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School board gets update on grant proposals

POLSON — The Polson School Board of Trustees welcomed student representative Laura Hart from Polson High School to their meeting on March 8 at 5 p.m.  Then the trustees dived right into the agenda.  Drew Shealy from First Interstate Bank said School District #23 assets are being moved from Lake County to First Interstate.   Superintendent David Whitesell updated the trustees on grants applied for by School District #23: • A $3.8 million grant that would be used to fix the Cherry Valley boiler system and the high school roof. • A $2.5 million Quality Schools grant has also been sent in and would target the roof and the HVAC systems at the high sc...


School board gets robotics lesson

RONAN — The Ronan High School and Middle School robotics team presented their robots to a room full of interested school board members, administrators and teachers on Monday night at a Ronan-Pablo School Board Meeting. The teams, headed by teachers Jesse Gray and Jessica Johnson, were in attendance ...


Linderman celebrates reading with prize drawings

POLSON — Pajama pants with puppies or Spiderman, fuzzy bathrobes and slippers were the dress of the day on Cuddle Up with a Good Book day. Held on Friday, Feb. 26 at 9 a.m. at Linderman School. Cuddle Up with a Good Book day was the culmination of a week dedicated to reading and, coincidentally, Dr. Se...


Charlo students brighten stage with musical production

CHARLO — Hippies, swing dancing, the Backstreet Boys, the Spice Girls, the jitter bug and Aretha Franklin all graced Charlo’s stage on Tuesday night for the unforgettable performance “Entertainment that Stands the Test of Time.” Over 35 Charlo Middle School and High School students...


Mission gets new police car

ST. IGNATIUS — The St. Ignatius Town Council voted to add a new Dodge Charger to its police department fleet at last week’s council meeting. So far in the 2009-2010 fiscal year, the town’s revenue is greater than anticipated, particularly due to revenue from court fines and police STEP g...


Council approves interim zoning for medical marijuana

RONAN — Following a lengthy discussion on the conditions of the sale and growth of medical marijuana, the Ronan City Council restricted the sale and growth of the substance to the highway commercial zone and excluding it from the line of sight from any schools in the area. Medical marijuana providers w...


Woman dead after motorcycle wreck

RAVALLI — A 46-year-old Missoula woman was killed in a crash on her motorcycle early Sunday afternoon on U.S. Highway 93 just south of Ravalli.  The wreck happened around 12:45 p.m. when a wheel popped off of a single axle trailer being pulled behind a northbound Ford Explorer, Montana Highway ...


Good choice

Young watercolorists painted a clump of quaking aspens while other PMS students snowshoed through the pines and snow on Blacktail Mountain.  These activities were just a couple of the fun things offered on Healthy Choices Day at Polson Middle School on March 5.  According to PMS Counselor Kat...


Feiler wins Saved by the Belt Award

POLSON — “The baby slept through it all,” Abigail Feiler said.  Feiler was talking about an accident she, her children and her younger sister were in on Dec. 23 about four miles south of Niarada.  “I was going home on Highway 28 when I hit black ice,” Abigail Fei...


Chase presents awards at city commission meeting

POLSON — At the Polson City Commission meeting on March 1, Polson Police Chief Doug Chase presented a series of awards to Polson Police Officers. Chase was joined by Tribal Law Enforcement Chief Craige Couture and Montana Highway Patrol Captain Clancy King and Sergeant Randy Owen, who presented awards ...


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