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Arlee celebrates graduation

ARLEE — Twenty-two Arlee Warriors and Scarlets crossed the stage at Sunday’s high school graduation, eagerly entering the next phase of their lives.  Family and friends packed the gymnasium for the afternoon ceremony, toting cameras and flowers for the graduates and wearing proud smiles. After the class of 2010 marched in to the band’s rendition of “Pomp and Circumstance,” the fledgling Arlee Drum Group, made up of students under the direction of Walden Tewawina, performed the Honor Song.  Superintendent John Jay Miller reminded the crowd of what a tightly knit group the Arlee students are and said the seniors will be greatly missed, but encoura...


Hathaway presents groundwater information

PABLO — Deborah L. Hathaway from S.S. Papadopulos & Associates, Inc., gave a presentation on groundwater at the Reserved Water Rights Compact Commission Negotiating session on May 26. Hathaway said the goals for the study were to understand ground water in the major basins — the Little Bit...


Seniors finish career at RHS

RONAN — On Sunday afternoon, Ronan’s graduating class lived up to the class motto — “Stop worrying. Start living.” The graduation marked the end of their high school careers and the beginning of a new life outside of school. Not one student was preoccupied with exams, homewor...


Honor Guard marks Memorial Day

ST. IGNATIUS — On a drizzly, chilly Memorial Day, the Mission Valley Honor Guard toured three cemeteries in Arlee and St. Ignatius, taking time to reflect and honor those who died in military service. After gatherings at the Jocko Valley Cemetery in Arlee and Pleasant View Cemetery in St. Ignatius, J.C...


Communities honor soldiers

RONAN — Though cold and inconvenient, the rain this Memorial Day was appropriate for Lake County residents who paused to remember those who fought and died for our country. For many veterans, every year Memorial Day serves as a reminder of their own sacrifice and the sacrifices of their comrades in arm...


Bike giveaway encourages kids to read

CHARLO — The entirety of the Charlo Elementary sat anxiously in front of the school on Thursday, anticipating the winners of the third annual bike giveaway. Elementary principal Clair Rasmussen tormented the eager children by prolonging the process of selecting two names from the drawing.  A...


Electronics recycling available in Polson

POLSON — Billed as “e-rase your e-waste,” the Lake County Transfer Station held its first electronic recycling day on May 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Mark Nelson, Project Manager for the Lake County Solid Waste District, said the recycling project netted 4,780 pounds of electronics, m...


Two vie for Senate District 5 seat

Democrat Edd Blackler and Republican incumbent Verdell Jackson are candidates for Senate District 5. Both candidates were asked what they felt were the top three issues that should be addressed by the 2011 Montana State Legislature. Since families are the foundation of the United State, Jackson said the t...


House District 11 candidates talk issues

Four office-seekers are vying for the opportunity to represent House District 11. The three Republican candidates are J. Garth Cox, Josh D. King and incumbent Janna Taylor. Cheryl Wolfe is the Green Party candidate. Cox, King, Taylor and Wolfe all were asked the top three issues they felt should be addres...


Students participate in Bike/Walk to Work Day

POLSON  — A pack of bikers poured across the Armed Forces Memorial Bridge a little before 8 a.m. on May 21 as the Polson Police held traffic in the east bound lane. The bicycle riders included kindergarten through 4th graders, parents and friends who had met in Swanee’s Bar and Grill parking...


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