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Valley View students share culture Valley View students share culture

VALLEY VIEW — A bunch of black cows drifted down the road next to Valley View School, casting the occasional non-judgmental eye on the students as they danced at Valley View’s first ever powwow.  The powwow came about because teacher Carol Madden asked her student teacher Vanessa Sanchez what she was passionate about.  “I’m interested in Indian Education for All,” Sanchez said.  So Madden encouraged Sanchez to teach Native American studies and hold a powwow. Sanchez, who belongs to the Shoshone Bannock tribe in Fort Hall, Idaho, taught the students about tribal flags, how to bead, how to make moccasins, some tribal history, cooking fr...


Arlee Superintendent to finish term

ARLEE – George Linthicum attended his last school board meeting as superintendent of the Arlee School District on Tuesday, and the board thanked him for his work on the budget and advocating for technology in the school. David Whitesell is scheduled to take over the position on July 1. High school s...

Helping hoof it to Kentucky Helping hoof it to Kentucky

RONAN — The Western Montana Stockman’s Association donated $1,000 of the estimated $10,000 cost of attending the FFA National Conference to the Mission Valley FFA team. The Livestock Judging team will be the first from Mission Valley to compete at the national level. Competition will be held this...

Job shadowing topic of meeting

POLSON — At the Polson School Board’s June 8 meeting, Landon Godfrey and Shelley Quinn, who are employed at Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center, joined Tammy Kelly and Polson High School Principal Rex Weltz in a discussion about the hospital’s partnership with the high school to pr...

Woman rescues horses, hopes others will promote large-animal well-being Woman rescues horses, hopes others will promote large-animal well-being

LAKE COUNTY – Three horses are safe, sound and on the road to recovery after a kind-hearted Ronan woman rescued them from a neglectful owner, but those involved in saving the animals worry there are others out there suffering because of a lack of large-animal rescue resources in the area.  Shan...

Ronan

  RONAN – I’ll cut right “to the chase.” We have good food and great people making special memories. These are two of the top reasons why Ronan Senior Citizens’ group, at 528 Main Street, is here. We are sharing a few of life’s events that strengthen the inner pers...

Polson

  POLSON — It’s hard to make a comeback when you haven’t been anywhere. Does Minnesota count, because that’s where I am, swatting mosquitos? But, like MacArthur, I shall return. It’s great seeing all the family again. My granddaughter Mallory graduated from high school w...

St. Ignatius

ST. IGNATIUS — The St. Ignatius Senior Citizens Center will not serve a meal on Friday, July 3, to allow staff members and others an extended holiday. Also, the center board of directors will hold its regular July meeting on Tuesday, June 30, to allow time for planning and preparing for the annual Good...

Crab Crack promises a good time Crab Crack promises a good time

RONAN – A longtime Ronan tradition of good-hearted community fun will be held in Ronan this weekend as the Ronan Area Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Crab Crack at Bockman Park.  The crack has been a longtime staple since former Chamber Secretary Carlene Bockman was first mailed a flyer by...

Fishing Without Barriers anglers land big lake trout Fishing Without Barriers anglers land big lake trout

WOODS BAY — The glistening lake trout Mary Kay Knofal held up to be photographed wasn’t the first fish she ever caught. “I love to fish,” Mary Kay said. At 88 she looked like she stepped out of a Harper’s Bazaar ad in a nautical outfit of a striped blouse and capris, a whi...

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