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McCracken supports healthy lifestyles, positive changes

PABLO — Sam McCracken’s message is clear — everybody leaves a footprint. So leave a positive, healthy footprint on your community.  Last Wednesday, a wide array of students and community members came to listen to McCracken, a general manager at Nike and the brains behind the Nike N7 fund.  N7, named for a Native American belief that an individual must consider the impact he or she has on seven generations, is a program that supports 19 different athletic clubs for Native American youth.  All the profits from two lines of N7 shoes are funneled through the N7 fund to support the sport programs in Native American communities. McCracken couldn’...


Bowling benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters

POLSON — Last year Bowl for Kids Sake raised $15,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Not a small feat for the two-day event, in which businesses form teams for a friendly bowling competition. This year, Executive Director Julie Williams hopes they can raise a similar amount to help fund the non-profit...


Worth overdoing

"Happiness is the color orange” was posted on Carl Rohr’s son’s blog. After reading that quote, Rohr knew he had to make his son an orange quilt. And Rohr said he smiled all the while he was cutting and piecing that orange quilt. English quilter and fabric designer Kaffe Fassett inspired...


Community discusses Jocko Valley trails

ARLEE — A community meeting March 3 gave Arlee area residents a chance to share ideas and get up to speed with the latest work of the Jocko Valley Trails Committee. Formed four years ago just after the Arlee Community Development Corporation got its start, the Jocko Valley Trails Committee is a grou...


Construction nearly complete on new food pantry

Construction workers, concrete trucks, drywall installers and masons have been swarming over the old Folkshop building at 904 1 Street E. The building is being remodeled and updated under contractor Hu Beaver’s expert guidance and will serve as the new home for Loaves and Fish Food Pantry. Loaves an...


Local woman honored for contributions to quarter horse breed

PABLO — At the age of 84, Fay Haynes can’t imagine a day when she can no longer ride. Horses have been her life since age 5, when her dad first led her around on an old gray mare named Dolly while he mended fences. “I felt pretty big,” Haynes said. “I rode from then on.&rdquo...


At age 82, ‘Grandma D’ is Mission’s biggest fan

ST. IGNATIUS — It’s a well-known fact among Mission High School athletes that whether or not their families can make it to a game, they’ll always have a supporter in the stands as long as Lois Dumont is around.  In 40 years of following Mission athletics, Dumont has earned the statu...


The beat goes on

February is a month synonymous with red and pink hearts, candy conversation hearts and frilly valentine cards covered with hearts. It’s also designated American Heart Month. Healthy hearts that pump blood through bodies have been priorities at St. Joseph’s Medical Center’s cardiac rehabi...


Coming full circle

As the clock nears the 10 a.m. hour, the last members of an intimate gathering quietly enter the sanctuary, finding themselves a cozy spot on one of several sofas or easy chairs.  Warm rays of morning light shine through stained glass as worshippers greet each other with smiles and welcome salutations. ...


Pure gasoline still top product at Jette Store

POLSON — “Real gasoline. No ethanol.” Proudly displayed on the reader board outside Jeff Schumaker’s Conoco station, known locally as the Jette Store, that slogan raises many questions about what motorists are putting in their fuel tanks these days. And according to Schumaker, who ...


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