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Tester calls for Senate hearing

News from the office of Senator Jon Tester U.S. Senate — U.S. Senator Jon Tester is calling on the Senate to hold a hearing on missing and murdered Native American women. In a letter to the leadership of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, Tester is demanding the committee bring together law e...

St. Joseph Medical Center receives gift of books St. Joseph Medical Center receives gift of books

 POLSON — Providence St. Joseph Medical Center pediatrician Emily Hall, DO, recently accepted a donation of children’s books from Laura Burrowes, Lake County Representative for the Community Action Partnership of Northwest Montana. The books will be given to young children through the hospit...

Mission Valley Museum Consortium shares upcoming events

ARLEE Arlee/Jocko Valley Museum See our beautiful outdoor veterans’ memorial and memorabilia from area veterans along with Pioneer Day photographs and more.   ST. IGNATIUS St. Ignatius Mission Church St. Ignatius Mission Church’s summer hours are 9 a.m.-7 p.m. d...

Bigfork man gets 3 years DOC for sexually assaulting 12-year-old

A Bigfork man was committed by Judge James Manley at District Court in Polson April 25 to 15 years with the State Department of Corrections with 12 years suspended after he pleaded guilty to sexual assault in February. Scott David Curry, 49, admitted to sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy on multiple oc...

Commission votes to remove Boardwalk Outdoor Cafe Commission votes to remove Boardwalk Outdoor Cafe

POLSON – Starting this summer, a new city-run concessions operation will replace a family restaurant in Boettcher Park. The Boardwalk Outdoor Café, which has provided food to visitors at Boettcher Park for several years, will be shut down. On April 16 the Polson City Commission voted four to one...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran  Spotlight

Ted Decker, a 1958 high school graduate, was working at the mill in Pablo when he got his draft notice. Rather than wait around to be called up, he went to the Polson office to volunteer for the draft and started his two years of service in September, 1961.      Ted went to Ft. Ord, Califor...

4-H members learn animal care at quality assurance workshop 4-H members learn animal care at quality assurance workshop

News from MSU Lake County Extension RONAN – What do I feed my steer? My grandpa says pour the corn to him but how much and should he get other grain too? Does he eat once or twice a day? How much hay does a lamb need? Do we have to have a barn or can my pig get out of the weather in the shed? How ...

Jail, justice system assessment released

POLSON — The National Institute of Corrections recently issued a jail and justice system assessment for Lake County.  According to the assessment, the jail has numerous significant building-related issues that impact staffing and operations, safety and security, manageability, welfare of staff ...

Briefs for Jan. 24, 2018

Applications for academic scholarships now available  News from the Montana Community Foundation HELENA —Montana Community Foundation announces applications for academic scholarships for the 2018-19 year are now available for Montana students. Last year, MCF awarded more than $450,000 in...

Olson clarification

To clarify a portion of last week’s court news – Judge James A. Manley gave Nicholas Ayers Olson, 31, of Polson, a three-year suspended sentence to the Department of Corrections for his fourth DUI, a felony, under the condition that Olson completes Lake County Drug Court. Olson also received susp...


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