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Pierce dealership sold Pierce dealership sold

RONAN — After spending eight years integrating themselves into the community and weathering the worst financial crisis in a century, Jim and Debbie Pierce handed the keys of their Ronan auto dealership to new owners last week.  For the customers of Pierce Ronan Dodge Chrysler Jeep, the absence of Jim and Debbie will be the only subtle hint that the business has been sold. The family is leaving its dealership in familiar and trusted hands; Jim’s brother Dave Pierce will be at the helm with Dave’s son, Tony Pierce.  “The name’s not going to change,” Jim said.  The store’s employees are also staying, as Jim and Debbie head to Sa...


Downtown shifts into summer mode

POLSON — It’s June, and time for the decorative goose in Jackie M’s Footwear’s window to put on her bikini and flip-flops. Jackie’s goose isn’t the only one sprucing up for summer. All downtown Polson businesses have begun gearing up for the multitude of visitors the we...


Ricciardi revs up Nook menu Ricciardi revs up Nook menu

POLSON — “I love to cook steaks, and I love to eat Italian food,” Nathan Ricciardi said, smiling. Newly hired as the new executive chef at the KwaTaqNuk Resort and Casino, Ricciardi will be revamping the menus and turning The Nook, the KwaTaqNuk’s restaurant, into a steak house. He...


Service, customer satisfaction awarded Service, customer satisfaction awarded

RONAN — MaraLea McGill and Ken Strowbridge are among an elite group of dealership employees recognized with the 2013 Ford Employee Excellence Award. This prestigious award honors dealership employees that have excelled in sales and provided exceptional customer service and satisfaction. “This ...


Mission Mountain Winery earns gold medals

  DAYTON — Tasters Guild International Wine Competition recently announced that Mission Mountain Winery Merlot Reserve 2010 and Monster Red 2010 were awarded Gold Medals. This makes seven consecutive vintages that the Dayton winery’s Merlot Reserve has taken gold medals in international c...


Beauty salon moves four doors down

RONAN — Judy Meeks is moved to tears. She turns away from her hair station in her little salon and faces the women that are getting their nails done.  It’s the last day of work in the old building that housed Town and Country Beauty Salon. The sun is streaming in the windows and the tiny ...


St. Ignatius company offers greenhouse kits

ST. IGNATIUS — A nationwide trend for homegrown food has resulted in more and more people taking up gardening and raising vegetables, fruits and flowers. To assist gardeners, Ed and Brenda Beachy from Montana Bird & Garden have developed inexpensive greenhouse kits. If a family has a greenhouse,...


Licensed caregiver sells medical marijuana

POLSON — Customers who want to enter the Medical Marijuana Dispensary must have a medical marijuana card to even get in the door. James Dale operates MMD out of rented space on the south end of the Jette Store. Dale opened the business on March 1 and is a licensed caregiver as well as a medical mari...


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