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Ronan hosts political candidates at forum

RONAN — At the Citizens Acting for Liberty Political Candidate Forum on Oct. 12, questions ranging from the U.S. and Montana’s Constitution to property tax reduction were presented to an array of political candidates.  All three Lake County sheriff’s candidates were asked about their commitment to protect the rights of Lake County residents in cases of unwarranted arrests, searches and seizures by federal agents, and asked to give their personal interpretation of the Second Amendment. They were also questioned about major issues within the Lake County Sheriff Department. Dan Salomon was the only candidate able to attend from the House District 12 race. Salomo...


Charlo pumps up school spirit during homecoming week

CHARLO — The Charlo Vikings “focused on victory” last week, sporting purple and plenty of excitement going into the Lady Vikings’ homecoming volleyball game and the Vikings vs. Prospectors Friday night matchup. And their enthusiasm paid off as the girls swept Arlee in three sets Thurs...


Senator hears concerns on Indian Country roads

POLSON — It’s no revelation to residents of the Flathead Reservation that the roads need improvement, and according to panelists at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, Indian reservations across the country are facing similar or worse problems with their roads and bridges.  ...


Parents share concerns with school board

POLSON — Suzanne Gyzeny and Tomi Todaro spoke to the Polson School Board of Trustees at the monthly meeting Oct. 11.  Gyzeny and Todaro are the mothers of two seventh-grade girls who were involved in a Sept. 16 playground incident where another student allegedly threatened them with a gun. The ...


Convicted sex offender sentenced Wednesday

POLSON — On Wednesday, District Judge C.B McNeil sentenced a convicted Tier II sex offender to 100 years in Montana Sate Prison with 50 years suspended, after the defendant was convicted of sexual assault and sexual intercourse without consent in May.  According to the affidavit, Wesley William...


Ronan Schools to transfer investment funds to bank

RONAN — In a five-two vote, the Ronan School Board authorized the school district to transfer their investment funds into an investment account with First Interstate Bank.  Wendy Thingelstad and Bob Cornwell voted against the motion after a lengthy discussion debating the advantages of transfer...


Ronan police investigate serial burglaries

RONAN — The Ronan Police Department is investigating a string of vehicle break-ins and residential burglaries that have been happening since June, Ronan Police Officer Chad Brown reported. Police suspect a single individual to be responsible for the 10 residential break-ins and the 15 vehicle break-...


Employees fight Jore fire

RONAN — The Jore Corporation’s night shift combined fire-fighting forces with the Ronan Volunteer Fire Department to extinguish a fire in the manufacturing department of the corporation’s building early Friday morning.  The Ronan Fire Department responded to call at 12:31 a.m. after...


Local community supports walk to school day

RONAN — In 1969, 42 percent of school children walked or biked to school, but by 2001 that number shrunk to 25 percent. Today, it’s even less, Ronan Parks and Recreation Director Jennifer Rolfsness reported.  But on Wednesday of last week, the local community came together to provide kids...


Medical marijuana sparks neighborhood uproar

POLSON — A gray building across the street from Southshore Veterinary Service doesn’t look ominous, but its contents are causing quite a stir in the neighborhood.  Marijuana is being grown as part of a medical marijuana operation in the building at 35647 South Hills Drive, according to La...


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