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Cheer sections sparse, but full of heart in COVID era Cheer sections sparse, but full of heart in COVID era

In a traditional season, gymnasiums across the state would be packed with fans cheering for their favorite prep basketball teams battling for postseason glory. The coronavirus pandemic has made for anything but a normal 2020-21 basketball season, delaying the start by nearly three weeks and forcing restrictions on the number of spectators allowed in gymnasiums. Despite pandemic challenges, a small contingent of Charlo Lady Vikings made the most of their chance to support the purple and white as they made their way to a third-place finish with a 43-29 win over the Twin Bridges Lady Falcons during the Western C divisional tournament hosted in Deer Lodge last Friday afternoon. Lady Vi...


Drone pilot photographs bridge accident Drone pilot photographs bridge accident

POLSON — Local filmmaker David W. King was taking aerial video of the North Lake County Library on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 3:55 p.m. when he heard a loud crash. “I looked over and saw a big dust cloud,” King said. With his drone already in the air, King flew it over the scene of an aut...

Polson Boys & Girls Club celebrates Mardi Gras Polson Boys & Girls Club celebrates Mardi Gras

POLSON — The Mardi Gras parade at the new Polson Boys and Girls Club featured a 15-foot, flying red dragon fashioned out of cardboard boxes, wire, tape and red paint.  It had moving wings, blinking eyes and a “fire” breathing snout. Trumpeter Joe Martinez accompanied three of Dick B...

Polson Seniors for March 3, 2021

POLSON — We are open but we cannot guarantee your safety from COVID-19 so use your best judgment before participating in activities and meals. A thank you goes to MT Cattlemen’s Association for a steer from Vaughn; White’s Meats in Pablo for processing it; and the MT Food Bank in Polson ...

Dixon seniors for March 3, 2021

DIXON — The Dixon Senior Center continues to serve our community and hopes everyone is staying happy and healthy. We have opened the doors for eating in so our friends and neighbors can spend some time visiting with each other. We continue to follow social distancing precautions. We are also accepting ...

St. Ignatius seniors for March 3, 2021

ST. IGNATIUS — Here we are in March, the month of wind, changing weather and daylight savings on March 14. Remember to turn your clocks forward. Also, we will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at the center with a corned beef and cabbage evening meal.  We hope more folks will come join us ...

Mask mandate continues in Lake County with 30 day review Mask mandate continues in Lake County with 30 day review

LAKE COUNTY – To wear or not to wear a mask? That was the question before the Lake County Board of Health during a public hearing Feb. 16, as board members crafted a response to Gov. Greg Gianforte’s repeal of his predecessor’s statewide mask mandate.  In a four-to-one decision, the...

Children support other children with caring messages Children support other children with caring messages

A local Girl Scout troop worked on a project to recognize another group of children with messages of love.  Children in the troop, who are under age 10 and members of Polson Girl Scout Troop 3335, sat down with markers, glue and glitter to create dozens of Valentine’s Day cards to be delivered ...

Polson School District hires new leader

The Polson School Board has selected veteran administrator and celebrated football coach Michael Cutler, of Philipsburg, to lead the district beginning next year. The board unanimously voted for the candidate at last Monday’s school board meeting.  The board held sessions Feb. 8-9 to interview ...

New program assists watershed groups in Montana New program assists watershed groups in Montana

News from the UM Bio Station MONTANA — The University of Montana’s Flathead Lake Biological Station is launching a new program called Monitoring Montana Waters.  The program will provide scientific expertise, guidance and funding to citizen-led watershed groups in Montana to build ca...

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