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Dixon

DIXON — Does this 40-plus degree weather, blue skies, and winter thaw give you early Spring fever? This has been a real Montana winter ... I am fortunate to be retired and able to hibernate most of the time. I do appreciate going to the Dixon Senior Center to interact with people. You can come to Dixon Senior Center for lunch at noon on Thursdays and on Mondays for dinner at 5:30 p.m. Meals are just $4, and any age is welcome. The menu for the rest of February will be: — Thursday, Feb. 16: egg salad sandwiches — Monday, Feb. 20: chicken broccoli Alfredo — Thursday, Feb. 23: tuna casserole — Monday, Feb. 27: breaded chicken potato salad Take...


District court judge dismisses Lake County’s lawsuit over property tax District court judge dismisses Lake County’s lawsuit over property tax

POLSON – A substitute district court judge recently dismissed a lawsuit filed by Lake County in an attempt to force the Montana Department of Revenue to send a property tax bill to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes for the former Kerr Dam. Blair Jones, 22nd District Court judge in Columbus...

CSKT Chairman addresses Montana lawmakers CSKT Chairman addresses Montana lawmakers

HELENA – Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Chairman Vernon Finley addressed the Montana legislature and officials to say this is the state where people can disagree on opinions and shake hands afterwards. The Montana House of Representatives and other officials welcomed Chairman Finley with a lon...

Pounds of Prevention Pounds of Prevention

POLSON – Doubling the number of watercraft inspection stations is just one part of a multi-pronged effort planned by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks as it attempts to prevent mussel infestations across the state. Adding 17 water inspection stations to the 17 the state had last year is one part of t...

Kayaks & community: making both better Kayaks & community: making both better

Outside Gary Teggeman’s shop the stubborn cold refuses to rise above single digits. But there’s no place he’d rather be. Teggeman, who spent his career providing area veterinarians with supplies and medicines, has built a vessel in his home shop each winter since he retired in 2007. “...

Chocolate fest opens today Chocolate fest opens today

ARLEE – Delicious chocolate treats will be served at the 13th annual Chocolate Lover’s Festival on Wednesday, Feb. 8, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Brown Building. “People can get a head start on Valentine’s Day this year,” said Shannon Patton, event organizer. People enjoy ch...

LCCDC to start leadership program LCCDC to start leadership program

POLSON – The Lake County Community Development Corp. has a lot of irons in the fire. The non-profit regional economic development organization’s Executive Director Gypsy Ray spoke about where the organization is and where it’s headed at last week’s Polson Chamber of Commerce lunche...

LCCDC to start leadership program

POLSON – The Lake County Community Development Corp. has a lot of irons in the fire. The non-profit regional economic development organization’s Executive Director Gypsy Ray spoke about where the organization is and where it’s headed at last week’s Polson Chamber of Commerce luncheon ...

Local pens book about railroad history Local pens book about railroad history

POLSON – A man who worked as a numbers cruncher throughout his career never thought he’d write a book about history. But such is life. Evan McKinney’s historical novel, “High Iron to Fairbanks: Building the Historic Alaska Railroad,” was published late last year. Culbertso...

Local author researches, promotes healthy alternatives in first book Local author researches, promotes healthy alternatives in first book

POLSON — Today’s diseases can be prevented by eating the way nature intended, according to Linda Lieb Peterson, a local author, holistic health practitioner and former schoolteacher. Peterson’s journey to health began at age 5, when she nearly died from an infection. At age 50 she found ...

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