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Free classes offered on canning, jamming, drying

News from Polson Farmers Market POLSON — Polson Farmers Market invites interested participants to free food handling and storage classes taught by Montana State University Extension Agent Rene Kittle. Each qualified SNAP recipient who attends an entire class will receive valuable information on food preparation and storage; a $20 certificate will be presented upon completion of each class to be used at Polson Farmers Market for fresh SNAP food tokens. SNAP food tokens can be used to purchase produce, baked goods and plants that produce food, such as vegetable starts and herbs. Classed include children’s activities, so bring the kids. All classes will be held at...

News from Health Care Plus

POLSON — Health Care Plus (HCP), a durable home medical equipment company, has achieved the Award of Accreditation from the Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation, based in Waterloo, Iowa. This award is achieved only when home medical equipment companies demonstrate a high level of quality pra...

Two Nineteen Main holds grand opening

  POLSON — Two Nineteen Main, formerly First Resort Clothing at 219 Main St. in Polson, will hold a grand opening Friday, May 1 through Sunday, May 3. Customers may register for door prizes.  

Film competition includes local business, vote through April 21

 News from the Montana Office of Tourism   HELENA —The Audience Awards and Montana Office of Tourism Real Montana competition is now open for voting on one-minute videos submitted to compete in five categories: Food and Beverage; Artists, Culture and Events; Montana Places; Montana...

Valley View sale sends bulls all over west Valley View sale sends bulls all over west

Tulips, mud and bull sales all mean spring in Montana, and all were present for the Valley View Charolais Ranch 47th annual bull sale on Saturday. Pickups and cars with license plates from Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming as well as Montana were parked near the sale barn as bull buyers came to purchase ...

Cherry guru speaks to Flathead growers Cherry guru speaks to Flathead growers

Flathead cherry trees are mostly pruned by now, allowing growers time to attend the Flathead Lake Cherry Growers 79th annual meeting held Saturday at the Yellow Bay Club House.  Keynote speaker Norm Guitzwiler, a respected Washington cherry grower and crop management consultant, gave the audience of ...

Western Bee turns 50

POLSON — Western Bee in Polson is celebrating 50 years serving customers with beehives this year. They are the third-longest running beekeeper business in the United States, employing up to 70 people from the local area, according to their website. Western Bee’s products are made from Ponderos...

Nurse practitioner joins walk-in clinic Nurse practitioner joins walk-in clinic

News from Providence  St. Joseph  Medical Center POLSON — Providence St. Joseph Medical Center welcomes Penny Charrance, Nurse Practitioner to Polson. Penny is a provider in the walk-in clinic. She has a both a bachelor’s and master’s of science in nursing from the Univer...

Unemployment rate down to 4.3 percent

News from the State of Montana HELENA – Montana’s unemployment rate continued its decline in February, down 0.1 percentage points to 4.3 percent. The U.S. unemployment rate decreased by 0.2 percentage points to 5.5 percent in February. Montana’s total employment levels increased by 2,...

Safeway store acquired by Albertsons

POLSON — The Safeway store in Polson will keep its banner name, although a merger with Albertsons became effective Jan. 30.  The merger created a diversified network that includes 2,230 stores, 27 distribution facilities and 19 manufacturing plants with more than 250,000 employees across 34 sta...

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