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Single-action shooters visit Polson Single-action shooters visit Polson

POLSON — There should be horses standing hipshot and tied to a hitch rail when the cowboy action shooters are in town.  Instead, a pickup with license plates that read “TheDuck” (no, it’s not yellow) is parked in front of the Miracle of America Museum. Charley Martin, head of the group, hails from Bigfork.  Martin has many aliases, including The Duck, Bad Hat Harry and even Spittoon Girl. His compatriots are Prairie Daisy and Bodie Camp (Diane Kaechele and Ken Ritz, Polson, in day-to-day life). Sage Creek Gus and Hardwood rounded out the group. They are all members of the Single Action Shooting Society or SASS. The shooters all came “he...


Children’s play heralds holiday spirit in Ronan Children’s play heralds holiday spirit in Ronan

RONAN — Children in kindergarten through second grade performed “Mrs. Claus is Missing,” an original play written and directed by drama instructor Rita Tingey, last weekend in Ronan. About a dozen high school students helped out as characters and as group leaders for the young students. Thi...

Community Thanksgiving dinner planned Community Thanksgiving dinner planned

POLSON — Turkeys are getting wary since Thanksgiving is just next week on Nov. 22. To add cheer to the day, a Polson Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held at the Polson Senior Citizens Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Everyone — singles, couples, families — is welcome to come and...

Kettle drive benefits Helping Hands

This Christmas Season, shoppers at Super One Foods and Walmart in Polson and Harvest Foods in Ronan will see volunteers from the Polson Ministerial Association and various community organizations, ringing the bell for the annual Salvation Army kettle drive.  Over the past several years, the Salvation...

Community dinner returns to Ronan Community dinner returns to Ronan

RONAN — Everyone is invited to Ronan’s ninth annual community Thanksgiving Day dinner, Thursday, Nov. 22, at the Ronan Community Center. Dinner starts at 11 a.m. and will be served until 3 p.m. Come enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. Enjoy community spirit and wond...

Experience wonder of winter at bison range Experience wonder of winter at bison range

MOEISE — Winter weather will soon do its best to keep us indoors where it is cozy and warm. But after the heat of the summer, the cold can invigorate and inspire us. Nothing beats fresh air, beautiful scenery, and great wildlife viewing to get everyone out of doors. Wildlife typically are more active d...

Top Mack Days angler tallies 1,111 fish Top Mack Days angler tallies 1,111 fish

Fall Mack Days ended after a grueling last week of the event’s 28 days. Frigid windy winter weather set in the last six days of the fall fishing event. Ice freezing on the boats and equipment was a concern that all anglers had to deal with. The few that continued the last few days were out in some of t...

Public meetings on water compact scheduled

The negotiating teams for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, the State of Montana and the United States have completed a proposed water rights compact and released it for public review and comment.  The three parties have been working for several years to develop a water rights settlement t...

Domestic violence survivor leads awareness project at local school Domestic violence survivor leads awareness project at local school

PABLO — Two Eagle River School has a tradition of going all out in support of Domestic Violence Prevention month each October. The computer and Photoshop classes produced posters denouncing domestic violence, and the home cultures class made ya-ya dolls to decorate the common area. Purple hearts ins...

Republicans win big in local races, Jayne voted JP Republicans win big in local races, Jayne voted JP

LAKE COUNTY — The nation’s voters poured into polling places on Nov. 6, and Lake County appeared to be no exception to the exceptional turnout. Unofficial results show Republicans winning nearly every local race for the state legislature, with the exception of House District 15, where Democ...

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