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Linderman stages game show

POLSON — One of the questions was, “Mr. Brookman put 63 books on seven shelves. He put the same number of books on each shelf. Which number sentence shows how many books Mr. Brookman put on each shelf?” To answer, the contestant had to decide whether to divide, multiply, add or subtract to solve the problem. As a fun way to review for the Montana Criterion-Referenced Tests fourth graders were taking the week of March 5, students held their version of the game show “Are You Smarter than a Fourth Grader?” The questions came straight off released items for the CRTs. The CRTs are standardized tests given to all students in grades three through eight and hi...

Lake County gears up for annual Relay

The 2012 Relay for Life is just around the corner, and the Lake County Relay planning committee is looking to make the event bigger and better than years past. The annual event returns to the Ronan Sports Center July 13-14 after a successful event last year. “It worked out really well,” corpor...

Irish parade braves the elements

RONAN — Despite cold, snowy weather, the 23rd annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade still brought out the masses March 17. The event was held by the Ronan Irish Community, and honored special guests Kevin Templer and Jim Morgan for their help throughout the years with the event. “As usual the ...

Arlee superintendent, elementary principal resign

ARLEE — A large crowd gathered in the Arlee School district office March 15 for the monthly school board meeting and also to address several issues that have arisen over the past few months. To accommodate the larger-than-usual audience, the meeting was moved to the high school library. There were t...

Polson man arrested without incident after 3-hour standoff

POLSON — A three-hour standoff at a Kings Point home on March 12 ended with no one injured. The incident began when Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call of an abandoned vehicle half on, half off King’s Point Road at about 2:44 a.m. Deputies attempted to contact the vehicle&rsq...

Envision Polson under Foundation umbrella

POLSON — Is Envision Polson the same as the Greater Polson Community Foundation? How does the $100,000 Orton Family Foundation Heart and Soul Community Development Grant fit in with GPCF and Envision Polson? Can anyone in Polson get involved? These are questions community members may be looking for ...

Skyline Phase 2 begins this summer

POLSON — The joke goes that there are two seasons in Montana: winter and construction, and construction on Phase 2 of the Skyline Project is tentatively scheduled for July. It will last until September 2013 with a four to five-month winter break, according to Paddy Trusler, chair of the Lake County Com...

Commission invites input on proposed redistricting

PABLO — The Montana Districting and Apportionment Committee is responsible for mapping new legislative district boundaries to reflect population changes identified by the 2010 census, according to Jim Regnier, chair of the commission and former Montana Supreme Court Justice. On March 14, the MDAC he...

Polson teen in ‘fair’ condition after being stabbed by other teen

POLSON – The stabbing of a 17-year-old boy, reported to be in “fair” condition with no life-threatening injuries, is currently under investigation by the Polson Police Department. According to Assistant Police Chief John Stevens, the boy was stabbed by another 17-year-old boy multip...

Superintendent resigns, board pays $120,000

POLSON — The first the Polson community heard of School District Superintendent David Whitesell’s resignation was at the March 12 school board meeting. When the trustees came back from executive session, Chair Caryl Cox said the board had reached a tentative agreement with Whitesell on his hum...

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