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Museum seeks letters of support

News from Karen Dunwell, Polson-Flathead Lake Historical Museum    POLSON — The Polson Flathead Lake Historical Museum faces an uncertain future unless they can acquire funds from grants and private donations to replace the roof and make other required renovations to their building.  The roof leaks are now very serious and although we have covered every exhibit and artifact for waterproofing purposes over the winter, the roof must be replaced. In pursuing funding for the roof repair and other renovations we require, we have identified 20 plus foundations that award grants for “brick and mortar” projects as well as a few that award grants for impro...

No small feat No small feat

CHARLO – Five months ago, the idea of local shrimp in the Mission Valley was laughable, but now, the first locally grown shrimp are on the market.  In his backyard, Jim Vaughn has a barn filled with six Walmart swimming pools, five of them teeming with 22,000 living shrimp at various stages of ...

Annual fun winter event supports Ninepipes Museum Annual fun winter event supports Ninepipes Museum

CHARLO — Ninepipes Museum’s 20th annual Black Tie Dinner (tie optional) is set for Thursday, Jan. 16. The guest speaker for the 2020 event is Bryce Andrews who authored Down from the Mountain: The Life and Death of a Grizzly Bear. Andrews is an award-winning author, rancher and conservationist, n...

Popular open-mic nights held at Dobson Creek Coffee Popular open-mic nights held at Dobson Creek Coffee

News from Ronan High School RONAN – Ronan High School is again partnering with Dobson Creek Coffee to host monthly open-mic nights.  The series kicked off in December with more than a dozen performances by students and community groups. All are welcome to perform poetry, music or spoken wo...

Small business takes center stage during Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday has slowly become an American tradition following the Thanksgiving holiday. Brick-and-mortar businesses across the country promote their best deals of the year in hopes of luring shoppers from online purchases. It was not so long ago that Americans would visit locally-owned small reta...

Local car dealer participates in donation project to feed children Local car dealer participates in donation project to feed children

News from the Ford Motor Company  RONAN – The Boys and Girls Club of Lake County and the Flathead Reservation received a check for $1,600 from the Henricksen family, owners of Don Aadsen Ford in Ronan, to increase the number of children benefiting from the hunger initiative.  Ford Mot...

Hutterite-commissioned study says communities’ add 2,200 jobs to state economy

MONTANA  — An economic study commissioned by a law firm representing Montana’s Lehrerleut Hutterite communities has concluded that the religious group’s collective business operations contribute $365.3 million annually to the Montana economy. The study, billed as the first of its ki...

St. Luke receives stroke recognition award

News from St. Luke Community Healthcare  RONAN – St. Luke Community Healthcare representatives were presented with the Stroke Recognition Award at the Montana Hospital Association’s annual meeting in Billings on Sept. 19th.   The award is sponsored by the Cardiovascular Health P...

Takes Horse Gallery features renowned artists

News from Takes Horse Gallery POLSON — Takes Horse Gallery, 49487 U.S. Highway 93, announces “Art in Autumn,” an exhibition featuring selected paintings of several renowned artists from our region. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 5-8 p.m. at the gallery.&nbs...

 TIME, Ally Financial honor Ronan dealer  TIME, Ally Financial honor Ronan dealer

Eric Henricksen wins national recognition for community service and industry accomplishments at NADA show   News from Montana Automobile Dealers Association The nomination of Eric Henricksen, general manager of Don Aadsen Ford in Ronan, Montana, for the 2020 TIME Dealer of the Year award was an...


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