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MCT helps local children become actors MCT helps local children become actors

RONAN – Children in the Ronan School District got together to develop a production of “Blackbeard the Pirate” after only five days of rehearsal on Friday night at the K. William Harvey Elementary school.  The Missoula Children’s Theater sent two professional actors to the school to work with the Ronan District children from Pablo Elementary, K. William Harvey, Ronan Middle School and Ronan High School.  The cast of characters included: Shakira Braffato who played Blackbeard, Natalie Adams was Bluebird, Redbeard was played by Brandy Bigby, Yellowbeard was Sarah Templer and Annie Adams was Peachfuzz.  The Beach Bums included: Miqene Camel, Joshu...


Register now for 'Mission Valley has Talent’

 POLSON — Register now for Mission Valley has Talent 2019 scheduled for March 15. The registration deadline is Feb. 15. Talent in all shapes and sizes entertained a packed Polson High School auditorium at the March 2018 contest. The winner, a hoop dancer, epitomized the diversity of contestants wh...

St. Ignatius facilities funded

ST. IGNATIUS – Students will see more opportunities for vocational training and athletics thanks to a $5.6 million bond that St. Ignatius voters passed in November. SuperinSargent said plans are still in the works but he hopes construction will start in the spring. The bond will fund the expansion o...

Where the jobs are: Mapping Montana’s economic landscape Where the jobs are: Mapping Montana’s economic landscape

Spread out Montana’s 676,000 jobs evenly, like sprouts in a Kansas cornfield, and each worker would have 140 acres to plow. But the state’s economy, like its topography, isn’t particularly flat. Just as the landscape directs where we can build homes and businesses, economic geography sha...

Montana waters test negative for mussels Montana waters test negative for mussels

HELENA – This year was record-setting for Montana Fish Wildlife and Park’s statewide partners in the rigorous battle against Aquatic Invasive Species. “Our AIS staff and partners have done fantastic work to increase our watercraft inspection and monitoring efforts,” said Tom Woolf,...

Seniors for Dec. 19, 2018

ST. IGNATIUS — Happy birthday Morgie.  How much dirt is there in a hole that is 2-foot by 3-foot by 4-foot? There is no dirt in the hole. The quilters are in the center on Mondays from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Bingo is played after lunch. Meals can be delivered to qualified seniors and fro...

Polson Seniors for Dec. 19, 2018

POLSON — MerryChristmas to all. There was some confusion about the toenail clinic last week. Unbeknownst to everybody, it was cancelled. It is rescheduled for Thursday, Dec. 20, from 9-11 a.m. The people who have been doing it have quit the program and unless we can find someone else there will be n...

Ronan Seniors for Dec. 19, 2018

RONAN — There is a lot going on at the Mission Valley Senior Center for the next week.  On Wednesday, Dec. 19, the foot clinic will take place from 9-11 a.m.  On Friday, Dec. 21, we will hold the Christmas dinner. The drawing for the raffle for our money making project will also take pl...

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Mission Valley It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Mission Valley

The Mission Valley is officially aglow for the holidays with thousands of twinkling lights at the Ronan fairgrounds.  This is the sophomore year for the annual Lights Under the Big Sky festival, which came to fruition as a way for communities to come together to celebrate the holiday season and as a ...

Polson business leaders raise concerns about downtown safety Polson business leaders raise concerns about downtown safety

POLSON – About 30 Polson city residents and downtown business owners voiced their collective concerns and frustration regarding the increased occurrences of petty crimes in the downtown area, which are negatively affecting their quality of life and businesses. The Thursday evening meeting was held a...

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