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School board raises administrative salaries School board raises administrative salaries

POLSON — Trustees voted 4 to 2 at the October school board meeting to give administrators in the Polson School District a 2-percent raise. In addition to the salary increase, administrators received two more personal days, bringing their total up to seven per year. Each administrator also receives full medical insurance. Non-represented employees received a 2.5-percent raise and $20 on their monthly insurance premiums.  The trustees also voted to hire three paraprofessionals, each working four hours per day for one year. The “paras” will work at Cherry Valley School in kindergarten classrooms since numbers of kindergarten students continue to grow. In other b...


Individuals, agencies honored for standing against domestic violence Individuals, agencies honored for standing against domestic violence

POLSON — October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Domestic Violence Education and Services hosted its annual “Taking a Stand Against Domestic Violence” awards luncheon at the Big Sky Art Bistro on Oct. 10.  “These awards were a result of nominations from throughout La...

Polson candidate forum showcases civility Polson candidate forum showcases civility

POLSON — In an election season marred by blind accusations, distortion of facts and horrific political attack ads featuring mudslinging and half-truths by both parties at the state and federal level, civility has become an uncommon phenomenon.  That was not the case during the Polson Chamber of...

Polson man celebrates 90 years Polson man celebrates 90 years

POLSON — “Harding was still president,” Melvin “Mel” Mohler said, of his birth on Oct. 25, 1922. “I’ve gone through 17 presidents.” Polson resident Mohler said one of his fondest memories was listening to Herbert Hoover’s inauguration on the radio at s...

Heart and Soul plans neighborhood get-together

Polson Heart and Soul Project kicks off its first neighborhood gathering at McCrumb’s Barn, 33213 Finley Point Rd., 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21.  Fun, good conversation and free food are planned and babysitting services are available.  Everyone of all ages is welcome to attend with special em...

Public hearing planned on recreation rules

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council of the Flathead Indian Reservation announces the availability of proposed recreation regulations for the 2013-14 Bird Hunting, Fishing, and Recreation Regulations for non-members of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes from March 1, 2013, to Feb. 28,...

PBC puts on pumpkin-painting contest PBC puts on pumpkin-painting contest

POLSON — Pumpkins are a big part of Halloween, and to combine the two Polson Business Community is sponsoring a pumpkin painting contest. All pumpkin painters are encouraged to enter the contest. Age divisions are: 0 to 4 years, 5 to 9 years, 10 to 14 years and 15 and up.   Pumpkins should b...

After 12 years of waiting, Polson woman gets moose After 12 years of waiting, Polson woman gets moose

POLSON — As big game species populations continue to decline and the demand for tags increases, hunting opportunities for rare game like moose are harder and harder to come by.  According to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, hunters harvested 242 bull moose, 42 cows and seven calves during the ...

12 Lake County Justice of the Peace candidates offer voters range of choices 12 Lake County Justice of the Peace candidates offer voters range of choices

POLSON — With 12 candidates vying for Lake County Justice of the Peace, many folks are interested in just what a JP does in of the course of the job.  The Lake County Justice of the Peace sees many arraignments and initial appearances of felony cases that are later transferred to another court,...

Walk-to-school event focuses on fitness, safety Walk-to-school event focuses on fitness, safety

RONAN — Hundreds of children, law enforcement officers, volunteers and University of Montana mascot “Monte” participated in the fourth annual Ronan Walks and Rolls the morning of Oct. 3. The event, planned and organized by volunteers working with Ronan’s Safe Routes to School progr...

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