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Polson Seniors for Aug. 8, 2018

POLSON — I have the world’s largest collection of seashells. I keep it on all the beaches of the world ... perhaps you’ve seen it. On any given day of the week, there’s always something going on at our senior center; exercise classes three days a week, bridge and pinochle and mahjong and Friday nights we have Bingo with a $100 black-out game. The menu for the coming week is: —  Thursday, Aug. 9: enchiladas, sour cream and salsa —  Friday, Aug. 10: Swedish meatballs, mashed potatoes —  Monday, Aug. 13: corn chowder, ham salad sandwich —  Tuesday, Aug. 14: hashbrown bake, link sausage —  Wednes...


Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

Jack Fay’s buddies who had gotten their draft notices told him he was on his way to being next. He didn’t want to dig foxholes for the Army and he liked water and ships, so he talked to a Navy recruiter in Missoula. On Sept. 5, 1961 he officially joined the Navy. Boot camp was 12 weeks in San ...

Pioneer Days celebrated in Ronan Pioneer Days celebrated in Ronan

RONAN – Last weekend, Ronan took center-stage, as Mission Valley residents turned out to have a good time at the annual Pioneer Days celebration. The city kicked off the three-day celebration Friday morning in Bockman Park with youngsters dipping their fishing lines in Spring Creek in hopes of catch...

Boys and Girls Club receives $50,0000 grant from Lowe’s

RONAN — Boys and Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County announced on July 31 they have been selected to receive $50,000 from Lowe’s Renovation Across the Nation, representing the state of Montana. The local organization is one of 51 Boys and Girls Clubs around the country to recei...

Polson in Bloom’ winners announced News from the Envision Polson Beautification Committee Polson in Bloom’ winners announced News from the Envision Polson Beautification Committee

POLSON – The Beautification Committee of the Greater Polson Foundation has announced the winners of the 2018 Polson in Bloom Contest. The contest is meant to promote attractive curb views throughout the Polson area. Judging is not an easy task as there are many attractive yards of different sizes and s...

A fair for all A fair for all

RONAN – “I enjoy spending time with the animals,” eighth grader Aspen Taber stated. She also noted chickens are her favorite animal. “I do well with them. They suit me.”  The fair had over 500 4-H exhibits packed with livestock, art and food. Whatever your interest, from...

Governor visits local summer food program for kids Governor visits local summer food program for kids

ARLEE – Gov. Steve Bullock and First Lady Lisa Bullock traveled to the Arlee Community Center July 24 along with a bus full of people to visit with about a dozen children impacted by a statewide program to provide food for kids.  The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Education Summer Prog...

Chasing the curve: As budgets churn, can Montana get its mentally ill care before they hit crisis? Chasing the curve: As budgets churn, can Montana get its mentally ill care before they hit crisis?

Sarah sat in her Livingston home with the front door locked and her eyes closed, picturing the path to Gallatin Mental Health Center in Bozeman for day treatment. It’s 26 miles, across a pass, with strangers at the end of the trip — too far, for someone who struggled to imagine walking around the...

Democrats open campaign office in Polson Democrats open campaign office in Polson

POLSON – Last Wednesday evening, the Montana Democratic Party opened an office in Polson to support the campaigns of candidates in the upcoming November election.  Announced by the Montana Democratic Party in a press release, “Polson is just the latest installment in the Montana Democrati...

Reservation fire danger ‘Very High’

RONAN — The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Division of Fire wildland fire officials have moved the Flathead Indian Reservations fire danger to “Very High.”  After a wet spring, fuels have dried to the point that fires will spread quickly. Last week, unattended campfires, i...

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