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Morgan Ryleigh Norby

RONAN — Morgan Ryleigh Norby was born Dec. 7, 2011, at St. Luke Community Hospital in Ronan. She weighed 6 pounds, 1ounce. Her parents are Jerry Norby and Karyn Thornton of Rollins. Her paternal grandparents are Ray and Lynn Norby of Kalispell, her great-grandmother is Florence Norby of Kalispell, and her maternal grand parents are Art and Mary Thornton of Monticello, Wis. Morgan’s great-grandparents are the late Keith and Ruth Thornton of Brooklyn, Wis., and Bertha Gotfried of Madison, Wis.

Christopher Robert Kunz

POLSON — Christopher Robert Kunz was born Dec. 12, 2011, at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds and 7 ounces. His parents are Syndee Hunter and Jacob Kunz. His paternal grandparents are Suzanne and John Starner of Polson and Bruce and Martha Kunz of Arizona. His maternal grandpare...

Amelia Maria Kelly

POLSON — Amelia Maria Kelly was born on Dec. 8, 2011, at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds. Her parents are Vincent and Natalia Kelly. Her paternal grandparents are Zane and Carol Kelly of Polson and her maternal grandparent is Galina Ermoshkina of Chelyabinsk, Russia.

Teagann McKinley Farley

POLSON — Natalie Skates Farley and Scott Farley are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Teagann McKinley Farley at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, on Nov. 8, 2011. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces. Her maternal grandparents are Rick and Kathy Skates of Polson and her paternal grandparents are M.D...

Paul Jacob Carter

RONAN — Matt and Cari Carter of Ronan are proud to announce the arrival of their first child, Paul Jacob Carter, who was born Dec. 8, 2011, at St. Luke Community Hospital. Paul weighed 7 pounds 13 ounces. His paternal grandparents are Dale and Kathy Battrick of Helena and Don and Betty Carter of Pri...

Polson wins $100,000 planning grant

Polson is one of five communities selected by The Orton Family Foundation for the second phase of its $10-million, five-year Heart and Soul Community Planning initiative to change the way small cities and towns engage their citizens and plan for the future. “This is a marvelous Christmas gift for ou...

Polson School Board's marathon meetings continue

POLSON — The latest in a series of long meetings for the Polson School Board of Trustees went from approximately 5:45 to 10 p.m. Dec. 12 in the Linderman library, moved from the district conference room because of the crowd. Chair Caryl Cox began the meeting with a statement about behavior. &ldqu...

Low quota numbers extend wolf hunt

HELENA – Montana hunters now have the chance to continue hunting wolves until Feb. 15. The season was originally set to end on Dec. 31, but so far only 107 wolves of the 220 quota have been harvested. The harvest of only 66 percent with only two and a half weeks left in the current season forced Montan...

Dayton student wins card decorating contest

PABLO —Rhiley Big Beaver, a fifth-grader at Dayton Elementary, won the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes’ annual holiday card-decorating contest. This year’s contest featured the creations of students from smaller schools in the area. Penny Kipp, department head of tribal education...

Christmas exchange spreads holiday cheer

POLSON – Two-year-old Allyson Lamphere contently tried on a pair of shoes while another group of young girls scrambled through a waist-high pile of stuffed animals during the third annual Great Christmas Exchange at Linderman Elementary on Dec. 10. Attendees could pick out as many items as they want fo...

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