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Cherry Valley students study recycling

POLSON — “What does recycle mean?” Joyce Crosby asked her class of first-graders at Cherry Valley School. One young lady said recycling means taking garbage and making compost.  “That’s right,” Crosby said, "You take your egg shells, banana peels … basically they rot down and improve the soil.” Sean said recycling also meant reusing things, and Andy added that recyclables could make playgrounds. Explaining Andy’s comment, Crosby described the rubberized chips found on some playgrounds. Then the discussion veered onto triangles with numbers in them on the bottom of plastic bottles, milk jugs and bakery containers. Crosby...


City council approves contract with hospital

RONAN — At a Ronan City Council meeting on Monday, the city council moved to approve a contract with St. Luke Community Hospital that would charge the Ronan Police Department $300 per sexual assault exam. “This is a bargain when you look at what everyone else is being charged,” Assistant...


Polson man run over, killed by own vehicle

POLSON — Polson resident Henry Matter, 84, was killed in an accident at the intersection of Highway 93 and Highway 35 on April 21 at about 12:55 p.m. According to Montana Highway Patrol officers, Matter was driving a 2005 Dodge dually pickup and pulling a fifth-wheel camper trailer.  He was ...


Bikes, burgers mark Earth Day celebration

PABLO — Earth displayed many of its natural talents Saturday during a Community Earth Day/Bike Path Celebration based at Salish Kootenai College. Rain, sunshine, a few snow flurries and a wind-whipped dust storm all made appearances during the three-hour event, but organizers said attendance was surpri...


Living and learning

ST. IGNATIUS — From making a film to restoring a Harley Davidson to researching family ancestry, St. Ignatius students studied a lot more than reading, writing and arithmetic this school year. And they had a chance to show off their new skills and completed projects at the school’s annual communi...


Library honors students in coloring, poster contests

POLSON — National Library Week was celebrated nationwide the week of April 11-17. One event held at the Polson City Library was the announcement of winners in the library’s coloring and poster contest. Complete with cookies and punch, the event drew winners of the contest and their parents, grand...


Charlo students cook cultural cuisine for community

CHARLO — The Charlo High School Cultural Awareness Club whet their appetite with some of the world’s finest — and most interesting foods — at the International Food Fair last Tuesday.  The high school students cooked dishes from countries such as Germany, Malaysia and France a...


School board hears library info, plans negotiation

POLSON —Marilyn Trosper and Jake Block presented information on a proposed library district to the Polson school board of trustees at their meeting on April 19 at 5 p.m. Trosper, Polson City Librarian, and Block, Chair of the Library Steering Committee, stumped for the North Lake County Public Libra...


Exploring the sciences

A diverse spectrum of sciences were represented at the second annual K. William Harvey Elementary School Science night last Tuesday. From astronomy to ornithology — elementary students chose from an array of science stations and participated in experiments with their parents and families.  &...


Commissioners approve city engineer contract

POLSON — At the Polson City Commission meeting on April 19, Polson City Manager Todd Crossett’s comments were moved to the beginning of the agenda. Crossett had quite a few people and projects to bring the commission up to speed on, too.  Starting the list, Crossett said he wanted to pers...


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