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Support 3-D printer purchase

News from North Lake County Library POLSON — The North Lake County Library will hold a 20 percent off sale on everything in the library gift nook into December. All proceeds will go towards the purchase of a 3-D printer for the library’s Makerspace program.  

December potluck planned

News from the Valley View Women’s Club VALLEY VIEW — Please join us for our ugly or artistic Christmas sweater potluck on Sunday, Dec. 9. Social time starts at 5:30 p.m. and dinner begins at 6 p.m. Participants can bring a potluck dish to share and come enjoy good food and good company. The ...

Polson School Board adds new bus route

POLSON – Student safety was at the forefront of the Polson School Board meeting on Monday, Nov. 12. The board approved a bus route addition during the meeting. Transportation Services Director Mike Anderson proposed the addition due to an overcrowding issue on school bus routes 15 and 8. The new rou...

Polson installs interim city manager

POLSON – All five commissioners present voted to appoint Police Chief Wade Nash as interim city manager at the Polson City Commission meeting on Nov. 13.  Commissioners Lou Marchello and Bob Martin were not in attendance. Nash did not attend the meeting but provided a letter to the commission e...

Arlee students perform Snow White Arlee students perform Snow White

ARLEE–The frenzy of producing a full-length play in less than a week has retained its magic in the 40 years since the first Missoula Children’s Theater production in Arlee. On Saturday, a high-energy crowd of 60 children from kindergarten to 12th grade transformed into woodland creatures, evil...

Heritage Night brings families together Heritage Night brings families together

POLSON – Linderman Elementary School was packed on Thursday evening with more than 550 people celebrating Heritage Night. Before the big night, students prepared a project to help them learn about their ancestors. They used that information to create a written project with illustrations to share wit...

Country star, St. Ignatius native Tim Ryan kicks off Polson film festival in January Country star, St. Ignatius native Tim Ryan kicks off Polson film festival in January

POLSON – The Flathead Lake International Cinemafest, FLIC, is celebrating its seventh year with an amazing array of special guests coming Jan. 25-27. One of the most familiar names for Polson-area folks is Tim Ryan Rouillier, an award-winning country singer/songwriter who grew up in St. Ignatius and...

Handmade hats warm heads, hearts Handmade hats warm heads, hearts

PABLO – As temperatures start to drop, the children at Pablo Elementary School will stay warm thanks to the donation of more than 200 hand-knit hats from a knitter in Pennsylvania.  “The students are very excited to get the hats,” said Kathy Smith, Pablo Elementary reading facilitat...

honor roll for first quarter 2018

Arlee High School Straight A’s:  Colt Crawford High Honor Roll (3.7 & above): Kiya Ironshell, Denny Nelson-Sween, Peyton Lammerding, Sara Schall, Tomi Brazill, MaKenzie Rieken, Rylee Belcourt, Donovin Hankin. Regular Honor Roll (3.3 - 3.69): Kanoa Palazzolo, Hailey Shepherd, F...

Arlee bolsters school safety, communication in wake of gun incident

ARLEE – At the first regular Arlee School Board meeting since a student brought a BB gun to school in a backpack, trustees took a series of actions concerning school safety.  An estimated 50 parents, community members and students attended the meeting.  While the Oct. 31 incident was th...


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