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Charlo wins back to back academic bowl competitions Charlo wins back to back academic bowl competitions

RONAN – In a show of academic smarts, middle school students participating in the Lake County Academic Bowl last week answered complicated questions within seconds.  Dixon, Polson, Mission, Charlo and Ronan participated in a series of academic challenges throughout the year before the final round at the Ronan event center. Dixon had some scheduling issues and couldn’t make it to the final competition.  Ahni Umphrey, 13, represented Mission Middle School. She said the competition is a lot like the television game show Jeopardy, but there is a long hour and a half written test before students go on stage to compete. Each school answers a question as a team instead ...

Arlee superintendent finalists announced

News from Arlee Schools ARLEE – The Arlee School District Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the following four finalists for the position of District Superintendent. The community is invited to attend candidate interviews starting at 1 p.m. March 28, at the high school library. Steven Sc...

Montana 4-H seeks families to host Japanese youth and chaperones

MSU News Service BOZEMAN – Montana State University Extension is seeking host families for 25 Japanese youth and two adult chaperones from July 22-Aug. 17. The youth and their chaperones are part of an international exchange program with the Labo Language and Cultural Institute and with LEX, or La...

Bomb threat note shuts down Charlo schools for a day

CHARLO – A bomb threat caused the closure of Charlo schools today while buses were out collecting students during the early morning hours. Lake County Sheriff Don Bell said nothing was found on the campus after he and three detectives, five deputies, and several tribal officers searched the premises...

Principal boxed in by student reading Principal boxed in by student reading

ST. IGNATIUS – The St. Ignatius Elementary School principal spent Friday in a box after students read 1,856 books in the month of February to put him in it.  The students were kind to Principal Tyler Arlint and made him a rather large box for the event during their after school program. The box...

First Interstate donates $20,000 to SKC Hydrology Department First Interstate donates $20,000 to SKC Hydrology Department

News from the Salish Kootenai College Foundation PABLO – First Interstate BancSystem Foundation presented Salish Kootenai College (SKC) with a $20,000 check to aid in the enhancement of critical laboratory upgrades in the Hydrology program.   “Giving back to the places we call home is ...

Lake County Spelling Bee champion advances to state Lake County Spelling Bee champion advances to state

RONAN – A type of cheese helped decide the 53rd annual Lake County Spelling Bee on Tuesday evening as a word duel wrapped up between eighth-graders John Paca of Ronan and Molly Kate Sullivan of Charlo.  During the final rounds, John stood on stage at the Ronan Performing Arts Center and correct...

PSEF announces scholarships available

News from Polson Scholarship and Education Foundation POLSON — Seventeen scholarships are available this spring to Polson High School graduates provided by the local Polson Scholarship and Education Foundation organization. Money for PSEF, formerly Polson Dollars for Scholars, is generated by...

Mission Valley schools announce second quarter honor roll students

Polson High School  4.0 Freshmen: Nina Barfoot, Qia Harlan, Grace Hobbs, Marygold Houk, Ali Hupka, Ara Mercer, Xavier Pierre, Kyra Spencer, Madison Straub, Maggie Todd Sophomores: Cameron Ball, Kendal Forman-Webster, Bo Kelley, Trey Kelley, Summer Kovarik, Joseph McDonald, Mesa McKee, Gabri...

Polson Schools superintendent seeks second opinion on Linderman Gym Polson Schools superintendent seeks second opinion on Linderman Gym

POLSON — Although a structural engineer has said the Linderman Gym is safe for occupancy, Polson Schools Superintendent Rex Weltz decided to err on the side of caution and seek a second opinion.  Weltz gave an update about the gym, which was built in 1950, at the Feb. 12 school board meeting. A...

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