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Elders honored at Nkwusm school in Arlee Elders honored at Nkwusm school in Arlee

Shelly Fyant, Arlee Tribal Council, decided it was time to honor the local elders from all cultures, so she organized a brunch at the Community Center on Friday and invited several dozen elders and children from the Nkwusm language school. “I wanted to give back to my community,” Fyant said. “These are the kinds of gatherings we had when I was a kid and I wanted to get back to that.” Carla Morigeau, 7, spent her time at the brunch talking with elders about the Salish words she learned at school. “I like being with the elders,” she said. “I’m really happy because there is a whole bunch.” Several of the Nkwusm students said the...

Arlee students help keep kids warm in wintertime Arlee students help keep kids warm in wintertime

Adults often say “put your coat on” to kids in the winter months and sometimes kids respond with “I don’t have a coat.” “Some kids have heavy sweaters on but no coat,” said Savanna Titsworth, 17. “Kids have mentioned to me that they were cold out playing in ...

Community invited to free New Years Eve dinner Community invited to free New Years Eve dinner

RONAN — The public is invited to spend the evening of Dec. 31 enjoying a free meal of prime rib and salmon, “and lots of wonderful desserts,” according to organizer Roxana Colman-Herak. The New Years dinner begins at Ronan Community Center with a non-alcoholic social time at 5:30 p.m., f...

Defibrillator donated to Linderman Gym Defibrillator donated to Linderman Gym

POLSON — Four years ago the very first Chubby Chicks Basketball for Heart game was played at Linderman Gym as the Bloodclotters team took on the DeFibrillators. The main idea was to raise awareness of heart disease in women.  Two years ago at the last Chubby Chicks basketball game, an Automated...

Local novelist to sign book Local novelist to sign book

POLSON – Local novelist Maggie Plummer will be signing copies of her newly published sequel, “Daring Passage: Book Two Of The Spirited Away Saga,” at Dawn’s Flower Designs, 318 Main Street, on Friday, Dec. 19, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Plummer’s popular first novel, “...

St. Ignatius

ST. IGNATIUS — The St. Ignatius Senior Citizens Center will have its holiday ham dinner on Wednesday, Dec. 17, at 5:30 p.m. The quilt raffle drawing will be held during dinner. The center will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 13. The meeting will be held at noon. Directors will be elected and r...


RONAN — With Christmas fast approaching, it is easy to forget all the things that are going on. This Wednesday is the our Christmas dinner and Friday is our birthday dinner, for both the months of November and December. Both meals are at noon, and we would love to have you join us. We will be closed...


POLSON — The See’s Candy is going fast. Don’t be one of those disappointed folks who discover they waited too long. The hearing aid representative will not be here at the center for the rest of the month of December. Our facility will be closed Christmas Day, the day after and New Yea...

Proposed airport regulations crash and burn Proposed airport regulations crash and burn

A group of townsfolk concerned about private property rights quashed proposed expanded regulation of St. Ignatius Airport last week.  Lake County Airport Board Member Rick Newman told town members he would not pursue passing the regulations, which were identical to those passed in Ronan and Polson in...

Town committee to tackle ethics policy concerns Town committee to tackle ethics policy concerns

 Ronan City Council has assigned a committee to look into one councilmember’s suggestion that the governing body adopt an ethics policy.  At the end of November, City Councilmember Roger Romero suggested the city adopt an ethics policy that would create ramifications for leaking informatio...


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