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CASA fundraising tourney still open to golfers

POLSON — Bobby’s sitting on the floor, his diaper badly soiled but after hours now caked dry. Close by, his older sister Linda is playing video games on a small old television, caring and sometimes watchful, but currently oblivious of her brother since he’s stopped crying for a change. It is mid-day on a school afternoon and Mom is in the bedroom, trashed from the night before, yet with a half-empty bottle of cheap vodka on her bedside stand.  In and out of prison on drug charges, one of several “stepdads” hasn’t been around for a while, and Nana and Grandpa stopped coming around months ago, caring but disgusted with the choices thei...


Irrigation candidates answer questions Irrigation candidates answer questions

LONE PINE — At a regular meeting of the Lone Pine and Camas irrigators, each candidate for Flathead Irrigation District 4 trustee had 10 minutes to field questions from the audience.  Susan Lake and Shane Orien are running for the position held by Paul Hunsucker, who is vacating his seat. La...

Jackson’s bill to extend compact remains alive

HELENA — Sen. Verdell Jackson, R-SD 5, has the only water compact bill still alive in the 2013 Montana Legislature. Senate Bill 265 would extend the water compact deadline by two years, and it has passed the Senate. “It’s had executive action in the House of Representatives. Now it needs...

Ninepipes Museum celebrates 15 years Ninepipes Museum celebrates 15 years

RONAN — The Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana is a place where history lives. Founded in 1997, the museum has been a cultural staple in the Mission Valley ever since. It represents more than a century of culture, history and tradition while boasting thousands upon thousands of valley-specific pieces...

Career day prepares students for working life Career day prepares students for working life

ST. IGNATIUS — Students filed into the St. Ignatius school gymnasium last week with bright, smiles to meet and greet more than 20 potential employers in what family and consumer science teacher and career fair organizer Terry Cable called “a worthwhile and necessary” event.  Now in ...

Pancake feed supports Ronan firefighters

RONAN — On the weekend of April 27 and 28, sleep in a little late ... or get up a little early and let the Ronan Volunteer Fire Department make you breakfast.  Or brunch. Or even lunch. On Saturday and Sunday, April 27-28, the Ronan firemen will host their annual pancake feed at the Ronan...

Red Cross holds training session Red Cross holds training session

POLSON — “Keep your palm on the chest,” Dave Wheat cautioned a student as he circled the room. Wheat taught cardio pulmonary resuscitation and first-aid at the American Red Cross Training Institute held at the Fairgrounds Fire Station April 12-14. After two minutes of CPR, with the stude...

Earth Day bike path celebration planned

PABLO — Bring your bikes, strollers, good walking shoes, your children and appetite to the Joe McDonald Event Center (SKC campus) on Saturday, May 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., for a Community Earth Day/Bike Path Celebration. The event is being sponsored by a variety of nonprofit, health-promoting organiz...

Ronan recognizes volunteers Ronan recognizes volunteers

RONAN — Mayor Kim Aipperspach proclaimed April 9 Ronan’s official day of recognition during the April 8 city council meeting.  April 9 is National Service Recognition Day — a day intended to honor volunteers around the country for their unflinching dedication to helping those in nee...

Autism trailblazer to graduate Ronan High School Autism trailblazer to graduate Ronan High School

RONAN — Autism, the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the United States, now affects one in every 88 children and one in 54 boys.  According to advocacy and education organization Autism Speaks, “Autism spectrum disorder and autism are both general terms for a group of c...

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