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Chocolate festival to serve sweet treats for a good cause

ARLEE – You can satisfy your sweet tooth at the 15th annual Arlee Chocolate Lover’s Festival held Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Arlee Brown Building.  Attendees can taste entries in the contest for best chocolate dish or bid in an auction to win an entire dish to take home. All proceeds from the event will fund the Arlee Community Development Corporation’s Youth Programs and the Jocko Valley Library’s programs for children. “Every bid helps a kid,” said Arlee CDC founding member Donna Mollica. The CDC will collect entries for the contest and auction on Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Arlee Brown Building. Entries must includ...


Early Valentine party raises funds for youth art camp Early Valentine party raises funds for youth art camp

CHARLO – Though it was one of the coldest days of the winter, more than 80 people made their way to the Leon Community Clubhouse on Saturday, filling it with cheery conversation, music and art.  The event was the annual Ninepipe Arts Group fundraiser, and all the proceeds went to support Charlo...


Local children share work

From the Missoula Writing Collaborative  Children in schools on the Flathead Indian Reservation are working with professional writers to create poems during weekly workshops developed by the Missoula Writing Collaborative. Caroline Keys worked with Ronan fifth graders and the Arlee fourth and fifth...


Award-winning banjo player to perform Feb. 15 Award-winning banjo player to perform Feb. 15

RONAN – The humble banjo will take on a new dimension when Jayme Stone Folklife brings his quartet to the Mission Valley on Friday, Feb. 15. Stone is a composer, banjoist, producer and educator. He also likes to refer to himself as an instigator. He is performing at 7 p.m. at the Ronan Performing Ar...


Polson High School honor roll second quarter 2018-19

4.0 Freshman: Gabriella Anderson, Jazlyn Dalbey, Kallie Finkbeiner, Xavier Fisher, Taleah Hernandez, Sophia Moderie, Philip Reed, River Schmidt-Eder, Helena Van MeeterenSophomores: Dakota Anderson, Spencer Henning, Grace Hobbs, Ara Mercer, Joshua Peck, Michael Smith, Kyra Spencer, Maggie Todd Juni...


‘Post everlasting’ plaque presented ‘Post everlasting’ plaque presented

RONAN — Commander Sharbono was asked if he had any use for an old plaque or it was going to be thrown out. Commander Sharbono took the plaque and refurbished it. He then contacted fellow Legionnaire Lucky Larson about having some plates made with the names of the comrades transferred to “post eve...


Polson Middle School second quarter honor roll 2018-19

Fifth Grade   Fifth Grade  4.0: Janelle Baehr, Starleena Bigleggins, Jeffrey Bird, Iliahi Borreta, Brayden Clark, Ruger Ellis, Holden Emerson, Arianna Fisher, Parker Hendrickson, Josie Henriksen, Brody Kline, Sofia Leighton Pah-len, Baylee Lemm, Cruz Lies, Teague McElwee, Kellyn Nelson, ...


Mother reminds people to get tetanus vaccinations Mother reminds people to get tetanus vaccinations

Lucas Clark, 14, of Ronan, was admitted to the hospital on Jan. 11 for a life-threatening illness. His mother, Kendra Schiele, said Lucas stopped breathing and was ventilated. He was then moved to the pediatric intensive care unit in Missoula.  “They didn’t know why he was having lung fai...


Fourth graders step up to fight hunger Fourth graders step up to fight hunger

RONAN – A group of fourth-grade students at K. William Harvey Elementary gathered a hefty 326 pounds of food to help people in need as part of their leadership project. “You should have seen the teacher’s room where we stored the food,” said student Loren Olson, 9. “It was fi...


Mission Valley Children’s Choir resumes rehearsals

The Mission Valley Children’s Choir will resume rehearsals on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Faith Lutheran Church in Ronan at 3:45 p.m. New members are welcome to join.   The choir is composed of children from grades 2-6 from Polson, Ronan, Charlo and Moise. It is co-directed by Cathy Gillhouse and Pas...


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