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RPD plans fundraiser for animal control

RONAN — For Laura Larson, catching an occasional stray canine is not a job — it’s community service. And as Ronan’s unofficial dog catcher, she is happy to volunteer.  Her title officially is Community Service Officer, but with that position, she volunteers 26 hours per week, rounding up some of the city’s lost, abandoned or loose dogs.  But Larson doesn’t mind matching up lost dogs with their owners — it’s an enjoyable activity that gets Larson outdoors and spending time with humanity’s best friends.  Every day of the week, Larson takes a trip out to the city kennels. A series of four pens, the kennels are linked...


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 ...


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 ...


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