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Electronics recycling available in Polson

POLSON — Billed as “e-rase your e-waste,” the Lake County Transfer Station held its first electronic recycling day on May 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Mark Nelson, Project Manager for the Lake County Solid Waste District, said the recycling project netted 4,780 pounds of electronics, mostly TVs, monitors, CPUs and miscellaneous items. This was a pretty good showing for Lake County’s first electronic recycling day.  Sandra Boggs, a State of Montana Department of Environmental Quality Recycling and Market Development Specialist, agreed. Boggs thinks more and more people will attend the recycling day.  Boggs said, “ … What will happen i...

Two vie for Senate District 5 seat

Democrat Edd Blackler and Republican incumbent Verdell Jackson are candidates for Senate District 5. Both candidates were asked what they felt were the top three issues that should be addressed by the 2011 Montana State Legislature. Since families are the foundation of the United State, Jackson said the t...

House District 11 candidates talk issues

Four office-seekers are vying for the opportunity to represent House District 11. The three Republican candidates are J. Garth Cox, Josh D. King and incumbent Janna Taylor. Cheryl Wolfe is the Green Party candidate. Cox, King, Taylor and Wolfe all were asked the top three issues they felt should be addres...

Students participate in Bike/Walk to Work Day

POLSON  — A pack of bikers poured across the Armed Forces Memorial Bridge a little before 8 a.m. on May 21 as the Polson Police held traffic in the east bound lane. The bicycle riders included kindergarten through 4th graders, parents and friends who had met in Swanee’s Bar and Grill parking...

MSU student wins top engineering award

For any student, the advice and the attitude of a teacher can make a world of difference. And there is no better example of that then Lake County’s own Marques Jones. This May, Jones graduated from Montana State University with a degree in chemical engineering. As if that’s not impressive enou...

Inaugural Arlee farmers market draws crowd

ARLEE — A year ago, you could barely drive through this town. Construction on U.S. Highway 93 virtually shut down Arlee for the majority of last summer, making the recession even more painful for local businesses, but this year has already proved quite different. Northbound travelers through Arlee l...

Community seeks answers in candidate forum

ST. IGNATIUS — In a neighborly gathering at the St. Ignatius Senior Center last Thursday evening, candidates in five local races discussed issues ranging from the condition of county roads to property rights and prisoner care.  Moderator Ruth Mahle kept the mood light with friendly banter as ab...

New problems plague Spring Creek Lift Station

RONAN — After approving the draw down for the Spring Creek Project at a council meeting on Monday, the Ronan City Council was informed of new issues that had recently developed with the Spring Creek Lift Station. The impermeable liner that was installed to act as a reinforcement in the station, came...

Two Eagle River School graduates 18 students

PABLO — Yamncut drummed and sang the processional as 18 graduating seniors walked to the dias. Friends and family crowded the gym at Two Eagle River School at 4 p.m. on May 23 to honor the class of 2010. Cameras flashed as girls in white graduation robes and mortarboards and the boys in red seated them...

Charlo community honors graduating seniors

CHARLO — Charlo’s 27 seniors dressed in purple gowns and expressing a mixture of cheerful smiles and tearful goodbyes, proudly crossed their high school stage for the last time on Sunday afternoon. The graduation started at 3 p.m. with a slide show, portraying the seniors in various stages of ...

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