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School board to request opinion of attorney general

RONAN — Following a lengthy and contentious discussion on Monday, the Ronan School board approved the motion to forward a draft letter to the Lake County Attorney, requesting the Montana attorney general’s opinion on the doctrine of incompatible offices in regards to Gale Decker. Decker serves as the Lake County Superintendent of Schools as well as the Ronan High School cross country head coach. He is also being considered for rehire as the assistant boys basketball coach.  Decker has held both positions since 2006. The school board previously addressed the issue conflict of interest in December of 2006 and February of 2007, when they requested and received a legal op...


SKC graduates receive diplomas Saturday

PABLO — The graduates at Salish and Kootenai College on Saturday morning were not your ordinary run-of-the-mill graduating class of Lake County.  Donning shawls and regalia instead of caps and gowns, the proud graduates entered the Joe McDonald gymnasium following elders Octave Finley and Linda...


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 performa...


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. ...


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