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Green thumbs span 4 generations at South Shore Greenhouse Green thumbs span 4 generations at South Shore Greenhouse

POLSON — Plants, from tiny alyssum seedlings to lettuce to a decades-old orchid cactus, fill South Shore Greenhouse. And potting, watering, feeding and caring for these plants are four generations of women Lois Shore, Kathy Shore, Kari Wise and Ursula Wise, the youngest at 17. “My dad’s presence is in our greenhouse, too,” Kathy said. “He was so helpful (to customers) and shared everything he knew.” Fred Shore passed away last year, but he and Lois began the greenhouse, first in Havre and then the family moved to Alaska. The greenhouse has been on Polson’s south shore since 1978, and in its current location at 970 South Shore Route since 1990....


Lake trout tagged for fishing tourney Lake trout tagged for fishing tourney

POLSON — Now in its 12th year, the twice-annual Mack Days fishing event is aimed at reducing Flathead Lake’s lake trout population and increasing the native bull and cutthroat trout population. Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of the tournament, however, are the tagged trout.  An ext...

Kicking Horse Job Corps furloughs employees, cuts student enrollment Kicking Horse Job Corps furloughs employees, cuts student enrollment

RONAN — Kicking Horse Job Corps has started furloughing employees to meet budget restrictions at the federal level.  According to the United States Department of Labor, “The Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diplo...

Oldhorn gets 15 years after suspended sentences revoked Oldhorn gets 15 years after suspended sentences revoked

POLSON — Clifford Oldhorn appeared in Judge C. B. McNeil’s courtroom on March 27, and his suspended sentences for three 2005 convictions for burglary, theft and deceptive practices were revoked since he violated his probation in February.  Cole Brills, a probation officer in Polson, testi...

Master gardeners practice pruning Master gardeners practice pruning

POLSON — It was a field trip, but the participants were adults, armed with pruning clippers and saws. The master gardener students from Jack Stivers’ class pruned the maple and ash trees along the east side of the sewer lagoons on Kerr Dam Road.  The master gardener class is an eight-week...

People’s Voice perserveres with petitions People’s Voice perserveres with petitions

Snowy, slushy roads and bad weather didn’t stop nearly 1,000 Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribal members from signing the People’s Voice petitions on March 23 and 24.  With no place indoors, Elden White and a friend sat outside in the snow in Pablo. They had a canopy overhead and a ca...

Two contractors vie for Polson High School job

POLSON — Although the agenda called for the selection of a contractor for the Polson High School project, trustees at the March 29 Polson school board special meeting did not.  After the meeting began, Chair Caryl Cox quoted Montana Code Annotated and the attorney general’s opinion on ite...

Ronan to vote on library district Ronan to vote on library district

RONAN - Ronan's city council had much to discuss during the March 23 meeting. Open container applications were accepted for a Mission Valley Mariners fundraiser, the University of Montana spring football scrimmage Apr. 12-13, a Western Montana Water Users Association meeting in May and Ronan's Agriculture...

FAA honors local pilots FAA honors local pilots

BUTTE— The Federal Aviation Administration honored two local pilots with its prestigious “Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award” recently at the Montana Aeronautics Aviation conference in Butte. Glenn Timm of Polson and Mauri Morin of Ronan were recognized for their 50 years of dedicated se...

Charlo man still sorting spuds after 50 years Charlo man still sorting spuds after 50 years

PABLO — Harold Kent stands on one side of the conveyor belt loading Fleming Farms potatoes onto a semi-truck, and his nephew, Sam Kent, stands on the other. When Harold guides the conveyor belt out over the waiting truck and pulls the lever, the russet potatoes start rolling. “They (the cre...

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