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Public invited to tour new dialysis center Public invited to tour new dialysis center

POLSON – Fresenius Kidney Care, the dialysis division of Fresenius Medical Care North America and the nation’s leading network of dialysis facilities, invites the community to attend an Open House celebration from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 12 at its new clinic at 305 Ridgewater Drive in Polson. The clinic, which can treat a maximum of 96 patients a week, enables Fresenius Kidney Care’s local team of expert medical professionals to better serve the Polson area’s growing dialysis community. During the open house, local experienced medical professionals will be available to discuss patient services and the latest dialysis treatment options, including in-center hemodi...


International items available in new Arlee store International items available in new Arlee store

ARLEE – The greeting is a bit different as you walk in the door. “G’day,” Susan Triscari says to folks walking into her shop. The welcoming word also happens to be part of the name of the shop on Pow Wow Road and Highway 93, behind the rose gates next to the bread shop. Part of ...


Naturopathic physician coming to St. Joseph Naturopathic physician coming to St. Joseph

Naturopathic physician Elizabeth Stegmaier, N.D., from Providence Medical Group –Women’s Care and Family Wellness in Missoula, began a monthly outreach to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson in April. Stegmaier will be at the medical center the third Tuesday of every month. As a spe...


Local Ford dealership turns 50 Local Ford dealership turns 50

Shiny new trucks and cars line the parking lot at Don Aadsen Ford, but co-owner Gordon Henricksen keeps a painting of an old Ford truck on his wall as a symbol of the past. It’s something to celebrate. “This is our 50th anniversary year,” said Ann Henricksen, co-owner of the family-run v...


Program helps tribal businesses

HELENA – The Indian Country Economic Development program, created by the 59th Montana State Legislature, is a state-funded program administered by the Montana Department of Commerce. Since October 2005, the state legislature made a biennial appropriation of one-time only grant funds to be made availabl...


Main squeeze Main squeeze

A new partnership between Flathead Cherry Growers Association and Tabletree Enterprises, a juicing company, will utilize culled, damaged fruit that was once just tossed out.  FLCG President Bruce Johnson is excited about this new venture and can’t wait to see what this deal will do to the cherr...


Local linguist develops cultural awareness games Local linguist develops cultural awareness games

ST. IGNATIUS – Players get more out of it than the satisfaction of winning. “You can learn about history and it helps you retain the language,” said Rebecca Goff of the different games she has developed as executive director of Native Teaching Aids. Native Teaching Aids opened a shop ...


Business owner finds strength after fire

RONAN – A fire at S&S Sports completely destroyed the business and the inventory inside on Monday, March 14, at around 1 p.m.  Emergency crews throughout Lake County responded to the scene and worked for several hours to put the fire out. Police officers directed traffic on U.S. Highway 93 ...


Group on track to improve sports facility Group on track to improve sports facility

CHARLO — When several people in the Charlo community saw a need for improving their outdoor facilities, they grew weary of idle talk and decided to simply “get started.” Harley Coleman, facilitator for the Charlo Community Outdoor Complex non-profit organization believes that this project i...


Shoppers pick favorite quilts at Walk Around Polson Shoppers pick favorite quilts at Walk Around Polson

POLSON — Winners of All In Stitches Quilt Walk Around Polson have been decided by public vote. Joyce Rux’s “Feels Like Spring” took the prize. The predominantly lavender and green quilt is adorned with time-intensive appliqué stitching outlining details of each design within...


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