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Quilt walk brightens downtown windows Quilt walk brightens downtown windows

POLSON — It’s time for the 2014 All In Stitches Quilt Walk. Held to celebrate the store’s anniversary, this is the shop’s 14th year in business.   The quilt walk drew 14 quilted items, which are on display in stores, according to Barbara Smith, who works at All In Stitches. Quilts can be found in the Crow’s Nest Gallery, First Resort, Gull Printing, Jackie M’s Footwear, Navigator Travel, Polson Physical Therapy and Terrace Floral. “(The quilt walk) is a way to recognize the community of quilters,” Smith said.  Co-worker Susan Hartman agreed. “It’s a way for local quilters to showcase their work.”  Q...


Music, dancing brightens snowy day Music, dancing brightens snowy day

POLSON — On a wintry January Sunday, people were out exercising.  No, they weren’t sledding, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing, they were dancing at the Mission Valley Elks Lodge #1695 in Polson. The occasion was a jam session for the Northwest Montana Accordion Association on Jan. 5...

Devoted Dads: Fathers group forms at local school Devoted Dads: Fathers group forms at local school

In an effort to provide positive, active role models for students and an unobtrusive male presence in the school, Linderman Elementary recently held their the first meeting of the father-involvement program called Watch D.O.G.S. — which stands for Dads of Good Students. On the evening of Jan. 9, fat...

Multiple incidents land Ronan police chief in hot seat  Multiple incidents land Ronan police chief in hot seat

RONAN – After serving 10 weeks as chief of police, Valent Maxwell endured an extensive and aggressive round of questioning about his job performance from the Ronan City Council on Jan. 7. Councilman Chris Adler aired a laundry list of concerns that ranged from Maxwell being non-responsive to emergency ...

Lions Clubs screen children’s eyes Lions Clubs screen children’s eyes

POLSON — “I saw red lights in a triangle form,” said Jeremiah Coutts, forming a triangle with his fingers and thumbs. The third-grader was describing an eye check he’d just been administered.  On Jan. 7 Polson Lions Club and Missoula Southside Lions Club visited Linderman E...

New Polson mayor, commissioners sworn in New Polson mayor, commissioners sworn in

POLSON — At the first Polson City Commission meeting of 2014, Polson City Judge A. Doug Olson swore in new Polson Mayor Heather Knutson and new City Commissioners Jill Southerland, Ward Two; Todd Erickson, Ward One; and Ken Siler, Ward Three.  Knutson said she was looking forward to keeping Pol...

Rural Fire District looks at station sale Rural Fire District looks at station sale

POLSON — The Rural Fire Board held its monthly meeting on Dec. 8 at the Fairgrounds Fire Station, and one item on the agenda drew quite a crowd. That item was discussion about the possible sale of the Fairgrounds Station to Lake County Search and Rescue. LCSAR members attended and had an impromptu l...

St. Ignatius will pay additional $37,000 for water project St. Ignatius will pay additional $37,000 for water project

ST. IGNATIUS – Representatives of Great West Engineering place the blame for delays and rising costs of a St. Ignatius water improvement project on a lack of communication and cooperation from the Town Council.  At a Jan. 7 meeting the council agreed to find funding sources for more than $37,00...

New redistricting affects campaign filing New redistricting affects campaign filing

LAKE COUNTY – Election 2014 will bring more than a new set of political candidates to choose from for Lake County voters. The next political cycle will be the first in which constituents vote in state house and senate districts that emerged from the decennial redistricting process and the first in whic...

Longtime Polson businessman Jim Duford retires Longtime Polson businessman Jim Duford retires

Start looking at the details emerging when focusing on Jim Duford’s life and a picture forms — a hardworking businessman who’s been involved in the community, who brought up his family in Polson and now his children are raising their kids here. You might see Jim Duford walking to the ban...

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