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Community wide outbreak of Pertussis emerges Community wide outbreak of Pertussis emerges

LAKE COUNTY – While a vaccination usually prevents whooping cough, there have been 19 confirmed cases of the respiratory illness in recent weeks. School children at St. Ignatius High School, St. Ignatius Elementary School, St. Ignatius Head Start, and Arlee Elementary School have contracted the illness. Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is an illness that starts out with cold-like symptoms and can develop into a violent cough. Those affected may have trouble catching their breath after coughing. The illness is most dangerous for infants, who can stop breathing if they are infected. Pregnant women and those whose immune systems are compromised are also at risk of serious illn...


Watch sawdust fly at inaugural Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous Watch sawdust fly at inaugural Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous

RONAN – The Mission Valley will be abuzz with rip-roaring activity during the area’s first Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous starting Thursday, June 20, through Sunday, June 23. The four-day event will feature chainsaw carvers from around the country showing off their carving skills as they craft lo...


Circus, carnival comes to Ronan Circus, carnival comes to Ronan

RONAN – Family fun is on the schedule for June 22 at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Ronan as the circus and carnival come to town.   Culpepper & Merriweather Circus, America’s favorite big top circus, will be presenting their entertaining show with two scheduled performances at 2 p.m....


Join the new Classic Country Jam

POLSON — We will start a new Classic Country Jam at the Elks, in Polson, effective Sunday, July 7, from 2–5 p.m. This will take the time slot of the Northwest Accordion Association Jam, (recently disbanded), who played on the first Sunday of each month. We are trying to continue providing the com...


Local students named to MSU spring semester 2019 honor rolls

MSU News Service BOZEMAN — Montana State University has announced its undergraduate honor rolls for spring semester 2019. A total of 4,464 undergraduates have been named to the university’s two honor rolls for the 2019 spring semester. Students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours to b...


Notice of potential road closure of Rice Lane in Arlee

News from the Shining Valley Homeowner's Association ARLEE —  The Shining Valley Homeowner’s Association of Rice Lane in Arlee, would like to notify our neighbors and the public that we intend to block Rice Lane to through traffic in coming weeks. Should tribal, county, or Arlee communi...


Red Nose Day fundraiser supports local children Red Nose Day fundraiser supports local children

POLSON – Locals can show support for children’s programs by donating money and wearing a bright red nose on their face.  This is the fifth year that the Polson Walgreens has raised money to support underprivileged children through the national Red Nose Day fundraiser. This year, the fundr...


Class of 2019 crosses finish line Class of 2019 crosses finish line

ARLEE – Twenty-eight students received diplomas at this year’s Arlee High School graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 26, held at the old gym.  Noelle West was the valedictorian this year, and Ashley Potts was the salutatorian. Teacher Leslie Jackson gave the commencement address after Arle...


Two Eagle River School celebrates commencement Two Eagle River  School celebrates  commencement

PABLO – On Saturday afternoon, one of the smallest senior classes in decades walked across the stage during the 2019 graduation ceremony at Two Eagle River School. According to administrator Rodney Bird, the number of graduates may be small in total but the 2019 class had the distinct privilege of b...


Egg Drop Challenge a smashing success Egg Drop Challenge a smashing success

PABLO — Students from both Ms. Fishers and Mrs. Buck’s fourth-grade classes at Pablo Elementary School put their creativity, ingenuity and problem-solving skills to the test on Thursday afternoon during the second annual Egg Drop Challenge. Fisher explained that the challenge is an annual spri...


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