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Ronan councilwoman faces challenger for Ward 1 Ronan councilwoman faces challenger for Ward 1

RONAN — Incumbent councilwoman Marilynn Tanner faces Ryan Corum in a bid to represent Ward I in Ronan. The district encompasses much of the east side of Highway 93.  Ryan Corum  Background & Education: Born and raised in Ronan; earned a bachelor’s in general studies from Idaho State University, with an emphasis on political science and history; married to Dr. Bernadette Corum, medical director for Tribal Health; the couple has four children, ages 3-16 Employment & Community Service: Self-described Child Transport Specialist (aka stay-at-home dad) also works summers as an engine boss and wildland firefighter as needed, and has worked for his family&rs...


County COVID cases reach highest levels yet as FDA authorizes additional boosters

LAKE COUNTY — Lake County Public Health Director Emily Colomeda presented some startling numbers during the health board’s monthly meeting Oct. 19. As of that date, COVID-19 had claimed 66 lives since the beginning of the pandemic, and of those, 28 have died since July 1.  This was grim n...

Helping Hands serves up assistance to 200+ per week

In March of 2020 Mission Valley Has Talent auditions were complete and we had 14 finalists. On the night of March 12 all finalists rehearsed and were ready for the next night’s talent show. During the night word spread that gatherings everywhere were canceling because of COVID-19. We cancelled. We h...

‘True up’ periods cost solar power customers money  ‘True up’ periods cost solar power customers money 

Green energy is the wave of the future, with more and more solar systems coming online every day.  But as new technologies have proliferated, policies haven’t always kept up, and lack of uniform energy policy across the country means that many solar power producers in Montana are losing banked ...

Governor promotes Child Care Grant Program, encourages facilities to apply

News from the office of Governor Gianforte   HELENA — Governor Gianforte today visited Discovery Kidzone in Clancy to promote $31 million in grant funds available to child care facilities across Montana. “For too long, Montana’s working families have faced a shortage of child ca...

Ronan seniors for Oct. 27, 2012

RONAN —The Mission Valley Senior Center is open three days a week for meals: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from noon until one. Come early and play pool with the guys or just come and talk and drink coffee with the gals. The only menu I have for this week is our birthday dinner on Friday, Oct. 29....

Polson seniors for Oct. 27, 2021

POLSON — Check out our Book Nook with books to read here or to go. Organized activities offered by the Senior Center in Polson are open to everyone. A low fee ($0.50) is charged for exercise class for each day you attend. The class uses a video presentation and instructor for the gentle exercises...

Dixon seniors for Oct. 27, 2021

DIXON — The Dixon Senior Center continues to serve our community and hopes everyone is staying happy and healthy. All are invited to come enjoy dinner and/or pinochle. Meals are served Monday and Thursday evenings at 5 p.m. Meals are $4 per serving and are deliverable to Dixon residents upon request. W...

Two candidates in running for Polson Ward 2 commission seat Two candidates in running for Polson Ward 2 commission seat

POLSON — Two candidates are vying to fill a vacant seat in Polson’s Ward 2, an expansive district that includes Mission Bay, and residential neighborhoods bordered by 5th Street E. and the area just north of Hillcrest Drive.  David Coffman Background & Education: Grew up in Sac...

Two vie for Polson Ward 1 commissioner seat Two vie for Polson Ward 1 commissioner seat

POLSON — Two candidates are seeking to replace Ward 1 commissioner Lou Marchello, who is stepping down after a long tenure in public service, including stints as mayor and now commissioner. The district extends across the river to Rocky Point Rd., east to Fifth Street E., and north to 11th Avenue. ...

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