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Mothers of fallen soldiers honored in Ronan Mothers of fallen soldiers honored in Ronan

America remembers them as heroes, as brave and strong grown men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country. But the mothers of servicemen and women lose more than a warrior when their children are killed in the line of duty. They lose their babies. “He was a very cautious child. He loved watching NASCAR but did not want to be a driver because they crash,” Gold Star Mother Karla Colclough of Libby recalled of her son Jacob as a youngster at Gold Star Mother’s Day, held in Ronan on Sunday. The event honors the mothers of fallen soldiers. “He loved bunnies, but did not want a rabbit because they could scratch him. He did not like activities that coul...


Small girl, big heart, ambitious dreams Small girl, big heart, ambitious dreams

UPDATE: Tiana's open house/CD release at Red Poppy in Ronan will be held Sunday, Oct. 5 from 3-5 p.m.   A delicate girl with graceful fingers and doe-like legs gingerly confronts the mass of a grand piano in even grander surroundings.  As her tiny hands press the keys, the strings v...

Ronan budget allows for pay raises, ‘wish list’

RONAN – The preliminary budget for the City of Ronan’s current fiscal year allows for staff raises and one-time expenditures that the town government has not always had funds for in the past.  “There were years when we had to keep cutting things to get (the balance) to come to zero,...

Irrigation board to participate in water compact negotiations

ST. IGNATIUS — The Flathead Joint Board of Control worked last week to create a document that will articulate exactly what its members want included in and excluded from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Water Compact. The state attorney general and governor’s office have offered to ...

Student athletes ride, rope Student athletes ride, rope

POLSON — High school cowgirls and cowboys, including junior competitors, gathered at the Polson Fairgrounds on Sept. 13 and 14 for Polson’s fall rodeo. The athletes also competed in Boulder and Broadus on Sept. 27 and 28, and will travel to Hamilton’s rodeo Oct. 4 and 5.  Results...

Stolen, vandalized signs create problems Stolen, vandalized signs create problems

LAKE COUNTY — It’s night, no stars, blacker than the inside of a cow, and an ambulance is on Back Road heading south looking for Carbine Road. Someone has stolen the sign or spray-painted it so the ambulance has to call dispatch back to help them find the address. While this is a made-up scena...

$248 million Hyundai settlement reduced

POLSON – Lake County District Judge Deborah Kim Christopher ruled last week that families of two teens killed in a 2011 crash near Arlee should not receive all of the $248 million in punitive damages awarded them by a jury earlier this year.  In May a jury determined a defective steering knuckl...

Senate candidate makes stop in Arlee Senate candidate makes stop in Arlee

ARLEE – Democratic Senate nominee Amanda Curtis stopped in Arlee at the Community Center Thursday evening, adding to the 6,000 miles she’s logged traveling across the state asking people to vote for her in the November election against Republican nominee Steve Daines. The event marked the 40th...

Polson

ST. IGNATIUS — The Lake County Public Health Department will be providing flu shots in the St. Ignatius Senior Citizens Center on Wednesday, Oct. 15. The shots will be given from 3:30-5 p.m. Senior citizens are reminded to bring their Medicare cards with them. For more information, call Public Health a...

St. Ignatius

ST. IGNATIUS — The Lake County Public Health Department will be providing flu shots in the St. Ignatius Senior Citizens Center on Wednesday, Oct. 15. The shots will be given from 3:30-5 p.m. Senior citizens are reminded to bring their Medicare cards with them. For more information, call Public Health a...

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