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Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

Bert Todd was working in California when the Korean War started. Deciding he wanted a different job, he gave his boss a week’s notice. The boss said, “You can’t quit. I’ll turn you in for the draft.” Bert decided he might as well quit on the spot and headed home to Big Timber, Montana. He got off the bus on May 29, 1953. After a few days, the sheriff saw him at a service station and gave him his “greetings from the President” letter. He was drafted. At that point Bert thought he might as well get it over with, so the sheriff took him to the registration office. That night he was on a bus to Butte and was sworn in.  After just one night in Bu...


Aber Day Reunion concert, classic cars on tap for Summerfest weekend Aber Day Reunion concert, classic cars on tap for Summerfest weekend

POLSON - Anderson Broadcasting is currently developing a new addition to the Polson entertainment scene. The radio network is building a new stage they plan to unveil at this year’s Summerfest.  Officially dubbed the Regatta Shoreline Amphitheatre, the stage’s debut show will also be Pols...


Aber Day concerts recall fond memories of youth  Aber Day concerts recall fond memories of youth 

The stories, like the fables the Aber Day concerts produced, have traveled through the decades.  Though some of the luster has faded, memories of the crazy days of our youth endure.  It’s been 38 years since the last beer was consumed as part of Aber Day up Miller Creek west of Missoula...


Sandpiper Art Festival to bring in more than 60 area artists Sandpiper Art Festival to bring in more than 60 area artists

POLSON – Art of all varieties, from paint to leatherwork and more will be out for display and sale on the Lake County Courthouse lawn this weekend. This year marks the 46th annual Sandpiper Art Festival and Sherry Jones, co-chairman of the festival, said she hopes this year’s event is just as ...


Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame inductees honored for contributions to history, culture Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame inductees honored for contributions to history, culture

News from the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame inductees honored for contributions to history, cultureNews from the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center. Four people from District 10, comprised of Flathead, Lake, Lincoln and Sa...


Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

Richard was a young man in Jordan, Montana, when he enlisted in the Navy. He was about to be drafted – at least he thought he was about to be drafted. He and a friend went to Butte where he remembers a Navy doctor in uniform. They both passed tests “to be eligible to be accepted.” It was Ma...


Locals attend eclipse observing events Locals attend eclipse observing events

LAKE COUNTY – Eclipse viewing glasses sold out across Lake County during the weekend, but several venues provided free glasses and fun for the Monday, August 21, solar event including the Polson and Ronan libraries where people lined up to get a pair of glasses.  According to the National Aeron...


Father, son share stage at Aber Day Reunion Father, son share stage at Aber Day Reunion

POLSON – Sam Riddle grew up in New York City, but Montana is in his blood.  Riddle, who performed with his father Steve at last Saturday’s Aber Day Reunion concert at the Regatta Shoreline Amphitheater, was born in Missoula but spent the first 13 years of his life in New York.  Th...


Montana meth cleanup laws lag behind Montana meth cleanup laws lag behind

It was a perfect home for their growing family. James and Josephine Slack had purchased a small house in a rural neighborhood on Mill Road just north of Helena, Mont. The home had a big yard surrounded by mountains in the distance, ideal for the Slacks’ two young daughters and soon-to-be born son. ...


Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

In 1944, Jim Sivelle, a 17-year-old California high school senior, was sure he was going to be drafted. Because he had wanted to fly since he was eight years old, and to be sure he wouldn’t be drafted, he went to see an Army Air Corps recruiter to enlist. The recruiter said, “OK, but you have to ...


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