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Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

What could a young man do between his junior and senior years in high school? In Russ’s case, he talked his parents into signing permission for him to join the National Guard. They were not horribly thrilled, but joining the military was all he ever wanted to do, so they agreed. Russ told the recruiter he had two wishes: to be a combat engineer and to be in a tank like his grandfather who was his hero. Russ went to Fort Dix, New Jersey, in 1991 for basic training and then to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, for Advanced Individual Training. He also did a stint with the 163rd Combat Engineer Company out of Missoula. During a two-week assignment in Aurora, Colorado, he and some buddies w...


Semper Hive Semper Hive

A bee and a veteran have more in common than one may think. They both answer to a leader and are focused on achieving a mission. These similarities are at the heart of Plan Bee, a local veterans' program spearheaded by Marine veteran Chuck Lewis.  Plan Bee uses beekeeping to help military veterans li...

Students search for aquatic invasive species Students search for aquatic invasive species

POLSON — Seventh grade students from the Polson Middle school gathered along the sunny shoreline of Salish Point on Friday morning as part of an educational series in the ongoing fight against aquatic invasive species. Friday’s event, hosted by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and M...

Club offers scholarships

News from the Montecahto Club This year, the Montecahto Club is offering a new scholarship in addition to its annual one in conjunction with the Polson Scholarship and Education Foundation. The new $500 Continuing Education Scholarship is for an individual seeking vocational or technical certificatio...

Montana’s Medicaid expansion renewal bill heads to governor

HELENA — After a turbulent ride through the Montana Legislature, a bill extending Montana’s Medicaid expansion program cleared its final legislative hurdle. House Bill 658, carried by Rep. Ed Buttrey, R-Great Falls, revises the state’s Medicaid program considerably. While the bill’...

Montana’s Medicaid expansion renewal bill heads to governor

HELENA — After a turbulent ride through the Montana Legislature, a bill extending Montana’s Medicaid expansion program cleared its final legislative hurdle. House Bill 658, carried by Rep. Ed Buttrey, R-Great Falls, revises the state’s Medicaid program considerably. While the bill’...

St. Ignatius seniors for May 8, 2019

ST. IGNATIUS —“The Patriot’s Blood is the seed of freedom’s tree.” - Thomas Campbell Our indoor yard sale will take place on May 8, 9, 10, and 11 with a bake sale also held on Friday, May 10. All donations are greatly appreciated. Commodities will be here on Tuesday, Ma...

Ronan seniors for May 8, 2019

RONAN — It is starting to look like we might get a spring after all. Get out and enjoy the sunshine if you are able. Time has gone so fast it is hard to believe that school will be out for the summer.  Following the Thursday evening meal there will be a film about one of the early buffalo ranch...

Polson seniors for May 8, 2019

POLSON — “The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today,”- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.  There will be a board meeting on Friday, May 10, at 10:30 a.m. On Monday, May 13, there will be a sign up for Women for Wellness, all are welcome. On Tuesday, May 21, the veterans’ r...

Law enforcement torch run benefits Lake County Special Olympics Law enforcement torch run benefits Lake County Special Olympics

POLSON – Local law enforcement officers were out in force Friday in Lake County. Their mission wasn’t to fight crime but to help raise awareness and cash for the Montana Special Olympics.  Beginning at the Polson High School and finishing in Arlee, special Olympians, law enforcement and f...

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