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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 performance among all acute care hospitals in the nation. Providence St. Joseph Medical Center CEO James Kiser accepted the award. “We have created a culture of excellence at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center: our board, our physicians and providers, and our compassionate staff. We are proud to serve and respond to the needs of our larger community,” Kiser said. “...


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...


Clinic to offer help for employers

News from Lake County Job Service Employer Committee CHARLO — An Assistance for Business Clinic will be offered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Tuesday, Sept. 1 at Ninepipes Lodge. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.  The Clinics are designed to assist new and established employers, accountants, bo...


Salon surprises clients with random kindness acts

POLSON — Great Clips hair salon is awarding surprise “random acts of kindness” throughout the country during the busy back-to-school season. The promotion encourages clients to download the Great Clips app on their smart phone or go to the website to check in online, eliminating the drop...


business briefs

Stranahan selected for Leadership Montana   BILLINGS — Arlee resident Mary Stranahan of Good Works Ventures, LLC, will be one of 44 community, business, education, healthcare, nonprofit and government leaders from across the state selected for the Leadership Montana Class of 2016. These i...


Sedaka songs showcased  Sedaka songs showcased

Kyle Stinger and Anna Lewing star in “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do,” a musical/comedy centering on two friends from Brooklyn in search of good times and romance at a Catskills resort. The score showcases 18 Neil Sedaka classics, including “Where the Boys Are,” “Sweet Sixteen,&...


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