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St. Ignatius

ST. IGNATIUS — We would like to thank Blackfoot Telephone for their generous grant to help us replace our refrigerator. Please come and join us on Tuesdays and Fridays for lunch at noon and at 5:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday evenings for dinner. Come and join your friends and play Bing...

Polson

POLSON — We may think we’re grown up but then somebody brings out bubble wrap. The hearing clinic will be here on Tuesday, Aug. 23, from 9-11 a.m. The annual meeting will be held on Aug. 26 at lunchtime for the purpose of electing officers for the upcoming year. Get involved; make a difference...

Ronan

RONAN — Thirty-six percent of individuals at 50 years of age or older are victims of ID theft. Dan Buchta of BBB will make a presentation on Friday, August 26, about how to protect yourself during our birthday dinner. All ages are welcome at the center. The center opens at 9 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesd...

Puppy mill owners appear in court amid demonstrators Puppy mill owners appear in court amid demonstrators

POLSON — A couple, both charged with felony aggravated animal cruelty, made their first appearance in Lake County Justice Court Wednesday amid a throng of people demonstrating against puppy mills. Larry August Latzke, 74, and Nadene Marie Latzke, 71, held hands and sat tersely awaiting Justice ...

Drive sober or get pulled over

News from Ronan Police Department RONAN — As part of the national Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown, law enforcement agencies across Montana will deploy extra patrols to prevent impaired driving during the final weeks of the summer season. Saturation patrols for DUI ...

Summerfest Summerfest

Polson was a vibrant hub of activity last weekend as Summerfest 2016 took to the streets with the annual car show hosted by Anderson Broadcasting and the Sandpiper Art Festival on the courthouse lawn. Both events are staples for Polson summers. The Sandpiper Art Festival is celebrating 45 years and the ca...

Police Chief needs funding for improvements Police Chief needs funding for improvements

RONAN – Ronan Police Chief Ken Weaver has focused on improving the department for about two years now, but he needs funding to continue to accomplish his goals. He has a few things on his to-do list including hiring another full-time officer, establishing a salary ladder to retain skilled employees,...

Medical marijuana initiative one of four to make Nov. 8 ballot

MONTANA — At least 24 initiatives were filed this spring, hoping to be placed on Montana’s Nov. 8 ballot. Only four passed. One of those was the Montana Medical Marijuana Initiative, I-182, which supporters call a responsible and accountable law regarding medical marijuana. The goal of the ...

Irrigation board runs into more election issues Irrigation board runs into more election issues

ST. IGNATIUS – The election process got a bit more complicated recently concerning elected board positions for the Flathead Joint Board of Control. The board elected to cancel the last election because 800 ballots were not initially mailed out due to requirements that one person be designated to vot...

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