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St. Ignatius seniors for Jan. 1, 2020

ST. IGNATIUS — Stir the eggnog, lift the toddy, Happy New Year everybody. We will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 1, in observation of New Years. We will have our first Wednesday dinner on Jan. 8 at 5:30 p.m. Bingo is played after almost every lunch. Meals can be delivered to qualified seniors. Please call 406-745-4462 before 10 a.m. if you wish to order or cancel a meal. Thank you.  The next free community dinner will be on Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and everyone is welcome. The food pantry is looking for volunteers to work Tuesday and Friday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. If you are interested in a volunteer position, please call 406-745-0057. —  ...


Rent hike could write final chapter for library Rent hike could write final chapter for library

RONAN – A $1,400 per month rent increase may close the book on the Ronan Public Library and leave the town without the service.  “If a rent of this nature were imposed, the library would definitely have to close its doors,” said John Moon, Ronan District library budget board member ...

Toys for Tots brings Christmas spirit to local children Toys for Tots brings Christmas spirit to local children

POLSON – Community members in Lake and Sanders Counties helped create happy holiday experiences for local children this year.  Toys for Tots collects toys around the holiday season and distributes them to children who might otherwise not get a gift during the season. The program is a national e...

Drive safely this holiday season

POLSON – According to new projections by AAA Travel, more than 116 million motorists are expected to be dashing through the snow to visit family and friends during this holiday season, which means the highways will be jam-packed with travelers.  "4.3 million more Americans will travel this year...

Squirming, wriggling and fidgeting in line while waiting for their turn at the microphone, a group of Pablo Elementary School students gathered in the gymnasium to share and recite their recently written poetry in front of an audience of family members and classmates. One youngster mused in a poem about h...

Daines bill would return Bison Range to CSKT Daines bill would return Bison Range to CSKT

MONTANA – A bill that would settle a longstanding water rights dispute between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and state and federal governments would also return control of the National Bison Range to the tribes.  While the exact language of the bill has not yet been made public, a...

Lights Under the Big Sky’ light up the night in Ronan Lights Under the Big Sky’ light up the night in Ronan

RONAN – For a few weeks this winter the Ronan Fairgrounds will be transformed into a sparkling holiday wonderland. The third annual Lights Under the Big Sky event started Dec. 13 and continues through this weekend - from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20 and Saturday, Dec. 21. Visitors touring the brig...

Pablo garage destroyed in fire Pablo garage destroyed in fire

PABLO – Fire crews from multiple departments responded to a fire that destroyed a garage in Pablo late Tuesday morning, Dec. 10. Ronan Fire Chief Mark Clary said crews were called to the scene of a structure fire on Courville Trail around 11:45 a.m. Clary explained that unfortunately the garage was ...

Donor gives holiday gift of school lunch debt relief Donor gives holiday gift of school lunch debt relief

POLSON – An anonymous donor gave families the gift of one less bill by paying off the lunch debts of all students at Cherry Valley Elementary School. Principal Rhonda Crowl said the donation came from a retired couple who volunteer at the school. This isn’t the first time these community membe...

Local hoop shoot winners announced Local hoop shoot winners announced

News from David Rensvold for the Elks Lodge  POLSON – Congratulations to those who won the Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot contest. Winning the Lodge’s contest allows kids to compete at the District Hoop Shoot Contest on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at the Polson High School gym. Registration starts at...

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