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Career day prepares students for working life Career day prepares students for working life

ST. IGNATIUS — Students filed into the St. Ignatius school gymnasium last week with bright, smiles to meet and greet more than 20 potential employers in what family and consumer science teacher and career fair organizer Terry Cable called “a worthwhile and necessary” event.  Now in its 16th year, the career fair begins with a survey of high school students on which careers they’d like to see at the fair.  “Right out of the gate, the students have input on who gets to speak,” Cable said.  This year, 21 careers ranging from physical therapist, television news anchor, graphic design, auto mechanic, forestry, artistry and sales and mar...


Pancake feed supports Ronan firefighters

RONAN — On the weekend of April 27 and 28, sleep in a little late ... or get up a little early and let the Ronan Volunteer Fire Department make you breakfast.  Or brunch. Or even lunch. On Saturday and Sunday, April 27-28, the Ronan firemen will host their annual pancake feed at the Ronan...

Red Cross holds training session Red Cross holds training session

POLSON — “Keep your palm on the chest,” Dave Wheat cautioned a student as he circled the room. Wheat taught cardio pulmonary resuscitation and first-aid at the American Red Cross Training Institute held at the Fairgrounds Fire Station April 12-14. After two minutes of CPR, with the stude...

Earth Day bike path celebration planned

PABLO — Bring your bikes, strollers, good walking shoes, your children and appetite to the Joe McDonald Event Center (SKC campus) on Saturday, May 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., for a Community Earth Day/Bike Path Celebration. The event is being sponsored by a variety of nonprofit, health-promoting organiz...

Ronan recognizes volunteers Ronan recognizes volunteers

RONAN — Mayor Kim Aipperspach proclaimed April 9 Ronan’s official day of recognition during the April 8 city council meeting.  April 9 is National Service Recognition Day — a day intended to honor volunteers around the country for their unflinching dedication to helping those in nee...

Autism trailblazer to graduate Ronan High School Autism trailblazer to graduate Ronan High School

RONAN — Autism, the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the United States, now affects one in every 88 children and one in 54 boys.  According to advocacy and education organization Autism Speaks, “Autism spectrum disorder and autism are both general terms for a group of c...

Water rights compact dies in committee Water rights compact dies in committee

It was a fast and furious week for the controversial Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, State of Montana and United States  water rights compact.  Rep. Kathleen Williams, D-HD 65, Bozeman, took over House Bill 629 to implement the negotiated water contract when Rep. Dan Salomon, R-HD 12 ab...

Flames destroy Polson home Flames destroy Polson home

POLSON — Even a moniker like Lucky didn’t stop the fire that burned Lucky and Barbara Donnegan’s house on April 2, but the couple, their dog and their cat escaped the flames and were not injured. At approximately 6 p.m., dispatch received a call that there was a fire in the basement of t...

Charlo’s last play brings the house down Charlo’s last play brings the house down

CHARLO — What do you get when you mix Shakespeare, “Gangnam Style” and Darth Vader?  You get what could be Charlo High School’s last play for the foreseeable future, and as organizer and English teacher Keith Grebetz promised, “We’re going out with a bang.” ...

City manager sues City of Polson City manager sues City of Polson

POLSON — In March, Polson City Manager Todd J. Crossett’s attorney filed a suit in district court against the City of Polson on Crossett’s behalf. The first count is a wage claim.  Court records explained that in lieu of a contribution to the Public Employees Retirement System, t...

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