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St. Ignatius

ST. IGNATIUS — This year’s Trash and Treasure Event will benefit the St. Ignatius Senior Citizens Center. The event, will take place on Saturday, April 11, in the St. Ignatius Community Center. Local vendors, individuals and nonprofit organizations will offer a wide variety of items for sale. There will also be a silent auction. Food and refreshments will be available. This year, organizers Teri Miller and Carol Lynn Lapotka decided to use proceeds to help the senior citizens center address a critical storage problem. The tiny, dilapidated shed behind the center is used to store crutches, wheel chairs, walkers and other items. Something larger and more secure is badly needed....


DIXON —  We had a great visit with Joyce Siers, who’s daughter drove her to the center for a corned beef and cabbage dinner. I will say, of the three traditional Irish dinners I enjoyed this week, by far the best was served at our center. Cook Jen Hammond made the best Irish soda bread I&rsq...


POLSON —  Friday's lunch will be the birthday dinner.  We have a short supply left.  Senior Bowling on the 17th saw Brenda Williams with a 198 for women's high game. Larry Alter rolled 253 to capture the men's. Brenda also took the women's series with a 535. Larry Alter had a 680 men's s...

Ronan students avoid expulsion Ronan students avoid expulsion

The Ronan School Board went against the recommendations of administrators March 9 and voted to allow five students involved with drug-related activities back into school. Three of the students were allowed to return to class on March 10, while another will return March 17, and the last will return March 30.&...

Ronan Boys and Girls Club teaches drug safety Ronan Boys and Girls Club teaches drug safety

RONAN – Less than a week after a handful of Ronan High School students avoided expulsion for drug-related activity, administration at the Ronan Boys and Girls Club was hard at work educating students on the dangers of abusing prescription drugs.  The presentation by School Resource Officer Levi...

Spiritual songs attract crowds to Amish community concert Spiritual songs attract crowds to Amish community concert

Fifty people in the Amish Community invited folks from all over the valley to hear the spiritual messages in their songs on Friday evening. “If people listen to the music, they’ll hear something good and edifying,” group organizer Ed Beachy said. “We wanted to bring people together...

Water showdown likely to simmer into April Water showdown likely to simmer into April

 ST. IGNATIUS – A lobbyist for the Flathead Joint Board of Control told irrigation commissioners last week that she expects the ongoing battle over state approval of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Water Compact to last into April.  “It is likely the hearing will be sometime aft...

Secret water report released to public support, scrutiny Secret water report released to public support, scrutiny

ST. IGNATIUS – The Flathead Joint Board of Control has released a privately-commissioned study that predicts irrigators will receive substantially less water under the proposed Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Water Compact than is necessary to sustain agriculture for farms on the project, but g...

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$12 million judgment overturned

$12 million  judgment overturned  RONAN – The Montana Supreme Court will allow an insurance company to make its case in Flathead County District Court that it should not have to pay the $12 million settlement resulting from construction disputes for Shelter Island, which lies in the mid...


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