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Local business leaders to collaborate

RONAN — Jay Wilson Preston of Community Tel, Inc. in Ronan and Judy Preston of Access Montana will join 42 other community, business, education, healthcare, and government leaders from across the state in Big Sky this September for Leadership Montana, a premier leadership development program. These influential community members will comprise the 11th class of the program.  Leadership Montana presents an annual seven-session program of leadership development, education about issues facing Montana today, and opportunities for networking and collaboration.  “Leadership Montana is designed to bring together some of the brightest and most diverse minds to help secure ...


Dr. Terry Smith joins medical clinic Dr. Terry Smith joins medical clinic

News from Providence St. Joseph Medical Center POLSON — Providence St. Joseph Medical Center is proud to announce that Dr. Terry Smith has joined the Providence St. Joseph Clinic as the new Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician. “Dr. Terry Smith will be an incredible addition to our s...


The Magic Man The Magic Man

What do a flaming phone, a rope and a bunny have in common? Magic, that’s what. And the undivided attention of an eager, young audience.  Local businessman and magician Ken Avison, owner of the Cove Deli and Pizza, has entertained folks of all ages with his magic shows for more than 50 years.&n...


McCulloch honors CSKT member-owned business

 News from Montana Secretary of State  Linda McCulloch PABLO, MT – Secretary of State Linda McCulloch presented Ron Couture, CSKT enrolled tribal member and owner of Jitterbug Weed and Pest Control, with a Secretary of State’s “Certificate of Good Standing” during the ...


Local business renovates, focuses on rehab Local  business renovates, focuses on rehab

POLSON — Focusing on short-stay rehabilitation for the community, Polson Health and Rehabilitation Center is renovating to the tune of $700,000. The facility is west of Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center, at 9 14th Avenue West.  It’s not the same old place; they’re doing a...


Pampered pooches Pampered pooches

ST. IGNATIUS – Angie Chrisman started cutting hair as a licensed stylist for humans but eventually found dogs easier to deal with — even after being growled at, bit and defecated on. “Dogs are much easier to work with than people,” said Chrisman, owner of Waggin’ Tails Dog Gr...


Fruits thrive, Dixon Days die Fruits thrive,  Dixon Days die

DIXON – The hills of Dixon don’t flow with milk and honey, but the famous melons grown there have some people wondering if they might.  The sugary-sweet fruits have amassed a huge following over the past 24 years, as Dixon Melons, Inc. grew from a small hand-tilled backyard plot into one ...


Local hospital designated ‘best practices’ facility

News from Providence St. Joseph Medical Center  POLSON — The National Rural Health Association has announced that Providence St. Joseph Medical Center has merited a Top 20 Best Practices in Quality designation across all critical access hospitals in the United States as determined by iVantage H...


Businesses awarded for employee commitment Businesses awarded for employee commitment

News from Lake County Job Service POLSON — The Lake County Job Service Employer Committee recently recognized three local organizations as this year’s “Employers of Choice.” This award recognizes a small, medium, and large scale business that demonstrates a high level of commitment...


Local markets explore niches to coexist with supercenter Local markets explore niches to coexist with supercenter

Polson’s Walmart Supercenter opened its doors October 24, 2013, on 28 acres that were re-zoned to commercial property and annexed into the city the city of Polson. Polson’s Walmart Supercenter is now three times the size of the original Walmart, which opened in 1988 in the building now occupied b...


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