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Ronan school board against Sunday games Ronan school board against Sunday games

RONAN – Ronan administrators and school board members want to keep Sunday a day of rest, at least when it comes to extracurricular activities.  The board unanimously directed Superintendent Andy Holmlund to oppose a proposed Montana High High School Sports Association rule change that would allow school districts to write their own rules about playing sports on Sunday.  Currently activities are allowed every day of the week except Sunday, Holmlund said.  “This came out of Oregon where you had a religious group that was not able to participate on Saturdays,” Holmlund said. “They then said, ‘Well, you have discriminated against us because ...

Students of the month Students of the month

  Ronan High School students of the month for December are: senior Kohl Lawson-Voss, junior Carston Rhine, sophomore Alicia Camel and freshman Tashyna Matt.

Debate team finishing strong

News from Ronan  High School  The RHS Speech & Debate team has had two strong weeks of competition in January as the team prepares for a trip to the divisional tournament in Three Forks. At the Bigfork Viking Invitational on January 10, in Humorous Oral Interpretation, Roman Hall took ...

School board discusses quality schools School board discusses quality schools

POLSON — At the Jan. 12 Polson school board meeting, student representative Sarah Rausch gave a rundown of upcoming events at Polson High School, including the end of the quarter on Jan. 23 and final exams. She also commented on the new carpeting installed during the winter break, describing the first ...

Brown trout, perch biting under ice Brown trout, perch biting under ice

Fishermen, Lots of snow on relatively thin ice makes for a cold sloppy mess. Fortunately the discomfort you feel above the ice doesn’t affect the fish under it.  This has been one of the best years for trout (mostly brown trout) at Crow Reservoir. A lot of small perch and a few larger ones i...

St. Ignatius

The St. Ignatius Senior Citizens Center held its annual meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 13. Newly elected to the board of directors is Barbara Plouffe. Reelected to the board are Mack McConnell, Lois Delaney and Mary Bick. In a reorganizational meeting following the annual meeting, Mack McConnell was elected presid...


Hi, I’m Gene Bond and I’ve taken over Ronan Senior Citizen’s Center newsletter ... Linda Schoon has passed this task on to me. She has worked tirelessly and has decided to lend her talents to other senior citizen’s work. We wish her many more years of service. Her handiwork in the Val...


At least two more months until official are you doing? I am happily retired and don’t ‘have’ to get out much, though the main roads have been nicely cleared. I have a good supply of DVD’s and friends online to play words games with, as well as much available to sort throu...


These days my wild oats are mostly enjoyed with prunes and all-bran. If God had wanted me to touch my toes he would have put them on my knees. The veterans’ representative will be here on the third Tuesday of each month from 10 a.m.–noon. This month the day is Jan. 20. The hearing aid repre...

Water compact finalized, public speaks out Water compact finalized, public speaks out

RONAN – State officials were expected to vote Monday night on sending a proposed water compact to the state legislature that would settle the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ water claims, after listening sessions were heard in Ronan and Kalispell over the weekend on the matter.  ...

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