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Montana Co-op offers diverse programming, incorporates Heart and Soul values Montana Co-op offers diverse programming, incorporates Heart and Soul values

POLSON — What’s going on at Montana  Co-op?  There are many answers to that question as the area is always bustling around the headquarters at 401 Main Street. Not only can customers order items from the 100 farmers and producers at Montana Co-op online, but there’s a fresh fruit and vegetable market, plants blooming and a log bed on display. A huge 30-by-20 foot tent is in the works to provide space for a permanent market. A barefoot church service is held on Sundays, and the building also hosted its first concert the evening of May 29 featuring “War Cry,” a Native American heavy metal band. “A lady told me this was the nicest this ...


Top Hand recruiter to be rewarded with trip

News from Montana Stockgrowers Association HELENA – Montana Stockgrowers Association recently announced its second year of partnership with NorthWestern Energy as an “Official Top Hand Club Sponsor.” The 2015 Individual Top Hand recognition will be awarded at MSGA’s Annual Conventi...


Foundation grants deadline approaches

News from the Greater Polson Community Foundation  POLSON — Greater Polson Community Foundation grant applications are due June 19, 2015. The foundation plans to award roughly $20,000 this year, usually in increments of $500-2,500.  Application packets are available to download online a...


Montana’s unemployment rate drops to 4.0 percent

News from Montana Department of Labor and Industry HELENA – Montana’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.0 percent in April.Over the month of April, Montana’s unemployment rate fell 0.2 percentage points from the revised March unemployment rate of 4.2 percent. Montana’s unemployment ra...


St. Luke doctor to lead state physicians’ organization St. Luke doctor to lead state physicians’ organization

News from St. Luke Community Healthcare RONAN — The Montana Academy of Family Physicians, the state chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians (one of the largest national medical organizations in the United States, with more than 115,900 members), will announce John D. Williams, M.D. as i...


St-Char-Ro celebrates four decades in business St-Char-Ro celebrates four decades in business

Ask Janet Gardner the secret to being in business for 40 years and she will tell you that there isn’t really a secret at all.  “Work, work and work,” Gardner said of why her family’s floral and event rental company St-Char-Ro celebrated the four-decade anniversary mark earlier...


Historic bar to be remodeled Historic bar to be remodeled

The Wolf Den bar in downtown Polson will be rennovated into an upscale wine bar with Montana and European-sourced spirits. The historic sign, in place since the middle of the last century, was taken down last week. Owners Gerry and Joe Browning plan to call the establishment The Vine and Tap, and hope to be ...


New Polson Health facility opens New Polson Health facility opens

Locals used to driving outside of Lake County for medical care soon may see an end to at least some of their travels, thanks to expanded operations at Kalispell Regional’s Polson Health clinic. The Kalispell healthcare network’s satellite clinic has seen myriad changes this year, most noticeab...


Lentil lovin’: burgers offer locally sourced vegetarian option Lentil lovin’: burgers offer locally sourced vegetarian option

RONAN – In a county where cows out number people 2 to 1, beef burgers are a staple part of the economy and a frequent dinner table favorite, but a Ronan-based company is trying to use locally sourced plant products to make a new kind of delicious, vegetarian burger alternative that also benefits the Mo...


Eagle Bank welcomes new president, new vision Eagle Bank welcomes new president, new vision

POLSON — When Martin Olsson retired as president and chief executive officer of Eagle Bank, he passed the torch to Andrew West. West is no stranger to the Mission Valley; he worked as the Valley Bank branch manager in Arlee for 10 and a half years and was vice president of commercial lending at Comm...


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