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All about cherries: statewide symposium held in Polson All about cherries: statewide symposium held in Polson

POLSON – Gibberellic acid, stem-free cherries and cherry powdery mildew were just some of the topics discussed at the third annual Montana Cherry Symposium, held Sept. 14 at KwaTaqNuk Resort.  Sponsored by the Montana Department of Agriculture, the one-day event featured speakers from Oregon, Washington, Canada and Lake County.  One of the local speakers, Desirae O’Neil of Westland Seed, told attendees about the various herbicides, insecticides and fungicides available locally.  The Ronan-based store has 10 fungicides that can be used to prevent or treat cherry powdery mildew.  She encouraged cherry growers to only use products approved for use in...


Business idea event coming to Arlee

News from Arlee CDC “What Do I Do With This Idea ... .” A business resources event sponsored by Arlee CDC in partnership with Lake County Community Development Corporation (LCCDC) will be held on Thursday, Sept. 21 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Hangin’ Art Gallery, located on U.S. Highway 93 in ...


Fresh huckleberry pancakes attract diners to Huckleberry Patch Fresh huckleberry pancakes attract diners to Huckleberry Patch

POLSON – Those waiting for a new ice cream shop to open got their wish recently when Scoops Ice Cream Shack opened July 4.  The business offers 24 flavors including sherbet and sorbet, which are low dairy and non-dairy frozen treats.  One rather unique thing about the shop is the cones,...


New ice cream shop offers 24 flavors New ice cream shop offers 24 flavors

POLSON – Those waiting for a new ice cream shop to open got their wish recently when Scoops Ice Cream Shack opened July 4.  The business offers 24 flavors including sherbet and sorbet, which are low dairy and non-dairy frozen treats.  One rather unique thing about the shop is the cones,...


K-Laser treatment offered at Polson Family Chiropractic K-Laser treatment offered at Polson Family Chiropractic

POLSON – Those in need of some soft tissue healing have another option. Polson Family Chiropractic recently began offering K-Laser treatment. The K-Laser uses frequencies and an infrared light to stimulate the body’s tissue and bring oxygen and water to the affected area. Blood then removes wa...


Retriever Club donates $500 to Life Savers Animal Rescue Retriever Club donates $500 to Life Savers  Animal Rescue

News from the North West Montana Retriever Club POLSON — The North West Montana Retriever Club recently donated $500 to Life Savers Animal Rescue after researching rescue groups in the valley. LSAR was chosen as the proud and happy recipient of this honor.   The North West Montana Retrieve...


Coffee saloon, eatery opens in downtown Polson Coffee saloon, eatery opens in downtown Polson

POLSON – Opening a gathering place downtown was a dream turned reality for Jeff and Debra Blodgett when they opened Blodgett Creamery Coffee Saloon at 325 Main St. on June 30.  A lot of work was put into the effort, including a complete renovation of the building that the couple purchased from ...


Family ice cream business gives back Family ice cream business gives back

ST. IGNATIUS – Getting started in the ice cream business wasn’t an easy task for the owners of the Golden Yoke, but they made it happen. Connie Surber and Laura Ginsburg originally wanted to purchase a pasteurizing machine to make ice cream with milk from their farm. They started working on a ...


Elmo woman opens dog grooming business Elmo woman opens dog grooming business

By Caleb M. Soptelean Valley Journal ELMO – After 14 years of working as a dog groomer for someone else, Beverly Weimar was ready to strike out on her own.  She opened the Dog House at 27534 Ricketts Road full-time in June.  She had been an apprentice and then a dog groomer at the...


Artist Edgar Paxson to be celebrated Artist Edgar Paxson to be celebrated

CHARLO — Not too many people can say they had artist Charles M. Russell on their front porch in the early morning, waiting for them to wake up to let him in for a visit. But on Sunday, June 2, 1911, another famous Montana frontier artist, Edgar S. Paxson, was in his studio at 6 a.m. just starting to re...


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