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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 kind, was conducted by the University of Montana’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research and Montana State University’s Department of Economics and Agricultural Economics. It also says the presence of Lehrerleut communities accounts for nearly 2,200 permanent jobs in Montana. “The tendency of Montana Hutterites to shun public attention, the rural locations of their ...


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...


Dixon Mercantile provides food, community hub Dixon Mercantile provides food, community hub

DIXON – In an open storefront fitted with a new coat of paint and a roaring woodstove, a crowd milled around to enjoy their breakfasts, chatting with strangers and waiting for seats. At times the line of customers waiting to order at the counter extended all the way to the door.   The Dixon Mer...


Cooperative brewery gets loan for construction Cooperative brewery gets loan for construction

Valley Journal  RONAN – A brewery being developed by volunteers to bring the community together is one step closer to opening for regular business. On Friday, Ronan Cooperative Brewery developers held a homebrew tasting and fundraiser event. It wasn’t a brew created at the shop, just y...


Mission Valley Museum Consortium shares news

Arlee Arlee Jocko Valley Museum Our historic site, located at the corner of Bouch and Fyant (by the grade school), is closed until July 4, 2020. View our beautiful war memorial that is outdoors at our site. Volunteers are needed. For more information call 406-726-3167   St. Ignatius ...


reaching higher reaching higher

32 steps to the top of the 90-story Space Needle, and seven Mission Valley women climbed to the top as fast as they could in support of family and friends who have had cancer.   In late September, the women went to Seattle to complete the challenge. They had raised $1,888 from local organizations and...


Montana hospitals receive healthcare quality awards Montana hospitals receive healthcare quality awards

News from Mountain-Pacific Quality Health MONTANA – Mountain-Pacific Quality Health announced the winners of the 2019 Montana Health Care Quality Awards. St. Luke Community Healthcare was one of only nine hospitals statewide and the only healthcare organization in Lake County to win the prestigiou...


Ninepipes hosts MT Cowboy Hall of Fame inductee

News from Ninepipes Museum CHARLO – Coming up at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, Ninepipes Museum has the rare opportunity and great privilege of hosting an appearance by Fay Haynes, a Montana homesteader and inductee in the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame. Fay will accompany her niece, author Grace Lars...


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