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POLSON — The veterans’ representative will be here on Jan. 19. The schedule for the veterans’ representative for February is Feb. 5 and 16. The toenail clinic will be on Wednesday, Jan. 13, from 10 a.m.-noon. We still have a good selection of See’s Candy for sale. Reserve a date and time to have your taxes prepared here at the center beginning Feb. 1. Friday night bingo will resume on Jan. 8. Our pinochle group is meeting on Thursdays. Call to get in on it. Pete Daniels had a high of 3250. Chuck Adams nipped at his heels with a score of 3230. Bridge is played on Tuesdays and Fridays right after lunch. Get in on the action. Come join our exercise ...


Lanterns soared to new heights during the New Year’s Eve Community Lantern Lighting event on Thursday, Dec. 31 outside the St. Joseph Medical Center. “This is to help Polson soar into the new year,” said Jackie Cripe, Polson Business Community chair member. The PBC sponsored the event wi...

Local featured in film festival Local featured in film festival

POLSON – Elias Nawawieh hasn’t always lived a few blocks from Flathead Lake, but he was referred to as one of the few local filmmakers to have a film in the 2015 Flathead Lake International Cinemafest. His film “Victory In Christ” is about Middle Eastern Christians suffering from t...

Polson High senior receives congressional nomination to military academies Polson High senior receives congressional nomination to military academies

POLSON — Nathan Young, a senior at Polson High School, was one of 24 Montana seniors to be nominated to attend military service academies throughout the country. He was the only student in Lake County to receive congressional nominations from Sen. Jon Tester and Sen. Steve Daines, as well as Congressma...

Winter film festival opens soon Winter film festival opens soon

POLSON – During this year’s winter Flathead Lake International Cinemafest, a range of topics from the comedic to the dramatic are scheduled to hit the big screen Jan. 22 to 24 at the Showboat Cinema theater on Main Street.  “Winter is known as the offseason for this town, but we wan...

Local writer publishes fictional book with nature settings Local writer publishes fictional book with nature settings

ARLEE – A deer walks across the highway, a car swerves, and the deer is suddenly walking upside down. “It really happened,” said author Jerry McGahan of the incident he witnessed where a deer looked like it was still walking with its legs up after being hit by a car. The story continues ...

Blood quantum: Who says who you are? Blood quantum: Who says who you are?

PABLO — It’s not everyday that you hear about someone turning down an invitation to the White House in order to fulfill a more local obligation but that’s exactly what a Salish Kootenai College student recently did. Invited to be a youth delegate at the annual Tribal Nations Conference at t...

Perch fishing great on East Bay Perch fishing great on East Bay

Fishermen, As good as the perch fishing was in the river below and at Polson, my thought was that the fishing will be as good or better in East Bay (extreme east side of Polson Bay) when the ice comes on. We had early ice around Thanksgiving and the small amount of time I spent on it showed great promi...

Finley re-appointed council chairman Finley re-appointed  council chairman

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ Tribal Council began the New Year by selecting officers to serve for the next two years. Standing Chairman Vernon Finley was selected to serve for another term as Chair. He had just completed a sp...

St. Ignatius

ST. IGNATIUS — The St. Ignatius Senior Citizens Center will hold its annual meeting at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 12; reports will be given and directors will be elected.  The activities in the center for the rest of January are:  —  Evening dinners begin at 5:30 p.m.  &md...


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