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Thanksgiving dinner to-go Thanksgiving dinner to-go

LAKE COUNTY – Thanksgiving community feasts were a little different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Community meals across the valley are usually held in large dining rooms with people sitting together, but this year, people took the time to be thankful from their vehicles as they picked up their turkey dinners curbside.  In St. Ignatius, on Thanksgiving Day, a smidge more than 100 turkey dinners with all the fixings were served by pick-up at the senior center. In Ronan, 275 hot turkey meals were distributed in the Boys and Girls Club parking lot. In Polson, starting around noon, dozens of cars began lining up outside the Elks Lodge, located on Main Street,...


Polson City planner moves to Oregon Polson City planner moves to Oregon

POLSON — During the five years Kyle Roberts has spent as Polson’s city planner, he’s witnessed a lot of change and positive growth. When he heads to his new job as a senior planner in Redmond, Oregon – a community on the east side of the Cascade Range that’s at least six times l...

Additional state funding announced for schools

News from the office of the Governor  MONTANA — Governor Steve Bullock announced that the state’s Coronavirus Relief Funds have been redistributed to provide additional funding for K-12 schools to cover remaining expenses incurred due to COVID-19 through December 30. “School ad...

Playing catch-up with the curve Playing catch-up with the curve

In Montana’s largest county, Yellowstone, the public health officer said his workers are facing a backlog of more than 760 new COVID-19 cases waiting for contact tracing and case investigation.  Nearly 300 miles away, Roosevelt County’s public health officer says her office receives calls...

St. Ignatius seniors for Dec. 2, 2020

ST. IGNATIUS — I hope Thanksgiving was a calm and healthy time for all. My family and I created an oasis in this time of turmoil. Let’s hope we continue safely through the holiday season.   The St. Ignatius Senior Center will have its holiday dinner on the evening of Dec. 16, at 5:30 p.m....

Virtual meeting brings governments together Virtual meeting brings governments together

During a virtual meeting between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council and Lake County Commissioners last Tuesday, Nov. 17, tribal council member Martin Charlo made a poignant plea for the public to take the coronavirus pandemic more seriously.  “I have an elderly father, an immun...

Keeping busy key for seniors in quarantine Keeping busy key for seniors in quarantine

POLSON ­— Many assisted living facilities across the country are in lock down to protect high-risk residents from the COVID-19 virus, but it hasn’t stopped the folks at Providence St. Joseph Assisted Living, 11 17th Ave. East, from finding a unique way to keep up morale. “We have bee...

St. Ignatius seniors for Nov. 4, 2020

ST. IGNATIUS — We are hoping to have our in-house Thanksgiving dinner on Wednesday evening, Nov. 18, at 5:30 p.m. The board meets on Nov. 10 and will make a final decision on the in-house Thanksgiving meal. The menu:   —  Wednesday, Nov. 4: tuna casserole, pasta, fruit  &m...

Dixon seniors for Nov. 4, 2020

DIXON — The Dixon Senior Center have opened the doors for eating in so our friends and neighbors can spend some time visiting with each other.  We adhere to social distancing precautions. We accept  take-out meal requests. Meals be served Monday and Thursday evenings at 5:30 p.m. Meals are $4...

Polson seniors for Nov. 4, 2020

POLSON — We are open with masks and social distancing. There will be no Thanksgiving dinner this year due to COVID 19. We are in dire need of volunteer drivers to deliver lunches to homes; call the center at 406-883-4735. Activities: —  Bailey Insurance will provide consultation on hea...

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