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Voters say ‘No’ to Polson School District bond measure

POLSON – Voters in the Polson School District last week rejected a two-bond measure that would have garnered a combined $61 million for the district’s elementary, middle and high schools.  Polson School District Superintendent Rex Weltz said the issues that needed to be addressed have not gone away, and it will be up to the school board to decide how to proceed. Weltz said, “the district looks forward to working with the community” to address the educational needs of the children.  The proposed 25-year elementary bond measure failed by a margin of 243 votes. A total of 1,690 “no” votes were counted to 1,447 “yes” votes, accordi...


Friendship guides MCT play in St. Ignatius Friendship guides MCT play in St. Ignatius

Children of all ages filled the stage in the St. Ignatius Elementary School to tell the story of “Johnny Appleseed” with the help of the Missoula Children’s Theater. The kids practiced their lines for several hours after school for one week to get ready for the show. On Saturday, the cur...


St. Ignatius celebrates holiday season St. Ignatius celebrates holiday season

ST. IGNATIUS – On Saturday, the town was full of the holiday spirit. Families spent the day competing in Christmas games, visiting Santa Clause and the Grinch, and appreciating the huge town Christmas tree, newly lit with many-colored bulbs.  After a mug of hot chocolate and a bowl of chili, ch...


USDA to open signup for CRP Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture is opening signup for the Conservation Reserve Program on Dec. 9. The deadline for agricultural producers to sign up for general CRP is Feb. 28, 2020, while signup for continuous CRP is ongoing.


Coats for kids in full swing for 20th year Coats for kids in full swing for 20th year

POLSON – Everyone needs a warm coat to make it through the Mission Valley winter; however, as quickly as children grow, it can be hard for parents to keep up with the need for cold-weather gear, so Anne Engebretson’s Coats For Kids program steps in.  Engebretson started the program 20 yea...


Recovery support available

RONAN —Recovery support is available for those struggling with addiction at The Never Alone Recovery Hall, in the old Boys and Girls Club building on Highway 93, every day of the week. The Never Alone Recovery Hall is a peer support drop-in center. We are simply recovering people offering our experienc...


Daines says he’ll introduce new agreement to settle CSKT water dispute

An agreement between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the federal government over long-disputed water rights took a major step forward Thursday when Montana Sen. Steve Daines said he plans to introduce a bill that would implement a new settlement framework. “Today is a really importan...


Montana ShamRockers to present concert Montana ShamRockers to present concert

News from Port Polson Players  POLSON – As their final offering of 2019, Polson’s own Montana ShamRockers will present a holiday concert on Thursday, Dec. 12, at Polson’s beautiful theatre on the Lake. Curtain time is at 7 p.m. Reservations are not needed for this free family even...


Boys and Girls Club: Members of the month for Dec. 11, 2019 Boys and Girls Club: Members of the month for Dec. 11, 2019

Anna Belle Jeppesen, second grade Anna Belle is a relatively new member of the club, but from the beginning, she has been eager to participate in activities and share her ideas with both staff and peers. She’s always cheerful and creative and never fails to brighten up a room with her art and her ...


Lights Under the Big sky features games, lights, music, fun Lights Under the Big sky features games, lights, music, fun

News from Lights Under the   Big Sky Committee RONAN – Gazillions of tiny lights outlining barns, a vintage pickup, even a tepee, make Lights Under the Big Sky more than live up to its name. The event’s hours are 5 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 13 and 14 and Dec. 20 and 21.     The ev...


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