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Polson High School seniors celebrate commencement

POLSON — Linderman Gym was packed to the rafters with parents, grandparents and family who came to support their graduates on June 5. Polson High School’s Class of 2010 marched into the gym wearing purple and black robes. Besides a slide show of the graduates, the crowd was treated to performances by the PHS Symphonic Band and the Senior Choir.  Quoting Robert Fulghum’s book “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten,”  PHS Principal Bill Appleton advised the graduates to share, play fair, don’t hit and clean up after themselves.  Appleton added his own three rules; he said, “Take better care of our planet, eat lots...

SKC holds pinning ceremony for nursing grads

Salish Kootenai College’s 19th crop of nurses held their pinning ceremony on June 4 at 4 p.m. at the Joe McDonald Health and Physical Education Center.  Chief Cliff Singers played the drum processional. Dr. Darryl Tonemah, Director of the Health Promotion Program at the University of Oklahoma C...

Taking off

ST. IGNATIUS — Not many people can say their high school commencement speech began with a song and dance, but that’s how Karen Kleinklaus kicked off her farewell address to Mission High School’s class of 2010.  Although she joked that she hadn’t done public speaking “sin...

RMS students learn leadership, communication skills

 RONAN — In a spirit of community service, the students at the Ronan Middle School found themselves out of the classroom and in the field, participating in a wide array of community-based activities May 26. The event was called One Book, One Community, and for the eighth year in a row, RMS student...

Rendezvous offers RMS students a taste of history

After a day dedicated to the development of future community members, the Ronan Middle School seventh and eighth graders spent Thursday at Kicking Horse Reservoir for the 23rd annual Rendezvous.  From horse-shoeing to tomahawk throwing, RMS students got a glimpse of what skills were inherent to their...

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 che...

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...

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