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Polson man run over, killed by own vehicle

POLSON — Polson resident Henry Matter, 84, was killed in an accident at the intersection of Highway 93 and Highway 35 on April 21 at about 12:55 p.m. According to Montana Highway Patrol officers, Matter was driving a 2005 Dodge dually pickup and pulling a fifth-wheel camper trailer.  He was westbound on Hwy. 35 waiting in the left turn lane at the intersection with Hwy. 93 in Polson when he apparently had an issue with his brakes. Matter could not get his vehicle to move for three or four cycles of the traffic light.  Matter apparently got out of his pickup and moved between the fifth-wheel camper trailer and his pickup and disconnected the electrical cable between ...


Bikes, burgers mark Earth Day celebration

PABLO — Earth displayed many of its natural talents Saturday during a Community Earth Day/Bike Path Celebration based at Salish Kootenai College. Rain, sunshine, a few snow flurries and a wind-whipped dust storm all made appearances during the three-hour event, but organizers said attendance was surpri...


Living and learning

ST. IGNATIUS — From making a film to restoring a Harley Davidson to researching family ancestry, St. Ignatius students studied a lot more than reading, writing and arithmetic this school year. And they had a chance to show off their new skills and completed projects at the school’s annual communi...


Library honors students in coloring, poster contests

POLSON — National Library Week was celebrated nationwide the week of April 11-17. One event held at the Polson City Library was the announcement of winners in the library’s coloring and poster contest. Complete with cookies and punch, the event drew winners of the contest and their parents, grand...


Charlo students cook cultural cuisine for community

CHARLO — The Charlo High School Cultural Awareness Club whet their appetite with some of the world’s finest — and most interesting foods — at the International Food Fair last Tuesday.  The high school students cooked dishes from countries such as Germany, Malaysia and France a...


Mack Days anglers net record catch

The record-breaking number of anglers entered in the 2010 Spring Mack Days took advantage of the beautiful spring weather and caught 3,679 lake trout. The 3,679 mackinaw caught in this weekend was the most in the 11-week event and pushed the number of lake trout caught through six weekends to 17,292, whic...


School board hears library info, plans negotiation

POLSON —Marilyn Trosper and Jake Block presented information on a proposed library district to the Polson school board of trustees at their meeting on April 19 at 5 p.m. Trosper, Polson City Librarian, and Block, Chair of the Library Steering Committee, stumped for the North Lake County Public Libra...


Exploring the sciences

A diverse spectrum of sciences were represented at the second annual K. William Harvey Elementary School Science night last Tuesday. From astronomy to ornithology — elementary students chose from an array of science stations and participated in experiments with their parents and families.  &...


Commissioners approve city engineer contract

POLSON — At the Polson City Commission meeting on April 19, Polson City Manager Todd Crossett’s comments were moved to the beginning of the agenda. Crossett had quite a few people and projects to bring the commission up to speed on, too.  Starting the list, Crossett said he wanted to pers...


Rural Fire Trustees plan for new wildland truck

POLSON — The Polson Rural Fire District Trustees held their monthly meeting on April 14 at 7 p.m. The trustees discussed 323, a truck housed at Irvine Flats. It will cost an estimated $2,000 to fix the truck. Trustee Jack Clapp said there seem to be three choices with the truck: scrap it, repair ...


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