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Innovative playground in funding stage Innovative playground in funding stage

RONAN—A proposed Ronan playground project will promote community health, attract tourists, and grab national headlines for its groundbreaking ingenuity, community and company leaders said at an information session last week hosted by the parks and recreation board.  Funding and mitigation plans are the primary roadblocks to installing the first of three culturally themed play pockets designed by GameTime along the pathways of Bockman Park.  “Until we get the money for the first play pocket, there will be no construction,” Ronan Parks Director Jennifer Rolfsness said.  It is difficult to project an exact cost of the project, Rolfsness said, because p...


Innovative playground in funding stage

RONAN—A proposed Ronan playground project will promote community health, attract tourists, and grab national headlines for its groundbreaking ingenuity, community and company leaders said at an information session last week hosted by the parks and recreation board.  Funding and mitigation plans...

Local gardeners receive best blooming awards Local gardeners receive best blooming awards

POLSON — Petunias spill from planters, roses scent the air, geraniums and sunflowers reach for the sun while begonias and impatiens bloom in shady spots. Late July is a great time for the Envision Polson Beautification Committee to hold their contest for best blooming business and best blooming resi...

Locals bake cherry pies for cherry festival Locals bake cherry pies for cherry festival

POLSON — For pie lovers, it was a heavenly sight — an assembly line for cherry pies. The ladies from the Montecahto Club on Flathead Lake’s east shore were making pies in the basement of the Lake City Bakery on July 17 and 18 so they’d be fresh for the Flathead Cherry Festival on J...

Mission Mountain Quilters hold quilt show

RONAN — “A Quilter’s Garden” is the theme for the 21st annual Mission Mountain Quilt Guild Show held on Aug. 1 to 3.  Held at the K. William Harvey Elementary School gym, the show will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Aug. 1 and 2 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 3. Visi...

4-H kids compete for herdsmanship awards

RONAN — 4-H kids will be bringing their steers, breeding stock, goats, sheep and swine plus tack boxes, water buckets, brushes and show halters to the Lake County Fair on July 30.   To honor kids who take especially good care of their larger animals and keep the barns clean, the Northwest Count...

Lake County Fair underway, Pioneer Days joins up this weekend

RONAN — The Lake County Fair is underway with 4-H participants showing animals and anticipating Thursday’s market sale, which begins at 7 p.m. A buyer’s recognition dinner precedes the sale at 5:30 p.m. Showmanship and judging continues through Sunday. On Wednesday, Swine take the stage ...

Fire near Arlee grows, community meeting scheduled

ARLEE — Fire officials will update community members on the Firestone Flats wildfire during a public meeting at 8 p.m. tonight, Monday, July 29 at the Arlee High School. According to CSKT spokeswoman Cara Cooley, the wildfire that started at approximately 2 p.m. in the Jocko Canyon on Saturday ...

Cherries take center stage at festival Cherries take center stage at festival

Daniel Wisekittel was on a mission. Intently puckering his lips, he gathered all the breath he could muster and launched the cherry pit a full 16 feet.  Not bad for a rookie. The Wisekittel family came all the way from New Richmond, Ohio to attend the Polson Main Street Flathead Cherry Festival on...

Fly-In celebrates 10th anniversary Fly-In celebrates 10th anniversary

ST. IGNATIUS – Sisters Ann Deister and Jinnie Streamer checked flying in a small airplane over the Mission Mountains off their list of things to do this summer during the annual Fly-In. The sisters, both in their seventies, are getting in as much fun as they can. “We went white water rafting o...

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