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Ronan’s Seniors for Sept. 23, 2020

RONAN — Hope everyone is surviving the smoke. The fires in California, Oregon, and Washington are really socking us in the smoke.  We are still serving meals-to-go and you need to call the Ronan Senior Center at 406-676-2371 to place your order. You need to pick up your meals before 11:30 a.m. Beginning Oct. 2, we will be open for onsite meals on Fridays. We will be following the Health Department guidelines. Masks need to be worn and all center areas will be thoroughly sanitized. We also ask that you use the hand sanitizer when you enter the building. We will also be following social distancing guidelines. Hope to see you.  The menu:  —  Wednesday, ...


St. Ignatius seniors for Sept. 23, 2020

ST. IGNATIUS — We are excited to have our soft opening on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the St. Ignatius Senior Citizen’s Center. On the menu are Indian tacos, served by our staff. We will all need to observe social distancing and wear masks except when eating, of course. People will need to find a pla...

New city manager melds experience, passion New city manager melds experience, passion

POLSON — When Ed Meece steps into his new job as Polson city manager on Oct. 1, he returns to the work he most loves: working in small-town government.  Meece is no stranger to city government, having spent nearly 30 years working in communities large and small. “The first 90 days will be...

Montana’s first co-op brewery opens in Ronan Montana’s first co-op brewery opens in Ronan

RONAN – Montana’s first cooperative brewery opened in Ronan on Sept. 4, and a steady crowd has filtered through the side doors of the establishment at 400 Main Street. “It’s a relief to finally open up,” said Heidi Fleury, director of the Ronan Cooperative Brewery. “To ...

Polson commission approves putting resort tax on ballot Polson commission approves putting resort tax on ballot

POLSON – After years of research and debate, the Polson City Commission voted unanimously to place a three percent resort tax on the ballot for a special election, slated for Jan. 21. The motion was approved during the commission’s regular meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 9. City finance officer Ci...

Dayton Daze draws crowds, raises cash Dayton Daze draws crowds, raises cash

DAYTON – Neighbors and visitors gathered at the spacious Dayton Park to take part in an afternoon of fun, festivities and fundraising during Dayton Daze on Saturday. “We had a good turnout, all things considered,” said Zoe Lilja, who serves as secretary/treasurer of the Chief Cliff Volun...

New chiropractor takes over Polson Family Chiropractic New chiropractor takes over Polson Family Chiropractic

POLSON – Dr. Pam Sandall of Polson Family Chiropractic retired at the end of August after 30 years of serving her patients’ chiropractic needs. Sandall called her retirement “an opportunity to enjoy a bit more free time,” but she said she has left her practice in good hands with Dr...

Gubernatorial candidate stumps for votes in Polson Gubernatorial candidate stumps for votes in Polson

POLSON – With campaign season in full swing leading up to the Nov. 3 general election, local, state and national candidates are stumping for votes in Lake County.  Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney, who is running to replace his boss, Gov. Steve Bullock, met with around 30 voters in Sacajawea Park on Saturd...

COVID-19 response protocols for schools announced

MONTANA — Governor Steve Bullock announced outbreak response protocols to support K-12 schools as they respond to suspected or positive COVID-19 cases and take public health-based measures to minimize the spread and keep students safe and healthy.  “The Outbreak Response Protocols provide...

Dixon seniors for Sept. 16, 2020

DIXON — Dixon Senior Center continues to serve our community. We are still adhering and following social distancing precautions, we are accepting take-out meal requests only. Meals will be served Monday and Thursday evenings, at 5:30 p.m. Meals are $4 per serving and are deliverable to Dixon residents ...

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