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New Medicare phone scam hits home

News from the Area VI Agency on Aging The state Senior Medicare Patrol is warning of a recent report of an apparent phone scam in Eureka, Montana. Someone was called in an attempt to get personal information under the guise of helping the person with their Medicare. The person’s caller ID showed the phone number of the Area VI Agency on Aging in Polson. We did not call the person. Our office is in high gear during Medicare open enrollment, and people often call us for help, and sometimes give us personal information over the phone. However, we do not initiate any calls unless we have been contacted by the person first. All personal information that people volunteer in order for u...

St. Ignatius

ST. IGNATIUS — “God gave us our memories so that we might have roses in December.” On Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 5:30 p.m. Postmaster Duane will be our guest speaker. His topic of information will be “mail fraud.” —  The Ukulele group will meet on the first and third ...


RONAN — Well here we are in December already. Soon we will be in a New Year. I hope everyone has a great one.  There are a few activities going on here at the Ronan Senior Center:  Cards will be played Dec. 11 at 7 p.m.  —  The Foot Clinic will take place on Dec. 20.&...


POLSON — We finally got a table full of pinochle players together last Thursday and there are many more that have signed up to play. This Thursday we should have several tables. On Dec. 20 the Polson High School “Connections” singers will perform here at 12:30 p.m. We are your source ...


ARLEE — Arlee Senior Citizens’ Center invites everyone to enjoy meals with them. You don’t need to be a senior over 65 to enjoy a good, inexpensive lunch in Arlee. Meals are served Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays each week and on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month. The price for ...

Manganaro and Gardner wed

PHOENIX, ARIZONA — Alan and Cindy Stoner and Chris Manganaro, all of Phoenix, Arizona, are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Sarah Marie Manganaro, to Patrick Eugene Gardner, originally from Ronan. The couple were married on Nov. 4, 2017, in Sedona, Arizona. The bride is a graduate...

Gravy Train Gravy Train

Before filling up on the culinary onslaught of Thanksgiving dinner, nearly 140 runners laced up their running shoes for the 10th annual Turkey Trot 5K that started near the intersection of US Highway 93 and State Highway 35. “The race went really well and everything went smooth at registration,&rdqu...

Special session gets mixed reaction from local legislators

POLSON — The Montana Legislature was able to fill a projected $227 million budget deficit during a special session held mid November.  State Rep. Greg Hertz, R-Polson, said it was a difficult task.  Some legislators met for committee meetings on Monday, Nov. 13, and the session official...

Flathead Basin Commission ponders next steps, funding still in doubt Flathead Basin Commission ponders next steps, funding still in doubt

POLSON — How to proceed in case an impending 100-percent budget cut goes into effect was the main topic of the Flathead Basin Commission on Nov. 12.  The FBC, which met at the Lake County Courthouse, did not have a quorum of members present but some 25 people in attendance had plenty to say. ...

Horse retreat helps people dig into subconscious thoughts Horse retreat helps people dig into subconscious thoughts

PABLO – Sharline Bluemel never expected to get emotional help from a horse, but she was willing to try anything. She was feeling really low and didn’t want to get out of bed anymore. But Bluemel had kids to take care of, so when she was invited to try equine therapy, although skeptical, she went ...


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