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Mission Farmers Market plans to grow Mission Farmers Market plans to grow

ST. IGNATIUS — Vendors set up garden art, plants and even a Reiki table at the farmers market on Main Street. The market was on the smaller side, but it just opened earlier this month for the first time ever, and they’ve had luck on their side.  “It didn’t rain today,” said Kirsten Fleischhauer, market manager. “It rained after everyone got packed up last time, that’s lucky.” Donna Morton was inspired to create a farmers market after several community members showed interest. “People would say to me ‘every other town has one, why not us?” Morton said. “I don’t know if we should call it a farmers mark...


Students explore 'Art in Motion' at Ninepipes Art Camp Students explore 'Art in Motion' at Ninepipes Art Camp

CHARLO — What good is art? Is it more than just a fun time? Studies reveal that children learn best through play. And art is playful. In every aspect of art, whether visual or performing arts, children learn to think outside the norm, practice creativity that develops important problem-solving skills, ...

Local veteran reaches halfway mark in walk across America Local veteran reaches halfway mark in walk across America

RONAN — Treasured Mission Valley resident and Marine Corps veteran Chuck Lewis set out to walk across the country March 31 from Everett, Wash. by putting one foot in front of the other. Three months and 1,700 miles later, Lewis reached the halfway mark in Floodwood, Minn. last week where he was treated...

St. Ignatius senior center to host breakfast, bingo

ST. IGNATIUS — The St. Ignatius Senior Citizens Center will again be the site of the Good Old Days Breakfast on Saturday, July 20. The breakfast will begin at 7 a.m. and continue to 11 a.m. Eggs, sausages, pancakes, orange juice and coffee will be served. The cost is $5 per person. The breakfast has be...

International Native Games Society holds conference International Native Games Society holds conference

PABLO —  “Our 200-year-old math game fits in the new math curriculum,” Karyn Gagnon said. Gagnon, of Metis ancestry, teaches Native American games in 18 Catholic schools in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  The district has a high percentage of aboriginal and Metis children, and they...

What’s this buzz about cicadas? What’s this buzz about cicadas?

There’s a lot of talk about the 17-year hatching of hoards of cicadas in the United States. However, periodical cicadas making news headlines across America are only swarming from the ground in the east and mid-Atlantic states — not Montana. Tibicen dealbatus — Cicadas common to Montana ...

Ronan playground receives funding Ronan playground receives funding

RONAN — The playground in Bockman Park is going to be even more fun for kids, thanks to a group of adults. The Lower Flathead Community Foundation donated $10,000 to the Ronan playgrounds, and both the CSKT Fish, Wildlife, Recreation and Conservation Department and S & K Electronics have pledged...

Rollins resident works to combat child trafficking

ROLLINS — While the pine trees and Flathead Lake near Rollins are different than the jungle near Koh Kong, Cambodia, Rachel Riggio is at home either place. She first got interested in Cambodia when a good friend went to the country and “fell in love with the people.” Then Rachel heard ab...

Cereal killers Cereal killers

The population of cereal leaf beetles due to favorable weather conditions exploded this spring, and the infant larva could destroy local cereal grain crops if left unmanaged.  “Any wheat producer should be on the lookout,” Jack Stivers, Lake County Extension agent said. “It’s ...

Federal attorneys speak to irrigators in special meeting Federal attorneys speak to irrigators in special meeting

ST. IGNATIUS — At a special Flathead Joint Board of Control meeting on June 19, Duane Mecham, senior attorney with the U. S. Department of the Interior, Portland, Ore., office, attorney Jennifer Frozema from the same office and Travis Teegarden, Bureau of Indian Affairs attorney, met with board members...

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