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RONAN – It’s back. After an absence of about eight months, the iconic Ronan arch has reappeared in the skyline over Main Street. Constructed as a senior class project by the Ronan High School graduating class of 2002, the legendary landmark has served for nearly two decades as a welcoming gate...


Polson's school-election ballots coming in mail

POLSON – During the Polson Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon last Wednesday afternoon, Polson School District Superintendent Rex Weltz spoke to members about the upcoming bond questions that will be appearing on a special mail-in election ballot – scheduled for Dec. 3. “We are...


Commission chooses city recruitment firm

POLSON – After more than a year without a permanent city manager, the commission decided to work with Mercer Group recruiting firm to find a new city manager. The City Manager Search Committee of Polson recommended the group. The group estimated the cost for the search as $16,500, plus expenses less...


Arlee district searches for principal, superintendent

ARLEE – A wave of retirements scheduled for the end of this school year means the Arlee School District is looking for replacements.  Jim Taylor is the current junior and senior high school principal. He will retire at the end of the school year. Assistant junior and senior high principal Dan H...


Veterans Day celebrated by children Veterans Day celebrated by children

RONAN – In honor of all those who fought and continue to fight for our freedoms, students at Glacier View School in Ronan thanked veterans for their service and showed their appreciation in a special ceremony last Thursday. “It makes my heart swell to know that we are not forgotten,” sai...


Mission Valley Live features fiddle artist Mission Valley Live features fiddle artist

You might say fiddle music is in Mari Black’s blood. The Boston native picked up the fiddle when she was 4 or 5 years old and living with her parents in Portland, Maine. Her family was befriended by a French Canadian champion fiddler, and well, the rest is history. Black will bring her own champi...


Keep recycling, but do it right Keep recycling, but do it right

News from Mark E. Nelson, Lake County Solid Waste manager LAKE COUNTY – Recycling is far from broken. Lake County saves $49.03 on every ton kept out of the Missoula landfill.  Our current problems with recycling began when other communities threw everything together and shipped it to China...


Lady Vikings, Lady Pirates head to state Lady Vikings, Lady Pirates head to state

The Polson Lady Pirates and Charlo Lady Vikings volleyball squads each clinched bracket spots in the upcoming girls Class A and Class C state volleyball tournament held at the Brick Breeden Field House in Bozeman starting on Thursday. After falling in straight sets to the Gardiner Lady Bruins 3-0 in first...


St. Ignatius Seniors for Nov. 13, 2019

ST. IGNATIUS — If you call a large turkey a gobbler what do you call a small one? A goblet.    Commodities will be here on Tuesday, Nov. 19, and available for pick up after 2 p.m.    Meals can be delivered to qualified seniors. If you would like to order or cancel a meal pleas...


from GRIEVING to GIVING from GRIEVING to GIVING

POLSON – More than 120 people, which included veterans, their families and Gold Star family members, gathered in Polson at the Red Lion Inn on Saturday evening to honor local veterans and learn about the range of veteran and veteran families services that will be provided through Welcome Home Inc., a n...


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