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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 sang, danced and acted their way through the musical performance, which drama teacher Keith Grebetz can only describe as a “montage of music and dancing.” The musical production travels through seven decades of music and breaks each decade with a humorous skit. Due to scheduling conflicts, the Charlo students only had a week and a half to practice for their production....


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 ...


Motorcyclist crashes on 93

 RONAN — Rather than be apprehended by Ronan police, James Adams attempted to outrun officer David Bennett and crashed his motorcycle at the intersection of U.S Highway 93 and Old Highway 93 on Monday. Adams, of Arlee, was not wearing  a helmet in the one-vehicle wreck when he attempted to...


Water rights negotiators start work on articles of settlement

POLSON — Negotiating teams from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, the State of Montana Water Rights Compact Commission and the United States met for a session on Feb. 24 at 9 a.m. at the KwaTaqNuk Resort and Casino. New business included beginning the work to draft an articles of settleme...


Spring Creek Lift Station nears completion

RONAN — Most people don’t think about where the water flowing down their drains ends up.  They go about their business, flushing toilets, washing dishes, and taking showers, without giving any thought to the mechanics of the sewer system.  However, since 80 percent of the Ronan&rs...


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