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Library reading nooks open around town Library reading nooks open around town

POLSON — If archaic stereotypes are true, all librarians are all bun-wearing, grey-haired ladies wearing cardigans with a Kleenex pushed up their sleeve and rubber-soled shoes. They fiercely shush people so it’s quiet in the library and stamp out fun.  Not so in Polson.  Here librarians are always thinking of ways to entice more people to read, and their newest project is reading nooks. North Lake County Public Library Director Marilyn Trosper initiated a project called “Take Time to Read.” The project involves four book nooks, located at various Polson businesses. Each nook has a hardwood rocking chair and a shelving unit filled with gently used b...


Lake County 4H 5k fun run draws a crowd Lake County 4H 5k fun run draws a crowd

RONAN — Hundreds of runners and walkers showed up en masse last weekend as Ronan hosted a Lake County 4-H 5K run, breaking the ice of a chilly winter and spring while driving the running and walking enthusiasts outdoors once more. One runner, Polson resident Greg Collins, said he had just finished a se...

Butler to be tried as an adult, gag order issued

POLSON — Nathan Adam Butler, the Arlee teen accused of stabbing his 51-year-old stepfather to death and injuring his mother and another man last November, will be tried as an adult.  Butler is charged with deliberate homicide, attempted deliberate homicide, and assault with a weapon, all feloni...

Calvert to plead insanity

DIXON — Nathan Calvert, a Missoula resident charged in the grisly home invasion and murder in Dixon last winter, will argue that he suffers from a mental disease or defect and lacked specific intent when he allegedly murdered Doug Morigeau and slit Morigeau’s wife’s throat.  Two psy...

Firefighters to cook food for gear at Saturday's annual picnic Firefighters to cook food for gear at Saturday's annual picnic

ST. IGNATIUS — Even at 3 a.m. firefighters volunteer to gather at the St. Ignatius Fire Department to assistance in an emergency. “We gear up to help,” said firefighter Ray Frey. “If it’s three in the morning, we get out of bed.” A connection to community inspired Sc...

Polson school board approves contract with Swank

POLSON — After swearing in new Polson School Board Trustee Caroline McDonald at the monthly meeting on June 10, the board continued working its way through the policy manual. In a special board meeting before the regular meeting, the trustees approved the contract with Swank Construction for work on...

Local students selected to visit Cambodia Local students selected to visit Cambodia

MISSION VALLEY — Four students from the Mission Valley will soon travel to Cambodia for a one month as part of the U.S. State Department American Youth Leadership Program.  The program is run through the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center at the University of Montana. The center recently receive...

St. Ignatius graduates 25 seniors with more than $1 million in scholarships St. Ignatius graduates 25 seniors with more than $1 million in scholarships

ST. IGNATIUS — With every seat taken and several standing at the back, the St. Ignatius High School auditorium was packed to the brim Saturday afternoon with friends, family and staff all happily wishing the class of 2013 a fond farewell. After a salutatory address by Sara Nerby, a pair of vale...

Black bear euthanized in downtown Polson

POLSON — A black bear was euthanized in Polson June 4 after wandering into town in search of food, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Wildlife Division Manager Tom McDonald said.  “Bear attractants are a key component as to why you would have a bear around a home,” McDonald sai...

New information available for Pablo drug bust

PABLO —Details regarding 50-year-old Pablo resident Cindy Umphrey’s arrest following a drug raid in Pablo are slowly emerging.  Officers from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Montana Highway Patrol and Tribal Law and Order carried out the raid in the early morning hours of June 1 i...

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