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‘Ruff’ competition at Milliron Arena ‘Ruff’ competition at Milliron Arena

Paws were put to the test, as canines of all shapes, sizes, colors and breeds zipped, zig-zagged and zoomed through and over various obstacles this past weekend during the Agility by the Lake Trials.  The North America Dog Agility Council (NADAC) sanctioned event, sponsored by the Missoula-based club A Rover Runs Through It (ARRTI), featured about 50 dogs Friday through Sunday at the Milliron Arena. Dog agility requires dogs to negotiate a numbered obstacle course with their human teammates to guide them around courses in the fastest time possible, without making any mistakes. Obstacles include jumps, hoops, turns, tunnels and ramps.  Mesa Bryn McKee, a sophomore at Polso...


Town mourns loss of community champion Cal Lindburg Town mourns loss of community champion Cal Lindburg

RONAN – A beloved community member who volunteered so often he was honored with the title of “Grand Marshal” in several local parades, passed away recently. Community members describe him as someone who helped develop the town of Ronan.  Calvin Lindburg, 91, better known as “C...


Tourism has given Philipsburg new life — but brought few families Tourism has given Philipsburg new life — but brought few families

PHILIPSBURG — As the holiday season got its start on a clear morning in late November, Phillipsburg’s Main Street looked like something out of a Hallmark movie. A window washer cleaned downtown storefronts along blocks of historic brick buildings — a candy store, a microbrewery, coffee s...


Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

Dan was attending the University of Minnesota in 1965, but he dropped out for one quarter and immediately got a draft notice. He decided to enlist ahead of the draft. He could enlist for two years but then be obligated for four summers of duty, or enlist for three years. Dan took the three-year option, but i...


Benefit ‘Lamb of God’ performance draws thousands of people Benefit ‘Lamb of God’ performance draws thousands of people

ST. IGNATIUS – Audience members packed into the historic Mission Catholic Church on Friday night to experience the musical “Lamb of God” performance. Volunteers started setting out chairs in the central walking aisle after the 42 pews were filled. A few people stood next to the door whil...


Benefit ‘Lamb of God’ performance draws thousands of people Benefit ‘Lamb of God’ performance draws thousands of people

ST. IGNATIUS – Audience members packed into the historic Mission Catholic Church on Friday night to experience the musical “Lamb of God” performance. Volunteers started setting out chairs in the central walking aisle after the 42 pews were filled. A few people stood next to the door whil...


Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

Today in 2017 Ray spends a lot of time on duty at the Ronan VFW, but it didn’t take long to get him remembering back to January 1966, when he was a senior in high school in Arkansas. He got a service deferment until after graduation by taking what he calls “Kiddie Cruise Enlistment.” This p...


‘Miracle Worker’ continues in Polson ‘Miracle Worker’ continues in Polson

“The Miracle Worker” received a standing ovation opening night for an outstanding production of a remarkable story. See “The Miracle Worker” Friday, Saturday or Sunday March 23-25 at Polson’s beautiful theatre on the lake. Shellie Winebrenner as Viney and Kaycee Norman as Hellen...


Showcasing Skills Showcasing Skills

POLSON – “Mission Valley really has Talent,” entertaining emcee Brian Miskimins pointed out to the audience of more than 400 during the first inaugural Mission Valley Has Talent Show on Friday evening at the Polson High School Auditorium. Presented by the Mission Valley Ministerial Assoc...


Small communities outside Missoula grapple with growth, change Small communities outside Missoula grapple with growth, change

Devin Jackson wants to see his small community of Lolo get a new school. The current one is an aging jumble of buildings built into a steep hillside a few steps away from the busy five-lane highway that cuts through the middle of town. As chairman of the Lolo Community Council, he echoes the sentiments of ma...


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