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Ronan Police Department swears in two members Ronan Police Department swears in two members

RONAN – After pressing his paw into an ink pad, the Ronan Police Department’s canine member signed an Oath of Office on Monday, July 2, during the city council meeting. Sandor, a Belgian Malinois, whose name means defender of man, promised an allegiance to the Constitution of the State of Montana as a highly trained police dog by putting his paw print on the document.  He took an oath to “catch bad guys and find drugs” without any mental reservations, except to maybe chase his toy on occasion. His handler, Officer Brandon Smith, helped him take the oath and answer verbal questions during the ceremony. Sandor received a shiny police badge to wear on his col...


St. Ignatius Seniors July 11, 2018

ST. IGNATIUS — Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds. The food pantry is still looking for volunteers to work Tuesday and Friday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The food pantry will be closed the last Friday of the month and will be open the last Saturday of the month from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. If you are interes...

Polon seniors July 11, 2018

POLSON — I’ve always wondered about those paranoid people who check behind shower curtains for murderers. If they find one, what’s their plan? Commodities will be sorted and bagged on Tuesday, July 17. They will be available for pick-up after 1 p.m. Do you know who won the $100 black-...

Fundraiser helps firefighters get new gear Fundraiser helps firefighters get new gear

ARLEE – Caleb Clark, 6, cracked another egg onto a pan and waited for it to cook so it could be dished out to one of several hundred people at the Arlee Volunteer Fire Department’s annual pancake breakfast fundraiser on Wednesday, July 4. “I like to cook for people,” he said with a...

Protest occurs in relation to McDonald Lake homicide Protest occurs in relation to McDonald Lake homicide

POLSON – Demonstrators  arrived at the Lake County Courthouse on Monday morning to protest a decision to release individuals associated with the Cassandra Harris case. “It’s not ok,” said Amy Castlio, one of the protest organizers. She continued to say: “There are so man...

Play-time Play-time

RONAN – A county fair was in full swing as the curtains opened on stage during a production of Beauty Lou and the Country Beast on Friday night.  Forty-four club members with the Boys and Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County became actors and stage hands with support from the ...

Rain causes flooded roads in Post Creek area Rain causes flooded roads in Post Creek area

ST. IGNATIUS – Rising waters are an enemy of road infrastructure, and Post Creek has been especially tough on the bridges and culverts that it flows through this year. “When you put a bridge and a road over a creek, you’re not letting it do what it naturally wants to do, which is to mean...

Youth movie series continues through summer Youth movie series continues through summer

ST. IGNATIUS – From building playgrounds to throwing back to school parties, Cornerstone Faith Center is constantly looking for opportunities to engage in the community. The center has grown since Lynn Lapka began his role as pastor 11 years ago. Since then, Cornerstone has successfully run a pizza sho...

Small town girls get ready for the big stage Small town girls get ready for the big stage

Two local girls in St. Ignatius are getting good at figuring out how to keep sparkly crowns on their heads.  Amani Antoine, 6, and Lola Schock, 11, won titles in their age groups at the state level in the Our Little Miss Montana competition held in Great Falls earlier this year. With those wins, they...

Honor Roll for fourth semester 2017-18

High Honors: Rozaline Alexander, Stanley Alexander, Tamiera Antone, Mia Armijo, Michaelanne Beavers, Nathaylia Bigcrane, Justice Bourdon-Pichette, Reyna Dick, Tristan George, Nina Hernandez, Jerome Hewankorn, Kelly Kenmille, Brandon Larios, Emma Little Boy, Monieka Longtree, Sacred Mahkuk, Siarra Mattson, ...

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