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Educational playground to ‘put Ronan on the map’ Educational playground to ‘put Ronan on the map’

Ronan’s city park has become the cornerstone of almost every community event. From concerts to Harvest Fest to field trips to the Parade of Lights, the park has something for everyone. Understanding this well, Ronan Parks Director Jennifer Rolfsness had an epiphany several years ago while attending the National Trails Conference in Tennessee.  “It’s a new concept that they were developing,” Rolfsness said. “Instead of jungle gyms and slides and stuff in one spot, you move from play pocket to play pocket while learning and having fun.” Rolfsness said she was so intrigued by the concept she immediately approached the event speakers and asked i...


Community gives big to local kids Community gives big to local kids

MISSION VALLEY — Despite continuing economic woes at nearly every socio-economic level, donations to local nonprofits Share the Spirit and Toys for Tots remained high throughout Lake County and helped bring joy to thousands of children.  “I think we did just as well this year as we did la...

‘K. Willie’ kids rock Ronan ‘K. Willie’ kids rock Ronan

K. William Harvey’s Christmas concerts were held Dec. 14. To accommodate the high number of students, children were split between two concerts, with first and second grades together and third and fourth grades together. There were 156 performers at one concert and 175 at the other.  Children da...

Local DAR chapter confirmed Local DAR chapter confirmed

It’s official: the Kuilix Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is now accepted as part of the national organization. The highlight of the Dec. 8 meeting at the Red Poppy in Ronan was a phone call to the Washington, D.C., headquarters to acknowledge our last “organizing” me...

Chamber kicks off new year

It’s a brand new year full of promise and challenges, of resolutions and changes. I’m Rich Forbis of Anderson Broadcasting, the 2013 president of the chamber. Twenty years ago, I was also president of the chamber. It shows that the chamber is into recycling. I am truly honored to be your presiden...

Polson schools address safety

POLSON — Following the horrific Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, parents and students around the nation have been justifiably nervous about school. But the Polson community should be pleased to learn that school administrators, the Polson Police Department and the Lake County Sheriff’s Off...

Charging documents shed light on Dixon murder Charging documents shed light on Dixon murder

DIXON — Prosecutors say a man who is charged in the brutal Dec. 6 home invasion murder of Dixon resident Doug Morigeau was on hallucinogenic drugs when he stabbed Morigeau 54 times. According to the court documents, Flathead Tribal Police, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies, a Montana Highway Patrol ...

Water use group sues FJBC

On Dec. 12, attorneys for the Western Montana Water Users Association, LLC, filed a complaint in Lake and Sanders County District Court alleging violations of Montana law by the Flathead Joint Board of Control.  District Judge C.B. McNeil issued a writ of mandate ordering the FJBC to comply with Mont...

Dixon murder among many linked to ‘Spice’

DIXON — According to charging documents, the man accused of killing Doug Morigeau and injuring his wife Cheryl during a home invasion in Dixon Dec. 6, Nathan Lee William Calvert, confessed to attacking the Morigeaus after smoking “Spice” for nearly two weeks “almost constantly.”...

Polson commissioners okay Cougar Ridge reimbursement

POLSON — Polson commissioners approved a reimbursement agreement with Cougar Ridge Development LLC at the Dec. 17 commission meeting.  The reimbursement issue was raised and approved at the March 19, 2007, city commission meeting. At the June 4, 2012, meeting, commissioners passed it again, but...

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