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City of Polson Street Department offers free leaf pick up

News from the City of Polson  POLSON – Every Monday in November, the City of Polson Streets Departments will be offering free pick up of leaves that have been placed in biodegradable leaf bags. Leaves placed in plastic bags will not be picked up. Please place biodegradable leaf bags for pick ...

Sentence deferred in embezzling case

For a Polson woman accused of embezzling money from her employer, Judge James Manley deferred the imposition of sentencing for six years in accordance with a plea agreement reached at District Court in Polson on June 19. Melissa Ann Miller, 34, admitted to crediting false returns to her debit card while s...

Sentence suspended for expectant mom Sentence suspended for expectant mom

A Lake County woman has been ordered to pay $40,000 restitution as part of her sentence on burglary charges. Samantha Ness, 27, was sentenced to a total of seven years with the Montana State Department of Corrections with all of those years suspended. The sentence was handed down at District Court in Pols...

University coach Hauck to golf at Ronan event

News from Mick Holien, Mission Mountain Golf Course RONAN — It is an annual affair of more than a couple of decades but that does not diminish the excitement of having University of Montana coaches visit the Mission Valley for a round of golf this month. UM head football coach Bobby Hauck, who ...

Club offers scholarships

News from the Montecahto Club This year, the Montecahto Club is offering a new scholarship in addition to its annual one in conjunction with the Polson Scholarship and Education Foundation. The new $500 Continuing Education Scholarship is for an individual seeking vocational or technical certificatio...

Polson seniors for April 3, 2019

POLSON — Hello everyone, I’m Elise Plaiss. As Dave said in last week’s article, I am the someone who is more closely involved with the center. I am the assistant cook at the Polson Center, and if there is anything specific you would like to have included in the newsletter, please feel free ...

Attorney recommends Michel get 20 years for child assaultAttorney recommends Michel get 20 years for child assault Attorney recommends Michel get 20 years for child assaultAttorney recommends Michel get 20 years for child assault

A Ronan man who was initially charged with sexual assault is receiving a recommended sentence to Montana State Prison for 20 years on the amended charge of aggravated assault. Keith Lee Michel Jr., 28, entered into a plea agreement during an appearance at District Court in Polson on Jan. 2. Lake County Attor...

Senator: Montanans need real, affordable health care

News from the office of Senator Jon Tester WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Jon Tester is taking on the Trump administration over a plan that could expand junk insurance in Montana. In a scathing letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, Administrator Seema Verma, Tester demanded CMS reconsid...

James Morgan James Morgan

RONAN – James “Jim” Allen Morgan, 66, passed away peacefully at home on Oct. 6, 2018, with his family by his side. He was born to Robert and Ester Morgan on Oct. 1, 1952, in Seaside, Oregon.  Jim worked with the Fire Department of Pablo-Ronan from 1979 to 2004 and worked for the Cit...

Patsy Mueller

POLSON — There will be a graveside interment of the ashes of Patsy Mueller at the Lake View Cemetery in Polson on Friday, Oct. 19, at 12:45 p.m. Father Kevin Christopherson will officiate the short ceremony. A luncheon/reception will follow in the basement of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. ...


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