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Ten Sticks Lacrosse Club promotes leadership, culture Ten Sticks Lacrosse Club promotes leadership, culture

PABLO — Alex Alviar, 10 Sticks Lacrosse Club’s founder and former head coach, says he fell in love with the game when he was 12 years old. The love of the game took him all over the country and made him into an All-American. Even so, he said he never understood the depth and berth of the game’s cultural aspect until he attended a workshop with Arleen Adams and the International Traditional Games Society. “It was a big eye-opener for me,” Alviar said. “I grew up playing lacrosse, but I never knew the extent of the cultural aspect ... there’s this whole other life that the game came from.” After his experience with ITGS, Alviar said he fel...


Local man works in Hurricane Sandy aftermath Local man works in Hurricane Sandy aftermath

It was 10:30 p.m. late in October when local businessman Dennis DeVries received a call from the Federal Emergency Agency. By 12:30 a.m., he had a plane ticket to New York City. DeVries had signed up to be a FEMA worker a couple of years earlier.   Photos and stories about Hurricane Sandy and her ...

Water rights teams answer questions, field comments Water rights teams answer questions, field comments

POLSON — During a five-day road trip around Western Montana, the negotiating teams for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, the State of Montana and the United States brought the proposed Water Rights Compact to Polson and solicited comments and questions at a meeting on Nov. 28. From Polson...

Complaints against JP winner dismissed

The Lake County Justice of the Peace race was unusual this year as 12 candidates threw their hats in the ring. Former Justice of the Peace Chuck Wall resigned after the primary election, opening the position to candidates.  Arlee Attorney Joey Jayne, won with 2,142 votes, and Rick Schoening was secon...

Juneau, Welch race headed for recount

Former Ronan High School Principal Sandy Welch, who finished second to Denise Juneau in the race for Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction, plans to request a recount.  After Montana’s election canvass on Nov. 27, Welch had five days to request a recount. To qualify for a recount, an ele...

Retired Ronan teachers honored Retired Ronan teachers honored

Former Ronan educators Jim and Cathy Gillhouse were recognized on Oct. 28 as distinguished educators and inducted into the Educator’s Hall of Fame by their alma mater, Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo. The recognition took place during homecoming ceremonies.   Jim was a teacher in Ronan fo...

Live auction wraps up public TV fundraiser

The very popular KSKC live on-air auction will wrap up Thursday, Dec. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. The 15th annual KSKC live auction with Rudy King as auctioneer continues to grow. Viewers can call in bids, and people are welcome to come to the campus at SKC in Pablo to participate in-person. The auction will be held...

Art gallery to open in Mission Art gallery to open in Mission

MISSION — One doesn’t have to stray far from home on the Flathead Reservation to find outstanding works of art. Amateur and professional sculptors, painters, carvers, welders and masons from all walks of life call the area home, but sadly, few have an outlet to showcase these incredible works of ...

PHS travels to Libby for speech competition

LIBBY — Polson forensics teams competed at the Libby Invitational Speech and Drama Meet on Saturday, Dec. 1. Polson High School placers included: Kylie Koberg, Memorized Public Address, third   Eryn McGinnis and Camila Graf, Humorous Duo Acting, fourth  Tommy Mercer, Lincoln-Dougl...

Ronan woman makes life-saving investment Ronan woman makes life-saving investment

RONAN — According to Mission Valley resident Jane Winkley, women living in rural Montana often have a difficult time gaining access to preventative medical care like ultrasounds and mammograms. Some live nearly 250 miles from the nearest hospital and simply do not have the means to travel the distance ...

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