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Students selling lanterns Students selling lanterns

RONAN – One outstanding music student in Ronan was chosen for a grand honor. Ronan High School senior Jenaya Burns is set to attend the All-Northwest Wind Symphony program where 1,000 students from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming are scheduled to gather in Bellevue, Washington, in mid-February to rehearse and perform a concert under the direction of world-renowned conductors. The All-Northwest musicians were selected from more than 4,600 students who auditioned to participate in the event managed by the Washington Music Educators Association. A team of judges selected Jenaya for the symphony after hearing her recorded audition where she played the clari...


Students selling lanterns

RONAN – It’s time to buy a paper lantern from the Ronan High School Student Council members for the lighting ceremony on Dec. 21 at 5:30 p.m. at the school. “We will light them to remember loved ones that have passed away or for people that can’t be with us for the holidays,”...

Comfort and Joy Comfort and Joy

POLSON — Right on cue, the snow began to fall as 53 entries rolled in the Lake County Parade of Lights Friday night. Bundled up in cozy layers, children and adults squished together along Polson’s Main Street, barricaded by a tape to keep candy-fetching kids safe as brightly lit cars, trailers...

Last stand Last stand

POLSON — A bringer of light and full of energy, Jim Boyer hung the last wreath of his career on Nov. 29. The Mission Valley Power serviceman lineman has faithfully hung 20 wreaths downtown each holiday season for nearly 16 years, taking over after Charlie Hart retired. “It’s been fun,...

Season’s magic to illuminate Ronan’s Parade of Lights Season’s magic to illuminate Ronan’s Parade of Lights

RONAN — Candy canes, Wolf season continues to March 15 twinkling lights and snowflakes above a street lined with eager children anticipating a shower of candy and the arrival of Santa may seem like a scene from a movie, but it will be reality Dec.16 in downtown Ronan. The Ronan Parade of Lights begins ...

Kids get prizes, a bit of coal  Kids get prizes, a bit of coal

Dozens of children sat on Santa Clause’s lap during the Christmas Carnival put on by the St. Ignatius Chamber of Commerce on Saturday. Santa said this year kids are asking for things like video games and stuffed animals. The St. Ignatius Library helped bring him to the event. Businesses and indiv...

Library offers free ‘purchasing technology’ class

POLSON — North Lake County Public Library in Polson is offering a free technology class on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 5:30 p.m. in the large meeting room. Everyone is welcome. The topic is “Do They Really Need that Gaming Computer? A Guide to Buying Technology for Christmas or Any Other Time” and...

Dixon

DIXON — We will have some events happening this month at the Dixon Senior Center, which we would like to invite our community to come to. On Saturday, Dec. 10, there will be a Dixon Community Dinner from 5-7 p.m. It will be a free meal of stew, fry bread, and a dessert. Bring your family and meet your ...

Polson Commission

POLSON — Dean Greiner passed from this life on Friday, Nov. 25. A former WWII bomber pilot and mayor of Polson, Dean gave time, energy, leadership and financial support to our senior center and will be sadly missed. There’s room for a few more bridge players on Tuesdays and Fridays right after...

Ronan team earns bronze

RONAN — Welcome to December and the cold weather. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water and keep yourself hydrated. That is something we tend to worry more about in the heat than in the cold. If you didn’t join us for our birthday dinner on Friday, you missed a great meal. Wehad 78 peopl...

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