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Grainey: gone fishing Grainey: gone fishing

RONAN – By the doorway of French, Grainey and Williams Law Offices in downtown Ronan is a picture of former attorney John D. French holding a 12-pound fish. Below the portrait is a sign: “Gone Fishing.” “There is a good story behind that picture,” Attorney Phil Grainey said. “We were ice-fishing at McDonald Lake when John caught that fish, but the fish was too big to fit through the hole.” French, Grainey and another friend quickly grabbed an axe to make the hole bigger for the gilled creature, but struggled to keep the line from getting chopped by the axe. “We managed to catch the fish,” Grainey said. “It was a special mo...

St. Ignatius

ST. IGNATIUS — A pancake breakfast will be provided on July 23 at the St. Ignatius Senior Center from 7-11 a.m. for a cost of $6 per plate. Come join us for breakfast and watch the parade at noon. Bingo will also be played from 2-4 p.m. for .25 a card. Our center is located at 212 N Main, across from N...


POLSON — I think senators should wear uniforms, like NASCAR drivers, so we could identify their corporate sponsors. The hearing clinic will be held here on Tuesday, July 26. All of us here at the center will miss Arline Raymond, who passed away just recently. Arline was such a pleasant lady; alwa...

Community meets to promote communication for events Community meets to promote communication for events

RONAN — The Ronan Chamber of Commerce Ronan Roundup is back in the swing and had their first meeting on Thursday, July 14. Chamber boardmember and past Roundup President Brandy Chisholm is hoping the community gathering will start generating ideas to improve the town. “This is a great way for ...

Holding on Holding on

Surviving cancer is a hard-fought journey, and the walk to recovery is stronger when holding the hands of close family and friends. Relay For Life is a way for community members to honor the survivors and share the memory of ones who lost their battle to the disease. Polson resident Nancy Williams is o...

Two vehicles wreck on highway Two vehicles wreck on highway

ST. IGNATIUS — Three people were taken to the hospital after a collision occurred on U.S. Highway 93 north of the St. Ignatius turnoff yesterday around 5 p.m. A small maroon four-door Honda was traveling south and a white, mid-size, sports utility vehicle hauling a trailer was headed north when the ...


ARLEE — Remember the old Burma Shave signs? Bill recalled one as we drove Highway 12 over Lolo Pass into Idaho last Thursday: “You can beat a mile-a-minute ...but there ain’t no future in it. BURMA SHAVE.” Corny but true. The motorcycle accident we came upon around one blind curve pro...

Fourth of July celebrated with family traditions Fourth of July celebrated with family traditions

POLSON — Red, white, and blue lined the streets of downtown Polson during the Fourth of July parade. Although those were the colors of the day, Polson resident Stephanie West had her eyes peeled for purple and gold. “This is the first year in the past six years that I haven’t had a cheer...

St. Ignatius

ST. IGNATIUS — The St. Ignatius Senior Citizens’ Center will have a pancake breakfast on July 23 from 7-11 a.m. and Bingo will be played from 2-4 p.m. The center is located at 212 North Main Street in St. Ignatius. We are open Tuesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. with lunch being served at ...

Mud Run is Saturday Mud Run is Saturday

POLSON — Dirt don’t hurt, especially pay dirt. Mixed with a bit of water, it can support the Boys and Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County. The Polson Mud Run kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Polson Fairgrounds. The messy and fun fundraiser run takes participants through an o...


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