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Subway burglarized

POLSON — Polson resident Scott Harpine allegedly used a bowling pin to break out a window in one of the doors of Subway to gain entry into the building. A small amount of cash and other items were taken during the burglary, and they were found at Harpine’s residence, according to a press release from Polson Police Assistant Chief John Stevens.  The burglary was reported at 7:15 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 9.  Polson officer Cory Anderson took the original report. He collaborated with PPD Detective Alan Booth in identifying the 20-year-old Harpine, a Subway employee. By 8 p.m. that evening, Harpine had been arrested and booked into the Lake County Jail on felony charges of ...


Arlee teenager charged in triple stabbing

ARLEE — According to Lake County Undersheriff Dan Yonkin, the Lake County dispatch center received a 911 call reporting a stabbing in Arlee Nov. 12 at 5:38 a.m. Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies, Flathead Police officers and members of the Arlee ambulance crew arrived on scene shortly after and f...

New South Valley Creek bridge open for crossing New South Valley Creek bridge open for crossing

ARLEE — Located four miles northwest of Arlee, the old South Valley Creek Bridge allowed residents, emergency vehicles, school busses, logging trucks and farm equipment to cross the Jocko River for more than 100 years.  The bridge, owned and maintained by Lake County, was a metal truss design w...

School board plans to run $2 million-plus bond

POLSON — The Polson school board unanimously approved a high school district bond resolution to repair the Polson High School roof, building envelope, which includes siding, insulation and other items, and mechanical systems. The amount of the general obligation school building bonds will be up to $2,4...

Ronan City Council adopts federal airport regulations

RONAN — The regularly scheduled Ronan City Council meeting was postponed the night of Nov. 13 due to a lack of a quorum.  A minimum of four city council members must be present to take a vote. As there were only three council members in attendance, the meeting was moved to noon the following da...

Political practices office to investigate Jayne complaints

HELENA — The Commissioner of Political Practice’s office in Helena has accepted three complaints alleging Joey Jayne, who won the Lake County Justice of the Peace race, violated election practice laws.  The complaints allege Jayne violated Montana Code Annotated 13-35-211 by appearing in ...

Activist speaks about domestic violence Activist speaks about domestic violence

POLSON — Jackson Katz, an internationally known anti-sexism activist, educator, author, speaker, filmmaker and cultural theorist, paid a visit to the Mission Valley last week. Having written several books and given hundreds of speeches to high school and college campuses around the world on the subj...

Kicking Horse students help decorate Main Street Kicking Horse students help decorate Main Street

RONAN — With stockings, wreaths and a Santa Claus or two hanging from the light poles courtesy of Ronan Telephone Company, Main Street in Ronan is taking on a holiday air. Then to make the street even more festive, students from Kicking Horse Job Corps came to town last week and put up trees for the Ro...

Ronan welcomes all to 9th Thanksgiving dinner Ronan welcomes all to 9th Thanksgiving dinner

RONAN — Every child knows the story of the Pilgrims and Native Americans sitting down together and feasting for three straight days during the first Thanksgiving at Plymouth Rock in 1621.  Now, nearly 400 years later, the tradition lives on as friends and family gather every year to eat good fo...

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. ...

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