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Local receives FFA Foundation scholarship

News from Montana FFA Foundation BOZEMAN — This spring Courtnee Clairmont of Ronan (Mission Valley FFA) was selected to receive a “Leave a Legacy” FFA Foundation scholarship. Forty-three students will receive a combined total of $45,500 in scholarships for college, leadership development.  Though the amount of scholarship dollars awarded annually continues to grow, the Montana FFA Foundation still turns away two out of every three scholarship applicants. To learn more about contributing to the Montana FFA Leave a Legacy Scholarship fund, please contact the Foundation at 406-582-4118.  The Montana FFA Foundation supports 97 local FFA chapters across ...


Locals win barrels, saddle bronc events at Mission Mountain Rodeo Locals win barrels, saddle bronc events at Mission Mountain Rodeo

POLSON – This weekend, rodeo fans put on their boots and hats and made their way to the 78th annual Mission Mountain NRA Rodeo at the Polson Fairgrounds’ Less Baldwin Arena. Although attendance wasn’t quite a capacity crowd, fans who attended the two-day family-friendly event were treate...

Skills on display at Skate Ignatius skate park Skills on display at Skate Ignatius skate park

ST. IGNATIUS – The gravelly sound of wheels crunching on the bowl walls and tails scraping on the concrete filled the Skate Ignatius skate park Sunday as skateboarders from across Western Montana came to hang out and show off their skills during the Board of Missoula hosted Skate Jam. Although skate...

UM Bio Station researchers make astonishing discovery with DNA tracking device UM Bio Station researchers make astonishing discovery with DNA tracking device

MISSOULA – In mid-April, a team of University of Montana researchers from the Flathead Lake Biological Station traveled to the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in southern Nevada to conduct field tests on a new, cutting-edge device called the “DNA Tracker.” The group consisted of FLBS ...

St. Ignatius seniors June 27, 2018

ST. IGNATIUS — The road to success is always under construction.  Our center will be closed July 3 and 4 in observation of the 4th of July. We will reopen on Friday July 6, serving lunch at noon. The card party will be held on the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. Everyone  is welcom...

Polson Seniors June 27, 2018

POLSON — Writing about Clara Sipe is like writing a biography of a pioneer woman. She has completed 89 trips around the sun and she has an interesting story for every one of them. You would have to have known her from years ago to detect any sign of her slowing down. After thirty years with the U.S....

Ronan Seniors June 27, 2018

RONAN — Well summer is officially here. I hope everyone is able to plan some fun activities for the summer and that all that are traveling stay safe.  Friday will be our monthly birthday dinner. This month has sure sped by.  We want to thank all that took part in our Father’s Day ...

Arlee Seniors June 27, 2018

ARLEE — The Arlee Senior Center is happy to welcome back our snow birds -- Joanne and Martin Moss, Jack Jefferson, Cole and Anne Younger, and Rex and Peggy Tanner. We look forward to many happy visits with them this summer and early fall. Times are changing, and so must we. The Arlee Senior Citiz...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran  Spotlight

Five California guys were walking home one day from high school. It was 1962. “Hey, let’s stop at that recruiter’s office over there,” one guy suggested. So they did, and of the five, one enlisted - Bob. He was only 17 so his mom had to sign for him, and he had to make some promises t...

Senior Olympic games take over Mission Valley Senior Olympic games take over Mission Valley

MISSION VALLEY – In the spirit of Olympic competition, some of the best ageless athletes in the state made their way to the Mission Valley this past weekend to compete in the 33rd Montana Senior Olympics Summer Games. This is the second consecutive year that athletes in age brackets starting at 50 a...

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