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Ronan Thanksgiving dinner continues

RONAN — The annual Ronan Community Thanksgiving dinner will be curbside pick up only on Thursday, Nov. 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the Boys and Girls Club in Ronan. 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are limiting volunteer help to ensure the safety of our workers and members of the community. 

Please note the change of location and swing by to pick up your dinner to go. For questions, call Rita at 406-871-1648.


Library announces holiday hours

POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26, for Thanksgiving Day. We will reopen on Friday, Nov. 27, at 9 a.m. and will be open until 5 p.m. The library will be closed on Saturday Nov. 28.  

All items in our library Gift Nook will be 20 percent off starting on Black Friday, Nov. 27, through December. 

Mobile Hotspots are available for check out for seven days at a time. You can connect any device (smartphone, laptop, computer) and access the internet wherever there is cell service. You must have a North Lake County Public Library District card. If you don’t have a card, stop in and get one. They’re free. 

CreativeBug is a digital platform with thousands of award-winning art and craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Visit: and enter your library card number then create an account.

The library hours during phase two of reopening are: Mondays-Fridays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. We are also open Wednesdays and Fridays from 9-10 a.m. for the vulnerable population. 


Gianforte announces COVID-19 Task Force

News from Governor-elect Greg Gianforte

BOZEMAN — Governor-elect Greg Gianforte today announced his 21-member COVID-19 Task Force, comprised of healthcare experts, business leaders, school administrators, law enforcement, and local and tribal leaders.

This task force will work with state and local health officials to provide recommendations to the Governor-elect on how to best manage the COVID-19 crisis.

The Governor-elect released the following statement:

“Montana faces a public health crisis and economic crisis as a result of COVID-19 – which I trust the people of Montana to take seriously. It remains my top priority to work together to protect the most vulnerable among us, while also safely and fully opening back up our economy. This task force will be indispensable to me in tailoring a plan unique to the Treasure State that will promote both the health and economic well-being of Montanans.”


Small grain producer reports due 

News from USDA Farm Service Agency

BOZEMAN — Producers of fall-seeded small grains, such as wheat, barley and oats, who have not yet filed an acreage report for crops planted in the fall of 2019, must report their acreage in order to be eligible for USDA Farm Service Agency’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2. While the original deadline in Montana was Nov. 15, 2019, FSA is accepting late-filed reports for CFAP 2 enrollment purposes until Nov. 16, 2020.


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