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Shortage of volunteers threatens to close Soup’s On Shortage of volunteers threatens to close Soup’s On

POLSON – Soup’s On has struggled to find enough volunteers to continue serving meals. The local soup kitchen will remain open for the summer, although volunteers who run the kitchen considered shutting down for a few months.  Soup’s On provides two hot meals a week to members of the community, free of charge. Each Wednesday and Thursday, people from a variety of backgrounds gather to share a meal. Guests are provided with a vegetarian or meat-based soup, fresh bread, dessert, and coffee or tea. During the summer, local gardeners often donate produce for fresh salads. Carol Werner has been a volunteer cook at Soup’s On since it opened in 2009. She said Soup...


Montana Public Radio selected for national podcast training

News from the University of Montana MISSOULA – National Public Radio has selected Montana Public Radio to be a part of its prestigious Story Lab incubator project for new programming this year. MTPR submitted plans for its latest podcast, “Richest Hill: The Future History of America&rsquo...


Business gets energy saving rebate Business gets energy saving rebate

RONAN – The folks at Ronan True Value figured out how to save more than $100 on their electric bill and they want to see other businesses with a lot of lights get similar savings. Owner Richard Osterwyk said changing 900 light bulbs in his store to LED lighting was the trick to getting the savings. ...


Washington company produces meals at food enterprise center, creates jobs Washington company produces meals at food enterprise center, creates jobs

RONAN – A Washington company is using Ronan’s Mission Mountain Food Enterprise Center to produce prepared meals. Taste of Amazing is a Washington-based catering company that also makes prepared meals for Rosauers supermarkets. Since mid-March the company has been producing its line of heat-and-se...


Garden City Pets opens in new location Garden City Pets opens in new location

News from Garden City Pets EVARO – Garden City Pets, Missoula’s premier pet care business, opened at its new location on May 1. This location will provide dogs, cats, and critters with a modern twist on your typical pet care experience. Garden City Pets hosts animals with a home-away-from-ho...


Alpine Landscape and Design opens Polson storefront Alpine Landscape and Design opens Polson storefront

POLSON – Spring is finally here and it’s time to start thinking about the outside of your home.  To help with all your springtime landscaping needs, Alpine Landscape and Design is celebrating the grand opening of their new retail center and showroom on May 4. The store, located at 111 ...


Dr. Adam Smith to see patients at Polson Health

News from Polson Health POLSON – Dr. Adam Smith joined the Kalispell Regional Healthcare family in March 2017 as the Medical Director of Primary Care and as a member of the Kalispell Physician Network Leadership team. Dr. Smith will continue seeing his patients in Lake County at the Polson Health ...


Reception for new exhibit at Hangin’ Art Gallery Reception for new exhibit at Hangin’ Art Gallery

News from Hangin’ Art Gallery & Café ARLEE — An opening reception will be held on Saturday, April 21, from noon -2 p.m. at Hangin’ Art Gallery & Café. Come rest up after the Buttercup Run and enjoy the show and meet the artists. On exhibit will be the paintings, p...


Providence St. Joseph earns state Trauma Designation

News from Providence St. Joseph Medical Center On Tuesday, March 27 EMS and Trauma Systems of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services designated Providence St. Joseph Medical Center as a Community Trauma Facility. This recognition is the highest given to facilities the size of St. Jos...


Mixed plastics no longer recyclable Mixed plastics no longer recyclable

News from Lake County Solid Waste The turmoil in the plastics recycling world has finally reached Lake County. Effective immediately Lake County will no longer be able to accept Mixed Plastics (#3-7, food trays, etc.) The only acceptable and marketable plastics we can take are #1 PETE bottles and #2 HDP...


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