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Local Marine, family breaks ground on new home Local Marine, family breaks ground on new home

With lights flashing and sirens blaring, a long line of first responders escorted Marine Lance Corporal Tomy Parker (retired), his fiancé Amanda Hout and children Olivia and Eva to the groundbreaking of Parker’s new home Saturday, Nov. 23. The lot is located on Madison Road off Flathead View Drive, Polson. Parker, who lost both his legs in an IED blast in Sangin, Afghanistan, on Dec. 10, 2011, is getting the specially-adapted home built through the Homes for Our Troops New House Program.  The program provides newly constructed, specially adapted homes designed for maximum freedom and movement and the ability to live more independently at no cost to the veterans, acco...


Commission approves support for dock variance Commission approves support for dock variance

POLSON — During the Nov. 18 meeting of the Polson City Commission, Polson City Engineer Shari Johnson asked the Commission to approve a letter of support for a city dock variance request to Shoreline Protection. “We are ahead of schedule and under budget,” Johnson said, adding that she h...

Incumbent Romero voted onto Ronan City Council

RONAN — The voters of Ronan were evenly torn between city council candidates Roger Romero and Tracy Morigeau Frank in the Nov. 5 election but the city council charged with breaking the tie voted almost unanimously in favor of incumbent Romero at its Nov. 18 meeting.  Councilmembers Chris Adler,...

Schiele on road to recovery Schiele on road to recovery

RONAN — Kendall Shae Schiele is on a journey of miraculous healing.  In late May, the 18-year-old rapidly lost nearly all of his sight in his right eye, and much of his left. An MRI revealed two brain tumors: a large and extremely rare tumor on Shae’s pituitary gland, and one directly beh...

Ranchers send heifers to South Dakota

Two Lake County heifers are headed to South Dakota as part of an outreach by the Western Montana Stockmen. An early blizzard on Oct. 4 slammed into South Dakota following a series of 70 to 80 degree days, catching cattle still grazing on less-sheltered summer range with no opportunity to grow winter coats...

Black Mountain employees celebrate Movember Black Mountain employees celebrate Movember

POLSON — It was a hairy day at Black Mountain Software on Nov. 22, not because it was Friday, but because Movember contestants were in the conference room to show off beards, mustaches and hairy legs.  Movember began in Australia in 2003 when friends Luke Slattery and Travis Garone were talking...

Community dinner ready to be served up on Thanksgiving Community dinner ready to be served up on Thanksgiving

POLSON — Say Thanksgiving, and most people think of a big dinner of a golden brown roast turkey, pumpkin pie and cranberry sauce shared with family and friends.  That’s exactly what the Polson Community Thanksgiving Dinner strives to be — on a larger scale — from 11 a.m. to 2 ...

Spirit of thankfulness alive at upcoming Ronan community dinner Spirit of thankfulness alive at upcoming Ronan community dinner

RONAN — It has been 392 years since the first Thanksgiving at Plymouth Rock and 150 years since President Lincoln unified disjointed iterations of harvest dinners into an official national celebration of communal gratitude, and while the history of a neighborhood Thanksgiving in Ronan is much shorter, ...

Volunteer program matches seniors with good causes Volunteer program matches seniors with good causes

LAKE COUNTY – Volunteerism is the engine that drives several community organizations that feed, clothe, nourish, and educate people in the Mission Valley, but there never seems to be enough gas, according to Sherlee Santorno. Santorno runs the Retired Senior Volunteer Program through the Western Montan...

‘Adopt a Grandparent’ provides cheer, smiles ‘Adopt a Grandparent’ provides cheer, smiles

RONAN – ‘Tis the season for giving, and Ronan high school senior Shelby Benson is doing just that. Benson is collecting sponsors for a program called “Adopt a Grandparent” in collaboration with Mary Kay cosmetics. Benson puts together gifts and hand delivers them herself to various...

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