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Students ask for community support for Christmas project Students ask for community support for Christmas project

ST. IGNATIUS – Imagining Christmas morning without a present under the tree was a sad thought for a group of students at St. Ignatius Middle School, so they went to work to prevent that from happening for at least a dozen kids. “We are doing this to bring joy and happiness to other children,” said Lanie Lammers, sixth grader. The students’ holiday project involves making fresh wreaths out of western cedar, ponderosa pine, Douglas fir and other spruce trees. They are currently working to sell those wreaths to people in the community until they are gone. The kids use the money from wreath sales to buy presents for children in need. The first project of this ki...


Morin excited to be back with Toys for Tots Morin excited to be back with Toys for Tots

POLSON — Mauri Morin is back for another bite at the apple, the Toys for Tots apple, that is. Morin, 83, began working with the local Marine Corps League’s Hellroaring Detachment in the Toys for Tots program in 2002, he said.  He was called back to duty this year as project coordinator...

Polson

POLSON — I’m still enjoying my retirement although I must admit, I miss the people I would see every day. I thought growing old would take longer. The Community Thanksgiving Dinner is fast approaching. It will be on Thursday, Nov. 23. If you would like a hot meal delivered or if you need a rid...

St. Ignatius

ST. IGNATIUS — The turkey is a funny bird; it’s head goes bobble-bobble; and all he knows is just one word … and that is gobble, gobble. Our center is selling raffle tickets for a Christmas basket for $1 each or six for $5. The winner of the Christmas basket will be announced on Dec. 20...

Students learn about different cultures during diversity conference Students learn about different cultures during diversity conference

ARLEE – Issues concerning diversity were at the heart of a two-day conference at the Arlee High School where students learned about several different countries. “With race related tensions in our country, it’s important for students to have positive exposure to diversity,” said Ann...

McCollum elected mayor of St. Ignatius

ST. IGNATIUS – During the election, Steve McCollum earned the most votes, making him the next “unofficial” mayor. McCollum will be sworn in and take the seat in January. The Lake County Election Office counted the ballots for the St. Ignatius Municipal General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 7...

New foundation looks for solutions to mental health issues New foundation looks for solutions to mental health issues

POLSON – Mental health and substance abuse conditions are big issues for people in Western Montana and a new foundation is working to find solutions. Headwaters Health Foundation of Western Montana was in Polson on Wednesday, Nov. 8, to get input from community members about what those solutions mig...

Polson Airport project delayed due to lack of proper asphalt Polson Airport project delayed due to lack of proper asphalt

POLSON — A reconstruction project at the Polson Airport has been delayed. The contractor, Bjorn Johnson Construction of Missoula, was unable to find a supplier for the type of asphalt required by the Federal Aviation Administration, project engineer Jeff Walla of KLJ Engineering said at the Polson C...

Montana Public Radio launches podcast on invasive species threat Montana Public Radio launches podcast on invasive species threat

MISSOULA – Montana was invaded last summer. Not by land, not by air, but by water. A microscopic alien showed up in water samples from the Tiber Reservoir, opening the door to a wide range of potentially devastating impacts for Montana’s fisheries, outdoor enthusiasts and industries. “Su...

Montana Supreme Court declares water compact constitutional

HELENA – The Flathead Joint Board of Control lost an appeal to the Montana Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the State of Montana’s water compact. Chief Justice Mike McGrath delivered the opinion on the matter and it was filed on...

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