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Polson man charged with rape

POLSON — Polson police officers arrested 32-year-old Marcus Houle and transported him to Lake County Jail on June 26 for the charge of sexual intercourse without consent stemming from an alleged sexual assault that evening. Officers responded to a call from Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center, where a victim reported being sexually assaulted at a Polson residence.  Polson police were granted a search warrant for the location of the reported offense on the 400 block of 11th Ave. West and found two men, one of whom was released.  

Missing St. Ignatius woman found dead

ST. IGNATIUS — Missing St. Ignatius resident Mary Jean Decker, 52, was found deceased in a field last weekend not far from where she was last seen.  Lake County Undersheriff Dan Yonkin said Decker’s vehicle was found parked on St. Marys Lake Road in St. Ignatius. She was found about one m...

Polson youngster flies to Helena Polson youngster flies to Helena

POLSON — Trey Kelley, 12, stepped into an airplane on June 11. While that’s not unusual for summer vacations, the reason Trey was boarding an airplane was unusual.  Trey, a rising sixth grader, and his family were flying to Helena, courtesy of the Montana Aeronautics Division, because Tre...

Household chemicals mix dangerously in garbage Household chemicals mix dangerously in garbage

POLSON — Two incidents in Missoula last week serve as reminders for Lake County residents to adhere to common sense and strict guidelines when discarding hazardous waste and household chemicals. Someone walking through an alley noticed a residential garbage can was fuming and called 911. Emergency r...

Watch out for plants poisonous to horses

There are many plants in Lake County that have been suspected of being poisonous; however these plants vary greatly in their toxicities, the classes of animals affected and the conditions under which poisoning occurs. For example, a particular plant might provide good forage for cattle and horses, yet be poi...

People reminded to heed seasonal regulations

News from the Tribal Wildland Recreation Program  LAKE COUNTY — As the seasons change, new recreational seasonal closures take effect and some closures are now lifted, according to Les Bigcrane, Tribal Wildland Recreation Program. The use of fireworks at the Blue Bay Camp Grounds is prohibit...

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,” s...

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...

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