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POLSON — My therapist said that my narcissism causes me to misread social situations. I’m pretty sure she was hitting on me. As can happen with all champions, Vivian Ross was off of her game at senior bowling and took a back seat last week to Claudia Barry who swept the women’s high game (176), series and handicap series. Unfortunately, my team bowled against hers and we got “it” handed to us. There is no “I” in team, however, as her man Jesse, and Larry Lawin both turned in exceptional games. Jack Adamson had a high game of 236, and took high series for men while the aforementioned Larry had the high handicap series. In Tuesday’s Bridge...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

For a man who always wanted to remain a farmer, being drafted was not a welcome thing.  George says it was like being ordered to volunteer. He had two or three farm deferments but somehow the local draft board official decided he should be drafted anyway. George was often seen driving a truck hauling mi...

Dispatchers train for disaster response without aid of computers Dispatchers train for disaster response without aid of computers

POLSON – In order to get around prohibitive costs, Lake County Office of Emergency Management Director Steve Stanley organized a local training session for his dispatch crew and first responders last week. Stanely, who said he wants to offer his 911 emergency dispatch crew and other emergency respon...

Firefighters battle two fires on windy day

POLSON — Oct. 17 was a very windy day and that led to a busy day for Polson Rural and other area fire departments as they battled two separate fires west and northwest of Polson.  Polson Rural Fire Chief Gordon Gieser said the Binger Fire was reported at 1 p.m. followed by the Irvine Flats Fire...

Teens gather to learn suicide intervention skills Teens gather to learn suicide intervention skills

RONAN – One of Kylei BigBow’s friends died by suicide last year. The 17-year-old Polson High School student was so overcome with grief from the loss that she decided she needed to do something about the issue. “I wanted to take that grief to help conquer this,” she said of suicide....

Comics ask kids to suspend political correctness for assembly Comics ask kids to suspend political correctness for assembly

CHARLO – Two speakers traveled to schools across the Flathead Indian Reservation last week to share a message of inclusion wrapped in a comic routine. The speakers stopped in Charlo on Tuesday, Oct. 17 and while they were there also told students about the 4th Annual Indigenous Film Festival showing...


 POLSON — Whatever happened to Preparations A thru G? Vivian Ross continued her winning ways at senior bowling last week, rolling a women’s high game of 216. Tim Basta scored high for the men with 241. Those two also swept series and handicap series but Sharon Sansone’s and Jack Ada...


ARLEE — The Arlee Senior Citizens Center is sponsoring a bake sale on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 3 -7 p.m. We will serve our usual monthly “Fourth Saturday” evening dinner at 6 p.m. and welcome all to stop by for a baked item, and stay for dinner. We also have a silent auction in progress, ...


RONAN — On Thursday, Oct. 26, the AARP Safe Drivers course will be taught at the senior center from 10- a.m.-2 p.m. Participants need to bring a sack lunch.  The menu for the coming week:  —  Wednesday Oct. 25: cheeseburgers, fruit salad, dessert —  Friday, Oct....

St. Ignatius

ST. IGNATIUS — Life without Liberty is like a body without spirit. On Nov. 3 we will be offering an AARP Safe Driving class from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Class size is limited so please call the center at 406-745-4462 to sign up. Nov. 7 is the day for open enrollment Medicare Part B and the ladies from the Are...

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