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High school students observe agriculture in motion

RONAN — It’s not everyday that kids get out of the classroom and into the field, but the morning was a bright, beautiful exception. On Oct. 13, Emory Willson and 13 Ronan High School students left their greenhouse class and went to Bev’s Bloomer’s blooming pumpkin patch.  “It was the coolest thing for the kids to be out and pick (the pumpkins,)” Bev Luedtke, owner of Bev’s Bloomers commented.   The teens hauled the orange, white, blue and even green pumpkins to a pick-up truck after picking them from the field.  In order for the green pumpkins to mature, students placed them on tables in the greenhouses. In a few weeks, th...


TERS staff, students walk to raise breast cancer awareness

PABLO — October is Breast Cancer Awareness month so cancer survivor Cheryl Morigeau and breast cancer survivor Claudette Bird, both of whom work at Two Eagle River School, planned an event for staff and students. Bird and Morigeau started by asking the students to decorate their lockers and wear pink. ...


School board clarifies expulsion rescission

POLSON — During a special meeting of the Polson School Board of Trustees on Oct. 14, Chair Theresa Taylor spoke about an expulsion hearing for a middle school student held several weeks ago.  Two mothers, one the mother of a seventh-grader allegedly attacked at PMS by another student with a &ld...


Charlo pumps up school spirit during homecoming week

CHARLO — The Charlo Vikings “focused on victory” last week, sporting purple and plenty of excitement going into the Lady Vikings’ homecoming volleyball game and the Vikings vs. Prospectors Friday night matchup. And their enthusiasm paid off as the girls swept Arlee in three sets Thurs...


Parents share concerns with school board

POLSON — Suzanne Gyzeny and Tomi Todaro spoke to the Polson School Board of Trustees at the monthly meeting Oct. 11.  Gyzeny and Todaro are the mothers of two seventh-grade girls who were involved in a Sept. 16 playground incident where another student allegedly threatened them with a gun. The ...


Ronan Schools to transfer investment funds to bank

RONAN — In a five-two vote, the Ronan School Board authorized the school district to transfer their investment funds into an investment account with First Interstate Bank.  Wendy Thingelstad and Bob Cornwell voted against the motion after a lengthy discussion debating the advantages of transfer...


Polson celebrates homecoming all week long

Weather was great for Polson High School’s homecoming week held Sept. 27 to Oct. 1. Students kept school spirit up around PHS with different dress-up days, such as pajama day on Monday, twin day/celebrity day on Tuesday, gender bender/80’s day on Wednesday, color wars on Thursday and purple and g...


Teaching tradition

The scent of fry bread filled the Polson Middle School as seventh graders participated in Native American Awareness Week on Sept. 24. Groups of students rotated among five different activities — fry bread making, beading, stick game, watching “The Place of the Falling Waters,” a film about ...


Polson prepares for homecoming celebration

POLSON — “Kage the Kitties” is the theme of Polson High School’s homecoming this year as the school gears up for a weekend of fun and sports. PHS Lady Pirates soccer team takes on Columbia Falls Wildkats, Thursday, Sept. 30 at 5 p.m., and the Lady Pirates volleyball team also will be ...


Ronan Homecoming Parade

RONAN — Works of art don’t drive … usually.  And normally they’re not in the form of a 1981 Bluebird school bus.  But on Friday afternoon at the Ronan Homecoming parade, a school bus transformed into a stunning piece of art rolled down Main Street. “The bus w...


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