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Bolen trial postponed pending treatment Bolen trial postponed pending treatment

LAKE COUNTY — During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood. Since 1943, every U.S. president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world. Two opportunities to give are coming up. The first is in Ronan on March 3 from 1-6 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Franklin Street and Fourth Ave. E. People can give in Polson March 15 from 11:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. at St. Joseph Medical Center, 6 Thirteenth Ave. E. Make an appointment by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Seese gets 40 years for killing nephew Seese gets 40 years for killing nephew

POLSON — Stephen Seese, 23, was sentenced to 40 years in the Montana State Prison with no time suspended last week for his role in the death of his 18-year-old nephew, Richard Warner, in Arlee last February. Seese and his wife, Kassandra Seese, were both convicted of accountability to negligent homi...

Lego launch party Lego launch party

North Lake County Public Library in Polson is launching its LEGO collection Monday, Feb. 27 at 3:30 p.m. as the weekly Makerspace will transform into a LEGO Launch Party featuring a brand-new LEGO table along with new Star Wars, Minecraft, and DC sets to build. The event will take place in the meeting room. ...

Ninepipe highway expansion receives study endorsement Ninepipe highway expansion receives study endorsement

HELENA – A section of U.S. Highway 93 located along the Ninepipe Wildlife Management Area could be widened and realigned with a bike path in the future. The right-of-way expansion project was presented at the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks commission meeting in Helena on Feb. 10. The project would...

Heroin use on the rise locally, officials advise caution about its deadliness

POLSON — The use of black tar heroin is on the rise in Lake County, local officials say. Lake County Undersheriff Ben Woods says heroin is slowly replacing heavy-duty prescription narcotics that used to be easier to obtain. Some of these opiate-based prescription painkillers, such as Oxycontin, L...

Students tackle science at state competition Students tackle science at state competition

RONAN – The Ronan Middle School Robotics students came back from their state competition with an award. The students competed at the First Lego League state meet earlier this month, hosted by Montana State University. The Mission Mountain Hoggers, a group with the robotics team, were recognized a...

Irrigation board supports fourth district Irrigation board supports fourth district

ST. IGNATIUS — Several issues were discussed during the Flathead Joint Board of Control meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 14. FJBC Commissioner Jennifer Kaplan was sworn in as the meeting got started. She is now one of the representatives for the Jocko District. Commissioner Ted Hein asked the FJBC to vot...

CASA, Kiwanis team up to help children CASA, Kiwanis team up to help children

POLSON — It was “buffalo burger time,” but that’s not all. CASA of Lake and Sanders Counties held continuing education training for 12 court appointed special advocates on Feb. 13 in conjunction with the Kiwanis’ 21st annual Buffalo Feed. The Kiwanis recently donated two c...

Polson Police’s Facebook hoax goes viral

POLSON — No one should accuse Polson Police of not having a sense of humor. The department posted a hoax on Facebook Feb. 11 warning about methamphetamine laced with the Zika virus. The post, which was addressed to methamphetamine users, advised that meth from Montana, Washington or Idaho could b...

Inspirational teachers set to retire Inspirational teachers set to retire

Three longtime educators who have made a significant impact on student graduation rates, career choices and life-long learning will retire this spring from Ronan School District. Ronan trustees accepted the retirement of Carolyn Pardini, Phil Engeldrum and Linda Jones during their Feb. 13 meeting. The ...

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