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Truck stolen from retreat

News from the Lake County Sheriff's Office POLSON — The Lake County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a stolen motor vehicle from the Nom-Chak Retreat Ranch in Garcon Gulch near Hot Springs. The truck, a white 2002 Ford F350 dually, was taken between midnight and 8 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. The F350 was recently purchased by the ranch and thus has no license plates. It is a crew cab with a flatbed, utility rack, and a firefighting tank on the bed, minus the reel and hose. Please con


Winter weather leads to fatal wreck, slide-offs Winter weather leads to fatal wreck, slide-offs

LAKE COUNTY — Law enforcement officials spent Monday responding to numerous wrecks across Lake County.  At approximately 10:50 a.m. a head-on collision with a single fatality was reported on Highway 212 near mile marker 6 in Moiese. Plains resident Patricia S. Mcdougall, 60, was pronounced dead...

Polson lawn decked out for holidays

POLSON — Rows of lighted candy canes, multicolored lighted Christmas trees, Santa in his airplane, deer, a horse and buggy and a snowman are just some of the decorations on Monica and Maurice Mills’ lawn on First Street E. Monica said she has always decorated their lawn.  Drive by befo...

Local needs identified

News from Community Partners Outreach   Some of our community members have named the following specific needs. If you are able to provide assistance to any of them, please contact Melinda Old Person at (406) 676-4290 or (406) 249-3821 or call (406) 871-1109. •   Woman needs a washer, a d...

Magazines For Troops needs boxes ‘adopted’

News from Magazines for Troops LAKE COUNTY — “Magazines for Troops” is urgently seeking assistance with their Christmas care packages of magazines, gently used paperback books, and DVD movies for our deployed troops stationed overseas in Afghanistan and other remote areas. You donat...

Tribal company continues to repair Saudi aircraft

WARNER ROBBINS, GA — S&K Aerospace received a $7.2 million extension of an Air Force contract on Nov. 19 that will allow the company’s Georgia office to continue working on Saudi Arabian aircraft for the next 13 months.  Tom Avadeo, vice president of S&K Aerospace said the company...

Supreme Court denies kidnapper’s request

HELENA — On Dec. 3 the Montana Supreme Court denied a request to consider new evidence made by Chuck Devlin, 63, who is serving a 50-year sentence for the May 2006 kidnapping of an 18-year-old Bigfork woman. Devlin argued in a Nov. 20 petition that a jury would not have convicted him of the kidnappi...

Students produce Romeo and Juliet Students produce Romeo and Juliet

POLSON — On Dec. 12, 13, and 14 forget dinner and a movie. The students of Mission Valley Christian Academy will present live dinner theater on those nights. Since October, high school and junior high students have been memorizing the lines of one of literature’s most famous dramas, “Rom...

Cold weather doesn’t stop Polson competitors

LIBBY — Despite mechanical problems with the speech bus, a late arrival in Libby causing most of the team to miss their first round of competition and students absent, the Polson speech team did well at the Libby Invitational Speech and Drama Meet on Dec. 7. Cold weather didn’t keep 11 teams from...

Teachers raise funds at McDonald’s Teachers raise funds at McDonald’s

RONAN – Teachers at K. William Harvey Elementary School traded blackboards and grading pens for fry shovels and ice cream cups Dec. 3, as they manned stations at the Ronan McDonald’s during the dinnertime rush hour.  This is the second year the Ronan restaurant has allowed teachers to wor...

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