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School bus involved in fatal crash School bus involved in fatal crash

RONAN – A Ronan School District bus full of children was involved in a fatal crash on Monday morning about 8 a.m. as the bus was returning to school from a morning route to collect students. “The kids had minor injuries,” Lake County Sheriff Don Bell said of the students on the bus. The Montana Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the crash, but Sheriff Bell was able to say that the bus was headed southbound on U.S. Highway 93, near Spring Creek Road and Lake’s Corner when it crashed with a Honda Pilot, which was going north. The driver of the sports utility vehicle died on the scene. “The passenger was up talking,” Sheriff Bell said. Aft...

Charlo shares poems about hero brother Charlo shares poems about hero brother

POLSON — The late U.S. Marine Pfc. Louis “Chuck” Charlo wasn’t one of the flag raisers on Iwo Jima, but he was at Mount Surabachi. His youngest brother, Victor Charlo, 79, shared that relatively new information last week at the Miracle of America Museum in Polson. Victor said th...

St. Ignatius

ST. IGNATIUS — May your troubles be less, your blessing be more, and nothing but happiness come through your door. Our meals are served every Tuesday and Friday at noon with Bingo played after almost every lunch. Our evening meals are served on the first and third Wednesday evenings of the month ...


POLSON — Some days you’re the top dog, some days you’re the hydrant. The veterans’ representative will be here on Friday, March 3, from 10 a.m.-noon. Toenail trimming day is Wednesday, March 8. Cris Alter’s injured elbow must be better; she was the “top dog” at...

SKC art exhibit launches community outreach program SKC art exhibit launches community outreach program

PABLO – Artist Tim Nielson sees a lawn of uncut grass when he looks at a blank canvas because in his mind each section needs work until it’s finished, although his work isn’t anything like a square of lawn. Jon Athon, chair of the media design department at Salish Kootenai College, descr...

Bomb threat suspect apprehended Bomb threat suspect apprehended

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Superheroes rescue free books Superheroes rescue free books

POLSON — Some superheroes converged on Linderman Elementary School last week. The first-ever Super Family Literacy Night involved students dressing up as their favorite fictional character on Thursday, Feb. 16. Among the evening’s events were bingo for books, a book exchange, free book giveawa...

Bolen trial postponed pending treatment Bolen trial postponed pending treatment

LAKE COUNTY — During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood. Since 1943, every U.S. president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people across the country and around the worl...

Seese gets 40 years for killing nephew Seese gets 40 years for killing nephew

POLSON — Stephen Seese, 23, was sentenced to 40 years in the Montana State Prison with no time suspended last week for his role in the death of his 18-year-old nephew, Richard Warner, in Arlee last February. Seese and his wife, Kassandra Seese, were both convicted of accountability to negligent homi...

Lego launch party Lego launch party

North Lake County Public Library in Polson is launching its LEGO collection Monday, Feb. 27 at 3:30 p.m. as the weekly Makerspace will transform into a LEGO Launch Party featuring a brand-new LEGO table along with new Star Wars, Minecraft, and DC sets to build. The event will take place in the meeting room. ...


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