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Polson students enjoy science exploration

POLSON — A kid’s dream — a three-foot high nose to pick and a microscope to look at the booger.  SpectrUM brought the big nose plus other trappings of health care professionals to the Polson grade schools from May 20 to May 27. Kindergarten through second-grade students could check out real stethoscopes, thermometers and blood pressure cuffs while wearing child-sized lab coats and gloves.  Then there was an anatomy and physiology lesson disguised as an incubator with a dummy of a human body full of anatomically correct plastic organs, sort of like a body puzzle. A large light table allowed kids to assemble a complete skeleton from x-rays. They could a...


Two Eagle River School celebrates Elders Week

PABLO — To strengthen the bonds between Two Eagle River School students and tribal elders, TERS holds an Elders Week each year. TERS Principal Clarice King said, “Despite the weather, we did have a good Elder’s Week.” King added that some Elders who normally attend didn’t ...


Arlee celebrates graduation

ARLEE — Twenty-two Arlee Warriors and Scarlets crossed the stage at Sunday’s high school graduation, eagerly entering the next phase of their lives.  Family and friends packed the gymnasium for the afternoon ceremony, toting cameras and flowers for the graduates and wearing proud smiles. ...


Seniors finish career at RHS

RONAN — On Sunday afternoon, Ronan’s graduating class lived up to the class motto — “Stop worrying. Start living.” The graduation marked the end of their high school careers and the beginning of a new life outside of school. Not one student was preoccupied with exams, homewor...


Bike giveaway encourages kids to read

CHARLO — The entirety of the Charlo Elementary sat anxiously in front of the school on Thursday, anticipating the winners of the third annual bike giveaway. Elementary principal Clair Rasmussen tormented the eager children by prolonging the process of selecting two names from the drawing.  A...


Students participate in Bike/Walk to Work Day

POLSON  — A pack of bikers poured across the Armed Forces Memorial Bridge a little before 8 a.m. on May 21 as the Polson Police held traffic in the east bound lane. The bicycle riders included kindergarten through 4th graders, parents and friends who had met in Swanee’s Bar and Grill parking...


MSU student wins top engineering award

For any student, the advice and the attitude of a teacher can make a world of difference. And there is no better example of that then Lake County’s own Marques Jones. This May, Jones graduated from Montana State University with a degree in chemical engineering. As if that’s not impressive enou...


Two Eagle River School graduates 18 students

PABLO — Yamncut drummed and sang the processional as 18 graduating seniors walked to the dias. Friends and family crowded the gym at Two Eagle River School at 4 p.m. on May 23 to honor the class of 2010. Cameras flashed as girls in white graduation robes and mortarboards and the boys in red seated them...


Charlo community honors graduating seniors

CHARLO — Charlo’s 27 seniors dressed in purple gowns and expressing a mixture of cheerful smiles and tearful goodbyes, proudly crossed their high school stage for the last time on Sunday afternoon. The graduation started at 3 p.m. with a slide show, portraying the seniors in various stages of ...


Ronan School Board defends trustee oath

RONAN — On Wednesday the Ronan school board, including the three recently sworn-in trustees, met, clearly upholding their original oaths given by district clerk Pamela Harris the Monday before. The school board continued with Monday’s meeting, which proved to be contentious when it was cut sho...


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