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Businesses put on holiday wonderland for community Businesses put on holiday wonderland for community

ST. IGNATIUS – Aodhan Umphrey, 6, held very still while he transformed into Santa Clause at the St. Ignatius Christmas Carnival on Saturday at the Community Center. With a painted white beard and a cherry red nose, Aodhan hopped down from the face painting station to move about the carnival. Glenda Colman, the elf from the North Pole, was managing the bean bag toss. The real Santa Claus was on hand to hear what kids wanted for Christmas.  A cookie station was open for kids and adults to frost holiday cookies before eating them, and kids could walk around a table full of yummy treats during the cake walk. Two hundred golf ball snowmen were ready for kids to add scarves and f...

Community supports small businesses for holiday season Community supports small businesses for holiday season

Small Business Saturday, a national advertising campaign that supports all small businesses in response to Black Friday, had 23 Polson businesses consciously take part this year, their second year doing so.  Mission Valley businesses saw mixed results to the Shop Small campaign. All In Stitches, a...

Used tires recycle into hearty paving Used tires recycle into hearty paving

POLSON — It may look like asphalt, but the material recently poured at the intersection of Mud Lake Trail and Highway 93 is made of recycled tires — and that makes Vern Reum pretty excited. “I’m always trying to find things for recycling tires,” said Reum, owner of Tire Depot...

Pearl Harbor attack topic at museum

POLSON — The Miracle of America Museum continues their second Thursday “Night at the Museum” at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10, just three days after the anniversary of the “day that will live in infamy.” The museum will present the feature length movie “Tora! Tora! Tora!” The...

Medical center receives national recognition

News from Providence St. Joseph Medical Center POLSON – Providence St Joseph Medical Center recently announced it has been recognized by iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health for overall excellence in Quality and Outcomes, reflecting top quartile per...

Pinehaven a ‘kids and cattle ranch’

ST. IGNATIUS — On an 11,020 acre ranch southwest of St. Ignatius, troubled kids are taught Christian values along with their regular elementary and secondary classes. Pinehaven founder Pastor Bob Larsson told the St. Ignatius Neighborhood Watch Chapter Nov. 15 that the children on the “kids and c...

60-year-old business gets new owners 60-year-old business gets new owners

The free popcorn isn’t going anywhere and neither is the store, but the owners of True Value in Ronan have sold out. “We will stay part of this community, but it’s time,” Norma Granley said of her plans to retire from the business with husband Gary Granley. “We’ve been ...

U-Haul available at Polson Paint and Body

POLSON — Polson Paint and Body has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Polson community. Polson Paint and Body at 55376 U.S. Highway 93 will offer U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, support rental items and in-store pick-up for boxes. Hours of operation for U-Haul renta...

Local Realtors support food banks

NORTHWEST MONTANA — The National Montana Association of Realtors Charitable Foundation recently donated $4,800 to food pantries across northwest Montana. The Foundation donated to the Polson Loaves & Fish Pantry, the Ronan Breadbasket, the Mission Valley Food Pantry in St. Ignatius, the Flathead Fo...

Cove Deli and Pizza to receive Family Business Day award

from MSU News Service BOZEMAN - Seven businesses based in Montana will receive Family Business Day awards at the 2015 Montana State University Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship State Farm Insurance Family Business Day, set for Friday, Oct. 23, at the Best Western Plus GranTree Inn in Boze...

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