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TERS student council gives to Stacey’s addition, Coutures

PABLO — After reading about the addition planned to make life more comfortable for Stacey Stalheim and his family, the Two Eagle River student council donated $500 to help complete the remodel. Stacey will be 8 soon and has infantile scoliosis, no immune system, paralyzed vocal cords and struggles with hearing loss as well as not being able to see. The addition will provide room for physical therapy and also space to maneuver a growing Stacey and his wheelchair. Then the students heard about Travis Couture’s baby, an infant in need of a kidney transplant, so they donated $500 for this family. The students raised the money by working the concession stands for TERS basket...


Bus, truck crash south of Arlee injures 4

ARLEE — A crash involving the driver of a pickup truck and a Rimrock Stages passenger bus resulted in four injuries around 9 a.m. May 22. The 20-year-old pickup driver from Missoula was the most seriously injured in the wreck that occurred on U.S. Highway 93 north near mile marker 12 south of Arlee....


Parents plan 2012 senior class party

Under the haze of congratulations, carnations and family visits for high school graduation lurks a celebration of another sort — keggers. Sometimes these parties lead to MIPs or even a tragic car wreck. Polson parents have a solution and a way to celebrate every senior’s graduation. As they ha...


Polson man donates to Boettcher Park

POLSON — The playground at Boettcher Park is quiet during school months, but summer is coming and the swings, merry-go-round and jungle gym will be loaded with children. And this year the playground will be getting a makeover, thanks to local philanthropist Paul McCann. McCann donated $25,000 to the Ci...


Taking Flight

As Battle Horse played the processional, 14 graduating seniors at Two Eagle River School walked to the stage on May 20, wearing silver and red robes. Classmate and fellow graduate Elysia Segura did not walk since her baby was born earlier in the day. Graduation speaker Jason Heavy Runner, a 1993 Two Eagle...


Arlee dancers showcase talent in annual recital

ARLEE — Crimped hair, Egyptian clothing and a single white glove illustrated a year’s worth of dedication and work on stage during Missoula’s Downtown Dance Collective’s recital in Arlee. The theme of the night was “Back to the 80s,” and the event is the only recital of...


CSKT wins national conservation award

PABLO — The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes were honored last week as one of the great conservation leaders in government. On May 17, in Washington, D.C., the tribes were presented with the National Wildlife Federation’s 2012 Conservation Achievement Award in Government. “For ...


Health fair features free screenings, information and fun

PABLO — Meridee Lieberg understands how important one room filled with health screenings and services can be for the wellbeing and lives of women. Lieberg has been a registered nurse for 42 years and works at the Community Medical Center’s Montana Heart Center in Missoula. This was the third year...


Judicial candidates discuss reasons for running

Three candidates are running for District Court Judge in District 20: Deborah Kim Christopher, incumbent, Joey Jayne and Thomas Kragh. Since Christopher has spent her entire career in service to the people, she said she’s running, “to be able to do that in a place that matters to me, for peopl...


Polson man arrested for threatening murder

POLSON — Former City of Polson building inspector Ronald Melvin was jailed May 15 for allegedly threatening to kill Polson city manager Todd Crossett and two other city employees. According to court documents, Melvin left a threatening phone call with Ardrene Sarracino, administrative assistant for ...


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