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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’s veterans memorial. Carved into the black stone memorial near the town’s fire station, the names of fallen soldiers from the Mission Valley area served as a potent reminder of the cost of freedom.  Shivering against the cold, American Legion member Scott McClure said, “They gave a hell of a lot more than just us standing out here in the cold.” McClure, a Vi...


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...

Polson man swims to avoid police Polson man swims to avoid police

POLSON — Chilly water in Flathead Lake did not deter Todd Burland, 45, Polson, when he jumped into the lake at Boettcher Park as he was allegedly fleeing Polson Police.  The original call from dispatch was on Nov. 5 at about 7:35 p.m. to a Main Street parking lot where a vehicle was high-center...

St. Ignatius receives $430,700 grant St. Ignatius receives $430,700 grant

ST. IGNATIUS — The St. Ignatius City Council met last week to discuss several issues.  The St. Ignatius Police Department has been accepting applications for an open officer position and has decided to interview four viable applicants. Council members did not have an exact date for the intervie...

Single-action shooters visit Polson Single-action shooters visit Polson

POLSON — There should be horses standing hipshot and tied to a hitch rail when the cowboy action shooters are in town.  Instead, a pickup with license plates that read “TheDuck” (no, it’s not yellow) is parked in front of the Miracle of America Museum. Charley Martin, head ...

Children’s play heralds holiday spirit in Ronan Children’s play heralds holiday spirit in Ronan

RONAN — Children in kindergarten through second grade performed “Mrs. Claus is Missing,” an original play written and directed by drama instructor Rita Tingey, last weekend in Ronan. About a dozen high school students helped out as characters and as group leaders for the young students. Thi...

Community Thanksgiving dinner planned Community Thanksgiving dinner planned

POLSON — Turkeys are getting wary since Thanksgiving is just next week on Nov. 22. To add cheer to the day, a Polson Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held at the Polson Senior Citizens Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Everyone — singles, couples, families — is welcome to come and...

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