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Despite rain, Earth Day bright in Mission Despite rain, Earth Day bright in Mission

ST. IGNATIUS — The planet Earth provides food, water and shelter for every living thing in the world, humans included. How fitting it is, then, that an entire day be set aside once every year to give thanks to and honor the amazing works of nature and work toward taking care of the planet as it has taken care of us.  Such was the case Saturday when St. Ignatius High School’s Students Serving Community group put on an Earth Day event at the Good Old Days park and amphitheater. “One of our goals is to have a clean community and promote education throughout the community, so our objective today was to teach how to reuse and recycle,” said event planner Camale...


City commission waives restrictive covenants

POLSON — In a short meeting on April 15, the Polson City Commissioners approved a waiver of the restrictive covenants to LaVista Overlook. This waiver said the city doesn’t have any interest in approving or disapproving further restrictive covenants, according to Polson City Attorney James Raymon...

Local WWII vets tour national memorials

RONAN — World War II veterans gleamed their now common nickname “The Greatest Generation” from journalist Tom Brokaw. Brokaw’s reasoning for bestowing such a weighty title upon an entire generation was fairly simple: This was a group of Americans who grew up during the Great Depressio...

Mission Valley Animal Shelter welcomes new director Mission Valley Animal Shelter welcomes new director

POLSON — Many dogs and cats have found their “forever homes” after a stay at the Mission Valley Animal Shelter. New director Jill Simpson has been on the job for about a month, and she hopes to continue the shelter’s work for years to come Learning how the place works has kept Simp...

Four cats from hoarder rescue still need homes Four cats from hoarder rescue still need homes

It will be awhile before the plight of 33 rescue cats leaves our thoughts.  In August 2012, Life Savers Animal Rescue was asked by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office to help save the lives of 33 cats in a hoarder case. The cats were in deplorable conditions, some locked in a tool shed, others in ...

Griz touch down in Ronan for spring scrimmage Griz touch down in Ronan for spring scrimmage

RONAN — The Griz came to town April 13 for a cold and windy spring scrimmage on Laverne Parrish Memorial Field. Montanans are tough, though, and Griz fans from around the area packed the stands.    The Griz returned 10 starters on defense, and over the afternoon, defensive players sacked t...

CASA fundraising tourney still open to golfers

POLSON — Bobby’s sitting on the floor, his diaper badly soiled but after hours now caked dry. Close by, his older sister Linda is playing video games on a small old television, caring and sometimes watchful, but currently oblivious of her brother since he’s stopped crying for a c...

Irrigation candidates answer questions Irrigation candidates answer questions

LONE PINE — At a regular meeting of the Lone Pine and Camas irrigators, each candidate for Flathead Irrigation District 4 trustee had 10 minutes to field questions from the audience.  Susan Lake and Shane Orien are running for the position held by Paul Hunsucker, who is vacating his seat. La...

Jackson’s bill to extend compact remains alive

HELENA — Sen. Verdell Jackson, R-SD 5, has the only water compact bill still alive in the 2013 Montana Legislature. Senate Bill 265 would extend the water compact deadline by two years, and it has passed the Senate. “It’s had executive action in the House of Representatives. Now it needs...

Ninepipes Museum celebrates 15 years Ninepipes Museum celebrates 15 years

RONAN — The Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana is a place where history lives. Founded in 1997, the museum has been a cultural staple in the Mission Valley ever since. It represents more than a century of culture, history and tradition while boasting thousands upon thousands of valley-specific pieces...

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