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Thanksgiving meals organized across Lake County Thanksgiving meals organized across Lake County

LAKE COUNTY — It’s not Thanksgiving without food and good company, but cooking a full meal is a lot of work. For those who would rather spend the holiday visiting with people from around the area, a community meal is a fun option. This year there will be free Thanksgiving Day meals in St. Ignatius, Ronan and Polson. All are welcome at each. In St. Ignatius  people can attend a gathering at the Senior Citizen’s Center. A classic Thanksgiving meal will be served from noon-2 p.m. The menu will include: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and pie. All are welcome and the event is free. Attendees can also enjoy live music. Organizers will accept donations of food or volu...

City of Polson Street Department offers free leaf pick up

News from the City of Polson  POLSON – Every Monday in November, the City of Polson Streets Departments will be offering free pick up of leaves that have been placed in biodegradable leaf bags. Leaves placed in plastic bags will not be picked up. Please place biodegradable leaf bags for pick ...

Boy Scouts rehabilitate Melita Island woodland Boy Scouts rehabilitate Melita Island woodland

News from the Montana Council, Boy Scouts of America  BIG ARM – Montana Council, Boy Scouts of America, is underway with a woodland transformation project on Melita Island after devastating stress on trees due to root rot and dwarf mistletoe, in combination with defoliation by Tussock moth an...

Arlee students cook indigenous foods, 'taste the past' Arlee students cook indigenous foods, 'taste the past'

ARLEE – In the Arlee Family and Consumer Science classroom, high schooler McKaryss Fisher carefully chopped morel mushrooms and fried them in a pan. It was similar to the work she does in her everyday cooking classes, except for one thing: the food in the recipe was native to the Flathead Reservation. ...

MSU collaborates with Native communities to launch equitable research partnerships

MONTANA — Montana State University has launched a planning initiative that will involve Montana tribes in a “true equitable partnership” during every step of research that involves Native entities. The university began the collaboration recently during the inaugural MSU Tribal Partnershi...

Health officials identify two additional cases related to vaping, one in Lake County

News from Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services MONTANA – Department of Public Health and Human Services officials have identified two additional cases of illness related to the national outbreak of e-cigarette use or vaping. Montana now has five identified cases, including one de...

Mission Valley Museum Consortium shares news

Arlee Arlee Jocko Valley Museum   Our historic site is closed until July 4, 2020. View our beautiful war memorial, which is located outside of our site. We are located at the corner of Bouch and Fyant (by the grade school). Volunteers are needed.  For more information call 406-726-3167. ...

Uplifting play about mental health to be shown in Polson, Pablo Uplifting play about mental health to be shown in Polson, Pablo

Port Polson Players  POLSON – Free showings of "Every Brilliant Thing," a hilarious, powerful and timely play that shines a light on all the things that make life worth living will be playing in the Mission Valley, for one day only, on Tuesday, Nov. 12.  Blue Cross/ Blue Shield of Monta...

Student enrollment is up statewide, but dwindling numbers threaten to squeeze rural schools

MONTANA — Like rural school administrators across Montana, Terry Public Schools Superintendent Joe Krause keeps a close eye on his enrollment numbers.  The Terry district, which serves Prairie County, population 1,100, has 134 students this school year, said Krause, who’s new to the super...

Commission allocates funds to repair street

POLSON – Commissioners voted to allocate funds for a sidewalk improvements project on 17th Street during the last meeting, involving the installation of a 10-foot section and repaving another area. Funds for the project were raised through an increased tax on gasoline and diesel. In order for the pr...

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