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LCSO offers work detail program LCSO offers work detail program

POLSON —The Lake County Sheriff ’s Office recently began a work detail program. The idea is to enable those with misdemeanors to work off the jail portion of their sentences by doing community work. Such projects that have been completed since the program was implemented in early April include: raking and grooming the courthouse lawn downtown, picking up trash along roads and removing stickers from decommissioned LCSO patrol cars. Beautification projects in Polson and Ronan are on the to-do list, Sheriff Don Bell said. He noted more than 800 people have been waiting to serve as few as one day to a week in jail but have been unable to do so because the jail is full. T...

Local students bring awareness to hunger issues Local students bring awareness to hunger issues

ST. IGNATIUS – A few of the students chosen by Governor Steve Bullock and his First Lady to work on the statewide fight against childhood hunger are from Lake County. According to a press release, 19 middle and high school students throughout Montana were selected to serve on the Youth Leadership Co...

Charlo kicks off new football field project Charlo kicks off new football field project

CHARLO – Dirt was a flyin’ Thursday afternoon during the official Charlo Sports Complex groundbreaking ceremony in Charlo. During the brief ceremony, class presidents from kindergarten through the 12th grade officially broke ground on the first of the threephase renovation project and many did...

Briefs for My 10, 2017

Montana Senior Olympics comes to Mission Valley The 32nd annual Montana Senior Olympics will be held June 15-17 in the Mission Valley and now is the time for all athletes age 50 and older to sign up for their favorite individual and team sports. The Montana Senior Olympics features 14 different sportin...

Ronan NRCS Earth Team volunteer earns national award

RONAN —Spring has come to our beautiful valley. All of the lovely colors are popping out everywhere. There are a lot of things going on at the Mission Valley Senior Center. The AARP Driver’s Safety Course will be held on Thursday, May 11, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The cost is $15 for AARP members and...


POLSON — It's better to be healthy than wise; getting sick can be expensive but you can be stupid for free. Falling and injuring my knee wasn’t the brightest thing I ever did but I can take some solace knowing I’m helping my doctor make his yacht payments. And speaking of being healthy, a H...

Walk this way Walk this way

More student participants made for a little more muscle being put into this year’s Mussel Walk.  The second annual event was held April 24 and involved 60 local middle and high school students from Arlee and St. Ignatius looking for anything suspicious along the shores of Flathead Lake. Mike...

Longtime district court judge fondly remembered Longtime district court judge fondly remembered

POLSON — A celebrated lawyer and efficient, no-frills judge of the 20th Judicial District for 29 years, C.B. McNeil died April 20 at age 80. His life was celebrated at Polson’s Linderman Gymnasium on Saturday, April 29.  Judge James A. Manley, who was appointed to replace McNeil in Octobe...

Man faces multiple charges after alleged assault at cabin Man faces multiple charges after alleged assault at cabin

POLSON – A man with a history of violating protective orders has been charged with two more cases against two women, including aggravated assault, theft, criminal endangerment and aggravated kidnapping earlier this year.  In the latest incident, Leroy Michael Charles, 40, of Ronan, allegedly be...

Arlee man charged with 8th, 9th DUIs Arlee man charged with 8th, 9th DUIs

POLSON — An 88-year-old Arlee man was recently charged with his eighth and ninth DUIs.  Patrick Allen Pierre, a tribal elder with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, was arrested following March 13 and 24 incidents on U.S. 93 in which he had a blood alcohol content of .207 and .227, ac...


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