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Polson commission approves $40,000 settlement

POLSON – The Polson City Commission will pay B&I Holdings LLC $40,000 over litigation that Interim City Manager Wade Nash said had to do with “suspected trespassing on private property.” The document approved by the commission references disputes over rights to the use of a waterline extension. According to previous Polson City Commission meeting minutes, real estate developer Mike Maddy owns B&I Holdings LLC.  The document approved by the commission and drafted by City Attorney Clint Fischer stated that the City of Polson would forgive lease payments that B&I Holdings LLC failed to pay in the past in lieu of a portion of the $40,000 settlement. B&I...


Chocolate festival to serve sweet treats for a good cause

ARLEE – You can satisfy your sweet tooth at the 15th annual Arlee Chocolate Lover’s Festival held Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Arlee Brown Building.  Attendees can taste entries in the contest for best chocolate dish or bid in an auction to win an entire dish to take home. All proceeds from...

Early Valentine party raises funds for youth art camp Early Valentine party raises funds for youth art camp

CHARLO – Though it was one of the coldest days of the winter, more than 80 people made their way to the Leon Community Clubhouse on Saturday, filling it with cheery conversation, music and art.  The event was the annual Ninepipe Arts Group fundraiser, and all the proceeds went to support Charlo...

Award-winning banjo player to perform Feb. 15 Award-winning banjo player to perform Feb. 15

RONAN – The humble banjo will take on a new dimension when Jayme Stone Folklife brings his quartet to the Mission Valley on Friday, Feb. 15. Stone is a composer, banjoist, producer and educator. He also likes to refer to himself as an instigator. He is performing at 7 p.m. at the Ronan Performing Ar...

Polson Seniors for Feb. 13, 2019

POLSON — The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin. And speaking of that, our tax preparers are here every Monday and Thursday. Call 406-883-4735 for an appointment. Find out how much skin you have left. The AARP Driving Class is scheduled for...

St. Ignatius Seniors for Feb. 13, 2019

ST. IGNATIUS — The best thing to hang on to in life, is each other. Our center will not be doing AARP tax aide. The Senior center in Ronan will be doing that. You can make your appointment by calling 406-676-2371. The quilters are in the center on Mondays from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Bingo is pla...

Ronan Seniors for Feb. 13, 2019

RONAN — Another week has left us feeling the cold, but that only means that spring is one week closer. Hopefully everyone is able to stay warm during this cold. If you have elderly friends or neighbors, please check in on them and make sure they are doing okay. Offer to run errands for them to keep the...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

Growing up on Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, the sea was always part of Hugh Henderson’s life.  He belonged to the Sea Scouts, which is part of the Boy Scouts organization and includes a navy uniform. In October of 1960, Hugh became a “Kiddy Cruiser” in the Navy at the age of 18 and out at ...

Family fills courtroom seeking justice for death of Ronan woman Family fills courtroom seeking justice for death of Ronan woman

Almost eight months after Cassandra Harris, 24, was killed, the person held most culpable for her death was sentenced in an emotion-filled courtroom. At District Court in Polson on Jan. 30, Judge James Manley sent Joseph Conko Parizeau, Jr., 23, of Big Arm, to Montana State Prison for 10 years with none o...

Mother reminds people to get tetanus vaccinations Mother reminds people to get tetanus vaccinations

Lucas Clark, 14, of Ronan, was admitted to the hospital on Jan. 11 for a life-threatening illness. His mother, Kendra Schiele, said Lucas stopped breathing and was ventilated. He was then moved to the pediatric intensive care unit in Missoula.  “They didn’t know why he was having lung fai...

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