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St. Ignatius receives ASPCA funds for training, professional development

News from St. Ignatius Police Department The town of St. Ignatius has had an unending problem of animal cruelty within its boundaries; poor responsibility of animal owners is a deep problem that affects innocent animals and yields negative outcomes, Animal Control Officer Susan Dodson explained. On May 4 the St. Ignatius Police Department received financial assistance from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. These funds are designated in a stipend to attend National Animal Control Association Training Levels 1 and 2. The stipend is to establish a professional development and training program for Dodson, the town’s animal control officer. ASPCA promo...

Arlee woman killed in highway collision Arlee woman killed in highway collision

 ARLEE — An Arlee woman lost her life Friday afternoon when her car struck a commercial truck head-on.  Montana State Trooper Terrance Rosenbaum said Carol Mapston, 72 of Arlee, was southbound in the Schall Flats area when, according to witnesses, her green Cadillac drifted into the northb...

Arlee graduates 32 seniors Arlee graduates 32 seniors

ARLEE — Thirty two of Arlee’s best and brightest moved on to the next chapter of their lives Sunday as they graduated from Arlee High School during a moving and passionate  ceremony.  Superintendent George Linthicum began the ceremony with a few brief words from the heart, eliciting ...

Two Eagle River presents diplomas to 10 seniors

PABLO — Two Eagle River School graduated 10 seniors on May 19. Kristina Peterson was the commencement speaker, and Dr. Michael Bundy, Two Eagle superintendent, and Penny Kipp, head of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Education Department, presented diplomas to the seniors.  Gradua...

Charlo High graduates celebrate May 26 Charlo High graduates celebrate May 26

CHARLO — In a graduation address with props, graduation speaker Christina Madsen, aided by senior Brandon Bruning, unfurled a tape measure 82 feet across the Charlo gym. Why did Madsen chose 82? Because 82 is the average age people live.  She showed the graduating seniors the length of high sch...

FWP seeks comment on wolf hunting, trapping proposals

MISSION VALLEY — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks recently held a commission meeting regarding proposed changes for the upcoming 2013-14 wolf hunting and trapping seasons.  The proposed changes are numerous and far reaching, “but not final by any means,” said FWP communication and e...

K-O Auto to donate car to deserving local resident

RONAN — Dino Di Giulio started Body Best Collision in Sonoma, Calif. in 1990 when he was 21 years old. Opening the business took every dollar he’d ever saved, but after 20 years in business and lots of growth, Di Giulio decided it was time to give back to his community. “I felt like ther...

SKC to interview 5 candidates for president position

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes PABLO — The Board of Directors of Salish Kootenai College will interview five candidates May 29 for the position of college president. Sandra Boham of Great Falls is currently a candidate for the degree of Doctor of Education in Educational Le...

Judge raises restitution in murder case

POLSON — Diana Cote and her three sons appeared before District Judge Deborah Kim Christopher seeking additional restitution in the murder of her daughter, Tasheena Craft.  Craft was brutally murdered in 2007. Her murderer, Kelly Birmingham, is serving a 100-year sentence in the Montana State P...

Horse Progress Days promises education, fun Horse Progress Days promises education, fun

ST. IGNATIUS — With farmers and ranchers well into their spring routines of calving, plowing, branding and the like, some in the Mission Valley see an opportunity to capitalize on an abundant, powerful and under-utilized asset: horses. a Long-time horseman and wagon restoration expert Marvin Troyer ...

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