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Superintendent holds community forum regarding Linderman gym Superintendent holds community forum regarding Linderman gym

POLSON – The Linderman gymnasium was the topic of discussion during a Jan. 19 evening forum held at the Polson High School auditorium. Polson School District Superintendent Rex Weltz provided an update to about 50 people including school board members and district staff on the current status of the Linderman gym.  The gym has been closed since early January 2018 following a severe winter storm that deposited a heavy amount of snow on the gym’s roof causing a parapet wall lining the roof to bulge and fail. Cascading snow, ice and bricks fell through the roof of locker rooms and offices below. David Simons, City of Polson building official, has determined that the Linde...


MCT helps local children become actors MCT helps local children become actors

RONAN – Children in the Ronan School District got together to develop a production of “Blackbeard the Pirate” after only five days of rehearsal on Friday night at the K. William Harvey Elementary school.  The Missoula Children’s Theater sent two professional actors to the scho...


St. Ignatius facilities funded

ST. IGNATIUS – Students will see more opportunities for vocational training and athletics thanks to a $5.6 million bond that St. Ignatius voters passed in November. SuperinSargent said plans are still in the works but he hopes construction will start in the spring. The bond will fund the expansion o...


University names local graduates for fall semester 2018

MISSOULA – The University of Montana has 799 students degree candidates for fall semester 2018. Many participated in UM’s first-ever Fall Commencement Ceremony at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, in the Dennison Theatre. The students listed below are UM degree candidates or have been awarded their de...


Contest submissions accepted

News from Humanities Montana  MONTANA – Montana students are encouraged to submit letters about life-changing books for cash prizes for the Letters About Literature competition.  “[Letters About Literature] is a brilliant way to bring literature and self-reflection together. Wri...


UM researchers receive NASA grant to create tools for reforestation UM researchers receive NASA grant to create tools for reforestation

News from University of Montana MISSOULA – As forest managers increasingly see less natural regeneration of low-elevation tree species and increased mortality in planted seedlings, reforestation needs are outpacing the ability of managers to respond. Three University of Montana researchers rece...


Missoula Children’s Theater play performed in St. Ignatius Missoula Children’s Theater play performed in St. Ignatius

ST. IGNATIUS – With help from the Missoula Children’s Theater, children at the St. Ignatius School District presented the “Snow Queen” on Friday and Saturday after preparing for only five days.   Iris Arlint played the part of Gerda. The Snow Queen was Yvonne Baty. Wyatt Lamme...


UM researchers among the most cited in world

News from the University of Montana  MISSOULA – Five out of six of the world’s most highly cited researchers living in Big Sky Country hail from the University of Montana. That’s according to Clarivate Analytics, a company that monitors research data via its Web of Science plat...


Riparin ecology, management course offered

From MSU News Service BOZEMAN — Montana State University will offer a 15-week non-credit online course beginning in January called wetland and riparian ecology and management. The course provides a thorough introduction to wetland and riparian ecology of the Rocky Mountains and Northern Great Plai...


Dixon School honor roll for first quarter 2018-19

Fourth grade: Dylann Elverud, Reese Swensen   Fifth grade: Mark Loli, Katie Porter, Adele Ranney, Rylee Swensen, Abbigail Wagner   Sixth grade: Charlie Elverud, Jayna Hale   Seventh grade: Brittan Griego, Haley Groneman, Mathew Hale, Henry Ranney, Sncle Rossbach, Jayden Whiteh...


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