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Modernizing tax code will help Montana small business

It has been 30 years since the last time our nation’s tax code has been overhauled. In that time, the tax rate we levy on businesses has become one of the highest in the world, the tax code itself has become an incomprehensible mess, and special interests have drilled it full of loopholes that benefit narrow constituencies. The only bright spot is that bipartisan support to reform the tax code is at an all-time high right now. According to one recent poll, 81 percent of Americans say tax reform should be among the top priorities of Congress. It is obvious that the time is now to pass a tax reform package and it certainly appears that Congress is close to getting the job done. Th...

Ronan elementary hosts first-ever powwow Ronan elementary hosts first-ever powwow

RONAN – Students at K. William Harvey Elementary were given a chance to dance the day before Thanksgiving. The activity, the school’s first-ever powwow, was held in conjunction with Native American Heritage Month.  Teachers Dusti Smith and Nicki McLure-Krahn, the latter of Salish and B...

More family-friendly events planned for Polson Parade of Lights More family-friendly events planned for Polson Parade of Lights

POLSON — More family fun is one of the goals for this year’s Parade of Lights. The annual parade, which begins at 6 p.m. this Friday, Dec. 1, at Cherry Valley Elementary, will run in the opposite direction as last year’s parade. After starting it will go down Main Street and end in front...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

When Larry Raffatto got his draft notice, he had about 10-14 days to exercise an option to enlist rather than be drafted. He didn’t want to go to the Army. He went to see the Navy recruiter in Missoula, but their quota was full. He went down the hall to the Air Force recruiter and got the same story. &...

St. Ignatius

nse is like deodorant, those who need it most never use it. Tickets are still on sale for our Christmas basket raffle. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. The winner will be announced on Dec. 20 at our Christmas dinner at 5:30 p.m. The food pantry is still looking for volunteers to work Tuesdays and Fri...


 POLSON — Did you spend Black Friday shopping? When you’ve seen one shopping center you’ve seen a mall.  We are your source for See’s Candy. We have boxes of “assorted dark chocolate” and “nuts and chews.” They are $19 per box this year. I hope ...

Manganaro and Gardner wed

PHOENIX, ARIZONA — Alan and Cindy Stoner and Chris Manganaro, all of Phoenix, Arizona, are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Sarah Marie Manganaro, to Patrick Eugene Gardner, originally from Ronan. The couple were married on Nov. 4, 2017, in Sedona, Arizona. The bride is a graduate of...

Spoiler alert: parrot eats part of treasure map during play Spoiler alert: parrot eats part of treasure map during play

ARLEE – Rather than going it alone, a gang of silly pirates banded together last weekend to decipher a tattered treasure map and locate hidden riches. The Arlee High School stage was full of said pirates on Saturday evening during a recent Missoula Children’s Theatre performance of Treasure Is...

SKC marks 40th anniversary by honoring founders SKC marks 40th anniversary by honoring founders

CORWIN (CORKY) CLAIRMONT “Art provides a powerful connection to our culture and gives us a way to share it with the world.” Corwin “Corky” Clairmont is an enrolled member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. Clairmont was born in Saint Ignatius, and currently resi...

Linderman third graders learn life-saving skills from experts Linderman third graders learn life-saving skills from experts

Twenty three Linderman Elementary third graders recently learned CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) and other life-saving skills from a team of JML Technologist Inc. volunteers. Linderman teacher Darcie Laud and Joyce Lane of JML Technologist lnc., partnered to raise awareness on the importance of CPR in r...


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