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Charlo’s talent entertains audiences

CHARLO — Though many of the evening’s songs were about the dubiousness of love, there was no doubt about the audience’s feeling toward star-studded performers at the Charlo’s annual Talent Show. Each of the 28 students who performed smashing hits like Katy Perry’s “Hot N’ Cold” and Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” received ample applause as well as hoots and hollers. The event was organized by Charlo drama teacher Keith Grebetz with the help of Charlo senior Spencer Shafter.  Three years after the initial talent show, Grebetz explained that the organization is only getting easier because of Shafter’s role in the p...


How it will B

RONAN — Making a change can be hard, just ask the members of the Ronan School Board. After more than an hour-and-a-half of discussion between the board, school administrators and citizens Monday evening, the board made the tough decision to move Ronan into Class B beginning next school year. By v...


Cherry Valley continues work on playspace

POLSON — Kindergarten and first grade children at Cherry Valley School are like children everywhere; most of them love to go out for recess. Wiggly little bodies need time to run, jump, skip, swing on the rings, shoot down the slides and hide in the trees. Cherry Valley staff has worked at provid...


To “B” or not to “B”

• Why is Ronan thinking about moving to Class B? Ronan High School currently has an enrollment of 317 students, well under the 340 student cutoff that is the currently the bottom end of Class A schools. • What are the enrollment numbers for the classes of schools in Montana? The current breakdow...


A district divided

RONAN — The Ronan school board will face a tough decision Monday as they must decide if the school will remain in Class A for the next two years or petition to make the move to Class B. Ronan will have to make the decision of whether or not to make the move down in classification after a steady drop...


Commissioner gathers suggestions for improving higher education system

PABLO — Commissioner of Higher Education Sheila Stearns and Board of Regents Chair Clayton Christian visited Salish Kootenai College on Sterns’ tour around the state. Dubbed a listening tour, the session was designed to allow people to voice concerns and offer suggestions for improvement about th...


Qwest grant to help with purchase of web design tools

RONAN — With the help of the Qwest Foundation, Ronan High School is preparing its multi-media class to build websites for local organizations and businesses that couldn’t otherwise afford a graphic designer.  On Oct. 19 the Qwest Montana president David Gibson and Montana First Lady Nancy...


Ag class dives into digestion

RONAN — Ghoulish decorations of guts and gore haunted many Ronan corners over Halloween weekend, but for Ronan High School’s advanced agricultural class, guts and gore were nothing out of the ordinary.  In their study of animal science on Wednesday, teacher Emory Wilson and his class part...


Ronan schools race to stay drug free

RONAN — With more than 250 Ronan students running 2.5 miles to the Ronan Middle School and High School on the last day of Red Ribbon Week, the school’s message was clear — staying active is a good way to remain drug free and healthy. “I think they had fun,” organizer Shelly B...


Arlee students vote in mock election

ARLEE — Election Day would be much more popular if questions like these were on the ballot.  On Oct. 28, students across Montana voted in a mock election put on by Secretary of State Linda McCulloch’s office and the School Administrators of Montana. While the ballot included races for U.S...


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