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Ronan district opens new preschool

RONAN — It’s Friday afternoon and the scene is perfectly pristine. In a school yard, 15 four-year-old children laugh and play as the sun makes a dramatic pre-spring appearance in the valley.  But it’s not a day care or private preschool that the 15 exuberant children are enrolled in. The students are part of Ronan-Pablo Preschool, a public preschool funded by a grant called the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative. The school district’s motivation to offer a preschool stems from the wants and needs of the community, Nick Bejarano Safe Schools/Healthy Students Program Director said. “There were a significant number of preschool age children in ...


City discusses storm water project with engineers

RONAN — Directly following the Feb. 22 city council meeting, the city of Ronan held a public hearing, seeking public comments regarding the proposed storm water project. City council members and a few interested citizens were in attendance as city engineers Shari Johnson and Collette Anderson presen...


Ronan City Council discusses water projects

RONAN — Water was a hot topic at the Ronan City Council Meeting on Monday.  Wastewater project manager Shari Johnson met with city council to give an update on the Spring Creek Lift Station Project.  In order to improve the Spring Creek Lift Station, the city embarked on a project to re...


City plans to operate golf course restaurant

POLSON — The Polson City Commissioners passed a motion that the city of Polson operate the golf course restaurant for the rest of 2010, taking into consideration comments by former Polson City Commissioner Jim Sohm and Polson City Manager Todd Crossett and inventorying liquor monthly. Commissioner Ron ...


Fire meeting generates lively discussion

POLSON — Opinions were expressed and voices were raised at the Polson Rural Fire District Trustees meeting on Feb. 10.  Big Arm resident Paul Maurer gave his opinion when he spoke to the trustees before any business was conducted. Maurer’s concern was that the new fire station, a $230,000...


Anonymous donor boosts Ronan Library

RONAN — At a Ronan City Council meeting on Monday evening, Ronan City Library Board Chairman Frank Delgado and library director Michelle Fenger requested a budget amendment in the Ronan City Library’s budget.  The amendment follows a anonymous donation of $13,000 to the library.  ...


Mission considers new police car

ST. IGNATIUS — A new patrol car could be in the works for the St. Ignatius Police Department if the town council approves an amendment to the budget. A public hearing on the proposed change will be held at the March 2 council meeting, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. at City Hall. Police Chief Shay Cla...


Town approves 2nd phase of skatepark

ST. IGNATIUS — After a long wait, the Skate Ignatius Skatepark project is once again running full steam ahead. The St. Ignatius Town Council approved a revised plan for the skatepark’s second phase at its Feb. 2 meeting. The plan, which is “just pretty much scaled down” from the or...


Crossett recommends city take over golf course restaurant

POLSON — After a steady diet of discussion on the sewage treatment site for the last two meetings, Mayor Pat DeVries and the Polson City Commissioners changed topics and discussed the golf restaurant management options at the meeting on Feb. 1.  Polson City Manager Todd Crossett said the city&r...


Charlo still negotiating with classified staff

CHARLO — At a Charlo School Board meeting last Tuesday, school bus driver Jack Willet addressed the board on behalf of the Charlo Classified Association. Negotiations between the union and the Charlo Negotiations Committee have been ongoing since last spring when Charlo Classified Association formed.&n...


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