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New program provides necessary supplies for students

ARLEE – Navigating homework, friendships and extracurricular activities is a large order for any student but those without stable living situations face even deeper challenges. A new resource at the Arlee School District is intended to provide homeless students with supplies that meet their basic needs. The closet includes winter clothing, gym clothes, hygiene items and food.  “Being without resources can prevent students from participating fully,” teacher Anna Baldwin said. “Kids have needs and their needs should be met.” Baldwin created the “closet cache,” which opened Jan. 13.  She retrofitted a large walk-in closet to hold the re...

MT Teacher of the Year in running for national award

MONTANA — The Council of Chief State School Officers announced that Montana’s 2020 Teacher of the Year, Linda Rost, is a finalist for the National Teacher of the Year recognition.  Rost teaches science courses at Baker High School. She is one of four finalists out of the cohort of 55 stat...

Western in Dillon, Montana State in Bozeman announce fall 2019 honor roll students

Local students enrolled at the University of Montana Western in Dillon make the dean’s list:     Arlee : Megan Dunlop, Tara Messner Bigfork: Courtney George, Melody McHaley Charlo: Ashley Mock Lakeside: Jonas Nyman Plains: Brady Ovitt, Polson: Shilah Doble, B...

Scholarship applications due to the county before March 13

News from the County Clerk The Montana Association of County Clerks and Recorders is sponsoring a $1,000 and a $500 scholarship for two Montana graduating high school seniors who will be attending a Montana university, college or vocational-technical school.   Applications are judged on the basi...

MCT holds auditions at KWH

News from Ronan School District RONAN — Missoula Children’s Theater, in conjunction with the Ronan School District, will hold auditions for the delightful play, “Beauty Lou and The Country Beast,” on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 3:45 p.m. at K. William Harvey Elementary School. This open...

Glacier Lake School students triumph in ‘Bugsy Malone’ musical Glacier Lake School students triumph in ‘Bugsy Malone’ musical

News from Glacier Lake School The talented students of Glacier Lake School continued the tradition of musicals with a unique performance of the classic musical, “Bugsy Malone,” based on the 1970s movie starring Jodie Foster. The Grey Leaf Gallery, in Ronan, a 1920s former Masonic Lodge, p...

Donor gives holiday gift of school lunch debt relief Donor gives holiday gift of school lunch debt relief

POLSON – An anonymous donor gave families the gift of one less bill by paying off the lunch debts of all students at Cherry Valley Elementary School. Principal Rhonda Crowl said the donation came from a retired couple who volunteer at the school. This isn’t the first time these community membe...

Voters say ‘No’ to Polson School District bond measure

POLSON – Voters in the Polson School District last week rejected a two-bond measure that would have garnered a combined $61 million for the district’s elementary, middle and high schools.  Polson School District Superintendent Rex Weltz said the issues that needed to be addressed have not...

Friendship guides MCT play in St. Ignatius Friendship guides MCT play in St. Ignatius

Children of all ages filled the stage in the St. Ignatius Elementary School to tell the story of “Johnny Appleseed” with the help of the Missoula Children’s Theater. The kids practiced their lines for several hours after school for one week to get ready for the show. On Saturday, the cur...

Dixon School first trimester honor roll

Fourth grade: Jordan Boye, Dylann Elverud, Robert Howard, Bryce Roberts, Reese Swensen   Fifth grade: Tyler Boye, Amelya Delay, Mark Ioli, Benjamin Matt, Katie Porter, Adele Ranney, Rylee Swensen, Abbigail Wagner   Sixth grade: Charlie Elverud, Jayna Hale, Oakley Castello  ...

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