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Animals, 4-H club members visit older folks Animals, 4-H club members visit older folks

POLSON — “I like the rabbits because they are different colors,” Louis McCloud said, watching Spartan, a black lop bunny, wiggle his nose.  “Of course I love the horses,” Julia Rosenhan said, patting Madisyn Evelo’s miniature horse, Jazz.  Rosenhan lived on a small farm when she was younger, and there were pigs, chickens and goats on her farm.  Rosenhan and McCloud live at the Polson Health and Rehabilitation Center. The residents had a visit from a group of 4-H members from across Lake County on July 17. The kids chose a traveling petting zoo as part of the 4-H Adopt-a-Grandparent program and brought some of their 4-H projects ...


Live History Days entertain, educate Live History Days entertain, educate

POLSON — Dakota Johannemann, about 11, from Indiana, had a smile that wouldn’t quit as he rode with Jamie Shepard in the Mash military Jeep at Live History Days at the Miracle of America Museum.  While it’s heaven for kids interested in tractors, cars, planes, helicopters, sawmills,...

Lake County Fair begins Monday

RONAN — Bring on the cows and cakes — the Lake County 4-H Fair is about to begin. Shooting sports steps up to the plate Saturday, July 27 at 9 a.m. sharp at the fairgrounds in Ronan, followed Sunday by the shotgun competition at Big Sky Sporting Clays. On Monday, July 29, 4-H participants a...

Cherry growers prepare for solid harvest, cherry festival Cherry growers prepare for solid harvest, cherry festival

POLSON — Flathead Lake Cherry Growers Secretary and Board of Directors member Ken Edgington said the organization’s 80 growers have seen favorable conditions so far this year, adding that he hopes to see at least 1.3 million pounds of cherries harvested in the coming months.  “You r...

Cherry growers suggest cherry recipes Cherry growers suggest cherry recipes

With cherry season on the way, the Flathead Lake Cherry Growers Association has ideas for how to use cherries besides eating the sweet red fruit.  Additional recipe ideas for fresh and dried sweet cherries as well as sour cherries are available on their website at: www.montanacherries.com.   ...

Quilts on display for Flathead Cherry show Quilts on display for Flathead Cherry show

Sweet dark red cherries are ripening around Flathead Lake, but cherries are showing up in a lot of downtown Polson stores, too.  Cherry fabric, that is, pieced and quilted by area seamstresses for the Flathead Cherry Festival Quilt Show.  This year’s quilt show drew 10 entries, displaye...

Orchardists grow different cherry varieties

Around Flathead Lake, the sweet cherries are glowing red on the trees, soaking in the sun and growing larger and darker red each day. In another week or so, cherry harvest will begin. In the meantime, cherry farmers are spraying and preparing for picking to begin.  But before the cherries reach picki...

Good Old Days promises a good old time Good Old Days promises a good old time

ST. IGNATIUS — Good Old Days, the annual community celebration in St. Ignatius, is a favorite around the Mission Valley. The food, fun and atmosphere offered by the weekend-long party is one of the things that makes it so special.  Stewart Morton, a lifelong resident and participant in the fest...

Amish auction raises funds for community school Amish auction raises funds for community school

Students in any school might say recess is their favorite subject. Emily Miller, 9, Sara Yoder, 10, and Kristina Brenneman, 12, aren’t any different. “We like recess,” they said in unison. Emily also enjoys vocabulary lessons when school is in session. “I like learning new wo...

Emergency training staged at Salish Kootenai College Emergency training staged at Salish Kootenai College

PABLO — Like a scene from a movie, a man staggered from the Mathias Building on Salish Kootenai College Campus after “shooting” people in the building, and then “shot” himself.  This was part of the plot for an emergency training, not a real shooting, held on July 13.&nb...

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