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Share the Spirit Share the Spirit

Locals can help with the effort by picking a tag from a Christmas tree at 13 locations in Lake County, buying a gift and bringing it to Share the Spirit’s drop-off location at the Core building at 36235 Kerr Dam Road next to the old soccer and baseball fields. The trees, are located at Walmart, several area banks and Cherry Valley and Linderman elementary schools in Polson.


Polson's Parade of Lights Polson's Parade of Lights

Polson Main Street with filled with people as the parade made its way through town on Friday night, Dec. 1. Families gathered to watch the parade, visit with neighbors, roast marshmallows, shop downtown, watch the lighting of the Christmas tree, visit with Santa, and listen to Christmas music. Anderson Broad...


FFA Christmas tree project takes detour FFA Christmas tree project takes detour

RONAN – An annual Christmas season project could have ended in ruin for Mission Valley FFA students when the trees for their annual fundraiser didn’t arrive, but their teacher had a backup plan. Instructor Reese McAlpin had to tell his students the delivery truck bringing the trees wasn’...


Taking the oath: Ronan judge, reserve officer sworn in last week Taking the oath: Ronan judge, reserve officer sworn in last week

RONAN — A couple of men were given their oaths of office last week. Randy Melton, 57, a longtime local rancher, was sworn-in as Ronan’s municipal judge by the man he will replace on Dec. 31: Justin L. Bartels. Bartels, who has served in the one-day-a-week position since 2009, said he will c...


State of the city: Mayor, city manager give update to Polson Chamber State of the city: Mayor, city manager give update to Polson Chamber

POLSON – The state of the city was on the agenda at last week’s Polson Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Mayor Heather Knutson and City Manager Mark Shrives gave attendees at KwaTaqNuk Resort a rundown on goings-on in the city since Jan. 1. Shrives said that the city’s $17 million wastewa...


Free breakfast, lunch on menu this year at RHS Free breakfast, lunch on menu this year at RHS

RONAN — All Ronan High School students are getting free breakfasts and lunches this year if they choose, thanks to a federal Department of Agriculture program. About two-thirds of RHS students are taking advantage of the program, Ronan Schools Superintendent Mark Johnston said during the Ronan Chamb...


Marine Corps League scholarships available

POLSON — The Marine Corps League Hellroaring Detachment 1041 has their 2018 scholarship application in all the Lake County high school counselors’ offices. You can also download a copy of the application from our website: www.montanamcl.org. Click on detachments Clink on Hellroaring Deta...


Dixon Elementary District first trimester honor roll for 2017-18

Fourth grade: Kaelynn P. Bixby - 3.13, Mark A. Ioli - 3.46, Katie Porter - 3.75, Adele E. Ranney - 3.79, Rylee J. Swensen - 3.17, Abbigail R. Wagner - 3.34   Fifth grade:  Charlie A. Elverud - 3.38, Jayna N. Hale - 3.81   Sixth grade: Brittan A. Griego - 3.81, Haley R....


Elks Lodge donates $2,752 for new drug dog Elks Lodge donates $2,752 for new drug dog

News from Elks Lodge 1695 The Elks Lodge #1695 in Polson has partnered with the City of Polson Police Department to raise funds for the purchase of a replacement of the K-9 drug dog, Brody. Chad Komiofiske, Exalted Ruler and Bev Barrett, Drug Awareness Chairman presented Captain Allan Booth and Detectiv...


Spiritual hymns, jovial tunes peformed during concert Spiritual hymns,  jovial tunes peformed during  concert

POLSON — Spirituality and joviality were in vogue Sunday afternoon at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.  The Mission Valley Choral Society’s 55th annual Christmas Concert included the Copeland Memorial Ringers.  After an introduction by 90-something Patty Ferdinand on piano, the chor...


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