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Community wide outbreak of Pertussis emerges Community wide outbreak of Pertussis emerges

LAKE COUNTY – While a vaccination usually prevents whooping cough, there have been 19 confirmed cases of the respiratory illness in recent weeks. School children at St. Ignatius High School, St. Ignatius Elementary School, St. Ignatius Head Start, and Arlee Elementary School have contracted the illness. Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is an illness that starts out with cold-like symptoms and can develop into a violent cough. Those affected may have trouble catching their breath after coughing. The illness is most dangerous for infants, who can stop breathing if they are infected. Pregnant women and those whose immune systems are compromised are also at risk of serious illn...


Watch sawdust fly at inaugural Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous Watch sawdust fly at inaugural Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous

RONAN – The Mission Valley will be abuzz with rip-roaring activity during the area’s first Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous starting Thursday, June 20, through Sunday, June 23. The four-day event will feature chainsaw carvers from around the country showing off their carving skills as they craft lo...

Circus, carnival comes to Ronan Circus, carnival comes to Ronan

RONAN – Family fun is on the schedule for June 22 at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Ronan as the circus and carnival come to town.   Culpepper & Merriweather Circus, America’s favorite big top circus, will be presenting their entertaining show with two scheduled performances at 2 p.m....

St. Ignatius seniors for June 5, 2019

ST. IGNATIUS — It’s easy to identify people who can’t count to ten; they’re in front of you in the supermarket express lane. Our card party will on Monday, June 10, at 6:30 p.m. and everyone is welcome. Our next nail clinic will be on June 28 from 10 a.m.-noon. Please call the c...

Ronan seniors for June 5, 2019

RONAN — The air is filled with smoke so we truly know that spring is here. Hopefully the season of smoke will not last long.  The monthly board meeting will be held on Monday, June 10.   Work on crafts takes place on Wednesdays following the noon meal. Everyone is welcome to come and br...

Polson seniors for June 5, 2019

POLSON — If you love someone, let them go. If they come back with coffee, then it was meant to be.  The bridge group is back at the center; they meet every Tuesday and Friday around 12:30 p.m. and play until 3:30 p.m. Pinochle is played at the center every Thursday, and they are willing to teac...

Women 4 Wellness health fair improves, saves lives Women 4 Wellness health fair improves, saves lives

PABLO – Diana Cote looked out at the women and a few men exploring the booths of almost 100 vendors on Thursday during the 11th annual Women for Wellness health fair held at the Salish Kootenai College gym. “It’s good when women get together,” she said. “It’s really goo...

Red Nose Day fundraiser supports local children Red Nose Day fundraiser supports local children

POLSON – Locals can show support for children’s programs by donating money and wearing a bright red nose on their face.  This is the fifth year that the Polson Walgreens has raised money to support underprivileged children through the national Red Nose Day fundraiser. This year, the fundr...

Class of 2019 crosses finish line Class of 2019 crosses finish line

ARLEE – Twenty-eight students received diplomas at this year’s Arlee High School graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 26, held at the old gym.  Noelle West was the valedictorian this year, and Ashley Potts was the salutatorian. Teacher Leslie Jackson gave the commencement address after Arle...

Two Eagle River School celebrates commencement Two Eagle River  School celebrates  commencement

PABLO – On Saturday afternoon, one of the smallest senior classes in decades walked across the stage during the 2019 graduation ceremony at Two Eagle River School. According to administrator Rodney Bird, the number of graduates may be small in total but the 2019 class had the distinct privilege of b...

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