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American Express offering $10 rebates to shop small

LAKE COUNTY — American Express® is offering eligible cardholders an incentive to shop small on Saturday, Nov. 29. When cardholders use their American Express to make a purchase at a small businesses, $10 will be credited back to their account; up to three purchases at three small businesses can yield $30 in credits on their card.  The number of registrations is limited. Cardholders must register online in advance at To see a list of eligible shops in Lake County, go to the Shop Small map at: and search by city name.

Supporting wounded warriors   Supporting wounded warriors

Barbara Grinde, Montana Sisel owner, presents an $850 check to Neil Baumann, left, Montana Wounded Warriors boardmember. The money was raised during a fundraising event held at the Finley Point Grill on Oct. 28 that featured members of the Steve Miller Band, Scott Free and Hang Dynasty.  

‘Make it With Wool’ winners advance to state ‘Make it With Wool’ winners advance to state

RONAN — The District 1 “Make it With Wool” contest was held Nov. 2 in Ronan. Seven youths and one adult participated in four age categories. All the garments were constructed from 60 to 100 percent wool. The completed outfits ranged from pants and dresses to two and three-piece combinations...

Kalispell Vet Center holds open house

KALISPELL — The Kalispell Vet Center is having their fourth annual open house on Friday, Dec. 12, from 1-4 p.m. at the Kalispell Vet Center on 690 N. Meridian Road.  Staff, volunteers, local community members, organizations and businesses have all jumped into the event by supplying all of the ente...

Local holiday shopping, one town at a time Local holiday shopping, one town at a time

ST. IGNATIUS – The turkeys haven’t been stuffed but signs of the nearing holidays can be seen in shops, so we’ve started an investigation into what’s available for local shopping. First stop, St. Ignatius.  At the center of town, Gambles is settled in a brown wood building. It...

CenturyLink’s service quality to be investigated

News from the Public Service Commission HELENA — The Public Service Commission invites CenturyLink customers who are experiencing chronic problems with their landline telephone service to tell the PSC about them by submitting comments in a PSC investigation proceeding. After an informal investiga...

Charlo cafe hit by armed robber

 CHARLO — Authorities are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at approximately 7:50 p.m. at Connie’s Countryside Cafe on Monday night.  According to owner Connie Stevens, a woman entered the cafe’s back door just before closing time on Monday night, pressed a gun to on...

Montana Co-op celebrates grand opening of store Montana Co-op celebrates grand opening of store

POLSON — Montana Co-op sells local, fresh food and goods from more than 100 farmers and producers to its members from the comfort of their homes at, or by using order blanks. After a month of volunteers painting, cleaning and refurbishing the facility 401 Main Street, Polson, the...

Farmers market bread business expands in time for the holidays Farmers market bread business expands in time for the holidays

Roy Mills fell in love twice in Germany. He was 22, and it was 1981. He was stationed in Germany with the Army. Love struck him the first time when he met Marliese, a German citizen, and the second time, in a lesser degree, when he tasted German style bread. So he stayed in the country. He worked at various ...

Bambino’s offers Italian cuisine, pizza

POLSON — Authentic homestyle Italian food, great portions and affordability are three goals Rick Moreno has met at Bambino’s Pizza and Pasta. Located at 49628 U.S. Highway 93, Bambino’s is named for Rick and Elizabeth Moreno’s “bambinos” — children Venice, Gianni,...

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