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Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

Chuck Larum was farming with his family in Charlo when he got a surprise – his draft notice. Some guys got deferments for being an only son or were 4F with physical problems, but Chuck was unlucky enough to be 1A.  February 16, 1967, found him on his way by bus to Butte, Montana, for induction into the armed forces. He wondered, “What did I get myself into?” After eight weeks of basic training from Feb. 23-April 27 at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, Chuck graduated and was promoted from E-1 to E-2. With no leave time he went on to Fort McClellan, Alabama, for AIT (advanced individual training) with the Chemical Corps 54A10.  He learned how to take care of those e...


Polson Seniors June 13, 2018

POLSON — Make America grate again; ban pre-shredded cheese. The veterans’ representative will be here on June 19 from 10 a.m.-noon. That’s the same day Clara will be teaching the AARP Safe Driving Class. If you haven’t signed up yet, better get ’er done. The lunch menu for...

Ronan Seniors June 13, 2018

RONAN — All of the area schools are having graduation ceremonies and I would like to say congratulations to the students who have worked hard and earned that diploma and good luck with the next stage of your life.  There will be cards at the senior center on June 11. The foot clinic will be hel...

Library programs available for all ages Library programs available for all ages

POSLON – During the summer months, the library in Polson will provide programs to inspire reading, imagination, and scientific inquiry.  Abbi Dooley became the library director in January. She said library staff organize events and programs to encourage youth to engage with the library. The sum...

Unofficial 2018 Primary Election results tabulated

LAKE COUNTY – The 2018 Primary Election was held on Wednesday to decide the voter’s preference for candidates in the upcoming general election. The Lake County Election Office hasn’t officially canvassed the local results, but the votes are in as follows:       L...

Rockin’ for the Rink Rockin’  for the Rink

POLSON –  One of the quirkiest sports championships in Montana made a big splash on Saturday during the fourth annual Flathead Lake Rock Skipping Championship. “This is a community service to support the ice rink, so I really wanted to do this to help them,” Tom Adrignola said. He w...

Skater’s memory to be honored at skate park Skater’s memory to be honored at skate park

POLSON – The Polson Skate Park expansion project has taken a new turn with the tragic death of a local skater.  Cameron Roullier, 18, was out hiking in nature in early May when an accident occurred that took his life. Friends said he was lost while doing what any free spirit might be doing whil...

Ronan High School celebrates 74 graduates Ronan High School celebrates 74 graduates

RONAN – Commencement speaker and teacher Clair Hibbs-Cheff called the 74 Ronan graduates, “the new hope of our community.”  Hibbs-Cheff said the students should never give up on themselves, and they should “be each other’s keepers” by caring for one another as thei...

Polson graduates celebrate accomplishments Polson graduates celebrate accomplishments

  PABLO – One hundred and one graduates crossed the stage during the 2018 Polson High School commencement ceremony held at the Salish Kootenai College campus in Pablo on Saturday. The ceremony is usually held at the Linderman gym in Polson, but the facility is being repaired.  Polson...

Twenty-four students receive diplomas Twenty-four students receive diplomas

St. Ignatius celebrated the 100th graduating high school class on Saturday as 24 graduates received diplomas.  Joe McDonald graduated from the school in 1951. He was invited to give the graduation address in honor of the centennial. He said the students can achieve their dreams with hard work like ma...

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