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Death of one-year-old child under investigation in Polson

POLSON — The suspicious death of a one-year child, who died Saturday, Oct. 2, is being investigated by the Polson Police Department. On Thursday, Sept. 30, Polson police, fire and ambulance responded to a Polson residence for the report of a one-year-old who wasn’t breathing. The child was transported to St. Joseph Hospital in Polson, then life-flighted to Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane where the child passed away early in the morning of Oct. 2 According to Polson Police Detective Hazeez Rafiu, no arrests have been made but a person of interest has been identified. The person of interest, whose name is being withheld as the investigation continues and medical records review...


Local governments hold roundtable discussion on recreational marijuana sales Local governments hold roundtable discussion on recreational marijuana sales

RONAN — Representatives from local, county and tribal government met last week to discuss strategies for regulating recreational marijuana sales which are set to begin Jan. 1, 2022. Montana voters approved the sale of recreational marijuana for adults 21 and older during the 2020 election. HB 701, pass...


Mission Valley candidates vie for city offices Mission Valley candidates vie for city offices

The normally quiet Lake County Elections Office was abuzz last week, with extra staff on hand to stuff around 20,000 ballots into envelopes for upcoming municipal elections. Some were shipped last Friday to meet the deadline for mailing ballots to military and overseas voters, and the majority goes out this ...


Special needs playground completed at Cherry Valley school Special needs playground completed at Cherry Valley school

News from Polson School District No. 23 POLSON — Our Polson community has a new playground. Local preschool children with physical and developmental disabilities that limit their ability to access traditional playground equipment can now enjoy an inclusive playground. This “special needs&rdq...


Polson School District spends nearly $5M in ESSER III funds to improve school facilities Polson School District spends nearly $5M in ESSER III funds to improve school facilities

News from Polson Schools Replacing a 1950s cast iron boiler in the Cherry Valley Elementary School was one of the many initiatives targeted by the Polson School District in an effort to improve its school facilities. The old boiler has been on the fritz for years. Polson custodial staff fixed it repeate...


View from the Library

“Montana’s Treasured Past: Ghost Towns and Gold” is a fun, interactive program that will be held at the library on Thursday, Oct. 14. at 5:30 p.m. Join Lizzy as she guides you on this tour around Montana’s ghost towns on the National Geographic Giant Map of Montana. Our paranormal ent...


Valley Views for Oct. 13, 2021

It’s time to help working Montanans In a recent guest column, State Senator Greg Hertz (Republican, Polson) decried the Biden administration’s call to restore the federal corporate tax rate to a reasonable level, still lower than it was prior to 2017. Hertz reiterates the same tired arguments ...


Scout help appreciated Scout help appreciated

News from the Flathead Lake Museum POLSON — Boy Scout Troop 1947 members and a member of Cub Scout Pack 4947 plus family and friends recently helped the Polson Flathead Lake Museum by tidying up the outside area at the Polson Flathead Lake Museum on Main Street. They also assisted board members in...


Local caregiver, hospitals honored by MHA

News from the Montana Hospital Association  HELENA — The Montana Hospital Association is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Montana Healthcare Awards. The Montana Healthcare Awards program is the largest and most representative award program recognizing excellence among Montana...


Ronan WWII Medal of Honor Recipient recognized

News from the office of Senator Jon Tester U.S. Senate — Chairman Jon Tester of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee took to the Senate floor today in support of designating a state funeral in honor of the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient from World War II, as well as to recognize f...


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