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Park superintendent takes on city manager role

POLSON — Polson Parks Superintendent Karen Sargeant was appointed interim city manager at the May 6 Polson City Commission meeting.  Sargeant’s 90-day appointment comes in the wake of the non-renewal of Polson City Manager Todd Crossett’s contract in December, 2012. Crossett officially resigned as of April 30. Other applicants for interim city manager were Ronald Melvin and Dale Gillespie. Commissioner John Campbell commented that Sargeant had a lot on her plate right now, a new appointment for the fire department, department head as Polson Superintendent of Parks, and spokesperson for law enforcement. He asked if she would be willing to give up some of these...


Job Service awards student, businesses

Last week, the Lake County Job Service Employer Committee recognized this year’s recipient of the Ken Rohrenbach Scholarship and two businesses as Lake County’s “Employers of Choice.”   Emyli Gillingham was selected by the Lake County Job Service Employers Committee to receive...

Five students to graduate Mission Valley Christian Academy Five students to graduate Mission Valley Christian Academy

POLSON — Five seniors will graduate from Mission Valley Christian Academy in a ceremony scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, May 24, at New Life Christian Center in Polson. Ryan Windauer is graduating with a 3.5 GPA and plans to attend Whitworth University in Spokane, Wash., where he won the Whitworth Schol...

SKC students to exhibit at Hangin Art Gallery SKC students to exhibit at Hangin Art Gallery

PABLO —The red-rimmed eye of the security lights glows in the darkroom at Salish Kootenai College where Linda Ferris and Thomas Fleming finish up work prints for David Spear’s advanced black and white photography class.  Ferris, Fleming and classmates Katherine Dagnall and Felicia McDonal...

Tagged fish liven up Mack Days

Tagged fish were the excitement of the Spring Mack Days Fishing Event during the ninth weekend. May 10 was a winning day for Steven Benson of Four Lakes, Wash. He is one of 850 anglers competing in the 2013 spring fishing event. Benson turned in 43 lake trout, which was the high number for the day, and one o...

Young lacrosse club gathers steam on Flathead Reservation Young lacrosse club gathers steam on Flathead Reservation

When JR Daniels moved to the Mission Valley from Minnesota five years ago, he had no idea he would become the coach of the Flathead Reservation’s first lacrosse team. Last week, he watched as the fledgling Ten Sticks club did something no one else in Montana had done in two years: beat Hellgate, the...

Complaint filed in irrigation district election

On April 23, Alan Mikkelsen, a consultant for the Flathead Joint Board of Control, St. Ignatius, filed a complaint with the Montana Office of Political Practices against the Western Montana Water Users Association LLC.  According to a press release, the complaint alleges illegal campaign contribution...

Montana Coop set to launch in June Montana Coop set to launch in June

MISSION VALLEY — The Montana Coop started two years ago as a first-of-its-kind, web-based consumer and producer owned cooperative. The idea is to connect local food producers and consumers directly over the Internet, eliminating the need for much of the costly logistical work that goes into starting a ...

Sun warms Earth Day celebration Sun warms Earth Day celebration

PABLO — On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, Mother Nature cooperated for a few hours during this tumultuous spring and allowed blue skies and sunshine to win the day during the fifth annual Ronan Walks and Rolls Earth Day event.  However, according to extension director Virgil Dupuis, “fif...

National Bison Range welcomes new website, bison babies National Bison Range welcomes new website, bison babies

MOISE — Equipped with a new website and newborn bison calves, the National Bison Range in Moise is ready to start the 2013 season.  “At this point, unless the snows come in again, we’ve finished grading Red Sleep Mountain Drive and have dust control technicians coming in early next ...

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