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Les Schwab restores bounce to Linderman playground Les Schwab restores bounce to Linderman playground

Foursquare balls, kickballs, footballs and soccer balls at Linderman Elementary School were popping, leaving kids with no bouncing orbs.  Linderman Principal Tim Finkbeiner said the playground balls get trashed with lots of use, but these balls had been purchased in bulk by the school and had been in storage for several years. Finkbeiner had no ready cash since the new swings on Linderman’s playground had drained all the funds, and things looked bleak. Linderman’s new secretary, Meg Sherry, took one of the balls home to see if her husband could fix it.  Jason couldn’t, but he had another solution.  “I have kids who go to school there, and m...


Bail set for man accused of shooting at police officer

POLSON — Arraignment for James Wilson Allen, 39, was delayed for a second time on Jan. 28, and set for Feb. 4.  Allen is accused of shooting at an off-duty police officer that had to duck and roll in order to avoid being hit by bullets on Jan. 20.  Deputy County Attorney James Lapotka r...

Hawk pleads guilty to negligent homicide Hawk pleads guilty to negligent homicide

POLSON – A Ronan man pled guilty Wednesday, Jan. 28 to negligent homicide, charges resulting from an Oct. 22, 2014, shooting death of a 3-year-old.  Galen Hawk, 26, kept his eyes downcast and answered in one word answers of “yes” to questions posed by his defense attorney about the ...

Man charged in bear deaths

MISSOULA – A Bigfork man who lives in the Ferndale area of Lake County has pleaded not guilty to federal charges that resulted from him allegedly shooting and killing a grizzly May 2014.  Dan Calvert Wallen, 54, pleaded not guilty Jan. 27 to three counts of unlawful taking of a threatened speci...

Real estate market looking up

LAKE COUNTY — There is one word that sums up the outlook Mission Valley real estate agents have for 2015: optimistic. The further in the rear view mirror the crash seven years ago gets, the better things appear. With the beginning of a new year comes new hope for real estate. “The perfect pict...

Polson

POLSON — Blood stains on clothes? Just pour a little hydrogen peroxide on a cloth and proceed to wipe off every drop of blood. But consider this: If you have bloodstains on your clothes, perhaps laundry isn’t your worst problem. The veterans’ representative will be here on the third Tues...

Arlee

Arlee ARLEE — January has rushed by and we are well launched into the New Year. The 21st Century is just a teenager yet. Anyway, the Arlee senior citizens are looking forward to a good time at a special Valentine’s dinner and a bake sale of Valentine goodies that evening, plus the drawing for ...

Film fans flock to FLIC Film fans flock to FLIC

Although the mild weather beckoned people to enjoy the outdoors, movie fans headed for the Flathead Lake International Cinemafest held at Showboat Cinemas Friday through Sunday.  FLIC opened with “Where God Likes to Be,” filmed on the Blackfeet Reservation around Browning.  The do...

Hawk pleads guilty to negligent homicide Hawk pleads guilty to negligent homicide

POLSON – A Ronan man pleaded guilty yesterday to negligent homicide charges resulting from an Oct. 22, 2014 shooting death of a 3-year-old.  Galen Hawk, 26, kept his eyes downcast and answered in one word answers of “yes” to questions posed by his defense attorney about the events t...

Volunteer readers bring Martin Luther King’s time to life Volunteer readers bring Martin Luther King’s time to life

PABLO — The ‘60s seem far away in the past to grade school children, and sometimes they don’t understand civil rights and the importance of historic leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr. Foster Grandparents and community readers came to Pablo Elementary School Jan. 20 to make King&rsqu...

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