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Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

For a man who always wanted to remain a farmer, being drafted was not a welcome thing.  George says it was like being ordered to volunteer. He had two or three farm deferments but somehow the local draft board official decided he should be drafted anyway. George was often seen driving a truck hauling milk from small local dairies to the cheese factory in Ronan. Maybe the official, who had a son in the military, thought that truck driving wasn’t really farming and that George should serve, too.  George followed orders to go from Polson to Butte – he remembers the trip was the day after a tornado tore the roof off the Salish Hotel in Polson. George was sworn in at For...


Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

Who would have thought a young man in 1945 would travel virtually around the world at age 18? Not Bill Browning, who was then in high school. Bill has a newspaper picture of himself helping with the “Buy a B-29 Bomber” Sixth War Loan Drive at Lincoln High School in Seattle, Washington.   ...


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Why did it take Worth Nelson 21 years to qualify for a 20-year military retirement? That’s one of the many stories he had to tell in a recent August interview. When younger, Worth lost partial use of his fingers in an episode with dynamite caps. When he went to enlist in various branches of the U.S....


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, M...


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...


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