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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 Ronan Chamber of Commerce Beautification Committee.  The young adults fastened four Christmas trees to each live tree on Main Street.  All from the constructions foundations class, the students are studying to be either diesel mechanics or heavy equipment operators. Denny Pourier, one of the shortest girls, will be a heavy equipment operator; and the other kids were teasing...


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. ...

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...

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