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“Vegetarian” is an old word meaning “bad hunter.” I’m a second-hand vegetarian; cows eat grass, I eat cows. Through this month and up until the deadline, tax help is available at our center on Mondays and Thursdays. Call 406-883-4735 for your appointment. Winning the $100 blackout bingo game on Friday nights won’t increase your tax liability but would add greatly to your enjoyment of the game. Come join in. Snacks are available. Alice Johnson scored high for the women in senior bowling taking high game and series. Don Young and Fred Funke were high for the men. Handicap series starred Vivian Ross and Fred Funke. The lunch menu for the coming w...

School spelling champions battle for county title School spelling champions battle for county title

Forty-eight of the best spellers in Lake County were invited to compete at the 52nd Lake County Spelling Bee on Tues., Feb. 21, at the Ronan Performing Arts Center. Students in grades five through eight took their seats on the stage to battle it out one letter at a time for a chance to go to the state com...

City of Polson to get new logo

POLSON — The city is getting a new logo. That’s the word from city officials who presented the new logo at the Feb. 22 commission meeting. City Planner Kyle Roberts said the city began working on changing the logo in December. The city should begin using the new logo in about a month or so,...

School bus involved in fatal crash School bus involved in fatal crash

RONAN – A Ronan School District bus full of children was involved in a fatal crash on Monday morning about 8 a.m. as the bus was returning to school from a morning route to collect students. “The kids had minor injuries,” Lake County Sheriff Don Bell said of the students on the bus. T...

Charlo shares poems about hero brother Charlo shares poems about hero brother

POLSON — The late U.S. Marine Pfc. Louis “Chuck” Charlo wasn’t one of the flag raisers on Iwo Jima, but he was at Mount Surabachi. His youngest brother, Victor Charlo, 79, shared that relatively new information last week at the Miracle of America Museum in Polson. Victor said th...

St. Ignatius

ST. IGNATIUS — May your troubles be less, your blessing be more, and nothing but happiness come through your door. Our meals are served every Tuesday and Friday at noon with Bingo played after almost every lunch. Our evening meals are served on the first and third Wednesday evenings of the month ...


POLSON — Some days you’re the top dog, some days you’re the hydrant. The veterans’ representative will be here on Friday, March 3, from 10 a.m.-noon. Toenail trimming day is Wednesday, March 8. Cris Alter’s injured elbow must be better; she was the “top dog” at...

SKC art exhibit launches community outreach program SKC art exhibit launches community outreach program

PABLO – Artist Tim Nielson sees a lawn of uncut grass when he looks at a blank canvas because in his mind each section needs work until it’s finished, although his work isn’t anything like a square of lawn. Jon Athon, chair of the media design department at Salish Kootenai College, descr...

Bomb threat suspect apprehended Bomb threat suspect apprehended

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Superheroes rescue free books Superheroes rescue free books

POLSON — Some superheroes converged on Linderman Elementary School last week. The first-ever Super Family Literacy Night involved students dressing up as their favorite fictional character on Thursday, Feb. 16. Among the evening’s events were bingo for books, a book exchange, free book giveawa...

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