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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 short by Lake County Superintendent of Schools Gale Decker. Decker insisted that the Ronan School Board was incorrectly administering oaths to the recently elected trustees. Decker said that the county superintendent of schools held the responsibility to administer oaths of newly elected trustees and without quorum, the school board couldn’t continue the meeting.  Monday&rs...

Science fair proves fun, enlightening experience

RONAN — An array of science experiments turned out to be an academic treat for the students at K. William Harvey on Friday afternoon.  The delightful science fair boasted 22 fifth-grade students, who displayed their diverse experiments in the gymnasium of the school. The class invited other stu...

School board meeting cut short by county superintendent

RONAN — The Ronan School Board meeting ended abruptly on Monday evening when Lake County Superintendent of Schools Gale Decker accused the school board of illegally administering trustee oaths. The district clerk had just sworn-in the three newest trustees to the school board when Decker asked permi...

Superintendent rolls out leveling plan

POLSON — The Polson School Board of Trustees meeting on May 10 packed about 40 bodies into the district office conference room.  Many of the teachers and staff members were at the meeting to hear Superintendent David Whitesell unveil his leveling or reconfiguration idea for School District #23....

Two Eagle River honors artists, community

PABLO — Paintings, photography, poetry, quilts, beaded art and music were all on display at Two Eagle River High School’s eighth annual Art Slam on Thursday.  The student body eagerly cheered on their friends and classmates, who performed prose and rocked the stage with their musical tale...

Dancing highlights cultural day at Arlee School

ARLEE — Hundreds of years of tradition were the focus of last week’s American Indian Cultural Awareness Day at the Arlee School. Instead of English, math and science classes, students attended workshops on a variety of aspects of Native American culture last Thursday.  “It’s w...

District employees support negotiators

POLSON — About 40 Polson School District #23 employees, both certified and classified staff, assembled in the Linderman School parking lot from 4 to 6 p.m. on May 7. Teachers and classified staff were there to support the Polson Classified Employees Association.  The PCEA is negotiating with th...

Ranch Education Days draw new crop of fourth-graders

IRVINE FLATS —  “Does branding hurt?”  “What kind of cow are those red ones?”  “What’s the hawk’s name?”  “Why is that baby cow getting a shot?” These questions are just a sampling of the hundreds of questions s...

Cold weather means hot hooks at Kids Fishing Day

NINEPIPE — Bad weather meant good fishing for the annual Kids Fishing Day held Saturday at Ninepipe Pond. Last year, young anglers enjoyed blue skies and warmth, but only hooked one fish. But Saturday morning, youngsters caught more than 100 fish, although most of the 70 young fishermen and women heade...

Charlo multi-purpose facility completed

After three years of planning, compromise and construction, Charlo School’s multi-purpose facility is finally finished.  Plans for the $1.5 million project began after a fire destroyed the previous gymnasium that was over 50 years old.  Superintendent Paul Jenkins, who wasn’t empl...

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