, in order to benefit the country and the economy). We disagreed with MMT on the strongest terms. S...

Fishing good in Polson Bay

I went to Polson Bay out in front of Kwatuknuk (4-7 inches of ice) and caught two 14-pound mackinaws.  Lake Mary Ronan (sloppy on the ice; 250 yards out and be careful, ice thickness at a guess is 4-6 inches) is giving up perch. East Bay is frozen over solid with 3-4 inches, lots of snow on the ic...

Runners slip, slide across half marathon finish line Runners slip, slide across half marathon finish line

POLSON — Nearly 70 runners took full advantage of the unseasonably mild 30-degree-temperatures and competed in the Sorry ‘Bout That half marathon on Saturday, Jan. 8. The roughly 13-mile-long clockwise loop started at the Mission Valley Aquatics Center with runners trekking through the slipper...

Swimming, exercise classes, more offered at aquatics center Swimming, exercise classes, more offered at aquatics center

“I swim every day the pool is open,” says Mike Case as he takes a breather between laps at the Mission Valley Aquatics and Fitness Center in Polson.  A retiree who recently moved to Polson, Case says swimming is a lifelong passion of his. He became a certified lifeguard at 12 and took swi...

Vaping education lowers teen usage Vaping education lowers teen usage

As e-cigarette use, or vaping, has grown in popularity among Montana’s young, a stream of misinformation has caused some to deviate more than they might have realized.  According to Lake County Public Health, an increase in public awareness, especially in schools, is what’s needed to comb...

Small changes can help combat America’s leading disease, even on a budget Small changes can help combat America’s leading disease, even on a budget

For all the death that COVID-19 has brought in the past two years, another perpetual silent killer has loomed like a grim reaper, taking double the amount the lives as the coronavirus.  Heart disease was the leading killer of Americans in 2020, with more than 690,000 deaths in the U.S., according to ...

Resiliency key to improved mental health Resiliency key to improved mental health

For Sam Ore, a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), mental health and physical health “are part of the same continuum. When our mental health goes, a lot of the time it’s a sign that something’s up physically, that we’re not tending to our whole system.”  Ore, a fifth...

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