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New bridge installed in Bockman Park

RONAN — On May 26, the Lake County road and bridge crew wrenched Bockman Park’s oldest bridge out of its place across Spring Creek and replaced it with a shiny, new addition to Ronan’s city park. Using a crane, manpower and communication, a bright, coppery-orange arched bridge was placed gently in the former bridge’s place. It’s a stunning addition to Ronan’s lone city park and sure to elicit admiration of all who cross it.  Ronan Parks and Recreation Director Jennifer Rolfsness referred to the orange addition as her “bridge over troubled waters.” The seemingly pristine creek running through the park has been plagued with a high ...


Skatepark ready to break ground on 2nd phase

ST. IGNATIUS — Skaters could be riding on the second phase of the Skate Ignatius Skatepark as early as July 4, project leader Kristie Nerby said. But $13,500 in donations is still needed to cover the park addition’s $90,000 price tag. Kristie recently received a nice surprise from Dreamland Sk...


Arlee celebrates graduation

ARLEE — Twenty-two Arlee Warriors and Scarlets crossed the stage at Sunday’s high school graduation, eagerly entering the next phase of their lives.  Family and friends packed the gymnasium for the afternoon ceremony, toting cameras and flowers for the graduates and wearing proud smiles. ...


Hathaway presents groundwater information

PABLO — Deborah L. Hathaway from S.S. Papadopulos & Associates, Inc., gave a presentation on groundwater at the Reserved Water Rights Compact Commission Negotiating session on May 26. Hathaway said the goals for the study were to understand ground water in the major basins — the Little Bit...


Seniors finish career at RHS

RONAN — On Sunday afternoon, Ronan’s graduating class lived up to the class motto — “Stop worrying. Start living.” The graduation marked the end of their high school careers and the beginning of a new life outside of school. Not one student was preoccupied with exams, homewor...


Honor Guard marks Memorial Day

ST. IGNATIUS — On a drizzly, chilly Memorial Day, the Mission Valley Honor Guard toured three cemeteries in Arlee and St. Ignatius, taking time to reflect and honor those who died in military service. After gatherings at the Jocko Valley Cemetery in Arlee and Pleasant View Cemetery in St. Ignatius, J.C...


Communities honor soldiers

RONAN — Though cold and inconvenient, the rain this Memorial Day was appropriate for Lake County residents who paused to remember those who fought and died for our country. For many veterans, every year Memorial Day serves as a reminder of their own sacrifice and the sacrifices of their comrades in arm...


Silent Sal

Ever wonder what it would be like to run a marathon every day? Mike Ehredt can tell you. But he’d rather tell you why he runs.  Since May 1, the 49-year-old Army veteran has run more than 800 miles across the Northwest, alone and unsupported. His journey won’t be complete for another 3...


Naethe claims Mack Days title

Pablo teenage angler Stephen Naethe won his third Mack Days title in a row, but just barely. Entering the final weekend of the 11-week event, Naethe had already had his third title dating back to the 2009 fall event sewn up, but had to wait and see if anybody could tie him. Columbia Falls angler Steven...


Bike giveaway encourages kids to read

CHARLO — The entirety of the Charlo Elementary sat anxiously in front of the school on Thursday, anticipating the winners of the third annual bike giveaway. Elementary principal Clair Rasmussen tormented the eager children by prolonging the process of selecting two names from the drawing.  A...


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