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CHARLO – Charlo School Board plans to review applications for a 2015-2016 superintendent this month. As of Feb. 17 the board had received five applications for replacement for Thom Peck, who has served as superintendent for three years.  “Now is the hot time,” Peck said of the selection process, reasoning that other districts would also be on the hunt for viable candidates.  Board Chairman Shane Reum wanted to get the hiring process moving.  “I want to review them as soon as possible,” Reum said. “I don’t think we’ve ever been this far ahead. We’ve always been behind, so the pool is automatically smaller.”&n...

Career fair brings employers, potential employees together Career fair brings employers, potential employees together

PABLO — Students and interested community members picked up information on careers, talked to recruiters and got some ideas for summer employment at the 2015 Salish Kooteani College Career Fair held at the Joe McDonald Health and Fitness Center on Feb. 17. Job Corps brought a busload of students to ...

Full force Full force

RONAN – After a year and a half of working through various legal and personnel problems, the Ronan Police Department has a fully staffed five-man force of experienced officers ready to tackle crime in the city. Police Chief Ken Weaver marked a new era in the department by distributing badges to his ...

North Crow residents form Neighborhood Watch North Crow residents form Neighborhood Watch

RONAN — Would-be criminals in the North Crow area beware: residents have formed a neighborhood watch group to help keep the community safer. Neighbors held an initial meeting that was attended by 35 families on Feb. 10, after concerns about crime in the area became heightened because of several rece...

Polson Chamber looking for perfect picture

News from the Polson Chamber of Commerce   POLSON — The Polson Chamber is looking for that one special photo to represent “Summer Memories” in Polson. Photos can cover any summer subject from special events, swimming and boating to quiet family picnics by the lake. The winni...

Pursuit causes school lockdown

ST. IGNATIUS — St. Ignatius School District students were a bit alarmed, but overall safe and sound after a police pursuit resulted in the school going into lockdown mode for 14 minutes on Feb. 10.  St. Ignatius Superintendent Bob Lewandowski said the school district’s clerk noticed that ...

Community plays bingo, wins books Community plays bingo, wins books

ST. IGNATIUS – Bingo for Books lured teacher Evelyn Jeannotte out of retirement, for a few hours. “I love kids and I love books,” she said.  Jeannotte retired in December after about 30 years of service at the school. She spent most of those years in the library helping kids find...

Ronan vocalist selected to perform in All-Northwest Choir Ronan vocalist selected to perform in All-Northwest Choir

SPOKANE — Siliye Pete was resting her voice Feb. 12, speaking in short quiet sentences, ahead of the next day when she was prepared to use all of the wind and noises inside her to make joyful sounds with the National Association for Music Education’s All-Northwest Choir in Spokane, Washington.&nb...

Polson student attends prestigious music festival Polson student attends prestigious music festival

  POLSON — Austin Martinez plays many musical instruments, but it was his bass clarinet that he took with him to the Northwest Band Festival held in Spokane, Washington, Feb. 12 to 15.    Martinez is the first Polson High School band member to qualify for the prestigious festival d...

Trustees discuss facilities

POLSON — Fresh from the special board meeting on facilities held earlier in the day, Polson School Board Chair John Triolo summarized the “productive meeting” at the Feb. 9 school board meeting.  At this time the district is not ready to make a commitment regarding moving grades fro...


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