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Pair of Mack Days anglers have monster weekend

Two lucky anglers will have plenty to talk about this week. Bill Brovold and Joe Ferenbach, two of the 860 anglers entered in the 2010 Spring Mack Days, hooked and landed leviathans this past weekend that will be the subject of fish stories for years to come. Brovold, an Alberton fisherman, was taking a break from working on a dock Saturday, when he caught a 42.5-inch mackinaw. While the length of the shore angler’s trophy was the same as the state record fish caught on Flathead Lake by Ruth Barber in 2004, the weight was nowhere near Barber’s record catch. Brovold’s lake trout weighed in at 25.8 pounds compared to Barber’s 42.69-pound trout. Polson’s ...


Kinds jump through hoops for heart fund-raiser

POLSON — “Bubble gum, bubble gum in the dish, How many pieces do you wish?” That is second-grader Cali Cannon’s favorite jump rope rhyme.  As many times as Cali can jump equaled the number of pieces of (pretend) bubble gum. Cali and her two classmates counted the jumps. ...


Local boy wins pet poetry contest

POLSON — “This is my first poem,” Zack Mathias said.  It’s a good poem, too. The Montana Veterinary Medicine Auxiliary chose Zack’s poem as a winner in the fourth grade division of its poem and essay contest. Zack won a $100 savings bond. The topic for the contest was...


Vandal apologizes to Charlo School Board

CHARLO — The Charlo School Board listened intently to the apology of a young man named Jacob Seibert at a school board meeting last Tuesday. The young man asked the school board for forgiveness two years after “destroying” school property. Seibert, who has never been a student at Charlo,...


Reum Xtreme

POLSON — It took Carlie Reum 41 hours to get home from his job in February. Kind of makes a half hour or an hour commute look downright small, doesn’t it? Reum flew from McMurdo Station in Antarctica to New Zealand, to Sydney, Australia, to Dallas, Texas, to Minneapolis, Minn. to Missoula. Reu...


Ronan goes green for St. Patrick’s Day parade

Ronan was out to paint the town green on Wednesday at the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. The crowd, sprinkled with the luck of the Irish and armed with shamrocks waited anxiously for the St. Patrick’s Day parade to start at 5:30 p.m. Whispering in anticipation, the parade’s audience sp...


New sewage lift station fails after 1 week

RONAN — At a Ronan City Council meeting on Monday, city officials announced that only one week after its completion, the Spring Creek Lift Station experienced major mechanical problems.  “The sewage continued to come in, but the (pump) did not turn on,” Public Works Director Kevin T...


Ghastly Ghost Out haunts kids to drive sober

RONAN — A gruesome scene horrified the Ronan student body into an eerie silence on Thursday. A body on the ground, teenagers mangled and unconscious, slumped over steering wheels and seats, and the Grim Reaper lurking about, taking his time to select his two victims. The drunk driver, dazed but unharme...


Exceptional students honored

PABLO — Students and their families packed the cafeteria of the Joe McDonald building on the Salish and Kootenai College campus for the Upward Bound and Gear Up reception last Wednesday. The reception honored those students involved in the college preparatory programs and those who have achieved aca...


Medical pot pushed to back burner

POLSON — Opponents and proponents of an emergency moratorium on medical marijuana spoke at the Polson City Commission meeting on March 15. The meeting began at 7 p.m. and discussion began as soon as the proposed agenda was approved. Polson City Todd Crossett said the recommendation from staff was to...


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