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POLSON — A committee is a group, sometimes just one person that comes up with these great ideas for you to implement. The Flu Shot Clinic will be here at the center on Friday, Oct. 17.  The crew from Safeway Pharmacy will be here again this year.  If you are in need of this shot before the flu season really gets here come on in and get a shot by a great bunch of women. Once again we would really like to thank all of you who donated some of your bounty from your gardens. We really do use all of these goodies and are very thankful for them each and every time. Thank you all again and we look forward to seeing you again next year. I’ve finally got my act together...

Students tour busy Arlee fish hatchery Students tour busy Arlee fish hatchery

ARLEE – Not far from the meandering Jocko River in Arlee, millions of rainbow trout destined for various lakes, ponds and reservoirs throughout the United States find their start under the watchful care of a handful of people. The Jocko River Trout Hatchery collects, fertilizes and ships 5-6 million...

Students, parents flock to Fields of Faith Students, parents flock to Fields of Faith

POLSON — A dramatic orange and purple sunset lent itself as a backdrop to Fields of Faith on Oct. 10 at Polson High’s football field. A student-led event, Fields of Faith is a worldwide interdenominational movement that happens every second Wednesday in October.  Kids meet on an athletic ...

Program supports parents to give children equal start Program supports parents to give children equal start

Most people won’t disagree that helping children develop into healthy adults is tough work. Army Veteran Renata Lindo said she loves her infant son but her duties in the military stationed in places like Germany were easier than being a parent. “I’ve been sleep deprived in the Army but a...

Montana bronc riders compete in Cinch event Montana bronc riders compete in Cinch event

KALISPELL — Seven Montana cowboys were among the top 22 riders selected to compete in the Cinch Bucking Horse Championships held at the Majestic Valley Arena in Kalispell on Oct. 4.  One of those saddle bronc riders was Charlie Lyttle, a 20-year-old Arlee cowboy who  attends the University...

Community-minded students clean up trash Community-minded students clean up trash

  ST. IGNATIUS – It could be a problem if no one ever picked up the trash along the highway. “We’d be knee deep in garbage,” said Daisie VandenBos, Mission High School student. On Sunday, fourteen students put on reflective vests and gloves to clean up a two-mile stretch...

Mothers of fallen soldiers honored in Ronan Mothers of fallen soldiers honored in Ronan

America remembers them as heroes, as brave and strong grown men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country. But the mothers of servicemen and women lose more than a warrior when their children are killed in the line of duty. They lose their babies. “He was a very cautious child. He ...

Small girl, big heart, ambitious dreams Small girl, big heart, ambitious dreams

UPDATE: Tiana's open house/CD release at Red Poppy in Ronan will be held Sunday, Oct. 5 from 3-5 p.m.   A delicate girl with graceful fingers and doe-like legs gingerly confronts the mass of a grand piano in even grander surroundings.  As her tiny hands press the keys, the strings v...

Ronan budget allows for pay raises, ‘wish list’

RONAN – The preliminary budget for the City of Ronan’s current fiscal year allows for staff raises and one-time expenditures that the town government has not always had funds for in the past.  “There were years when we had to keep cutting things to get (the balance) to come to zero,...

Irrigation board to participate in water compact negotiations

ST. IGNATIUS — The Flathead Joint Board of Control worked last week to create a document that will articulate exactly what its members want included in and excluded from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Water Compact. The state attorney general and governor’s office have offered to ...


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