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Relief society celebrates 175 years through community service Relief society celebrates 175 years through community service

It was on March 17, 1842 that the first meeting of the Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was organized with the motto “Charity never faileth” which is taken from a New Testament scripture within 1 Corinthians.  The Relief society was the first auxiliary organized within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and specifically for the women of the church. On this year’s 175th anniversary, local leaders in Ronan decided that the best way to celebrate would be by following its long standing motto and providing a service to the local community.  Approximately 20 local sisters gathered to make quilts and hygiene kits for l...


Watercraft regulations announced

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes have begun extensive public education and rulemaking to prevent the spread of invasive Quagga and Zebra mussels into the Flathead Basin. Invasive Mussels were detected in Montana in 2016. No use of motorized watercraft or boat trailers on any reservation water, ...


Sheriff’s office hosts citizen’s academy

POLSON – The Lake County Sheriff’s Office will host a no-cost citizens’ academy starting Thursday, April 20, and there are still some seats available. The program runs for seven weeks on Thursday evenings with an optional range-day on a Saturday. Citizens are exposed to all facets of sherif...


Polson Rotary seeks applications

POLSON – Polson Rotary is looking forward to another successful Festival for Youth (FFY) celebration in 2017. This is year our 11th consecutive year of raising funds for local youth activities. The total amount raised in the last 10 years is now over $270,000. The majority of funds are raised through a...


Wiggin makes honor list

BILLINGS – Andrew Wiggin of Polson made the honor list for the diesel technology program in fall 2016 at Montana State University City College. According to MSU City College Dean Dr. Clifford P. Coppersmith, the honor represents a distinct accomplishment and recognizes Wiggin for his initiative and per...


County seeks bids for drone services

POLSON – Lake County will soon request bids for drone services. The county commissioners announced that they would seek the bids following a hearing on April 12. Commissioner Bill Barron said the county could use drones for search and rescue operations, which it has used a private contractor for ...


Honor Roll for spring 2017

Ronan High School honor roll   Seniors  4.0 and up: Roman Hall, Daniel Koehler, Samantha Metzger, Candice Neiss, Heather Pospishil, Jane Umbriaco 3.50-3.99: Troy Barney, Allyson Buhr, Jenaya Burns, Alicia Camel, DejaCurley-Julius, Drew Davis, Raychel Lien, Courtney Mays, Ashley McCready...


PEA holds Polson School Board Candidates Forum

POLSON —The Polson community is invited to participate in a candidate’s forum with the three candidates who are vying for the two available seats on Polson School District School Board. The forum is sponsored by Polson Education Association and will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25, in t...


Community pulls together to help school Community pulls together  to help school

DIXON – The third annual Bison Stampede rumbled through town on Saturday to raise money for a re-surfaced basketball court. Colin Elverud, 13, was the first runner to cross the finish line during the morning race with a time of 44:13. He ran the 10K. He also got first place in last year’s race...


Race to support school brings in the sharks Race to support school brings in the sharks

ARLEE – Teachers are able to buy much needed school supplies including a few sharks thanks to the fundraising efforts of the Friends of Arlee School. The group organized what might be the 16th consecutive Buttercup Run on Saturday, April 15. The race was established in 1992, but it took a hiatus for...


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