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Stop signs on Main Street are hot topic

POLSON — Four-way stop signs at Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Avenues on Main Street are a new phenomenon. Some Polsonites love them, and some hate them.  City Manager Todd Crossett said he’d had more positive than negative comments on the stop signs. The city will continue to collect opinions and leave the stop signs as they are through the holidays, Crossett said. He also said four-way stop signs will be added at Seventh Avenue and Main Street.   Polson Police Chief Doug Chase said he has “his knife and fork for eating crow.”  Originally Chase was not in favor of the stop signs, but the police department has received lots of positive feedba...


Community honors veterans

On a chilly, gray Veterans Day, a small ceremony at the Veterans Memorial in St. Ignatius carried a simple message for all those who have served in our country’s military: “Thank you.” “It really makes my heart feel good to see all these people here in support of the veterans,&rdqu...


Senior Center gears up for Thanksgiving

POLSON – Last year Jo Durand was up cooking turkeys at 5 a.m. Local church members baked pies and homemade dinner rolls. That’s just a sample of the community caring that goes into the Polson Community Thanksgiving Dinner, and Linda Greenwood and Toni Young already are coordinating the 2010 me...


Adult ed class enjoys stained glass work

ST. IGNATIUS — From the giggling coming from the Mission High School art building Monday evening, you might think that some teenagers stayed late after school. But this is an adult education class of six or eight people crafting stained and etched glass Christmas ornaments under the direction of ins...


Holiday pageants, performances planned

Much to the disappointment of Lake County, the Mission Valley Choral Society will not be performing their annual Christmas concert at the St. Ignatius Church this year.  Conductor of the group, Mason Niblack, reported that the choir has lost about 20 vocal performers since last year for various reaso...


PHS places 3rd in drama sweeps

HAMILTON — The Polson High School Speech, Drama and Debate Team traveled to the Hamilton High School meet on Nov. 12 where they competed against at least 10 other high school teams from across northwest Montana. Molly Ricketts earned second place in impromptu speaking. Ricketts was provided with a c...


Charlo’s talent entertains audiences

CHARLO — Though many of the evening’s songs were about the dubiousness of love, there was no doubt about the audience’s feeling toward star-studded performers at the Charlo’s annual Talent Show. Each of the 28 students who performed smashing hits like Katy Perry’s “Hot ...


Litter, graffiti mar skatepark

ST. IGNATIUS — When a mess is left, someone always has to clean it up.  And at the Skate Ignatius skatepark, someone’s been leaving a lot of messes behind, whether it’s skaters leaving litter strewn about, other residents depositing household garbage in and around the park’s g...


Precautions against whooping cough recommended

Whooping cough is on the rise in Lake County, and health officials say that although following the old adage of “Cover your mouth when you cough, and wash your hands,” is vital, there are a few more things you should know about the illness. “It’s hitting everybody; we’re seei...


Commissioners discuss accident response ordinance

POLSON — Polson City Commissioners discussed the first reading of Ordinance 660 that would authorize the Polson Volunteer Fire Department to bill people’s insurance for incident response for car accidents. The ordinance has tiered prices, from providing hazardous materials assessment and scene...


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