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Cornerstone pizza closes up shop

ST. IGNATIUS – One last pizza was made at the Cornerstone Pizza shop on Thursday afternoon before supplies were depleted and the doors were closed on what has been an eight-year adventure to support the community. The closure comes not as a result of any major issue but as a simple change in focus. Cornerstone Faith Center Pastor Lynn Lapka said the change is about a new chapter for the church and their service to the community. “We are still going to be serving the community but in a different way,” he said. “As an organization, we wanted to focus our efforts on another area to best serve the community.” He said the pizza shop was doing really well. &ldq...

 Largest jackpot won at Gray Wolf Peak Casino

News from S&K Gaming  EVARO – On May 9, approximately 3:30 p.m., the largest jackpot to date at Gray Wolf Peak Casino was won. The winner received a whopping $276,752.16.  “We offer the biggest payouts in Montana at Gray Wolf Peak Casino and Kwataqnuk Casino and Resort,&rdqu...

Polson business donates washer, dryer  Polson business donates washer, dryer

POLSON – Simply406 donated $5,200 to the Polson School District and Two Eagle River School for the purchase of washers and dryers for their buildings. TERS received $1,200 and Polson was given $4,000. According to the press release, after hearing that the lack of access to clean clothes was a factor...

UM Report: visitors spent $3.7B in Montana last year 

UM News Service   MISSOULA – Last year, 12.4 million out-of-state visitors contributed over $3.7 billion in travel spending to Montana’s economy, according to a recent report from the Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research at the University of Montana. The latest report finali...

National Small Business Week celebrates Montana’s entrepreneurial spirit

News from SBA’s Region VIII Administrator Dan Nordberg It was 1963 when President Kennedy issued the first Small Business Week proclamation announcing to the nation the critical importance of local small businesses in our communities.  Here we are 56 years later celebrating National Small ...

Local museums share event information, hours

ST. IGNATIUS St. Ignatius Mission Church Summer visiting hours for St. Ignatius Mission Church begin Memorial Day weekend. Visitors are welcome to visit from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. Visitors may also explore The Sisters of Providence cabin built in 1864, as well as the original Jesuit cabin built in 1...

Killdeer Artisans highlight spring with focus on birds Killdeer Artisans highlight spring with focus on birds

ARLEE –At first glance, the inside of the Hangin’ Art gallery has the look of a bird sanctuary. The newest Killdeer Artisans Guild installation pairs real bird nests with depictions of birds in various mediums.  The spring installation, which opened Saturday, is called “Spring&rsquo...

SAFE Harbor’s ‘Sister Sallie’s’ thrift store opens

RONAN — The new Sister Sallie’s thrift store, a venture to support SAFE Harbor and provide a training venue for victims of violence, has opened its doors in Ronan at the Old Creamery Mall across from Cenex on Highway 93.  An official grand opening is coming up on April 17 although the sto...

Local Museum receives federal humanities grant

News from Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana CHARLO  – The Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana was recently awarded a “Preservation Assistance for Small Institutions” grant in the amount of $5,775 from the National Endowment for the Humanities. This grant will span an 18-month period...

Mission Valley Museum Consortium shares news

ST. IGNATIUS St. Ignatius Mission Church The St. Ignatius Mission Church is known for its frescoes and murals which were damaged when a 100-year-old support beam cracked.  The St. Ignatius Mission Church anticipates continuation of the restoration this summer. The Mission Church is open dail...

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