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Race pits bug against bug, wraps up summer reading Race pits bug against bug, wraps up summer reading

POLSON — Ants, beetles and centipedes were all over the upstairs of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2988.  No, it wasn’t an infestation.  It was the North Lake County Library District’s summer reading program’s annual bug race, and 32 kids participated. Earwigs and daddy long-legs spiders were not allowed.  Each child found a bug, secured their insect in a lidded bug jar and trooped into the VFW on Aug. 6 to see how fast their bug compared to others. The race courses were large circles taped on the floor with a starting square in the middle. The goal of the race was to have your bug start in the middle and be the first to cross the taped ...


Smokin’ on the Water serves up smokin’ barbecue and fun Smokin’ on the Water serves up smokin’  barbecue and fun

POLSON — The fragrance of cooking pork, chicken and beef was enough to draw a crowd of hungry visitors to the seventh annual Smokin’ on the Water barbecue contest on Aug. 1 on the north end of the KwaTaqNuk Resort and Casino. A rock climbing wall jutted into the air alongside games for kids ri...

Rare cancer sends 2-year-old to Seattle Rare  cancer sends  2-year-old to Seattle

POLSON — Thelma Mae Briney is a 28-month-old blonde sprite whose favorite food is peanut butter and honey sandwiches.  Like most 2-year-olds, she spends her time playing, running, reading books, taking off her shoes and exploring her world — until July 15, when Thelma had a slight fever a...

City’s Economic Development Council unveils resort tax proposal City’s Economic Development Council unveils resort tax proposal

POLSON — The Polson Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon on Aug. 5 provided more than just a hearty bowl of soup and a sandwich.  Attendees got a preview of the City of Polson’s Economic Development Council’s work on a proposal for a resort tax. After Polson City Commission voted to...

Search and Rescue fundraiser provides place for kids to have fun Search and Rescue fundraiser provides place for kids to have fun

POLSON — For children full of ice cream and maybe a little bored looking at cars and strolling, the Lake County Search and Rescue’s fundraiser at the Kerr Dam soccer fields on Aug. 8 was a great way to cool off in the Slip’N Slide, one of the wading pools or the dunking booth.  With...

Tribal wildlife biologists request information on nesting trumpeter swans Tribal wildlife biologists request information on nesting trumpeter swans

News from CSKT Tribal Wildlife Program FLATHEAD RESERVATION — Wildlife Biologists with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes began a project to restore trumpeter swans as a resident species on the Flathead Indian Reservation in the mid-1990s. Subsequent efforts resulted in the release of 249 c...

Swim team crosses Lake Mary Ronan Swim team crosses Lake Mary Ronan

LAKE MARY RONAN — Some kids spend their final days of summer soaking up the sun on the docks at Salish Point or diving off the seawall at nearby Sacajawea Park, but on Aug. 4 the Lake Monsters swim team took their summer adventuring to different waters. Joining distance swimmer Emily von Jentzen of ...

Ropin’ Rooster Ropin’ Rooster

Rooster Reynolds throws a heel loop in the Wrangler team roping event held at the Polson fairgrounds last weekend.

Ronan

RONAN – I’d like to share a poem with you entitled: I’m Fine — “There nothing what ever the matter with me, — I’m just as healthy as I can be. — I have arthritis in both my knees, — and when I talk, I talk with a wheez.” — autho...

Polson

POLSON – No matter how much you push the envelope, it will still be stationery. Clara will be teaching two more AARP safe driving classes this year. The next one is on Aug. 18 from 9 a.m.– 2 p.m. and the last one is in October. Remember, present the certificate of completion to your insurance ...

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