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Peer group for drug addicts opens in Ronan Peer group for drug addicts opens in Ronan

RONAN —  A new evening recovery center for drug addicts, the Never Alone Recovery Hall, recently opened on Main Street thanks to the combined efforts of Don Roberts and a supportive community. Twenty people from an addiction-focused support group are helping, Farmers Insurance agent Diane Ivanoff donated the space at 309B Main St. SW and Twice But Nice thrift store and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes donated tables and chairs. “This really isn’t about me. It’s about our recovery community and having a place where people can come, be safe and learn about recovery,” said Roberts, who is a senior social work major at Salish Kootenai College....

Volunteers needed to serve free community meals Volunteers needed to serve free community meals

A hot meal can be the centerpiece for socializing or fill the gnawing ache of hunger for those in need. Many free meals in Lake County from Polson to St. Ignatius provide both food and friendship for folks who need either.  JourneyBe Pastor John Payne in Polson said people sit down to the weekly meal...

Ridgewater master plan on agenda

POLSON – The Polson City Commission will consider a one-year extension for the Ridgewater master plan at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 16. The commission approved six and two-month extensions earlier this year. The current extension expires Oct. 20. The original one dates to 2005. 

‘Light of Unity Festival’ to be held Oct. 22

News from Bahá’í of the Flathead Reservation PABLO – Bahá’ís of the Flathead Reservation will mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh, founder of the Bahá’í Faith, with “The Light of Unity Fe...

Mission Valley Rises hosts community health, healing forum

Valley Rises: Democracy Engaged! POLSON – Mission Valley Rises: Democracy Engaged! is a local, non-partisan, community-led group, committed to exploring issues that affect the lives of our community.  In the first of a series of community health and healing forums, we will discuss recent s...

Father involvement project kicks off with pizza

News from Polson Schools POLSON – A dads’ and kids’ pizza party to kick off a new innovative father involvement program called WATCH D.O.G.S.® (Dads Of Great Students) will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12 at Linderman school.  A sign up pizza night at Cherr...

Oberwegner honored with DKG membership Oberwegner honored  with DKG membership

News from   Delta Kappa Gamma Upsilon chapter MISSION VALLEY – The Upsilon chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma welcomed new member, Pam Oberwegner, at its September meeting in Polson. Delta Kappa Gamma, a teachers’ organization, comprised of current and retired teachers from the Mission Valley...

Protestant Reformation celebrated

RONAN — Faith Lutheran Church, led by Pastor Seth Nelson, will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation throughout the fall. Reformation Sunday is Oct. 29 and our service on that day will include a number of special guest musicians. Additionally, throughout the fall Pastor Seth is ...

Polson man flies over mountains, desert in 1,000 mile adventure Polson man flies over mountains, desert in 1,000 mile adventure

POLSON – Over the past week and a half, Polson resident Jack Nordberg and seven other adventurous aviators embarked on a grueling cross-country paramotor race known as the Icarus Trophy. Billed as the “toughest air race in the world” by the race organizers, the Icarus Trophy is a near 1,...

St. Luke Hospital earns quality award

News from Mountain-Pacific Quality Health HELENA – Mountain-Pacific Quality Health, the Medicare Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for Montana, announced this year’s quality award winners during the annual conference held by the Montana Hospital Associatio...

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