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POLSON– Fifth-grader Sofia Leighton spooned water into a container that appears to contain blue sand. The result is unexpected: instead of sinking into the sand, the water forms beads atop the blue substance.  “Wow,” Leighton says softly. Leighton experimented with Nano sand at the Science Activity Fair at the North Lake County Public Library.  The event was held in tandem with the Coalition for Public Understanding of Science, which held its annual UnConference in Bigfork this year. The meeting drew scientists and science enthusiasts from around the world. According to the COPUS website, the central goal of the organization is to connect those intereste...


Briefs for Sept. 19, 2018

POLSON — The Lake County Public Health Department will be offering flu shots to the public at the following locations: —  Friday, Sept. 21 – Polson Farmers’ Market – 9 a.m.–1 p.m. —  Friday, Sept. 21 – Ronan Cenex – 2–6 p.m. &mdas...

State assessment results announced

News from Dylan Klapmeier, director of communications and federal relations for the Montana Office of Public Instruction HELENA— The Office of Public Instruction has released Montana’s 2017-2018 statewide assessment results, which show little variation over last year. Montana’s statewi...

Ronan seniors for Sept. 19, 2018

RONAN — The weather has been reminding us that we are drawing close to another change of season. Our nights have started to get colder.  The foot clinic will be held from 9-11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19. We also have a person who can check and clean your hearing aids that day.  The men...

St. Ignatius seniors for Sept. 19, 2018

ST. IGNATIUS — “Letting the cat out of the bag is a whole lot easier than putting it back in.” - Will Rogers The commodities are here and available for pick up. This program is income based; please call to see if you qualify. The food pantry is still looking for volunteers to work Tue...

Dixon seniors for Sept. 19, 2018

DIXON — Menu for next week: —  Thursday, Sept. 20: ham and cheese sandwiches, vegetable stew, homemade bread, dessert  

Polson seniors fo Sept. 19, 2018

POLSON — Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.  Safeway Pharmacy will be administering flu and pneumonia shots on Friday, Sept. 28, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. That’s also the date of September’s birthday lunch. Senior bowling kicked off last Tue...

Planes, pilots, pancakes all part of annual Polson Fly-In Planes, pilots, pancakes all part of annual Polson Fly-In

Skies above Polson were filled with all kinds of activity and interesting aircraft Saturday morning as more than two dozen vintage, homemade and experimental aircraft flew in from across the region. The fly-in pancake breakfast, held at the Polson Airport, is an annual event hosted by local Chapter 1122 o...

Law enforcement look for sexual assault suspects

LAKE COUNTY – Law enforcement officials are looking for suspects involved in a sexual assault case that occurred south of Polson on U.S. Highway 93 at 10 p.m. on Aug. 25.  Lake County Sheriff Don Bell said a teenage boy was walking along the highway when he was approached by two males, forced i...

City commission approves budget City commission approves budget

POLSON–The Polson City Commission voted unanimously to approve at $17.32 million budget for the upcoming 2018-2019 fiscal year at the Sept. 5 meeting.  According to the budget, the city’s total estimated revenue for the fiscal year will be $16,269,907. The city’s budget allows for $...

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