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Tattered stars, stripes retired by fire Tattered stars, stripes retired by fire

Hundreds of well-used Old Glorys were retired in a respectful ceremony on Flag Day, June 14. Whether the worn flags were flown above businesses, in front yards or graced a gravestone, the tattered stars and stripes were all burned in a dignified manner in accordance with the U.S. Flag Code. The first flag was honored in a ceremonial inspection by leaders of the American Legion Post 112 in Polson, ending with Commander Rich Beauchamp’s recommendation: “Since it’s been faded and worn, in a tribute of service and love, I recommend it be fittingly destroyed.” The first flag is then saluted and placed on the fire. An assembly line follows as Legion members hand over...

Addiction to meth centers in brain Addiction to meth centers in brain

LAKE COUNTY — It’s not like trying a beer. “Methamphetamine changes brain chemistry,” said Dr. Paul Gochis of St. Luke Community Healthcare. Methamphetamine abuse is a problem, according to health professionals, law enforcement, and county attorneys in Lake County, and in an eff...

Assessment team helps evaluate strengths, needs Assessment team helps evaluate strengths, needs

RONAN — The main problems the town faces were ranked at the last Greater Ronan Resource Team Assessment meeting in the community center on Wednesday, June 9. Volunteers from all over Montana helped assess the town’s needs to promote economic development much like Polson did a few years ago. ...

Local cancer survivor pays it forward Local cancer survivor pays it forward

ARLEE — He is well known in town.“I’ve known T.J. most of my life,” Mandy Haynes-Belcourt said. “He is a really good guy.” When Haynes-Belcourt found out that T.J. Jensen was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer of the esophagus, she wanted to help. “I wanted to p...

Firefighters need help Firefighters need help

ST. IGNATIUS — It’s almost auction time to help support the St. Ignatius Volunteer Fire Department. The 22nd annual Firemans Auction is scheduled for Saturday, June 25, at the Old Town Field adjacent to the community center starting at 11 a.m. This year, the food line is a bit different. The fire...

Irrigation election ballots to be unsealed

ST. IGNATIUS — Election ballots that weren’t sent out during the Flathead Joint Board of Control May mail-in election are soon to be unsealed to see why they didn’t go out. According to Lake County Election Administrator Kathie Newgard 754 ballots were held due to a new requirement that one...

St. Ignatius

ST. IGNATIUS — Don’t feel like cooking? Come join us for lunch on Tuesdays and Fridays at noon and afterwards try your luck at Bing-o. On Wednesday, June 22, we will have our evening meal at 5:30 p.m. We will also have a 50/50 drawing and a drawing for a free Wednesday evening meal. On Tues...


One cause of death in retirement is….? See next week’s column for the answer.We have the solution right here at Mission Valley Senior Center come join us. MVSC will be selling old jewelry this summer at the Garden of the Rockies Museum’s Flea Market starting July 1. Stop by and see us. ...


ARLEE — The Arlee Senior Center has a raffle drawing in progress, with a number of nice door prizes donated by the Blackfoot Telecommunications Company. We invite you stop in whenever the center is open and pick up a few $1 tickets. These items are similar to some of the drawings they had at the Blackf...


POLSON — The latest survey shows that three out of four people make up 75 percent of the population. The hearing clinic will be here on June 28 from 9-11 a.m. The veterans’ representative will be here on July 1. There are only several boxes of See’s Assorted Candy remaining. Get yours...


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