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Fire destroys Finley Point home

POLSON — A vacation home on Finley Point was completely destroyed on Jan. 3. The cause of the blaze is still under investigation. “Finley Point Fire Department hopped on the fire and protected the other structure,” said Karen Sargeant, public information officer for the Polson Volunteer Fire Department.  The other structure was approximately 10 feet from the burning building, and the Finley Point firefighters saved it.  The Polson Volunteer Fire Department was paged for mutual aid and arrived on the scene at about 9 a.m. Mission Valley Power was called in because the fire burned through a power line; and the line, lying on the ground, was live. T...


Ronan moves forward on library district Ronan moves forward on library district

RONAN — Several items were on the Ronan City Council’s agenda last week, including the possible creation of a new library district.  Board member Rosa Tougas was pleased to announce that the library had obtained the 620 signatures required to create a new library district. The new library...

The 'X' Men: Brothers bowl 300 in same night The 'X' Men: Brothers bowl 300 in same night

RONAN — Perfection is almost impossible to attain in life, as it implies the individual in question can reach no higher point — he is the very best at what he does and can never be beaten, only tied.  As perfection is so elusive, few activities offer it as a possibility.  Bowling ...

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 ...

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 ...

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