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Polson seniors for March 20, 2019

POLSON —  St. Paddy’s Day and the Ides of March Have been here, now have passed. The days are warming, snow is melting, No longer can it last. And ‘neath it all the grass is green, And when the drifts are gone, The cycle starts all o’er again It’ll be time to mow the lawn. The hearing clinic will be held here on Tuesday, March 26, from 9-11 a.m. A new Tai Chi class will begin on April 9. Plan ahead for the AARP Safe Driving class to be held next month on April 16. There’s always room for more exercisers in our Monday, Wednesday and Friday groups. And of course you’re always welcome to play bingo on Friday ...


MHP Trooper in critical condition after shooting

EVARO – Both lanes of U.S. Hwy. 93 are open again following the closure of the northbound lane this morning, Friday, March 15, during an active investigation of a shooting. Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Wade Palmer was shot and is reported to be in critical condition. Suspect Jonathan Bertsch is in cu...

Stand Proud Stand Proud

By Rob Zolman / Valley Journal BILLINGS – The Arlee Warriors basketball season ended Saturday evening in Billings as the defending back-to-back state champions fell to the Manhattan Christian Eagles 83-51 in the Class C Boys State Basketball Championship at the MetraPark’s Rimrock Auto Arena. ...

Local representatives share update as state legislature hits halfway point Local representatives share update as state legislature hits halfway point

RONAN – Considering what could happen when people with differing political views gather together, the legislative update held in town on Tuesday, March 5, was mostly civil. The event was hosted by Mission Valley Rises: Democracy Engaged (a community led group committed to protecting community rights...

Fundraising for student photography trip underway Fundraising for student photography trip underway

PABLO – Between classes, five teenagers met to discuss the upcoming trip for their photography class. When told they would fly to New Mexico by airplane, all five glanced up in unison; some giddy, others nervous. Only one member of the group has traveled by air before.  Starting Sept. 15, Two E...

Donations help support Charlo outdoor complex

CHARLO – The Charlo Community Outdoor Complex committee received a substantial donation towards the funds needed to build a rubberized track for the Charlo Sports Complex.  The Charlo American Legion Post 126 presented CCOC chairman Harley Coleman with a check for $2,000 in support of the proje...

Ronan’s top cop takes chilly plunge for worthy cause Ronan’s top cop takes chilly plunge for worthy cause

With temperatures hovering around zero degrees on Saturday morning, Ronan Police Chief Ken Weaver took a chilly dip in the icy waters of Spring Creek in the Ronan park for a good cause. Weaver signed up to help raise funds for the annual Special Olympics with the Flathead Rez Polar Plunge, along with othe...

One man killed in Pablo shooting

PABLO – Matthew Adam Posey Darnell, 30, of Polson, was shot several times and killed in Pablo on Thursday night, Feb. 28, around 10 p.m.  Daniel Chance Blixt, 29, of Pablo, was charged with deliberate homicide in the shooting death, according to Lake County Sheriff Don Bell.  Bell said ...

8 children involved in wreck

ST. IGNATIUS – Eight children and their driver were taken to the hospital on Wednesday, Feb. 27, following a three-vehicle accident that occurred outside of St. Ignatius near Post Creek Hill, McDonald Lake Road and mile marker 39.2. “They are all young children,” said Montana Highway Pat...

Drugs found during residential search in Polson Drugs found during residential search in Polson

POLSON – On the afternoon of March 1, your Polson Police Department executed a residential search warrant as part of a short-term drug investigation. The warrant was executed at the Boettcher Terrace Apartments in the 800 block of 10th Avenue East. Evidence found during the search included methamphetam...

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