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MME Spring Fling delights clients, staff alike MME Spring Fling delights clients, staff alike

RONAN —Huge smiles, black suits and dancing clients were the order of the day during Mission Mountain Enterprises’ eighth annual Spring Fling. Mission Mountain Enterprises in Ronan is a private, nonprofit corporation seeking to provide “high-quality, community-based services to individuals with intellectual disabilities.” A staple in the community since 1975, the yearly event was designed to help clients reunite old friends and have a good time. And with 50’s doo-wop hits fighting it out for attention amid laughter and excited shouts, clients from Missoula, Plains and Kalispell were bussed to Ronan last weekend for the dance. In all, more than 1...


Fourth of July festivities abound throughout county

There are many opportunities to celebrate our nation’s birthday on July 4 throughout in Polson, Charlo and Arlee. Polson The colorful and patriotic Polson Centennial 4th of July Parade organized by the Envision Polson! Youth Committee the Polson Kiwanis Club begins at noon. The parade will begin ...

Funds needed for fireworks

POLSON — Next Thursday is the Fourth of July, a day to celebrate the United States of America’s independence. For many folks that means parades, family barbecues, swimming in the lake, and then, when it gets dark, chrysanthemums and spider fireworks bursting into bloom above Flathead Lake. &nb...

Traveling petting zoo delights residents Traveling petting zoo delights residents

RONAN — Small droppings marked the trail to the petting zoo Thursday — right up the concrete steps and through the doors of the St. Luke Extended Care Facility in Ronan.  Custodians, nurses and aides didn’t mind keeping tabs on little messes, because the heifer, the pony, the bunnie...

Culture camp passes on old ways Culture camp passes on old ways

NORTH VALLEY CREEK — Encampment at Agnes Vanderburg’s camp is part of summer at Salish Kootenai College, and this year it was held from June 9 to 14. Although it always rains, this year they only had one day of rain and some showers — not enough to slow down the students, who showed up w...

Jocko Irrigation District withdraws from FJBC

News from the Jocko  Irrigation District ARLEE — In a 2-1 vote, the three Jocko Irrigation District representatives voted to withdraw from the Flathead Joint Board of Control on June 14. Kerry Doney and Roger Christopher voted yes, and Boone Cole voted against.  The three representat...

CME decides on concrete pipe for S Canal CME decides on concrete pipe for S Canal

PABLO — The Cooperative Management Entity for the Flathead Irrigation District met at the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal complex on June 12. In reorganizing the board, CSKT Council member Leonard Gray was chosen as chair with Ted Hein as vice chair. The board heard a report from hydrolog...

Joint Board ups attorney’s salary, hires Slack Joint Board ups attorney’s salary, hires Slack

ST. IGNATIUS — The Flathead Joint Board of Control met on June 10 for their monthly meeting.  Attorney Jon Metropoulos reported on the two law suits in which the FJBC is involved.  One is a suit filed by the Western Montana Water Users in December against the Flathead, Jock and Mission ...

Library reading nooks open around town Library reading nooks open around town

POLSON — If archaic stereotypes are true, all librarians are all bun-wearing, grey-haired ladies wearing cardigans with a Kleenex pushed up their sleeve and rubber-soled shoes. They fiercely shush people so it’s quiet in the library and stamp out fun.  Not so in Polson.  Here libr...

Lake County 4H 5k fun run draws a crowd Lake County 4H 5k fun run draws a crowd

RONAN — Hundreds of runners and walkers showed up en masse last weekend as Ronan hosted a Lake County 4-H 5K run, breaking the ice of a chilly winter and spring while driving the running and walking enthusiasts outdoors once more. One runner, Polson resident Greg Collins, said he had just finished a se...

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