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Ronan Woman’s Club celebrates 100 years of volunteerism Ronan Woman’s Club celebrates 100 years of volunteerism

RONAN – The Ronan Woman’s Club is celebrating their 100th anniversary this year, and no, there isn’t a typo in their name. “It’s supposed to be singular for the individual clubs,” said Adina Fox, club member. She explained that the Ronan chapter is part of the international General Federation of Women’s Clubs working to serve communities through volunteerism.  “Our mission is to provide community service and support,” she said. “We are non-denominational and non-political.” The group recently celebrated their anniversary by performing the same skit that was done during the club’s 50th anniversary called &l...


Wellness fair focuses on supporting women Wellness fair focuses on supporting women

PABLO – About 1,400 people filtered through the Women 4 Wellness health fair on Thursday at the Salish Kootenai College campus, which is about 100 more than last year. “Growth has really occurred with the number of health screenings we’ve been able to offer,” said Niki Graham, even...


Arneson featured at artist at Sandpiper Gallery Arneson featured at artist at Sandpiper Gallery

 POLSON — Susan Arneson, one of five featured artists, will show her watercolor art in the gallery show, “Montana, West of the Mountains,” which is open to the public from May 15- June 23. On Friday, May 19, the Sandpiper Gallery will hold an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. The evening...


Arneson featured at artist at Sandpiper Gallery Arneson featured at artist at Sandpiper Gallery

 POLSON — Susan Arneson, one of five featured artists, will show her watercolor art in the gallery show, “Montana, West of the Mountains,” which is open to the public from May 15- June 23. On Friday, May 19, the Sandpiper Gallery will hold an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. The evening...


Local author releases first novel Local author releases first novel

Copper Sky by Milana Marsenich tells the story of two women with opposite lives. Kaly Shane, mired in prostitution, struggles to find a safe home for her unborn child, while Marika Lailich, a Slavic immigrant, dodges a pre-arranged marriage to become a doctor. As their paths cross, and they become unlikely f...


Tim Ryan comes home to plan concert Tim Ryan comes home to plan concert

Ryan Rouillier is coming home to develop a project after 30 years of working as a country music songwriter and recording artist in Nashville. Back in Nashville, he started thinking that it was time to start wrapping up aspects of his career. He talked about that moment as he sat in a coffee shop in St. Ig...


Ronan store fire, 1912 Ronan store fire, 1912

A postcard provided by Jan Curtis of Bountiful, Utah, depicts the devastating Ronan fire of 1912 that started in the automobile garage of Crawford & Clairmont during a fierce windstorm and quickly spread flames west of Spring Creek, destroying all but four of the town’s buildings. The same year, bu...


Local couple details trip to Mongolia, land of Eternal Blue Sky Local couple details trip to Mongolia, land of Eternal Blue Sky

They weren’t just “horsing around,” they also got to experience a new culture. Columbia Falls residents Greg and Deb Schatz presented details of their trip to Mongolia on Friday at KwaTaq- Nuk Resort as part of the Montana Back Country Horsemen convention. Greg said Mongolia was the o...


Boy’s wish comes true thanks to Montana Hope Project Boy’s wish comes true thanks to Montana Hope Project

POLSON — Fulfilling a child’s wish is what the Montana Hope Project is all about. One local child got his wish granted recently thanks to the project, which is funded through the Association of Montana Troopers. Joel DuMontier, 11, a fifth-grader who receives homebound instruction from Anna...


Unique markings discovered on recovered firearms Unique markings discovered on recovered firearms

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the assistance of the public to aid an investigation regarding possibly stolen firearms. A recent drug investigation resulted in a search warrant being executed on a Lake County residence. Numerous guns were located in the residence; some are believed to b...


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