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Scholarships available for Polson graduating seniors

News from Polson Scholarship and Education Foundation POLSON — Seventeen scholarships are available this spring to Polson High School graduates provided by the local Polson Scholarship and Education Foundation organization. Money for PSEF, formerly Polson Dollars for Scholars, is generated by various fundraising events, donations from individuals and clubs, and from families who provide scholarships in memory of loved ones. Parents of students who are attending college should be aware there are many scholarships to provide financial assistance to PHS graduates who are continuing their education. These scholarships are for an accredited four-year, two-year, community college...


Snow Stopper Snow Stopper

The Polson Airport had been closed for a week due to snow, Airport Manager Vince Jennison said on Friday. The airport is slated to get a new snow plow truck in early April, thanks to a $213,000 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration, Jennison said.


Candidates file for May 2 ballot

POLSON — A Feb. 2 filing deadline for some local offices has come and gone, resulting in contested races for some fire, irrigation and library district boards. The election will be held May 2 by mail-in ballot. The Polson Rural Fire District has three openings, and incumbent Ron Roberts has filed...


Treats bring funds for youth programs Treats bring funds for youth programs

ARLEE – A few crumbs were the only things left of the chocolate-chip cookies soon after the 13th annual Chocolate Lover’s Festival began on Wednesday, Feb. 8, despite a winter storm and icy roads outside. Eighteen donated chocolate creations were on several long tables in the Brown Building. A...


Try out technology at library

POLSON — Stop by North Lake County Public Library on Thursday, Feb. 23, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. to explore the digital services the library offers. Visit individual stations to try out electronic library services such as NoveList, Montana Library2go, BookMyne and Freegal, in addition to the Small Engine...


College to offer Patty Stevens career, job fair

PABLO — Salish Kootenai College Career Services, Student Support Services, and Job Service Polson are hosting a Career/ Job Fair, Tuesday, Feb. 21. The event will take place from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Joe McDonald Health and Wellness Center. The SKC Career Fair will aid students and potential empl...


Learn affects of childhood trauma

ST. IGNATIUS — The Flathead Reservation Human Rights Coalition announces their annual Potluck Series – Nourish Your Body, Nourish Your Mind. On Wednesday, March 8, at 6 p.m. bring a dish to share before the presentation at 6:45 p.m. by Lisa Koble, LCSW, “Childhood Trauma: What it Means Long...


Polson swept away by broomball at WinterFest Polson swept away by broomball at WinterFest

POLSON – Area youth and adults had an opportunity to sweep their winter blahs away by playing a little broomball at Riverside Park on Saturday during WinterFest. “It was really fun,” first time broomballer Zevan Walker of Polson said. Broomball is pretty much skateless ice hockey play...


Cancer Support Group meets regularly in Polson

POLSON — A support group for anyone affected by cancer meets regularly from noon- 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church. The group gathers on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at the church located at 301 Sixteenth Ave. E. Cheerful Heart, an organization of volunteers who provide non...


CSKT Chairman addresses Montana lawmakers CSKT Chairman addresses Montana lawmakers

HELENA – Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Chairman Vernon Finley addressed the Montana legislature and officials to say this is the state where people can disagree on opinions and shake hands afterwards. The Montana House of Representatives and other officials welcomed Chairman Finley with a lon...


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