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Shepherd’s Table builds community through food Shepherd’s Table builds community through food

RONAN — Nearly 100 friends, families and community members gathered at the Ronan Senior Center Tuesday night, Dec. 11 for good food, good music and a difficult to explain sense of community and camaraderie. Considering that the event takes place every Tuesday night, the atmosphere at the Shepherd’s Table dinner is surprisingly celebratory, jovial and welcoming — something event organizer June Myhre said is quite normal.  “First of all, I’m half Italian, so I think food is love,” Myhre laughed. “In that sense, I enjoy serving food that has been lovingly prepared and people enjoying it. I love the smile on their faces coming through the lin...


Lanterns, luminarias light peaceful night Lanterns, luminarias light peaceful night

POLSON — Cherry Valley students and staff celebrated a night of peace in the season of giving on Dec. 13.  Principal Elaine Meeks said it was a new idea for a holiday program, and the students loved it. As well as making ornaments for the tree, students and their families fashioned luminarias w...

Polson forensic students compete at Corvallis Polson forensic students compete at Corvallis

POLSON — Polson High School speech, debate and drama competitors traveled to Corvallis for a two-day meet on Dec. 14 and 15.  Head speech coach Jon Petersen said the meet was large, with several AA schools and B schools attending as well as the Class A schools.  Four PHS students placed...

Community ensures Christmas for Julie Berry’s kids Community ensures Christmas for Julie Berry’s kids

POLSON — Several local residents awaited the Berry family inside Betty’s Diner in Polson last Saturday afternoon. Julie Berry is a cancer survivor, a single mother with four children and the former executive director of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County Coalition for Kids for 11 years.&nbs...

Scouts, volunteers collect a ton of food Scouts, volunteers collect a ton of food

POLSON — A mountain of canned goods and non-perishable items, more than a ton of food appeared at the Polson Loaves and Fish Food Pantry, all thanks to the Boy Scout Troop 1945 from the Church of Latter Day Saints.  On Dec. 3, Scout Master Tara Carvey and scouts left plastic grocery bags wishin...

St. Ignatius students help others through craft, wreath sales St. Ignatius students help others through craft, wreath sales

Laughter and joy erupted in Walmart aisles Friday morning as dozens of St. Ignatius Middle School students sprinted through the store, snatching holiday gifts off of shelves and radiating holiday cheer. A common scene to the untrained eye, one might simply think the kids were shopping for themselves. In r...

Brief lockdown of Arlee schools ends safely

ARLEE — Arlee schools shut down briefly Monday morning while 37-year-old Arlee resident Peter Woken threatened suicide three blocks from the school. According to a press release, Lake County Dispatch received a call regarding a suicidal male with a gun in a private residence on McMurtrie St...

UPDATED: Body found in Ronan victim of hit-and-run UPDATED: Body found in Ronan victim of hit-and-run

RONAN — Local law enforcement are investigating the death of a 62-year-old man who was apparently killed by a hit-and-run driver Tuesday evening near the Valley Club bar on Third Avenue. According to a press release from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Lake Count...

Art walk draws shoppers downtown Art walk draws shoppers downtown

Christmas lights and music from the Great Scots bagpipers made Main Street in Polson more festive on Dec. 7 for the downtown business community’s annual art walk. Artist Matt Holmes had his kiln fired up to 1,000 degrees. Holmes and wife Heather were producing horsehair pottery in front of the Sandp...

Questions remain in Dixon killing

DIXON — Beloved community member Doug Morigeau was killed and his wife seriously injured during a grisly home invasion last Thursday.  According to a press release, Sanders County Sheriff’s Deputies, Tribal Law and Order and Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a 911 call for...

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