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Ronan to host Thanksgiving dinner

RONAN – In Ronan, saying thanks on the fourth Thursday in November isn’t just a time for gathering with family and friends. For many, it is a time for spending time with community.  As many as 400 people are expected to chow down on 50 pies, 35 turkeys, and more than 200 pounds of potatoes at the Ronan Community Thanksgiving dinner which will take place on Thanksgiving Day at the Ronan Community Center.  This year will mark the 11th year since the Ronan Chamber of Commerce decided to take responsibility for putting the dinner on. The community event was started approximately 17 years ago by Marie Cowan, who opened the doors of her downtown café to people f...

Polson plans community Thanksgiving

 POLSON — It’s almost Thanksgiving, and the Polson Community Thanksgiving dinner planners are checking their lists.  Dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Polson Senior Center, 504 Third Ave. E. on Nov. 27. Everyone is invited, and the dinner is free, although they do a...

Maple glazed yams, cranberries provide gluten-free alternative Maple glazed yams, cranberries provide gluten-free alternative

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about what to bring to dinner to accompany that juicy turkey. I have fond memories of the Thanksgiving dinner table, family and friends gathered around the table that is overflowing with amazing dishes that were sure to delight our ...

Marine receives minion welcome Marine receives minion welcome

VALLEY VIEW — The sign reads “Brennan, welcome home Marine,” and it’s flanked by two minions made from round straw bales.  The minions, characters from the movie “Despicable Me,” wear goggles made from tires and sit on a vintage truck, welcoming  Brennan An...


RONAN —Our Thanksgiving dinner will be Wednesday, Nov. 19.  The cost is only $4 for people 60 and over and $5 for those under 60.  Wednesday is also the day of the foot clinic. Jane will be here from 10 a.m. until noon.  The Ronan Senior Center will be closed on Thanksgiving Day an...

St. Ignatius High School first quarter honor roll 2014-15

ST. IGNATIUS — St. Ignatius Senior Citizens Center Nutrition Director Patty Krantz will retire on Friday, Nov. 21, after many years in that position. Everyone is welcome to come to the center andexpress their gratitude and well wishes to Patty during lunch on that day, her last day on the job. Betsy...


POLSON — Sometimes my brain is like the Bermuda Triangle; information goes in and then it’s never found again. Like last week, I wrote that the Bailey Insurance representative would be here at 1:30 p.m. instead of 10:30 a.m. My apologies go to the person who showed up at 1:30 p.m. Our communit...


ARLEE — The Arlee Senior Citizens’ Thanksgiving Dinner will be on Saturday, Nov. 22, at 6 p.m. Bring your family and friends to join us. The cost is $5 for members, $6 for non-members and $3 for children. The Arlee Center is in need of a Nutrition Manager and a Head Cook. The Nutrition Manager...

Town celebrates as Ronan Library turns 100 years old Town celebrates as Ronan Library turns 100 years old

  RONAN – After 100 years of weathering fire, funding shortages, and changing locations, the Ronan Library will celebrate its centennial this week.  Librarian Michelle Fenger invited folks to come out Nov. 19 at 6 p.m., dressed in costumes of period attire from a century ago for the Lib...

Bus drivers bring safety concerns to trustees Bus drivers bring safety concerns to trustees

POLSON — Polson School District bus drivers spoke to the Polson School Board about safety issues at the Nov. 10 trustee meeting. Bus driver Don Grover drives the Finley Point Route following Montana State Highway 35 and then the Finley Point loop. “I’ve had lots of people go through m...


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