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Mission Valley Has Talent deadline approaches

 MISSION VALLEY — Friday, March 1, is the last day to register for the Mission Valley Has Talent 2019 competition. The talent show is scheduled for Friday, March 15, at the Polson High School auditorium.  Registration forms and fees must be received by March 1. The quickest way to register and pay is at the website: www.missionvalleyhastalent.org. Registration forms can also be downloaded, completed and dropped off at the Helping Hands Fund office in the Grandview Clinic Building Wednesdays and Fridays. If time allows the forms and fees can be mailed to Helping Hands Fund, P.O. 1094, Polson, MT 59860. Questions can be directed to Helping Hands Fund office by calling 406-8...


Local organizations sponsor training against sex trafficking

PABLO – Local law enforcement professionals and members of the public learned how to prevent and investigate instances of sex trafficking at a training sponsored by Salish Kootenai College and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. The Feb. 11 event featured five hours of training exclusively for l...

Soup competition helps food pantries

RONAN – Glacier View Seventh-day Adventist Church broke all records when they raised 7,951 cans of soup during their 10th annual Souper Bowl. The soup was divided equally between the Ronan Bread Basket and the Polson Loaves and Fish Food Pantry.  Quoting a letter of appreciation from the Bread ...

GOP lawmakers detail ‘IDEA Act’ infrastructure plan with cap on state debt GOP lawmakers detail ‘IDEA Act’ infrastructure plan with cap on state debt

HELENA — A Republican plan to give Montana a more reliable process for funding state buildings, rural water systems, and other infrastructure projects took a step forward last week as a legislative committee reviewed a proposal designed to guide infrastructure policy in the future. House Bill 553, k...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

When Phillip joined the Army in April 1971, he became the eighth generation of his family to serve in the military, dating all the way back to the Revolutionary War.  He knew if a young man wanted to go to college, there were three options: have his parents pay his way (not an option for Phillip’s...

St. Ignatius seniors for Feb. 27, 2019

ST. IGNATIUS — Life’s what you make it, so let’s make it rock! Commodities will be here on Tuesday, March 19, and available for pick up after 2 p.m. Daylight saving time is Sunday, March 10, so don’t forget to spring ahead. The card party will take place on Monday, March 1...

Polson seniors for Feb. 27, 2019

POLSON — A large hole has been left in our organization and in our hearts with the untimely passing of our beloved Cathy Corrigan. Please bear with us as we struggle to regain some sense of normalcy. For those of you who may not know, we offer home-delivered meals five days a week. Call to get on th...

Mission Bulldogs remember beloved coach Mission Bulldogs remember beloved coach

ST. IGNATIUS – The Mission Bulldogs lost a coaching icon last week. Coach Les Rice, 61, died after a long battle with lung cancer on Monday, Feb. 11. “I can think about him and cry and smile at the same time,” said retired Mission coach Lloyd Phillips. “I never met anyone in my lif...

Library gives fourth graders a Valentine’s Day surprise Library gives fourth graders a Valentine’s Day surprise

PABLO – Cookies and heart-shaped candies are the predictable gifts elementary students receive on Valentine’s Day. The fourth-grade classes of both Mrs. Buck and Ms. Fisher at Pablo Elementary School received something more than the normal Valentine’s Day fanfare on Thursday.  &n...

Chocolate auction supports youth programs Chocolate auction supports youth programs

ARLEE – Auctioneer JR Strand had never seen a three-way tie for the top honor at the Arlee Chocolate Lover’s Festival, but he did this year after attendees tasted 10 dishes and voted to select the crowd favorite on Feb. 13. This was 15th time the annual event was held by the Arlee Community De...

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