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LAKESIDE – The West Shore Community Library will soon hold its annual fundraiser to ensure kids and people keep smiles on their faces when it comes to information access. “Thank you for all the wonderful books you loan us,” said Zaylyn, Dayton Elementary School student, in a letter to the library. “It puts a smile on my face that you loan us fun, adventures, or sad books to our school.” For the past 21 years, the small community library has operated completely by donation and grants, serving residents of Lake and Flathead Counties. “We are supported by only our fundraiser events and contributions, receiving no tax dollars,” Library Voluntee...

Traditional stick game tournament demands focus, keen perception Traditional stick game tournament demands focus, keen perception

Take a guess. Where are the bones? Keen observation, pattern recognition and a sharp mind could pay off with big bucks. More than 500 people, mostly Native Americans, came to the KwaTaqNuk Resort in Polson Aug. 26-28 to try their hand at stick game, a traditional tribal contest predating recorded history. &l...


RONAN — An emotional tribute honoring 102 emergency personnel in attendance in advance of 9/11 Patriots’ Day took place prior to the Ronan Chiefs football game against Libby Friday night. Members of local police and volunteer fire departments, the Lake County Sheriff’s department, Search...

Back to School night a success Back to School night a success

Submitted by Lexie Gallegos, FoodCorps Service Member and member of the Linderman Family Partnership Committee POLSON – The Linderman Back to School Night was a great opportunity for students and their families to meet their teachers, enjoy dinner provided by Super 1 Foods and McDonalds, and learn...

Perch, bass biting

Fishermen, In my last report I predicted good perch and bass fishing in the Polson area above the dam and good bass fishing below the dam. Well “good” has progressed to beyond “better,” on the verge of “best.” Saturday the 4th of September while fishing for bait fish...

Wood-n't it be loverly Wood-n't it be loverly

RONAN – The eighth annual Ronan Harvest Fest is on Saturday at the Visitor’s Center on U.S. Highway 93 with plenty of food, crafts, games, vendors, and contests. The Ronan Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the event. Forty-seven local businesses and organizations are participating in a ha...


RONAN — Commodities can be picked up at the Council on Aging and the Mission Valley Senior Center after 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 20. Call 406-676- 2367 if you have questions. Lake County Public Health Flu Shots will be given here at the center on Sept. 21 from 1-2:30 p.m. The cost is $30. Seniors should brin...

St. Ignatius

ST. IGNATIUS — We want to give a big “Thank you” to Stuart Morton, Dick Krantz, Gary Plouffe, Fred Gariepy, Pagie Carney and Pat McGreevey for the installation of our new refrigerator. You guys rock. Please come and join us for lunch every Tuesday and Friday at noon followed by Bingo aft...


POLSON — My wild oats are mostly enjoyed with prunes and all-bran. Bingo starts again on Friday, Sept. 16. Door opens at 6:15 p.m.; games start at 7 p.m. A fraud prevention clinic will be held here on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 4-6 p.m. A police officer will be here to talk about it. The public is ...

Female grizzly bear missing in Post Creek Area

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes POST CREEK — Tribal Conservation Officers are assisting the Tribal Wildlife Management Program on an investigation into a missing female grizzly bear in the Post Creek area. The investigation is ongoing.   Tribal Bear Biologists were c...


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