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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 word in a family-friendly environment. The next open-mic night is Thursday, Jan. 16, from 7 to 9 p.m.  The event is free and open to all. You are invited to come sit back and enjoy the performances or hone your performance skills in a friendly, supportive environment. Performers sign up for the evening’s lineup at the door. Long-time Ronan educator Claire Hibbs-Cheff, w...


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...


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 ...


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