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Ronan

RONAN — Question: What did the cat say after eating two robins lying in the sun? Answer: I just love baskin’ robins. All our meals are open to the public of any age. We are wheelchair accessible. The cost for noon meals for those under the age of 60 is $5 and for those over 60 years of age is $4. All meals come with fruit, veggies, bread and dessert. Menu: —  Friday, April 1: Peanut butter and jelly bar with soup; tax preparation by appointment; Bingo played at 1 p.m.  —  Monday, April 4: Polish dog; Bridge played at 1:30 p.m. —  Wednesday, April 6: chili and cinnamon rolls; crafts at 1 p.m. —  Thursday, April 7:...


Arlee

 ARLEE — Did you know the income tax was first enacted in 1862 by Congress and President Lincoln to pay the expenses of the Civil War?  The tax lasted 10 years and was repealed. You can learn more about its rocky road to permanency at: www.irs.gov/uac/history. On Tuesday, March 29, an AARP...

Polson

POLSON — Oh, my. Gotta get this done. I seem to have lost a day. Sometimes I’m more confused than a mood ring on a chameleon in a bagful of skittles. Alice Johnson’s 220 and Don Young’s 253 scores were high for the women’s and men’s senior bowling. Alice also had high s...

Neighborhood watch hears about The Nest

News from St. Ignatius Neighborhood Watch ST. IGNATIUS — Mothers in need and their children will soon be able to find respite in the Nest. Jen Blumberg, director of the new nonprofit entity, said the home at 410 St. Mary’s Drive in St. Ignatius is being transformed into a transitiona...

STAGED STAGED

Witty lines and artistic creativity rang out for two nights in a row at the Ronan Performing Arts Center, where high school students acted out a cult classic book and screenplay, “The Princess Bride.” Performing Arts Director Jessica Davis said the play was chosen as a way to better engage wit...

Large wood pile fire sparks second fire Large wood pile fire sparks second fire

ST. IGNATIUS – Sparks from a large burn pile flew onto a stack of hay on Wednesday, March 16, just before 4 p.m. and caught it on fire. The St. Ignatius Volunteer Fire Department responded to the haystack fire at a sawmill on 60136 Foothill Rd. The haystacks were owned by the folks burning the wood ...

Water compact team welcomes new member during meeting

PABLO – Before the Compact Implementation Technical Team started their meeting on Tuesday, March 15, they invited a new representative to the table. Another board known as the Flathead Joint Board of Control voted to appoint Wade Shepard, an irrigator and cattle rancher, to the CITT to represent irr...

Lucky day: snow melts in time for St. Patrick’s Day parade Lucky day: snow melts in time for St. Patrick’s Day parade

RONAN – The green horse returned again this year in the 27th St. Patrick’s Day parade, although it wasn’t the same green horse seen in years past.  “When I was a kid, Mr. Palmer had the green horse in the parade, and I thought it was the coolest thing,” Ashley Mock said....

Proposed tax increase concerns public at Mission school board meeting Proposed tax increase concerns public at Mission school board meeting

ST. IGNATIUS – During the Mission School Board meeting on March 15, Superintendent Jason Sargent faced tough questions concerning the proposed school improvement bond. Mail in bond election ballots will be sent out beginning Wednesday, April 6, to residents within the Mission School District. The ba...

Polson trustees consider options

POLSON — The Polson School Board meeting on Tuesday, March 15 was filled with many agenda items; however, the search for a new superintendent seemed to trump all. Despite recent interviews and meetings with applicants, trustee Chanel Lake addressed the board with a new plan of action. “I know ...

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