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County considers sale of Ronan Community Center

POLSON — Following an announcement from Lake County Commissioners that the county is considering the sale of the Ronan Community Center, concerned citizens crowded into the commissioners’ office for a public meeting Tuesday afternoon.  The community center sits on a county-owned five-acre plot that also houses the county fairgrounds — the entire facility will be replaced when the planned Mission Range Event Complex (MREC) is built west of Ronan on Mink Lane. But for now, the question county commissioners are asking is whether it’s in the public’s best interests to sell the community center and/or the rest of the fairgrounds now, before a replacement fac...


Valley View students get taste of food processing

RONAN — Flathead cherries in December? Yes, and 21 students from Valley View School visited Mission Mountain Food Enterprises on Dec. 22 to turn the cherries into jam and tour the facilities.  Before the hands-on jam mixing and bottling, the kids gathered in a conference room and had a snack. K...


Ronan fire crews escort Santa on special delivery Ronan fire crews escort Santa on special delivery

RONAN — 'Twas three nights before Christmas and all through the town, so many creatures were stirring you'd think there was a fire somewhere, for crying out loud.  The Ronan Fire Department escorted a very special visitor to the valley to some very special homes last Tuesday and Wednesday eveni...


Fun jewelry hanger fits perfectly in creative, organized home Fun jewelry hanger fits perfectly in creative, organized home

Organization is a challenge, especially if you are an individual who constantly must marry their creativity with some form of structure that our civilization deems necessary.  I would like to be more organized if my creative muse wasn’t constantly standing in the way, blocking my path to the so...


Ronan shop fire promptly extinguished Ronan shop fire promptly extinguished

RONAN — There were no injuries on Monday when a shop caught on fire northeast of Ronan on Old Highway 93. The former junkyard and maintenance shop caught fire due to undetermined causes, but fire officials suspect it was related to the shop's wood stove. Leroy Lake, owner of the property called 911 ...


Parade of Lights illuminates Ronan Parade of Lights illuminates Ronan

RONAN — The holiday season was on display in downtown Ronan Wednesday as members of the community put on a brief but brilliant display on Main Street.  Floats lit up Main Street from St. Luke’s Hospital to Bockman Park as part of the Parade of Lights Wednesday evening.  A trio of ...


Christmas dinner dished out to hundreds Christmas dinner dished out to hundreds

RONAN — By 3 p.m. Christmas Day, more than 300 residents of Lake County, Missoula and Kalispell were stuffed to the brim, thanks to a fantastic feast and loads of Christmas merriment and joy. There wasn’t one iota of food left over from the popular Traditional Christmas Day Dinner, save a bowl of...


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