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SKC unveils highway construction training building SKC unveils highway construction training building

PABLO — Eighteen wheelers, earthmovers and other machines, part of the $1.5 million school inventory, surrounded the new Salish Kootenai College building housing the highway construction training programs about half a mile south of Pablo on Old Highway 93. Offering a blessing on the new building and its students, Elder Louie Adams said it was always an honor to face young people.  “You are tomorrow,” he said before his prayer.  Then SKC President Robert DePoe spoke, thanking all those involved in the construction project, who “put in a lot of hours and didn’t have a lot of time.”  He said he was very closely connected to the hea...

Mission High School students treat others Mission High School students treat others

ST. IGNATIUS – Some strange things walked the halls of the Mission High School last week. Students turned into werewolves, cheeseburgers, cats, super heroes, princesses and wizards. Verla Costilla, 15, became a purple Teletubby.  “Even older kids love Halloween,” said teacher Sara K...

Pirate ship sails into Polson Pirate ship sails into Polson

POLSON — Not every 7-year-old has a pirate ship playhouse in his driveway. But Don McFarland does, and he was very excited when the Blackhawk arrived on Oct. 22.  John and Jiyun McFarland had been camping with their son, Don, in Seeley Lake in August before school started. On a trip to the mark...

Tribes seek input on substance abuse Tribes seek input on substance abuse

ARLEE – Meeting coordinator Gary Neumann explained to a crowd of people in the Arlee Community Center that the tribes want community input into the substance abuse problem on the reservation. They plan to use the information to help create an action plan to curb the problem.  The Confederated S...


t’s been a beautiful fall, and we’re all sorry to see it come to an end, but at least we didn’t have snowy, foggy, or icy roads for Halloween. Now we can look forward to Thanksgiving and there is certainly so much to be thankful for — our families and friends and the peaceful countrys...


Well....I think it’s been a good, long and lovely fall—but I still don’t feel ready for “the big sleep.” Some of us change closets from spring to winter—not an easy task. And neither is taking care of the lawn furniture, hoses, all the stuff that accumulates outdoors that ...


POLSON — If at first you don’t succeed, try doing it the way Mom told you in the beginning. Our new supply of See’s Candy is going fast. They are $18 per box. Get yours now for the holidays. We have one-pound boxes of Assorted and of Nuts and Chews. There will be an AARP Safe Driving ...


Yea …the election is over. No more listening to campaign ads. If you listen to the ads, no one is fit to run for office. Wouldn’t it be nice if the candidates would tell us what they stand for, and forget about how lousy the other candidates are? We had a full house for our birthday dinner an...

St. Ignatius

ST. IGNATIUS — Everyone is welcome to the lunches and dinners in the St. Ignatius Senior Citizens Center. Tasty, nutritious lunches are served promptly at noon on Tuesdays and Fridays, except for holidays. The suggested donation is $4 for senior citizens and $5 for those under 60. For children 6 to 12,...

Ronan Bread Basket Ronan Bread Basket

Record numbers of families have sought food assistance from the Ronan Bread Basket in recent months and the nonprofit’s leadership is hoping the community will help meet increased demand. The number of families seeking assistance from the Bread Basket has swollen to 250 households, almost doubling t...


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