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Ronan Show Choir offers show stoppers and potato toppers

RONAN — Ronan High School Show Choir students raised about $2,000 for their upcoming tour to Denver at the annual Groundhog Day Potato Bake and silent auction, held Sunday in the Ronan Performing Arts Center.  For $6, guests filled up on tubers stuffed with chili, stroganoff or broccoli and cheese alongside salad and cake. The fundraising event has taken place for nearly a decade, according to show choir director and instructor Cathy Gillhouse. This year, to ease the donation burden on local businesses and not take away from this Saturday’s Tomy Parker fundraising event, students provided their own auction items such as Valentine floral arrangements, home-baked goodie...


Young sleuths solve Case of the Cookie Caper at Linderman

 POLSON — With a list of evidence and booklet full of clues and charts for evidence evaluation, fourth graders from Linderman Elementary School and their families set out to solve the Case of the Cookie Caper on the evening of Feb. 8.  The crime was simple. As the fourth grade teachers wer...


Polson takes lead in Academic Bowl

CHARLO — In a brain-stretching day in Charlo, Polson students defeated Charlo, St. Ignatius and Ronan Academic Bowl teams last Wednesday, holding on to their early lead after the second meet of a series of four contests. Polson finished with 490 points; Charlo had 388; St. Ignatius was a close third...


Seven students caught on campus with prescription drugs

POLSON — On Friday, Feb. 11, seven students were involved in a drug bust at Polson High School. Responding law enforcement agencies included the Lake County Drug Task Force and Lake County Sheriff’s Office personnel.   Although the incident is still under investigation, the students were ...


Ronan robotics team advances to national contest

RONAN — After a stellar performance Feb. 4 at the Montana FIRST Tech Challenge Championship Tournament, the Ronan School District 30 robotics team will be heading to a national robotics tournament in just two months, robotics advisor Jesse Gray said. He couldn’t be prouder of the nine students...


Down but not out

POLSON — The fourth graders in Mrs. Perry’s class at Linderman School turned into textile designers during January to make a duvet cover for a special Navy SEAL, Chief Petty Officer Jonathan Cummings. How the fourth graders learned about Jonathan is quite a story, involving local businessman a...


Polson Driver Education program gets new car

POLSON —Polson Driver’s Education received a new car for their program in January from a Kalispell motor company. Kalispell Toyota donated the new car, a pale green Toyota Camry with only 20,000 miles on its odometer. Polson superintendent David Whitesell said John Hauss, who handles loca...


Missoula author talks about books, writing

POLSON — Linderman student Sean Calahan’s favorite book by Sneed B. Collard, III, is “Shep, Our Most Loyal Dog.” “It’s about a dog; his owner got sick and died. He (Shep) waited every night for years for his master at the train station,” Calahan explained. Li...


Barr, Reilley benefit raises nearly $5,000

POLSON — Polson Middle School was hopping on the evening of Feb. 5. Spearheaded by PMS staffers Kathy Fewlass, Rhonda Hinman, Amy Knutson, Sally Lemmon and Jim Steiner, a benefit lasagne dinner was in full swing. The lasagne dinner, silent auction and bake sale were the culmination of fundraising a...


Ricketts finishes first at state speech meet

LAUREL — After a grueling two-day State Class A Speech Debate and Drama Meet, Polson High School’s team ended up tied for fourth place in drama and finishing in sixth place in speech. Adding lots of points for her team was Molly Ricketts who became the Class A State Champion Impromptu Speaker....


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