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International science educators share knowledge International science educators share knowledge

POLSON– Fifth-grader Sofia Leighton spooned water into a container that appears to contain blue sand. The result is unexpected: instead of sinking into the sand, the water forms beads atop the blue substance.  “Wow,” Leighton says softly. Leighton experimented with Nano sand at the Science Activity Fair at the North Lake County Public Library.  The event was held in tandem with the Coalition for Public Understanding of Science, which held its annual UnConference in Bigfork this year. The meeting drew scientists and science enthusiasts from around the world. According to the COPUS website, the central goal of the organization is to connect those intereste...

Walking path developed by school volunteers, donations Walking path developed by school volunteers, donations

News from Christian Bumgarner, Mission Valley Christian Academy director POLSON – The Mission Valley Christian Academy dedicated their walking path on Friday, May 25. In a ceremony at the school, two miles east of Polson on Highway 35, a number of key individuals and organizations were acknowledge...

State assessment results announced

News from Dylan Klapmeier, director of communications and federal relations for the Montana Office of Public Instruction HELENA— The Office of Public Instruction has released Montana’s 2017-2018 statewide assessment results, which show little variation over last year. Montana’s statewi...

Law enforcement look for sexual assault suspects

LAKE COUNTY – Law enforcement officials are looking for suspects involved in a sexual assault case that occurred south of Polson on U.S. Highway 93 at 10 p.m. on Aug. 25.  Lake County Sheriff Don Bell said a teenage boy was walking along the highway when he was approached by two males, forced i...

City commission approves budget City commission approves budget

POLSON–The Polson City Commission voted unanimously to approve at $17.32 million budget for the upcoming 2018-2019 fiscal year at the Sept. 5 meeting.  According to the budget, the city’s total estimated revenue for the fiscal year will be $16,269,907. The city’s budget allows for $...

Foster families needed in Lake County

LAKE COUNTY – In many ways, Joel McClanahan of Lolo is a typical proud parent.  “We have an amazing kid,” he said as he introduced himself.  While this affection is characteristic of many families, the situation by which McClanahan’s family came together is fairly uniq...

9/11 anniversary: St. Ignatius community honors heroes 9/11 anniversary: St. Ignatius community honors heroes

ST. IGNATIUS – Local police, firefighters, emergency responders, and a soldier followed the Mission Valley Honor Guard onto the football field to honor the heroes of Sept. 11 during a ceremony before the Friday evening game.   The Mission Valley Honor Guard brings people together almost every y...

Puppy Party supports local pets Puppy Party supports local pets

POLSON — Food, auctions, and even a fluffy puppy aptly named Cash entertained guests at the lively Mission Valley Animal Shelter fundraiser.  Tickets for all 200 seats were sold for the second annual event held at the Red Lion Inn in Polson. “People had a lovely time,” said Filip...

Harvest Fest starts Saturday morning Harvest Fest starts Saturday morning

RONAN – Judging for the Trail of Bales will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the 10th Annual Harvest Fest. Event festivities will take place behind the Visitors' Center.  Ninety hay bales were decorated for the contest this year by local business owners, organizations...

New Medicare cards will be mailing soon

MONTANTA – Starting in September 2018, Medicare will mail new Medicare cards to people with Medicare in Colorado, Montana, Utah and Wyoming, to help protect you from identity fraud. The new Medicare cards no longer contain your Social Security number, but rather a unique, randomly-assigned Medicare ...

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