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Animal lovers raise funds for spay, neuter clinic

RONAN – In November, St. Luke Community Hospital employee Kim McMillie was approached by the Lake County Spay and Neuter Task Force, for help with the spay and neuter clinic. McMillie agreed, volunteering her time for the cause. The task force provides two free spay and neuter clinics a year.  When McMillie arrived to help at the clinic she realized there was more she could offer than just her time.  “They really needed some help,” she said. The task force has struggled to obtain functional equipment to handle the large load of animals that go through the clinic biannually.  According to McMillie, one of the group’s main needs has been ster...


Ronan Parks department low on funding

RONAN –  Ronan City Council spoke with the city’s parks and recreation coordinator Jennifer Rolfsness Monday, March 14 to discuss funding issues for 2011. According to Rolfsness, the parks and recreation department is feeling the economic crunch after overspending in 2010. Rolfsness is cu...


Raising the bar: Charlo boy earns first all around in gymnastics meets

CHARLO – Charlo youngster Mason McNeel is making himself known in the gymnastics community. At just 11 years of age, he has already been awarded the highest level of achievement in juvenile gymnastics. He placed first all around, something many young gymnasts never achieve, in all three of his last thr...


A Boy's Life: Battle with cancer finally slows for 18-month-old

ST. IGNATIUS — If you could calculate how much of Braylin Coville’s young life has been spent in a hospital, it would equal close to half of his 18 months. But you’d never guess Braylin was a cancer patient, watching the blue-eyed little troublemaker run around the shop where his dad works ...


Trustees approve levies for May ballot

POLSON — The Polson School Board of Trustees voted to propose a building reserve levy and a technical levy at its meeting on March 14.  Both levies are for the elementary and high school and will be on the May 3 ballot. Yearly, the building reserve levy would be $200,000 at the elementary le...


Runners, walkers, strollers and dogs enter March Meltdown

POLSON — Sunshine and blue skies brought out lots of runners, walkers and dogs for Polson Running’s March Meltdown held on March 12 at 10 a.m.  “We had a great turnout thanks to the beautiful weather,” Tyana Smith, race organizer, said. “Hills, sweat and smiles are alway...


Indoor-outdoor youth fair draws youngsters

POLSON — “Oh, did you see that hippopotamus skull?”   “You get to shoot a bow and arrow over there.”  These were just a couple of comments from kids who attended the Youth Outdoor Fair from 5 to 9 p.m. upstairs at the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars on March...


Ronan man accepts plea agreement in assault case

A Ronan man who allegedly stabbed an acquaintance in October was sentenced last Wednesday in District Court after accepting a plea agreement with the state. Jon Lozeau, 23, received a five-year deferred sentence and was ordered to serve 30 days in the Lake County Jail and pay a $500 fine and other court f...


Makepeace presents technical team proposals

POLSON — Summarizing the technical team’s work at the Reserve Water Rights Compact Commission negotiating session held March 16 at the KwaTaqNuk Resort, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal hydrologist Seth Makepeace said the team has brought the technical work near to culmination. These conce...


Pirate prom held at PHS

POLSON — The perfect dress, an orchid boutonniere, wrist corsages, up-dos, fancy shoes, tuxedos, dinner out and, of course, pictures to please parents, are just a few of the rites of prom for high school students.  Polson High School’s junior prom was held on March 19 at PHS. The theme wa...


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