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Irish folk group to entertain Mission Valley Irish folk group to entertain Mission Valley

RONAN —Big Productions, a fundraising venture of the Lake County Youth Home, brings the Makem and Spain Brothers to the Ronan Performing Arts Center on Monday, March 25, for a 7:30 p.m. concert of Irish folk music. This concert is excitedly co-sponsored by Bishop Insurance. A host of various instruments and four male vocals, using precise three-part harmonies blend perfectly for what many have described as a wall of sound. The Makem and Spain Brothers are at their best on stage where their talent and enthusiasm draw in fans that have never experienced the joy of folk music. The Makem and Spain Brothers’ Mission Valley performance would not be possible without the dedicated...


Talent show raises funds for AIBL Talent show raises funds for AIBL

PABLO — Singer, dancers, and an illusionist flocked to the Johnny Arlee/Victor Charlo Theater to entertain the folks when the American Indian Business Leaders chapter held their fourth annual Salish Kootenai Talent Show on March 15. Daniel Emigh and a guitar-playing friend served as the warm up band...

Churches plan Easter services

  MISSION VALLEY — The following Easter activities are planned throughout the Mission and Jocko Valleys. Catholic Churches   Stations of the Cros s • Sacred Heart Church in Arlee: Wednesdays during Lent at 7 pm.    • St. Ignatius, Mission: Friday, M...

Board of Health announces award recipient

LAKE COUNTY —The Lake County Board of Health is pleased to announce Janet Sucha of Charlo as the recipient of the 2013 Virginia Reber Public Health Award. Ms. Sucha was chosen based upon specific criteria including promoting principles of public health, collaborating with community groups to promote pu...

Sequestration, federal budget cuts felt locally Sequestration, federal budget cuts felt locally

  According to President Obama and many politicians in Washington, sequestration was never supposed to happen. Dubbed by most politicians and political pundits as “the pill too bitter to swallow,” the automatically triggered spending cuts went into effect March 1. Funding cuts are alre...

Commission needs designs, information on pathway, city dock Commission needs designs, information on pathway, city dock

POLSON — Commission chambers were so crowded extra chairs were set up at the March 4 Polson City Commissioners meeting. Supporters of Resolution No. 1040 crowded the room as Ken Avison, Polson Redevelopment Agency president, spoke on behalf of the resolution, which would approve the walkway from Rivers...

Local woman opens beading supply shop Local woman opens beading supply shop

RONAN — With a vintage suitcase painted with flowers in the front window, Dacia Whitworth’s bead supply store beckons shoppers and visitors to Ronan’s Main Street.  Northern Creations opened on Feb. 1, and Whitworth, owner and proprietor, was selling beads out of the box before she ...

Era ends for Polson cheer coach Era ends for Polson cheer coach

After 28 years shaping and mentoring Polson cheerleaders, Carol Jones is retiring. Really retiring, this time. She’ll turn over the laptop and the pom-poms to Marete Frame and Alysha Valentine, who will continue to build on Carol’s program.  Carol started out her cheer career as a chee...

Mission students, teachers unharmed in wreck Mission students, teachers unharmed in wreck

RAVALLI — A violent crash involving a St. Ignatius School van and a pickup in the Ravalli Curves area of U.S. Highway 93 resulted in no injuries March 5.  The crash occurred around 2:40 p.m. March 5. The van, carrying three St. Ignatius High School seniors, a junior and two school employees was...

St. Ignatius hires new police officer, moves ahead with water project St. Ignatius hires new police officer, moves ahead with water project

ST. IGNATIUS — Council members had much to discuss during last week’s city council meeting in St. Ignatius.  Mayor Charlie Gariepy appointed Jeffrey Ferguson to the St. Ignatius Police Department, filling a position that had been empty since last fall. In addition, St. Ignatius animal con...

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