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Pablo human remains identified

PABLO — The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed the identity of partially decomposed human human remains found in an undeveloped wooded area in Pablo on Nov. 3 shortly after 10:30 a.m. The remains, identified by dental records, are those of 48-year-old William Harvey Flesch of Pablo. According to a press release, Flesch was reported missing in July. At the time, law enforcement officials believed he had left the area. Flesch was found by two children walking through the area. Undersheriff Dan Yonkin said the children may have been on their way to a friend’s house when they cut across the field and discovered the remains.  The scene was processed by ...


Lake County votes predominantly Republican Lake County votes predominantly Republican

Though Election Day is over, vote counting continues in the Lake County Election Office.  Election administrator Kathie Newgard started sifting through the 142 provisional ballots voted throughout Lake County on Nov. 7, after working until 5 a.m. the night before counting absentee ballots and ballots...

JP race winner faces electioneering complaint JP race winner faces electioneering complaint

POLSON — With 12 candidates vying for Lake County Justice of the Peace in a general election, the race was unusual; and now there’s an additional twist. On Nov. 9, the Commissioner of Political Practices’ office in Helena confirmed receipt of a formal complaint filed against Joey Jayne of A...

Community honors local veterans Community honors local veterans

MISSION — A frosty day with temperatures hovering around 20 degrees Fahrenheit greeted civilians and veterans alike during a Veterans Day ceremony Sunday morning in Mission. American Legion Post members and the Mission Valley Honor Guard gathered to pay tribute to fallen heroes around the town&rsquo...

VFW commemorates Veterans Day in Polson VFW commemorates Veterans Day in Polson

POLSON — On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, the armistice was signed to end World War I. Armistice Day was celebrated until 1945, when then President Dwight D. Eisenhower changed it to Veterans Day, to honor all armed service veterans. As a “thank-you” to veteran...

Mission Valley youth join first-time voters around country Mission Valley youth join first-time voters around country

MISSION VALLEY — According to the New York Times, millennials, the generation of Americans between the ages of 18 and 29, made up nearly 19 percent of the popular vote in this year’s election.  In addition, those between the ages of 18 to 24 voted 60 percent for Barack Obama and 36 percen...

Construction begins on Walmart Supercenter Construction begins on Walmart Supercenter

POLSON — Dirt-moving machines showed up on the site of the new Walmart Supercenter southwest of Polson three weeks ago.  Neil Nelson, president and owner of Engineered Structures Incorporated, is the senior project manager. He estimated site work on the new Walmart Supercenter would be complete...

Mission dancers awe Frenchtown students Mission dancers awe Frenchtown students

MISSION — As any grade school teacher will tell you, an auditorium filled with silent and attentive second-graders is a rare sight.  “If they’re this quiet, you know they’re having fun,” said Frenchtown second-grade teacher Lane Long.  And Long knows a thing or t...

Polson man swims to avoid police Polson man swims to avoid police

POLSON — Chilly water in Flathead Lake did not deter Todd Burland, 45, Polson, when he jumped into the lake at Boettcher Park as he was allegedly fleeing Polson Police.  The original call from dispatch was on Nov. 5 at about 7:35 p.m. to a Main Street parking lot where a vehicle was high-center...

St. Ignatius receives $430,700 grant St. Ignatius receives $430,700 grant

ST. IGNATIUS — The St. Ignatius City Council met last week to discuss several issues.  The St. Ignatius Police Department has been accepting applications for an open officer position and has decided to interview four viable applicants. Council members did not have an exact date for the intervie...

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