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‘Piano man’ thanked for sharing music ‘Piano man’ thanked for sharing music

News from Providence St. Joseph Assisted Living Once a month, for more than a decade, Bob McClellan has played the piano for residents at Providence St. Joseph Assisted Living in Polson.  According to activities director Becky Lundeen, “If you ask him, he will say (he’s played for) a very long time but he and the residents have loved every moment of his playing. Bob plays by ear, so all his music is tucked very neatly in his mind like a rock in a river of music. His eyesight has faded but not his fingers that flow over the keys so effortlessly.” Bob believes music can lift the soul and brighten one’s day. This is a huge thank you to Bob and all who sh...


Ronan releases 2018 water report

RONAN – The annual water report revealed that Ronan’s water meets state and federal standards for water quality. The report calls the document a “snapshot” of the water quality for the year. Water from both of the city’s wells was tested at Montana Environmental Laboratory in...


Commission supports downtown projects

POLSON – The Polson City Commission approved a number of measures intended to revitalize Polson’s downtown. At its June 3 meeting, commissioners approved applications for funding from the Polson Redevelopment Agency from the Cove Deli and Betty’s Diner. The commission also approved a zoning...


Relay for Life 'Race to End Cancer' is Saturday Relay for Life 'Race to End Cancer' is Saturday

PABLO – The Lake County Montana Relay for Life has been raising funds in support of the American Cancer Society’s battle against cancer in the Mission Valley for many years, and they are starting a new era. On Saturday, they will hold their first one-mile fun run/walk, 5K and 10K fundraising even...


Relay for Life 'Race to End Cancer' is Saturday Relay for Life 'Race to End Cancer' is Saturday

PABLO – The Lake County Montana Relay for Life has been raising funds in support of the American Cancer Society’s battle against cancer in the Mission Valley for many years, and they are starting a new era. On Saturday, they will hold their first one-mile fun run/walk, 5K and 10K fundraising even...


Law enforcement makes multiple drug busts

LAKE COUNTY – Four unrelated drug busts in a 24-hour period kept the Lake County Sherriff’s Office extra busy last week.     The criminal activity started early on Monday, June 3, at 6:25 a.m. when 28-year-old Seth Williams, of Polson, was arrested in Ronan. Lake County Sheriff Don B...


FLBS director elected to National Academy of Sciences

News from the Flathead Lake Biological Station POLSON — Flathead Lake Biological Station Director and Bierman Professor of Ecology, Jim Elser, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of his distinguished and continuing achievements in scientific research. “We a...


CSKT veterans program announces new vehicle, staff

News from CSKT Tribal Health Veterans Affairs  ST. IGNATIUS – The CSKT Tribal Health Veterans Affairs program received a 2019 Ford Explorer as part of a grant through the Wounded Warriors Family Support organization in early March. The Wounded Warriors Family Support organization is an ind...


Space-center activities included in Thursday program at North Lake County Public Library

POLSON — Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. from June 20-Aug. 8, the North Lake County Public Library will have space-centered children’s programming. Crafts and activities will be included with each presentation. Martin Horejsi, Associate Professor of Instructional Technology and Science Education,...


Local named to DSU President’s Academic Honors list

MADISON, SOUTH DAKOTA – Quinn Motichka of Ronan achieved a grade point average of 3.5 to 4.0 to qualify for the  President’s Academic Honors list for the 2019 spring semester at Dakota State University in Madison, South Dakota.  


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