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Free meals for kids available at the following locations

POLSON — While Polson schools remain closed, grab and go meals will be available for all youth under the age of 18 at the following locations and times:   Cherry Valley Elementary School – breakfast from 8-9 a.m., lunch from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Linderman Elementary School – breakfast from 8-9 a.m., lunch from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Turtle Lake Head Start – breakfast from 8-9 a.m., lunch from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Elmo Community Center – breakfast from 8-9 a.m., lunch from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Big Arm Fire Department – breakfast from 8-9 a.m., lunch from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Dayton Elemen...


Sheriff releases names involved in murder-suicide

POLSON – A father died by suicide after killing his two children in their home on Lakeview Drive in Polson on Friday, March 13. Lake County Sheriff Don Bell said an investigation is underway. Bell said “it appears” the father killed the children and himself. Bell said the father of the c...

Polson Schools Superintendent shares plans for remote learning, grab & go meals

March 16, 2020 Dear Polson School District Families, We certainly understand that we all are in uncharted waters with much uncertainty.  Our best-developed plans today most likely will change in hours as the Nation, Montana, and Polson School District adjusts to meet the needs of our students, sta...

Governor Bullock declares state of emergency in Montana related to COVID-19

News from the Office of the Governor   MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today, March 12, issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency to exist within the state of Montana related to the communicable disease COVID-19 novel coronavirus. The emergency order puts the state on highest al...

Tribal Council passes order to slow the onset of the Coronavirus

FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION – Beginning immediately, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes implemented a government-wide partial shutdown. All department heads were directed to establish an essential services schedule through March 27. Department heads are firming up plans on what services wil...

Lake County prepares for COVID-19

LAKE COUNTY – The Lake County Health Department’s Health Service Director Emily Colomeda said Lake County residents should take precautions to prevent COVID-19 from spreading.  “This whole situation is changing every second it seems,” Colomeda said. “People should be usi...

Montana Supreme Court urges trial delays as anti-coronavirus measure

MONTANA — The Montana Supreme Court issued an order Friday encouraging Montana courts to delay jury trials in an effort to slow transmission of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The Supreme Court’s order, in the form of a letter from Chief Justice Mike McGrath, also requires state courts to release at...

Call for moratorium on utility disconnects

News from State Representative Tom Winter MONTANA — As our communities begin to grapple with the state of emergency surrounding the COVID-19 virus, thousands of Montanans will feel the financial strains that come with it. Schools will close, forcing parents to pay for childcare or to take off from...

Williams calls for mail-in election for June 2 primary

News from Whitney Williams   MISSOULA — As the state monitors the potential spread of COVID-19, candidate for Montana Governor Whitney Williams is calling on the state to hold a mail-in election for the primary in June. In an effort to mitigate the effects of coronavirus on voter turnout...

Polson food pantry uses drive through

News from the Polson Loaves and Fish Pantry  POLSON – The Polson Loaves and Fish Pantry will be open during regular hours, Tuesday at 2 to 6 p.m. and Friday at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Due to the COVID-19 virus, the food pantry will be utilizing a drive through service. People need to keep in mind t...

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