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State student advisor presents to Arlee school board

ARLEE — Arlee High School junior Zack Felsman stood in front of the school board and administrators during the Nov. 12 meeting to report his observations as a member in the fall summit for the Graduation Matters Montana Student Advisory Board. The program was developed by Superintendent of Schools Denise Juneau to gain voice and perspective from students concerning school issues.  “We talked about what we can do in all the schools to make them better,” he said, adding that the focus was centered on student wellness with issues ranging from school lunch programs and vending machines to texting while driving.  “We are proud of you Zack,” Board Cha...


Polson trustees plan paperless meetings

POLSON — Reams of paper and hours of time spent copying documents to produce school board trustee packets for each board meeting have been an issue for many people, including Polson School Board Trustee Caroline McDonald. She has been researching a switch to a paperless board meeting.  At the N...

Elmo candidates face off Saturday for general election

  PABLO — According to the by-laws and constitution of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, a primary election run-off for Elmo District Tribal Council Candidates Reuben A. Mathias and Len Two Teeth will be held this Saturday, Nov. 16. Both Two Teeth and Mathias received ...

Mission students gather boughs to fund Christmas gifts for children in need Mission students gather boughs to fund Christmas gifts for children in need

A group of Mission Middle School students put on their work gloves to develop a multi-step project resulting in Christmas presents for kids in need.  “We are helping people like angels so that makes us the Dogs with Wings,” said Matthew Druffel, 11, referring to the school’s bulldog...

Cheerleaders must raise thousands to continue into winter sports

RONAN – Cheerleading will continue to be a sport in Ronan if the squad can come up with the $3,941.91 necessary to fund a coach for the team.  Last year, the school decided to cut the sport because of budget constraints, school officials said. Parents and the cheerleaders were made aware of thi...

Be aware of new phone scam

POLSON — Heading into the holiday season, people are thinking about turkeys and gift giving, and not so much about scams.  But swindlers love the holidays too, according to Lake County Undersheriff Dan Yonkin.  A scam currently circulating around Lake County involves a flimflammer calli...

College group honors veterans College group honors veterans

Veterans from all branches of service were honored Friday evening as the Circle of Trust group from Salish Kootenai College hosted a Round Dance. Veteran-themed posters created by Two Eagle River School students decorated the walls in the Joe McDonald Health Center Camas Room. Accompanied by at least a do...

Van means greater access to healthcare for Mission Valley Veterans Van means greater access to healthcare for Mission Valley Veterans

RONAN — Volunteers from Ronan drove 560 veterans more than 40,000 miles to doctor’s appointments last year, but because of a shortage of transportation some vets were still turned away. “Sometimes we just had too tight of a schedule to do it,” volunteer driver Jack Collins said.&nb...

Medal of Honor recipient remembered Medal of Honor recipient remembered

Laverne Parrish, a World War II Medical Corpsman from Ronan, was honored Monday in a ceremony for paying the ultimate sacrifice for his country.  Parrish was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for acts of extreme courage and heroism.  According to a citation read by  James Pettit at...

Marine Corps celebrates 238th birthday Marine Corps celebrates 238th birthday

POLSON — The Marine Corps League Hellroaring Detachment #1041 held their Marine Corps Birthday Ball on Sunday, Nov. 10, the 238th birthday or the Corps.  The traditional cake cutting ceremony honored the guest of honor as well as the oldest and youngest Marine in attendance. The oldest Marine, ...

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