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Polson’s ‘Friends of the Library’ seeks members Polson’s ‘Friends of the Library’ seeks members

News from Friends of the Library POLSON — Polson’s Friends of the North Lake County Public Library District have regrouped and are actively recruiting memberships for the 2018-19 fiscal year. Directors Paula Aznoe, Diane Farquhar, John Freemole and Barbara Hammons meet regularly to discuss fundraising ideas and ways that the Friends can help with the library’s ‘wish list.’  Abbi Dooley, library director, provides the group with guidance and input on the library’s projects needing material or financial help.   Membership flyers are available at the library located at 2 First Ave. E or by email to hammons@centurytel.net. Tax deductible mem...


Indigenous film series schedule announced

News from Flathead Reservation Human Rights Coalition RONAN — The film schedule  for Flathead Reservation Human Rights Coalition fifth annual free film series at the Entertainer Theatre in Ronan is now set for 1 p.m. on Sundays in October. Children under 13 should be accompanied by an adult.&...


Folsom returns for second Mission Valley Live performance Folsom returns for second Mission Valley Live performance

Colorado singer- songwriter Rebecca Folsom found her voice in an unusual place – the Egyptian pyramids. Folsom said she tried to quiet the voice inside with studies in art, but on a trip to Egypt with her mother, when Folsom was in her late 20s, the voice came out.  “I ended up doing s...


Strategies discussed for cultivating peace

ST. IGNATIUS – A group of community members, including members of the Baha’i of the Flathead Reservation, convened at a potluck to work toward a more peaceful world in celebration of the International Day of Peace. Those who attended said a prayer, listened to music, shared a potluck meal, and...


Bulldogs celebrate homecoming week Bulldogs celebrate homecoming week

ST. IGNATIUS – After a week of homecoming activities at Mission High School, the community turned out Friday afternoon for the school’s annual parade leading up to the football game against Seeley-Swan Blackhawks later that evening. Flint McPherson and Afton Brander were this year’s homecom...


International science educators share knowledge International science educators share knowledge

POLSON– Fifth-grader Sofia Leighton spooned water into a container that appears to contain blue sand. The result is unexpected: instead of sinking into the sand, the water forms beads atop the blue substance.  “Wow,” Leighton says softly. Leighton experimented with Nano sand at t...


Walking path developed by school volunteers, donations Walking path developed by school volunteers, donations

News from Christian Bumgarner, Mission Valley Christian Academy director POLSON – The Mission Valley Christian Academy dedicated their walking path on Friday, May 25. In a ceremony at the school, two miles east of Polson on Highway 35, a number of key individuals and organizations were acknowledge...


State assessment results announced

News from Dylan Klapmeier, director of communications and federal relations for the Montana Office of Public Instruction HELENA— The Office of Public Instruction has released Montana’s 2017-2018 statewide assessment results, which show little variation over last year. Montana’s statewi...


Law enforcement look for sexual assault suspects

LAKE COUNTY – Law enforcement officials are looking for suspects involved in a sexual assault case that occurred south of Polson on U.S. Highway 93 at 10 p.m. on Aug. 25.  Lake County Sheriff Don Bell said a teenage boy was walking along the highway when he was approached by two males, forced i...


City commission approves budget City commission approves budget

POLSON–The Polson City Commission voted unanimously to approve at $17.32 million budget for the upcoming 2018-2019 fiscal year at the Sept. 5 meeting.  According to the budget, the city’s total estimated revenue for the fiscal year will be $16,269,907. The city’s budget allows for $...


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