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Polson Chamber seeks parade entries

POLSON — Please join the “Miracle of America” Fourth of July celebration presented by the Polson Chamber of Commerce, Monday July 4, at noon on Main Street, Polson.

To enter the Fourth of July parade pick-up your parade entry form at the Polson Chamber office, 418 Main Street, Polson, or visit the Polson Chamber of Commerce website: http:// workform.pdf

Parade entries will be assigned in the order they are received. The entry deadline is July 3. Return your entry to the chamber office or scan and email it to

Prizes will be awarded to top entries.

Free lifesaver clinic offered for youths

POLSON — Mission Valley Aquatics and the Lake Monsters Swim Team will offer a free Junior Lifesaver Clinic on Saturday, June 25, from 9 a.m. to noon. The clinic is open to children ages 11-14 and will include lifeguard demonstrations, hands on practice, and pool/lake safety information. Bring your swimsuit and a willing attitude.

Class is limited to 20 participants. To register or for further questions, contact Coach Randy at

Memorial donations to help museum

RONAN — Families and friends of the late Robert Needham are pleased to announce the formation of a special memorial in his name, which will aid in the preservation of Ronan’s only museum.

Funds may be sent in any amount and at any time to:

Preservation Fund Garden of the Rockies Museum 48515 Anderson Lane Ronan, MT 59864


Ronan Police Chief Ken Weaver officially swore in reserve officers Brandon Smith and Robert Stentz at the last council meeting. The two officers were misidentified in the June 15 Ronan City Council story and their profiles were switched. The story should have read:

Reserve Officer Smith volunteered for the St. Ignatius Volunteer Fire Department. He said he volunteered to help the police department because he wanted to be part of the town and its positive change.

Reserve Officer Stentz once served on a police department in California. He said he is a volunteer type of person. “This chief is excellent,” he said. “I wouldn’t have considered this until he came along.”

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