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Walmart gifts fire department with wellness money

POLSON — There’s new equipment in the Polson fire hall, and it’s not a shiny new fire engine. Thanks to a $5,000 check from Wal-Mart for wellness, the firemen have refurbished their workout area. New equipment includes a stairstepper, bars and weight machines. The firemen follow a fitness plan called CrossFit, a strength and conditioning program many police academies and tactical operations utilize. Workouts are listed on the website, and they train for three days and then have one day off.  On Friday, Feb. 18, they were following the Kelly workout. The workout consisted of five rounds of a 400-meter run, 30 box jumps on a 24” box and 30 wall ball shots wi...


Old Time Fiddlers, friends jam at SKC

PABLO — Fiddlers, guitar and accordian players and singers gathered at the Johnny Arlee/Vic Charlo Theatre on Salish Kootenai College Campus on Feb. 12.  Today’s “just a jam because we didn’t have anything going on in February,” Reg Wearley, Big Arm fiddle player said.&n...


Ronan, Polson combined choral concert slated for March 1

POLSON – The 21st annual combined Ronan / Polson Choral Concert will be held at 7 p.m. in the PHS Auditorium on Tuesday, March 1. “This has been one of the best cooperative events held between Ronan and Polson for our students” Polson Choral Director Chris Bumgarner said. “Both Cathy...


Crowd supports Vice Principal at school board meeting

POLSON — So many people attended the Polson School Board meeting on Feb. 14 that the meeting was moved to Linderman School Library from its normal location at the district administration building. Most of the more than 80 people who packed into the room came to speak on behalf of Polson High School Vic...


BREAKING NEWS: Tomy Parker homecoming photo slideshow

Photos by Jeremy Weber, Linda Sappington and Summer Goddard Slideshow produced by Jeremy Weber


Ronan Show Choir offers show stoppers and potato toppers

RONAN — Ronan High School Show Choir students raised about $2,000 for their upcoming tour to Denver at the annual Groundhog Day Potato Bake and silent auction, held Sunday in the Ronan Performing Arts Center.  For $6, guests filled up on tubers stuffed with chili, stroganoff or broccoli and che...


Young sleuths solve Case of the Cookie Caper at Linderman

 POLSON — With a list of evidence and booklet full of clues and charts for evidence evaluation, fourth graders from Linderman Elementary School and their families set out to solve the Case of the Cookie Caper on the evening of Feb. 8.  The crime was simple. As the fourth grade teachers wer...


Polson takes lead in Academic Bowl

CHARLO — In a brain-stretching day in Charlo, Polson students defeated Charlo, St. Ignatius and Ronan Academic Bowl teams last Wednesday, holding on to their early lead after the second meet of a series of four contests. Polson finished with 490 points; Charlo had 388; St. Ignatius was a close third...


‘Souper Bowl’ helps Bread Basket

RONAN — The Super Bowl doesn’t usually conjure up images of people helping others, but the Ronan Seventh Day Adventist Church has found a way to make Super Bowl season about giving: the “Souper Bowl.” For the second year, the church held a canned soup drive during January for the R...


Seven students caught on campus with prescription drugs

POLSON — On Friday, Feb. 11, seven students were involved in a drug bust at Polson High School. Responding law enforcement agencies included the Lake County Drug Task Force and Lake County Sheriff’s Office personnel.   Although the incident is still under investigation, the students were ...


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