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30-year-old business comes to an end 30-year-old business comes to an end

DIXON – About a thousand people packed in like sardines in the lot next to Dixon Welding and Machine on U.S. Highway 200 for a grand auction full of treasures. Jerry Kohne owned the shop for just about three decades. He died late last year at the age of 82. Many of the people at the event came out to honor Kohne. “He was one-of-a-kind,” said Roy Tufly. “He was an excellent machinist, one of the best.” Kohne moved to the area just before he opened the machine shop in one of the older buildings in town. “He moved here from Wisconsin years ago,” Tufly said. “He came out here on a hunting trip and loved the place.” Tufly remem...


Workshop offers tools for workplace

POLSON — Colleen Rudio will present “Build Performance Capacity in your Organization: Effective Communication & Leadership; Communicating Up; and Workplace Habits” during the Lake County JSEC Spring Workshop from 8 a.m.-noon Thursday, April 20, at the Red Lion in Polson. The cost is $65...


It’s a wonderful life ... in a new location It’s a wonderful life ... in a new location

POLSON — Life is even more wonderful for Mary Frances Caselli. After more than two and a half years at 325 Main St., Caselli and her husband Gino recently moved their restaurant, Mrs. Wonderful’s, to the building behind First Interstate Bank in downtown Polson. Caselli is excited about the ...


Old World Deli moves to Lake Bar Old World Deli moves to Lake Bar

POLSON — Two men who worked together through the years have teamed up again. Guy Hill, owner of Old World Deli, recently moved to the Lake Bar at 49494 US 93 in downtown Polson. Hill said he worked with Lake Bar manager Sean Perry when both were at Ricciardi’s and Finley Point Grill. That w...


Credit Union CEO earns national leadership award Credit Union CEO earns national leadership award

Credit Union CEO earns national leadership award Montana’s Credit Unions is pleased to announce that President and CEO Tracie Kenyon was recently presented with the Eugene H. Farley League Leadership Award in recognition of her outstanding efforts in the credit union industry and as a league manager. K...


One Heart plans to open sober living home north of Hot Springs One Heart plans to open sober living home north of Hot Springs

ELMO — A sober living house may be coming to the Flathead Indian Reservation. A group known as One Heart, or Uti Akitwi in the Kootenai language, has been meeting for one year and it looks like their goal is coming to fruition. The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Lands Committee was sched...


Hundreds consider employment opportunities Hundreds consider employment opportunities

PABLO – Many job opportunities were available at the Salish Kootenai College Career Fair on Tuesday, Feb. 21. About 350 people attended the event including local high school students thinking about their futures. There were students from Mission, Polson, Charlo, Ronan, Two Eagle River and Valley Chr...


Business must report property by March 1

HELENA — The Montana Department of Revenue has mailed 2017 personal property reporting forms to business owners. Business and industrial taxpayers have until March 1, 2017, to report their business equipment or personal property to the department. Businesses need to report heavy equipment, manufactu...


Local men take advantage of window of opportunity Local men take advantage of window of opportunity

POLSON — When a door opens, go through it. If the door closes, go through a window, or something like that. Polson natives Aaron Purser and Mason Lagerquist saw such an opportunity after two glass shops closed as a result of the Great Recession, Purser said, and decided to take advantage of it. T...


Grant helps local business add jobs Grant helps local business add jobs

RONAN – Rocky Mountain Twist was one of five businesses across Montana selected for a grant to develop jobs. The Primary Sector Workforce grant, totaling $411,017, is part of a statewide initiative spread across five Montana businesses. Rocky Mountain Twist received the largest grant at $105,000 to ...


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