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Downed power line startles family Downed power line startles family

POLSON — On Monday morning, New Year’s Eve, Dave Salomon’s boys heard a unusual noise and looked out the window of their home on Haystack Mountain Lane and saw a fire in the snow due to a broken power line. Dave called 911 and they told him to block off traffic both ways so no one would drive by it and get shocked. By the time he and his sons got to the scene the police also arrived and shortly afterwards Mission Valley Power pulled up. The power was out for the Salomon home for only a little over an hour, but possibly out for over two hours for some other homes. The Salomon family appreciated the dispatcher’s advice to keep everyone from  getting close to the b...


Mission Valley Elks add new members Mission Valley Elks add new members

News from Mission Valley Elks Mission Valley Elks #1695 welcome seven new members to their organization on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. We are delighted to welcome Susan Cleal, Laurel Torgerson, Cedrick Smith, Daniel Fletcher, Ashley Megahan, Tara Snyder and Mellissa Sneed. These members will join us in our...

St. Ignatius seniors for Jan. 9, 2019

ST. IGNATIUS — "We are never defeated unless we give up on God ... " Ronald Reagan Wishing everyone peace, love and laughter, in the New Year. Congratulations to the winner of our Christmas basket raffle ... Fred Gariepy. The quilters are in the center on Mondays from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. &...

Polson Seniors for Jan. 9, 2019

POLSON — True fact: There are more airplanes in the ocean than submarines in the sky. On Friday, Jan. 11, while the exercise group is doing their thing, the board will meet to exercise their prerogatives. The veterans’ representative will be here on Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 10 a.m.-noon. C...

Arlee Seniors for Jan. 9, 2019

ARLEE — Happy New Year from the Arlee Senior Center. Winter is officially here; the days will be getting longer and with more light some of us will be coming out of hibernation and we will be very hungry. What is better at beating those winter blues and filling that empty stomach than having a nice ...

Justice Dept. seeks to close loopholes, clarify DUI laws Justice Dept. seeks to close loopholes, clarify DUI laws

Legislators in Helena are preparing for a complete overhaul of the state DUI code, hoping to simplify laws and change Montana’s dialogue when it comes to drinking and driving.  The Montana Attorney General’s office is suggesting several bills aiming to clarify confusing rules, close looph...

Justice Dept. seeks to close loopholes, clarify DUI laws

Legislators in Helena are preparing for a complete overhaul of the state DUI code, hoping to simplify laws and change Montana’s dialogue when it comes to drinking and driving.  The Montana Attorney General’s office is suggesting several bills aiming to clarify confusing rules, close looph...

Ronan Cooperative Brewery finds downtown home Ronan Cooperative Brewery finds downtown home

The doors opened for a short time on Montana’s first cooperative brewery during the evening of Friday, Dec. 21, allowing people to see the space before renovations begin. The Ronan Cooperative Brewery has found a home at 400 Main Street in the back section of a large two-story building that was once...

Former Ronan teacher loses ability to teach in Montana

RONAN – A former Ronan Middle School teacher lost his license to teach in the State of Montana due to allegations of sexual misconduct.  The Montana Board of Public Education revoked Zachary Rowan’s license in November. Rowan was a middle school English teacher at the Ronan School Distric...

Polson Seniors for Jan. 2, 2019

POLSON — I’ve found that if you tuck one part of your pant leg into your sock people expect less of you. My New Year’s resolution is to live as long as I can; so far, so good. The veterans’ representative will be here on Friday, Jan. 4, from 10 a.m.-noon. The New Year is brin...

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