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RONAN — We are looking for an historian and someone to write this column. Give me a call if you would be willing to do one or both. Come join us at Mission Valley Senior Center,  528 Main Street. We provide the hot nutritious home-style cooking and you provide friendships, conversation, laughter and fun.  All our meals are open to the public of any age. The cost for noon meals is $4 is you are under the age of 60 and $5 if you are over the age of 60.  Menu: —  Friday, Feb. 5: brunch, bingo at 1 p.m. —  Monday, Feb. 8: chili and corn bread; Bridge Club from 1-4 p.m.  —  Wednesday, Feb. 10: cook’s choice; cr...


DIXON — February at last ... January is always soooo long. The snow is totally gone from my yard in the Banana Belt of Jocko Valley near Dixon. I know better than to think winter is over (we’ve had big snow in April), but it IS exciting to see pussy willows just starting to peek out from the stem...

St. Ignatius

 ST. IGNATIUS — Come join us at the St. Ignatius Senior Center. Our home cooked lunches are prepared fresh and served every Tuesday and Friday at noon. Our Wednesday evening meals, also prepared fresh, are served on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 5:30 p.m.  Bingo is played...


POLSON — The February schedule for the veterans’ representative is Feb. 5 and 16. See’s Candy is flying off the shelves. Get yours while there is still a good selection. Our tax preparers will be ready to begin on Feb. 1. Call for an appointment.  Our exercise class on Mondays...

Chocolate festival needs support Chocolate festival needs support

ARLEE – Tonight chocolate treats including a smooth layered chocolate lasagna, gooey chocolate brownies and melt-in-your-mouth truffles can be found at the 12th annual Chocolate Lovers’ Festival — and it’s for a good cause.  “The money raised goes to the Jocko Valley Lib...

Density hearing well attended, more comments sought Density hearing well attended, more comments sought

A Lake County courthouse room was packed with residents eager to voice their opinion on land rights and future development on Jan. 20.  A public hearing was held that sought input from land and business owners, natural resource conservationists, and every day residents, as the Lake County Commissioners ...

Montana Water Court deadlines may complicate compact journey

LAKE COUNTY – As the Water Rights Compact for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes makes its way through the federal branch of government in the United States Congress, several deadlines could complicate the journey. Gov. Steve Bullock signed the bill at the state level in April 2015 containi...

Arlee food pantry moves Arlee food pantry moves

ARLEE – The food was free but people still broke into the church building to take it. “It got the point where they’d been broken into several times,” Pastor Jason Jury said of the Jocko Valley Lutheran Church at the north edge of Arlee where the Food Pantry was located. He added th...

Readers inspire future leaders Readers inspire future leaders

If reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body, then K. William Harvey students are getting a great workout while snacking on cinnamon rolls and milk. The Role Model Readers program invites groups of individuals to read to students during the free breakfast mealtime. Groups that have volunteered t...

School board approves design team search

ST. IGNATIUS – The Mission School Board approved the acquisition of a design team for the school improvements plan at the last board meeting on a proposed project requiring a taxpayer bond projected to be set at $5 million.  “We want to open this up to companies interested in helping us w...

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