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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 over the fog line to the right. The driver of the vehicle overcorrected to the left and fishtailed across both lanes of traffic before colliding with a Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck traveling north on U.S. Highway 93.  The driver of the car, Andrew Bennett Ostrander, 19, of Charlo and a younger brother were transported to St. Luke Community Health Care. The younger brother wa...


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...


Polson Middle School students raise money for Haiti aid

POLSON — Nanook of the north hats, stocking hats, baseball caps, cowboy hats, gardening hats — all sorts of hats were bobbing down the Polson Middle School halls on Thursday, Jan. 28.  It’s unusual for hats to be worn at PMS because it’s against the rules. But the PMS Student ...


Western Montana Stockmen discuss property reappraisal, wolves at winter meeting

POLSON — “Got much snow out your way?” and “When do you start calving?” were some of the questions heard at the Western Montana Stockmen’s Association (WMSA) winter meeting and social. Ranchers gathered at the KwaTaqNuk Resort and Casino on Jan. 23 for a business meeting a...


Dance workshop gets feet moving in Arlee

ARLEE — On Friday morning, the rhythmic pounding of African drums and squeals of glee from young dancers echoed across the Arlee Elementary School gymnasium during a visit from African dance teachers Tarn Ream and Michael Meyer. The African dance and culture workshop was one of the school’s Fr...


Fort Connah supporters await grant announcement

ST. IGNATIUS — If all goes according to plan, the Fort Connah Restoration Society will soon get a much-needed boost in the form of a government grant. Since the group applied for $79,000 in funding from the Montana Department of Commerce’s Historical Preservation Grant Program in November, board ...


Crossett recommends city take over golf course restaurant

POLSON — After a steady diet of discussion on the sewage treatment site for the last two meetings, Mayor Pat DeVries and the Polson City Commissioners changed topics and discussed the golf restaurant management options at the meeting on Feb. 1.  Polson City Manager Todd Crossett said the city&r...


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