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Smith Brower wins commissioner race, Doyle earns Republican nod

Voters turned out at a tepid rate for Tuesday’s Primary election on June 8. Overall voter turnout was 29.36 percent of registered voters in Lake County.  Despite the mild voter turnout, there were several hotly contested races in the primaries, particularly for the county commissioner seat and for the sheriff’s job, according to the unofficial election results posted by the Lake County Election Office on Wednesday. It should also be noted that some races, including House Districts 9 and 11, and Senate Districts 5 and 8, do not reflect all votes since some are polled in other counties.  In local county races, Ann Smith Brower won a four-way Republican race for the...

Taking off

ST. IGNATIUS — Not many people can say their high school commencement speech began with a song and dance, but that’s how Karen Kleinklaus kicked off her farewell address to Mission High School’s class of 2010.  Although she joked that she hadn’t done public speaking “sin...

Mills flies high, fast in U.S. Air Force

POLSON – Memorial Day was celebrated across America on May 31. Originally called Decoration Day, it started around the end of the Civil War and was a day for commemorating the men and women who died while serving in our nation’s service. But Memorial Day may have lost its meaning to some resident...

RMS students learn leadership, communication skills

 RONAN — In a spirit of community service, the students at the Ronan Middle School found themselves out of the classroom and in the field, participating in a wide array of community-based activities May 26. The event was called One Book, One Community, and for the eighth year in a row, RMS student...

Veteran remembers Japanese surrender

POLSON — As he was watching the Japanese surrender on the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945, young sailor Jim Sivelle “pecked it out on a typewriter” and sent the letter to his parents in Los Angeles.  Sivelle’s mom recognized the significance of her son’s l...

Can’t bead ‘em? Join ‘em.

Although it’s always a treat to visit the People’s Center, Thursdays are special at the museum. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. interested folks are invited to come to the museum and learn to make moccasins, bead, make cloth dolls or dance outfits.  During most of these Thursdays, a core group of ...

Rendezvous offers RMS students a taste of history

After a day dedicated to the development of future community members, the Ronan Middle School seventh and eighth graders spent Thursday at Kicking Horse Reservoir for the 23rd annual Rendezvous.  From horse-shoeing to tomahawk throwing, RMS students got a glimpse of what skills were inherent to their...

Polson students enjoy science exploration

POLSON — A kid’s dream — a three-foot high nose to pick and a microscope to look at the booger.  SpectrUM brought the big nose plus other trappings of health care professionals to the Polson grade schools from May 20 to May 27. Kindergarten through second-grade students could che...

Two Eagle River School celebrates Elders Week

PABLO — To strengthen the bonds between Two Eagle River School students and tribal elders, TERS holds an Elders Week each year. TERS Principal Clarice King said, “Despite the weather, we did have a good Elder’s Week.” King added that some Elders who normally attend didn’t ...

Finley remembers Army, Air Force career

Octave Finley led the grand entry at the Two Eagle River Elders Week Powwow on May 27. But before Finley became War Dance Chief and before he was chaplain for the Veteran Warrior’s Society, he spent 20 years in the service. Finley was in the army from 1951-1952 serving in Seoul, Korea, and Japan. After...

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