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Coming home Coming home

POLSON — Pop’s Grill has turned over a new leaf.  The downtown eatery was purchased Aug. 31 by Keith and Elizabeth Johnson.  Keith, a Polson-area native, and Elizabeth, who grew up in Libby, had been on the road for three years for Keith’s construction-related jobs when they decided to come back to Montana following the death of Keith’s mother, Myrna DuCharme Johnson, in late April.  “She wanted Keith to come back home,” Elizabeth said. “We use her recipe for cheese gravy and pancake gravy. Her cherry pies are coming.” The couple also wanted to be close to their five children and six grandchildren.  Elizabeth...


New procedures to protect business in 2018

News from the Internal Revenue Service PHOENIX – The IRS, state tax agencies and the nation’s tax industry joined together to warn small businesses to be on-guard against a growing wave of identity theft against employers. Small business identity theft is a big business for identity thiev...


Nominations for awards accepted until Dec. 15

POLSON — We all know them … the people and businesses that seem to go the extra mile to make Polson the vibrant community we all love. That’s why the Polson Chamber of Commerce is asking its members, along with members of the community, to nominate a special person or business for one of t...


Lake County Community Development Corporation receives four monetary awards Lake County Community Development Corporation receives four monetary awards

News from Lake County Community Development Corporation  RONAN — Executive Director Gypsy Ray announced she is very pleased to share that LCCDC was awarded a USDA Intermediary Relending Program lending award of $750,000. These funds assist new or small businesses across Lake, Mineral and Sand...


‘Shop small’ on Small Business Saturday ‘Shop small’ on Small Business Saturday

HELENA – As the voice for our nation’s entrepreneurs, the U.S. Small Business Administration supports small businesses and business owners every day. When our small businesses do well, our communities do, too. Therefore, as part of our annual tradition, I encourage you to join millions of America...


Polson to observe Small Business Saturday

POLSON – The Polson Business Community is promoting Small Business Saturday.  The annual event takes place the Saturday after Thanksgiving each year. It is sponsored by American Express.  The Polson Business Community will be offering cookies and drinks from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at a kiosk...


Original works, variety of artistic mediums featured at Takes Horse Gallery Original works, variety of artistic mediums featured at Takes Horse Gallery

Speaking with people from other countries, cultures and learning how art touches them has been a rewarding aspect of gallery ownership for Karee Takes Horse.  “It’s a way we can find common ground, and I think that’s really important right now,” she said. A member of the Li...


S&S Sports rebuilds after fire: ‘It’s going to be all metal’ S&S Sports rebuilds after fire:  ‘It’s going to be all metal’

RONAN – S&S Sports is rebuilding after a fire destroyed the 10,000 square-foot shop, containing recreational vehicles, watercraft, tools, and other things. On March 14, 2016 a thick plume of smoke rose up over the S&S building and moved east across U.S. Highway 93, a few miles south of Ronan...


Ridgewater development gets 1-year extension

POLSON — The Polson City Commission approved another extension for the mixed-use Ridgewater development’s master plan/preliminary plat last week, this time for one year.  That came on the heels of two extensions approved earlier this year, the first for six months and the second for two m...


Reflections Salon celebrates 30 years, employee longevity Reflections Salon celebrates 30 years, employee longevity

RONAN —  It’s been 30 years this October since Marilyn Jette opened a hair salon, and she took time to reflect on its success last week.  Reflections Salon began in a building across from Ronan High School in 1987, but five years later Jette purchased the former Burlington Northern r...


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