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Ronan Easter egg hunt a success Ronan Easter egg hunt a success

Hundreds of kids braved the rain and mud during Mission Mountain Enterprises' Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday morning at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Ronan. The Easter bunny made an appearance for pictures along with a clown who made balloon animals. There were gifts and prizes for the kids who found that special egg.  


Polson pauses search for city manager

POLSON – After nearly six months without a permanent city manager, last week’s commission meeting didn’t bring the city any closer to deciding on a hiring process. Commissioners were tasked with deciding whether to accept the City Manager Search Committee’s recommendation to contra...

Invasive mussels called the real Flathead Lake Monster Invasive mussels called the real Flathead Lake Monster

POLSON – Clean, drain and dry are the measures citizens can take to ensure that zebra and quagga mussels and other aquatic invasive species never enter Flathead Lake. Tom Bansak, an aquatic ecologist who serves as assistant director of the Flathead Lake Biological Station, shared his prevention message...

Polson seniors for April 24, 2019

POLSON — “Be the fun in dysfunctional.” - India Hills The toenail clinic will be back on April 29, from 10 a.m.-noon. Included with the clinic is a blood pressure check. Call to schedule an appointment.  Bingo is every Friday night; doors open at 6:15 p.m. and games start at 7 p....

St. Ignatius seniors for April 24, 2019

ST. IGNATIUS — “I’ll see you in court” is the grown-ups version of “I’m telling Mom” There will be a stamp camp on Thursday, April 25, from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and everyone is welcome. The free community dinner will be held on Wednesday, April 24, from 5:30 a.m...

SKC STEM Academy students discover new bacteria-killing viruses SKC STEM Academy students discover new bacteria-killing viruses

PABLO – There are so many things in our environment that we cannot see, as Salish Kootenai College STEM Academy students are discovering. While in STEM Academy, high school students from around the valley conduct authentic, college-level science research in collaboration with the Howard Hughes Medical ...

Flooding takes out Dublin Gulch Road Flooding takes out Dublin Gulch Road

CHARLO – Rising waters brought on by rain took out a chunk of Dublin Gulch Road on Wedensday, April 10.  Lake County Emergency Management Coordinator Mark Clary said the road would likely be closed for a “couple months” before it is repaired. Travelers often use the paved road to mo...

Drug Court celebrates successful first year Drug Court celebrates successful first year

POLSON – In an effort to keep people from continuously cycling in and out of the criminal justice system, a drug court for Lake County was a developed with a focus on helping people create a new life for themselves. On Thursday, April 11, Lake County Drug Court celebrated its seventh graduate and a ...

Students donate blankets to hospital Students donate blankets to hospital

By Rob Zolman Valley Journal RONAN – Infants born at the St. Luke Community Healthcare hospital’s New Beginning Birth Center will receive cozy blankets thanks to the generous donation from the Charlo High School class of 2022. On Thursday, the freshman donated handmade fleece blankets to ...

Voters can expect to see Lake County mail-in election ballots around April 17

LAKE COUNTY – The upcoming school and special purpose district election is an all mail-in ballot election. Lake County Election Administrator Katie Harding said the ballots for the May 7 election will be mailed out on April 17. Eight issues are scheduled to be decided in districts from Arlee to Pols...

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