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Big Arm teen to attend engineering seminar Big Arm teen to attend engineering seminar

BIG ARM — A check for $1,200 came in the mail made out to Cash Sisler, and his parents Matt and Julie knew nothing about the check or what it was for.  Turns out Cash, a junior at Polson High School, had applied for and received a scholarship from the American Society for American Military Engineers to attend a summer seminar at the Air Force Academy.  Cash was specifically sponsored by a group out of Malmstrom Air Force Base, Great Falls. After finding out Cash was interested, a retired Air Force engineer sent out the word and Cash received eight or nine emails on how to apply. He said the military is looking for engineers right now. “They gave me a full ride...


Polson High School plans Graduation Matters for 2014

POLSON — No sooner had Polson High School seniors graduated on June 1 than the Polson Graduation Matters team gathered to start planning next year’s strategy.  Graduation Matters is a program supported by  Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau to help boost Montana&rs...

Young Eagles fly with local pilots Young Eagles fly with local pilots

POLSON — “We went over the (Kerr) dam. We saw Flathead Lake and Wildhorse Island,” Dylan Wisniewski, 10, Ethan McCauley, 9, and Sean Murphree said, all contributing and nodding. “Oh, Pablo Reservoir, too,” they added when prompted by Ethan’s mother.  The three b...

Salish Kootenai College commencement celebrated June 8 Salish Kootenai College commencement celebrated June 8

  PABLO — Yamncut drum played as Salish Kootenai College class of 2013 followed Linda King and Wilbert Michel into the Joe McDonald Health and Fitness Center for commencement on June 8. Jason Smith, former SKC graduate and current Director of Indian Affairs for Montana Governor Steve Bullock...

SKC nursing program graduates honored at pinning ceremony SKC nursing program graduates honored at pinning ceremony

PABLO — “It takes a village in nursing education,” Dr. Katherine Willock, PhD., RN, head of Salish Kootenai College’s nursing program said as she spoke to graduates at the June 7 pinning ceremony.  A part of that village is mothers, fathers, children, significant others and fr...

‘Arts in Our Backyard’ honors volunteers, showcases student art ‘Arts in Our Backyard’ honors volunteers, showcases student art

POLSON — “Our class made a big portrait of animals,” Kendra Spotted Bear said. “I made the bear.”  Kendra is in Kris Nordberg’s second grade class. Kendra’s friend Reagan Wetzel created a butterfly picture and insects in Darcie Laud’s second grade  ...

Ronan Farmers Market sees growth spurt Ronan Farmers Market sees growth spurt

RONAN — For many residents, small farmers markets are an integral part of their lives and livelihoods. The opportunity to sell produce and other goods directly to customers allows producers to eliminate a costly middleman grocery or department store and facilitates growth within the community.  ...

Arlee Celebration Powwow retains cultural heritage Arlee Celebration Powwow retains cultural heritage

ARLEE — With the 115th annual Arlee Celebration just around the corner, Chairman of the Celebration Committee Salisha Old Bull said an entire year of planning is about to come to fruition.  “We spend the whole year preparing for the celebration, and everyone on the committee is a voluntee...

Polson author tells childhood story in ‘The Fair Sombrero’ Polson author tells childhood story in ‘The Fair Sombrero’

POLSON — With a scary chase, a Brahma bull, 9-year-old best friends and their horses, Kalispell and the Northwest Montana Fair in the 1950s, “The Fair Sombrero” by Polson author Joye Ann Albert is a great story.  “It’s a true story, too,” Albert said, at a book sig...

Horse Sense: Participants excited to learn old ways in a new light Horse Sense: Participants excited to learn old ways in a new light

ST. IGNATIUS — The idea for Horse Progress Days was born when Marvin Troyer, a long-time horseman and wagon restoration expert, saw an abundance of horses in the Mission Valley not being used to their full potential.  With this in mind, Troyer created Horse Progress Days: an educational driving...

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