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Violence Against Women Act impacts locals Violence Against Women Act impacts locals

In a letter to constituents on Feb. 28, Montana’s senior Senator Max Baucus reported that the United State Congress extended the Violence Against Women Act. Baucus’s letter stated that one in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime and numbers are higher for Native American women.  The VAWA was originally passed in 1994, with Baucus supporting it at that time. Extending the act kept the flow of money going for fifty programs in Montana to the tune of $4 million. Services in Lake County, such as Domestic Violence Education and Service and Safe Harbor, breathed a sigh of relief.  Bevra Jacobson, director of the Victim’s Assistance Program...


Irish folk group to entertain Mission Valley Irish folk group to entertain Mission Valley

RONAN —Big Productions, a fundraising venture of the Lake County Youth Home, brings the Makem and Spain Brothers to the Ronan Performing Arts Center on Monday, March 25, for a 7:30 p.m. concert of Irish folk music. This concert is excitedly co-sponsored by Bishop Insurance. A host of various instrum...

Talent show raises funds for AIBL Talent show raises funds for AIBL

PABLO — Singer, dancers, and an illusionist flocked to the Johnny Arlee/Victor Charlo Theater to entertain the folks when the American Indian Business Leaders chapter held their fourth annual Salish Kootenai Talent Show on March 15. Daniel Emigh and a guitar-playing friend served as the warm up band...

Churches plan Easter services

  MISSION VALLEY — The following Easter activities are planned throughout the Mission and Jocko Valleys. Catholic Churches   Stations of the Cros s • Sacred Heart Church in Arlee: Wednesdays during Lent at 7 pm.    • St. Ignatius, Mission: Friday, M...

Board of Health announces award recipient

LAKE COUNTY —The Lake County Board of Health is pleased to announce Janet Sucha of Charlo as the recipient of the 2013 Virginia Reber Public Health Award. Ms. Sucha was chosen based upon specific criteria including promoting principles of public health, collaborating with community groups to promote pu...

Sequestration, federal budget cuts felt locally Sequestration, federal budget cuts felt locally

  According to President Obama and many politicians in Washington, sequestration was never supposed to happen. Dubbed by most politicians and political pundits as “the pill too bitter to swallow,” the automatically triggered spending cuts went into effect March 1. Funding cuts are alre...

Commission needs designs, information on pathway, city dock Commission needs designs, information on pathway, city dock

POLSON — Commission chambers were so crowded extra chairs were set up at the March 4 Polson City Commissioners meeting. Supporters of Resolution No. 1040 crowded the room as Ken Avison, Polson Redevelopment Agency president, spoke on behalf of the resolution, which would approve the walkway from Rivers...

Local woman opens beading supply shop Local woman opens beading supply shop

RONAN — With a vintage suitcase painted with flowers in the front window, Dacia Whitworth’s bead supply store beckons shoppers and visitors to Ronan’s Main Street.  Northern Creations opened on Feb. 1, and Whitworth, owner and proprietor, was selling beads out of the box before she ...

Era ends for Polson cheer coach Era ends for Polson cheer coach

After 28 years shaping and mentoring Polson cheerleaders, Carol Jones is retiring. Really retiring, this time. She’ll turn over the laptop and the pom-poms to Marete Frame and Alysha Valentine, who will continue to build on Carol’s program.  Carol started out her cheer career as a chee...

Mission students, teachers unharmed in wreck Mission students, teachers unharmed in wreck

RAVALLI — A violent crash involving a St. Ignatius School van and a pickup in the Ravalli Curves area of U.S. Highway 93 resulted in no injuries March 5.  The crash occurred around 2:40 p.m. March 5. The van, carrying three St. Ignatius High School seniors, a junior and two school employees was...

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