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Anonymous donor boosts Ronan Library

RONAN — At a Ronan City Council meeting on Monday evening, Ronan City Library Board Chairman Frank Delgado and library director Michelle Fenger requested a budget amendment in the Ronan City Library’s budget.  The amendment follows a anonymous donation of $13,000 to the library.  “We are very very appreciative of the donor,” Fenger said, noting that the woman wishes to remain unknown. “(The donation) helped us reach our $54,000 budget.” Fenger also announced the Friends of the Library group has specific ideas to fundraise for the library. They will not publicize their fundraising ideas until the plans are finalized.  Fenger invi...


Mission considers new police car

ST. IGNATIUS — A new patrol car could be in the works for the St. Ignatius Police Department if the town council approves an amendment to the budget. A public hearing on the proposed change will be held at the March 2 council meeting, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. at City Hall. Police Chief Shay Cla...


Wreck sends one to hospital

PABLO — At 3:30 p.m. Feb. 2, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal police and the Ronan Volunteer Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle collision that occurred just south of Pablo on U.S. Highway 93.  According toTribal Police Chief Craige Couture, Barbara Musser hit a patch of ice and c...


Town approves 2nd phase of skatepark

ST. IGNATIUS — After a long wait, the Skate Ignatius Skatepark project is once again running full steam ahead. The St. Ignatius Town Council approved a revised plan for the skatepark’s second phase at its Feb. 2 meeting. The plan, which is “just pretty much scaled down” from the or...


Five escape with minor injuries in 3-car crash

RAVALLI — A three-vehicle accident at the intersection of U.S. Highway 93 and Hwy. 200 sent five people to the hospital with minor injuries and slowed traffic to a crawl for an hour and a half Friday afternoon, Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Terry Rosenbaum said.  The collision happened just af...


Two sustain injuries after collision near Ronan

RONAN — On Sunday at approximately 2:43 p.m., Montana Highway Patrol and the Ronan Volunteer Fire Department responded to a wreck that occurred at 2:25 p.m. south of Ronan on U.S. Highway 93.  According to Trooper Shad Anderson, a Ford Five Hundred SE traveling in the south bound lane, drifted ...


Chief Cliff Singers to perform at Winter Olympics

ELMO — The 2010 Winter Olympic Games are coming on Feb. 12, and no one is more excited then the Chief Cliff Singers. The drum group will be heading to Vancouver, British Columbia, to perform at the Olympics on Feb. 19. according to Mike Kenmille. Mike heads up the Chief Cliff Singers and is also a Conf...


Activity night includes community, promotes quality family time

A family that plays together, stays together.  At least that’s the idea behind Glacier View Christian School’s family night last Thursday.  Friendly faces, a hearty meal and good old-fashioned family fun warmed the cafeteria and gymnasium of GVCS, welcoming in both strangers and f...


Ronan robotics teams to compete in state tournament

RONAN — The crowd will roar after every move on the field, and teenage emotions will soar in anticipation this weekend in Shroyer Gymnasium on the campus of Montana State University. But it’s not your typical high school competition.  This Friday and Saturday, the Ronan High School and...


Full service gas station serves as transportation hub for reservation

PABLO — Exxon Quicksilver Express in Pablo is not your ordinary gas station. It’s a full service, super center and social hub station, which also provides its patrons with gas and maybe some clean windows. With a built-in deli, café, free Internet, laundromat, car wash and excellent custom...


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