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Dog walkers support shelter

POLSON — The Mission Valley Animal Shelter’s annual Doggy Dash fundraiser had the dogs out in full force Saturday morning. Pets and their owners gathered bright and early at the Travis Dolphin Dog Park to walk — or run — a three-mile course through Polson. Seventeen people collected pledges for donations to the animal shelter, MVAS board member Jackie Smart said. “We’ll probably hit real close to $4,000, which is really good,” she said. Eunice Maher of Polson, a long-time MVAS supporter, was the top fundraiser this year. “She and her dog Skye have walked the last 10 years or more,” Smart said. Doggy Dash is the major fundrais...

Dayton Daze celebrates community centennial

DAYTON — Dayton Daze fell on Sept. 11 this year so there were sober overtones as people remembered the attack on America in 2002. Still horses, fire trucks, vintage cars, little kids, motorcycles and even a couple of Viking fans all circled the Dayton parade route led by Bonnie and Kent Brester carryin...

Transportation plan, corridor study under review

POLSON — Jeff Key, a transportation planner from Camp Dresser and McKee, Inc., in Helena, his assistant Naomi Fossen and Sheila Ludlow, Montana Department of Transportation, hosted an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sept. 9 at the Polson City Library. The open house allowed interested parties to questio...

K. William Harvey welcomes four new educators

RONAN — K. William Harvey Elementary School introduced four new instructors to their staff for the 2010-2011 school year. Three teachers and an administrator have joined the faculty at K. William Harvey, adding a wide variety of skills to the talented and dedicated staff.  Carla Isle hails from...

Polson introduces new teachers

POLSON — School began on Aug. 30 for students in Polson. Many new teachers have joined the staff of School District 23.  Polson Middle School Polson Middle School’s new Spanish teacher is Melissa Martin.  Martin taught at Centerville High School, Valier High School, Lone Rock...

Farmer’s Market offers plethora of fresh goods

Summer days are getting shorter, the light is more golden as fall approaches, and farms and gardens are starting to yield ripe produce. For local people trying to buy local food, the Polson Farmers' Market is the place to go on Fridays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Located on Third Ave. West, between the Co...

Tribal Health Building holds open house

POLSON — The grand opening of the new Tribal Health Building drew about 94 guests on Wednesday, Sept. 1. Staff members took visitors on tours of the three-story building from 1 to 4 p.m. After the tours, folks could enjoy lunch catered by the KwaTaqNuk Resort and Casino.  Administrators Kevin H...

Weather factors into haystack fires

PABLO — A Pablo rancher lost around 120 round bales of barley hay Friday to a fire started by spontaneous combustion, according to Ronan Fire Chief Mark Clary. The fire was reported by a Tribal Division of Fire helicopter pilot who spotted the smoke en route to Flathead River around 10:30 a.m. Frida...

Fun raising

On a cool Aug. 28, starting at 8 a.m., Riverside Park was dotted with tents and canopies and smelled of simmering tomatoes, chilies and onions and grilling meat.  The 4th Annual Rotary Festival for Youth Chili Cook-Off and Raffle was underway and lasted until 3 p.m. Proceeds of the cook-off and ra...

St. Ignatius School gets technology upgrades

ST. IGNATIUS — Monday was a little like Christmas at the St. Ignatius School. Superintendent Bob Lewandowski and technology coordinator Matt Lyon spread plenty of back-to-school cheer as they handed out 10 brand new iPads to administrators and school board members — part of a plan to upgrade to c...

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