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Hausermann spearheads Baskets and Blessings event

Last year Nancy Hausermann handed out 363 Easter baskets in the Super 1 parking lot the Saturday before Easter. Guess how many kids showed up? 363. Hausermann said she thought that was a sign from God.  This year Hausermann planned her Baskets and Blessings event for April 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Linderman School lunchroom. Besides 480 filled Easter baskets which kids may win, the event will include an Easter egg hunt with divisions for ages one to five, five to eight and eight to 12, an easter bonnet/hat contest, carnival games, a huge bake sale and food. Hausermann will post a schedule of events so families will know when the egg hunt and Easter basket drawings will be ...


New law for an old drug

“Last dance with Mary Jane, one more time to kill the pain,” Tom Petty sings in his hit song “Mary Jane’s Last Dance.” The song was released in 1993, just three years before California would legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes and 11 years prior to its legalization in Mont...


Behind blue eyes

Braylin Coville’s twinkling baby blues give no sign of the battle raging behind them. He giggles when his mom tickles him, just like any other 6-month-old, squeals, and hides his face in a baby blanket. He doesn’t even seem to notice a plastic tube attached to the port in his chest. Today, a b...


Local boy wins pet poetry contest

POLSON — “This is my first poem,” Zack Mathias said.  It’s a good poem, too. The Montana Veterinary Medicine Auxiliary chose Zack’s poem as a winner in the fourth grade division of its poem and essay contest. Zack won a $100 savings bond. The topic for the contest was...


Reum Xtreme

POLSON — It took Carlie Reum 41 hours to get home from his job in February. Kind of makes a half hour or an hour commute look downright small, doesn’t it? Reum flew from McMurdo Station in Antarctica to New Zealand, to Sydney, Australia, to Dallas, Texas, to Minneapolis, Minn. to Missoula. Reu...


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...


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...


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