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Ronan Cooperative Brewery finds downtown home Ronan Cooperative Brewery finds downtown home

The doors opened for a short time on Montana’s first cooperative brewery during the evening of Friday, Dec. 21, allowing people to see the space before renovations begin. The Ronan Cooperative Brewery has found a home at 400 Main Street in the back section of a large two-story building that was once the Masonic Lodge. Though work still needs to be done before the brewery is ready to open for business, owners and members of the public toured the new digs. The next phase includes the construction of a bar and seating in the main room, and a brewhouse in back where craft beer will be developed.  James Myers, co-op treasurer, said enough capital was raised to lease the space...

Former Ronan teacher loses ability to teach in Montana

RONAN – A former Ronan Middle School teacher lost his license to teach in the State of Montana due to allegations of sexual misconduct.  The Montana Board of Public Education revoked Zachary Rowan’s license in November. Rowan was a middle school English teacher at the Ronan School Distric...

Polson Seniors for Jan. 2, 2019

POLSON — I’ve found that if you tuck one part of your pant leg into your sock people expect less of you. My New Year’s resolution is to live as long as I can; so far, so good. The veterans’ representative will be here on Friday, Jan. 4, from 10 a.m.-noon. The New Year is brin...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

When Bob Decker enlisted in the Navy in 1960, he was part of a special group – 80 Montana All-Staters were inducted together in Butte and went as the 587th to boot camp in San Diego, California.   Bob says when he started his 9 weeks he was lower than a tadpole, but he moved up in seniority as oth...

Lake County officials sworn into office Lake County officials sworn into office

POLSON – Seven recently elected and re-elected Lake County officials were sworn in for their new terms and took their oaths of office Wednesday afternoon. Dec. 19, in the main courtroom of the Lake County Courthouse.  Montana’s Twentieth Judicial District Judge James Manley presided over ...

Superintendent holds community forum regarding Linderman gym Superintendent holds community forum regarding Linderman gym

POLSON – The Linderman gymnasium was the topic of discussion during a Jan. 19 evening forum held at the Polson High School auditorium. Polson School District Superintendent Rex Weltz provided an update to about 50 people including school board members and district staff on the current status of the Lin...

Assistant police chief retires after 30 years of service Assistant police chief retires after 30 years of service

POLSON – Assistant Police Chief John Stevens is leaving a legacy in the Polson Police Department. At the Dec. 17 Polson City Commission meeting, Stevens was honored with a plaque and a personal message from Governor Steve Bullock commending his work in law enforcement and celebrating his retirement. ...

Representatives answer to constituents Representatives answer to constituents

RONAN – With the next legislative session on the horizon, three representatives to the Montana State legislature conversed with local residents on topics ranging from healthcare to aquatic invasive species. Mission Valley Rises: Democracy Engaged! sponsored the forum. The local group works to promot...

Adam Yenser performing at Flathead Lake Cinemafest Adam Yenser performing at Flathead Lake Cinemafest

POLSON – Get ready to laugh and be amazed and inspired at the Flathead Lake International Cinemafest next month in Polson. The festival continues to expand and attract international filmmakers and special guests, including Adam Yenser, a comedian and Emmy Award-winning writer for “The Ellen De...

U.S. senators respond to MMIW 'epidemic' U.S. senators respond to MMIW 'epidemic'

People driving south on U.S. Highway 93 outside of Missoula will pass a billboard with the word “Missing” in prominent letters next to a picture of a Salish woman.   Jermain Austin Charlo was last seen on June 16 in Missoula, according to the information on the billboard. The Dixon reside...


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