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Science fair proves fun, enlightening experience

RONAN — An array of science experiments turned out to be an academic treat for the students at K. William Harvey on Friday afternoon.  The delightful science fair boasted 22 fifth-grade students, who displayed their diverse experiments in the gymnasium of the school. The class invited other students, staff members and teachers to attend.  Even some community members strolled around the gym, observing the elementary projects that ranged from physics to biology. “This is the first time I’ve ever been to a science fair,” Fifth-grader Harley Shepard said. His experiment involved a watch battery and two lemons.  “It’s actually kind o...


School board meeting cut short by county superintendent

RONAN — The Ronan School Board meeting ended abruptly on Monday evening when Lake County Superintendent of Schools Gale Decker accused the school board of illegally administering trustee oaths. The district clerk had just sworn-in the three newest trustees to the school board when Decker asked permi...


Superintendent rolls out leveling plan

POLSON — The Polson School Board of Trustees meeting on May 10 packed about 40 bodies into the district office conference room.  Many of the teachers and staff members were at the meeting to hear Superintendent David Whitesell unveil his leveling or reconfiguration idea for School District #23....


Two Eagle River honors artists, community

PABLO — Paintings, photography, poetry, quilts, beaded art and music were all on display at Two Eagle River High School’s eighth annual Art Slam on Thursday.  The student body eagerly cheered on their friends and classmates, who performed prose and rocked the stage with their musical tale...


Dancing highlights cultural day at Arlee School

ARLEE — Hundreds of years of tradition were the focus of last week’s American Indian Cultural Awareness Day at the Arlee School. Instead of English, math and science classes, students attended workshops on a variety of aspects of Native American culture last Thursday.  “It’s w...


New law for an old drug

Candidates for the state legislature are grappling with medical marijuana issues as more Montanans become patients and caregivers. When the 2011 legislature convenes in January, legislators will address areas from the patient approval process to caregiver regulations. In this article, local candidates discus...


Victim advocate honored

POLSON — During a visit to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock presented Jenifer Blumberg with a 2010 Crime Advocate of the Year award.  Blumberg is the CSKT grants manager for the Victims Assistance Program and executive director of DOVES. DOVES s...


Five county law officials run for sheriff

With the primary elections just around the corner, Lake County Sheriff candidates are working hard to get their messages to the public before the primary elections on June 8.  Arthur (Art) D. Walgren currently serves as the assistant chief of police in the Ronan Police Department. The 46-year-old R...


Women of Rollins hold candidate forum

ROLLINS — Twelve candidates came to talk about the issues at a forum sponsored by the Women of Rollins at the Rollins School on May 6 at 6:30 p.m.  Participants were: Garth Cox, Democrat, and incumbent Janna Taylor, Republican, running for House District 11; Paula Holle, Democrat candidate for ...


Medical marijuana zoning meeting draws small crowd

POLSON — The latest public meeting to solicit public comment on medical marijuana zoning regulations for Polson was held on May 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. Even though medical marijuana is a hot topic in Polson, only about 16 community members attended the meeting held on the third floor of the Lake County C...


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