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RONAN — Well here it is, the middle of October, and they already have the Christmas stuff out. What ever happened to Thanksgiving? I guess that it doesn’t count anymore since it isn’t a big money maker for the stores. If you missed our Thursday night meal, you missed out on a great chicken dinner. Thanks to our cooks, Kim and Sharlene for doing such a great job on all of the meals served here at the center. We really appreciate all of your hard work. Our next evening meal will be on Nov. 10, and they will serve pork roast. We are still selling raffle tickets as a fundraiser for the center and for the nutrition program here at the center. So far, we have a quilt, a Th...


Funny, I don’t remember being absent-minded. It was a whole lot easier to get older than it was to get wiser. Funny, I don’t remember being absent-minded. It’s that time of year health plan coverage. The Bailey Insurance representative will be here on Oct. 21 at 10 a.m. and again o...


DIXON — The optimist in me says we will have more Autumn weather to enjoy and can finish planting bulbs, which will come up in the spring, a reward for going through one more resting season. The birds have stripped my mountain ash of multitudes of bright berries, the last of my frozen tomatoes are put ...

Bear incident reported in Ninepipes area

  Updated Friday, Oct. 14 NINEPIPES — Tribal Wildlife Bear Biologists, Tribal Conservation Officers and a Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Conservation Officer responded to a call at approximately 2:15 p.m. Tuesday afternoon off Olsen Road south of Ninepipe Reservoir reporting that...

Home on the Range Home on the Range

  The Bison Range celebrated another successful round up this year with about 400 animals getting their annual check up. The National Bison Range can only support so many animals, so when the numbers go over what the habitat can support, the surplus animals are sold or donated with first considera...

No need to call before burning

News from the Office of Emergency Management, Lake County LAKE COUNTY — The public is asked to please not call dispatch prior to burning as the Lake County 911 Communications Center will no longer collect information on open burns in Lake County. This decision was made working closely with the Lak...

Lewings honored by Montana Arts Council Lewings honored by Montana Arts Council

Montana Arts Council POLSON — Neal and Karen Lewing, actors, directors and educators since 1983, have received the 2016 Governor’s Arts Award. Their theatre company, the Post Polson Players, offers all Mission Valley residents, including those with special needs, the opportunity to become...

Leaders endorsing new medical marijuana initiative

 News from Montana Citizens for I-182 MONTANA — Leaders from communities across Montana are coming together in support of Montana’s new medical marijuana initiative, I-182. Montana Citizens for I-182 announced that 116 “Champions for I-182” have endorsed the measure that will ...

Local candidates to speak at forum

RONAN — A candidate forum will be held at the Performing Arts Center at Ronan Middle School, Monday, Oct.17, at 7 p.m. Democrat and Republican candidates for local and state offices have been invited and will answer questions from the Ronan High School students and the audience. The forum is organiz...

Superheroes to help parks, trails Superheroes to help parks, trails

ST. IGNATIUS – It’s almost time for superheroes to gather for the third annual Mission Valley Kids Run on Sunday, Oct 16, at 2 p.m. This year, the chip-timed 5K and one-mile fun run start at Elder’s Park, which is near the historic church. “It’s a traveling walk/ run so ea...


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