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Share the Spirit Share the Spirit

Locals can help with the effort by picking a tag from a Christmas tree at 13 locations in Lake County, buying a gift and bringing it to Share the Spirit’s drop-off location at the Core building at 36235 Kerr Dam Road next to the old soccer and baseball fields. The trees, are located at Walmart, several area banks and Cherry Valley and Linderman elementary schools in Polson.


Polson's Parade of Lights Polson's Parade of Lights

Polson Main Street with filled with people as the parade made its way through town on Friday night, Dec. 1. Families gathered to watch the parade, visit with neighbors, roast marshmallows, shop downtown, watch the lighting of the Christmas tree, visit with Santa, and listen to Christmas music. Anderson Broad...


FFA Christmas tree project takes detour FFA Christmas tree project takes detour

RONAN – An annual Christmas season project could have ended in ruin for Mission Valley FFA students when the trees for their annual fundraiser didn’t arrive, but their teacher had a backup plan. Instructor Reese McAlpin had to tell his students the delivery truck bringing the trees wasn’...


Free workshop series will offer information on growing, managing apple orchard Free workshop series will offer information on growing, managing apple orchard

News from Montana State University BOZEMAN – The MSU Western Agricultural Research Center in partnership with Missoula and Ravalli County Extension offices will host a free four-part series on beginning and managing an apple orchard in Montana, Dec. 14 through March 14. The series is free and open...


Taking the oath: Ronan judge, reserve officer sworn in last week Taking the oath: Ronan judge, reserve officer sworn in last week

RONAN — A couple of men were given their oaths of office last week. Randy Melton, 57, a longtime local rancher, was sworn-in as Ronan’s municipal judge by the man he will replace on Dec. 31: Justin L. Bartels. Bartels, who has served in the one-day-a-week position since 2009, said he will c...


State of the city: Mayor, city manager give update to Polson Chamber State of the city: Mayor, city manager give update to Polson Chamber

POLSON – The state of the city was on the agenda at last week’s Polson Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Mayor Heather Knutson and City Manager Mark Shrives gave attendees at KwaTaqNuk Resort a rundown on goings-on in the city since Jan. 1. Shrives said that the city’s $17 million wastewa...


Free breakfast, lunch on menu this year at RHS Free breakfast, lunch on menu this year at RHS

RONAN — All Ronan High School students are getting free breakfasts and lunches this year if they choose, thanks to a federal Department of Agriculture program. About two-thirds of RHS students are taking advantage of the program, Ronan Schools Superintendent Mark Johnston said during the Ronan Chamb...


Marine Corps League scholarships available

POLSON — The Marine Corps League Hellroaring Detachment 1041 has their 2018 scholarship application in all the Lake County high school counselors’ offices. You can also download a copy of the application from our website: www.montanamcl.org. Click on detachments Clink on Hellroaring Deta...


Dixon Elementary District first trimester honor roll for 2017-18

Fourth grade: Kaelynn P. Bixby - 3.13, Mark A. Ioli - 3.46, Katie Porter - 3.75, Adele E. Ranney - 3.79, Rylee J. Swensen - 3.17, Abbigail R. Wagner - 3.34   Fifth grade:  Charlie A. Elverud - 3.38, Jayna N. Hale - 3.81   Sixth grade: Brittan A. Griego - 3.81, Haley R....


MSU Extension farm management workshops for 2018

News from Montana State University BOZEMAN – Montana State University Extension will offer farm management workshops in five communities, including Lewiston, Ronan, Choteau, Great Falls and Glasgow, from January to March 2018. Extension economists George Haynes, Kate Fuller and Joel Schumacher ...


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