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Dealing with back-to-school butterflies Dealing with back-to-school butterflies

Anxious feelings about the startup of school generally affect both parents and children. Parents may not look forward to stricter bedtime practices and the return of homework routines. Children’s concerns generally center on their clothes, friends, or academic abilities. Fears about new teacher(s) are common as are worries about whether something should happen to their parents while they are at school.  Parents can ease back-to-school anxieties by first checking in with themselves. Parents’ feelings about school easily transfer to children and affect their attitudes and behaviors. Taking a positive approach to school and the routines it requires, cues your children that ...

Childhood immunization protects individuals, communities

The approach of a new school year brings with it a hefty to-do list: school supplies must be purchased, new routines established – and children of some ages must be vaccinated. As back to school tasks go, immunization is seriously consequential for the health of children and their classmates. Just 1...

New principal starts at Polson High School New principal starts at Polson High School

POLSON – On Aug. 29 Peter Hamilton will start his first school year as principal of Polson High School, and he is excited. “One of the coolest jobs is being a high school principal,” he said. He said that he looks forward to living near the lake and serving the Polson community. Af...

Polson Middle School principal changes schedule, approach Polson Middle School principal changes schedule, approach

POLSON – Tim Finkbeiner, principal at Polson Middle School, says that in order to guide students through the “roughness” of their pre-teen years, his school needs to be more cohesive – and he’s making changes to achieve that cohesion. Last year was Finkbeiner’s first ye...

‘Puppy Party’ planned for September ‘Puppy Party’ planned for September

LAKE COUNTY – The Mission Valley Animal Shelter is getting ready for their second annual Puppy Party, and they need donations and people to sign up for a special project. The event isn’t exactly what it sounds like: “We aren’t going to be giving out puppies, but we do have some for...

Polson Seniors for Aug. 15, 2018

POLSON — There is always death and taxes; however death doesn’t get worse every year. The AARP Safe Driving Course will be taught here on Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. with a break for lunch.  The toenail clinic has been rescheduled to Thursday, Aug. 16, from 9-11 a.m. The chang...

St. Ignatius Seniors for Aug. 15, 2018

ST. IGNATIUS — Golf is a good walk, spoiled. — Mark Twain The food pantry is still looking for volunteers to work Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. If you are interested, please call 406-745-0057. The nail clinic will be on Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 10 a.m.-noon. Call the center at 406-...

Ronan Seniors for Aug. 15, 2018

RONAN — Well, we are really having a hard time with the heat and the smoke. We really need to try to stay hydrated so don’t forget to drink plenty of water. It can make a big difference in your health and well-being.  The foot clinic will be held at the Ronan Senior Center on Wednesday, A...

Sunday’s Ronan Pioneer Days open rodeo drew spectators eager to witness the wild and always unpredictable wild buffalo ride. The fact riding rough stock is quite treacherous didn’t give six adventurous crowd members a moment of pause from volunteering to ride a buffalo as the grand finale to thre...

Officers make arrest after retrieving disorderly man from lake

POLSON – It wasn’t hot weather that sent a Polson Police Officer and a Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy out for a swim in Flathead Lake on Wednesday, Aug. 1. Law enforcement responded to a complaint of an intoxicated and disorderly male at the KwaTaqNuk Resort and Casino on U.S. Hwy. 93 in t...


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