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Graduating seniors enjoy safe night, big-ticket prizes Graduating seniors enjoy safe night, big-ticket prizes

POLSON – Fifty-eight participating seniors of the PHS Class of 2017 were treated to a fun-filled night of alcohol and drug-free events following graduation on Saturday, June 3. Held at Sky Ridge Ranch east of Ronan, participating seniors enjoyed dancing to a DJ, learning and playing blackjack, walloping one another in the National Guard inflatable boxing ring, competing in “Marshmallow/ toothpick tower” building, and a spontaneous rousing game of kickball, among other events. At the end of the night, the seniors were brought back to Polson High School for a 1 a.m. breakfast and distribution of donated prizes. Every senior received at least one substantial prize with six...


Briefs for June 14, 2017

Mud run set for July 15 News from the Boys and Girls Club Let’s just get muddy. The Boys and Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County presents the 4th annual Polson Mud Run. On the Ides of July – that’s right, July 15 – join us at the Polson Fairgrounds for on...

Teachers celebrated at end of year picnic Teachers celebrated at end of year picnic

Nearly 200 teachers from Polson, Ronan and other Lake County schools met on Friday, June 9, to celebrate the start of the summer at a teacher appreciation picnic and concert. The free event was hosted by Riverside Recreation with food provided by The Cove Deli and Pizza, and other local donors. Several pr...

Linderman ends school year with ‘Sizzling Summer Send-off’ Linderman ends school year with ‘Sizzling Summer Send-off’

POLSON – Shrieks of joy and delight filled the air as hundreds of Linderman Elementary students gathered underneath a shower of water courtesy of Polson’s Fire Department last Thursday afternoon. These particular spring showers were the culmination of Linderman’s Sizzling Summer Send-off...

Polson gets flooded in mock exercise Polson gets flooded in mock exercise

POLSON – In the unlikely event that something happens to the Selis Ksanka Qlispe Dam, an emergency action plan is tested and ready. On May 24, an emergency scenario was played out to test that plan. A conference room at the KwaTaqNuk resort was full of personnel from real agencies including law enfo...

Sports Briefs for June 14, 2017

Iron Dog wrestling camp is June 19-21 ST. IGNATIUS – Arizona State and Dickinson State technicians will lead an eight-session wrestling camp June 19-21 at the St. Ignatius High School gym. The camp is open to grades K-12. Grades K-4 will not attend the third session each day. Cost of the camp is $...

Governor signs Real ID law

POLSON – A law creating enhanced driver’s licenses that would allow Montanans to board an airplane and enter federal facilities has been signed into law. Gov. Steve Bullock signed SB 366 on May 25 after it passed the Senate 33-16 and the House 83- 17. The bill brings the state into complian...

The meth effect The meth effect

Sheriff Don Bell worries about the state of Lake County’s jail, which like many in Montana, is regularly filled to capacity. “My jail right now, everybody in there is on a felony charge. There’s no minor, misdemeanor people in my jail, so it’s really considered a max jail,” s...

Police department gets grant to increase patrols, auction date set

ST. IGNATIUS – St. Ignatius Police Chief Matthew Connelly announced during the city council meeting on Tuesday, June 6, that his department is getting a $5,000 grant. The Montana Department of Transportation is allocating the grant to the police department through the Selective Traffic Enforcement P...

St. Ignatius

ST. IGNATIUS — When someone told me I live in a fantasy land I nearly fell off my Unicorn. We would like to announce that Linda Merchant was the winner of the Mother’s Day basket drawing. A big thank you goes to the girl scouts for planting our flowers; you’ve all done a great job. ...

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