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A Bridal Fair to remember

More than 300 people, including brides from throughout Northwest Montana and their guests, attended the third annual Mission Valley Bridal Fair on Sunday, Jan. 16.   Attending registered brides entered to win a gift basket filled with merchandise from participating vendors. This year’s vendors went above and beyond with their contributions. Normally valued at $1,000, the 2011 grand prize gift basket was valued at more than $2,000. Sarah Bahunin of Missoula, who is planning an Aug. 2011 wedding, won the basket.   Some of the items she won included: a $300 gift certificate for professional pro...

HOPE workshop educates, empowers girls

PABLO — At first glance, a roomful of teenage girls looks like an arts and crafts party among close friends. Bright wrapping paper, other colorful scraps of paper and markers cover several long tables as the girls wrap cardboard boxes, letting loose an occasional giggle as they work. But the reason the...

Bolen cleared of endangerment and assault charges

POLSON — Comfort Trellis Bolen, Sr., 32, was found not guilty of criminal endangerment and not guilty of partner family member assault. The jury could not reach a unanimous verdict on a charge of threats and other improper influence in official and political matters (three verdicts of guilty, nine verd...

Ronan Police see hectic start to new year

RONAN — The new year has gotten off to a busy start for the Ronan Police Department, with arrests in several felony cases in just the first half of January, Ronan assistant police chief Art Walgren said. “It’s just really swamped us lately,” Walgren said. “We normally have l...

Wal-Mart presents $5,000 check to Polson Police

POLSON — The Polson Police Department received a $5,000 check from Polson Wal-Mart on Jan. 20. According to Erin Melugin, Polson Wal-Mart personnel manager, and Cody Grove, Polson Wal-Mart manager, the money came from Wal-Mart associates volunteering 323 hours to make stockings for children. The vol...

Commission approves Mission Bay extension

POLSON — A routine request for an extension of preliminary plat approval for Mission Bay Phase 3 until Jan. 20, 2013, generated a lot of discussion at the Jan. 19 Polson City Commission meeting. Although the project’s preliminary plat approval expired in 2009, the city commission could extend the...

Commissioners choose Mowbray for SD-6 seat

POLSON —Lake County commissioners and their counterparts in Flathead County chose Carmine Mowbray to replace John Brueggeman for SD-6. Brueggeman resigned his state senate seat on Nov. 29, 2010, to pursue a career with corporate giant 3M. In a vote held in the Lake County commissioners' office on Ja...

A call for help

The plan to bill for Motor Vehicle Response drew more fire at the Polson Rural Fire Board meeting Jan. 12 as the Polson Rural Fire District unanimously voted to accept the Bigfork fee schedule for MVR. The schedule reads: Rescue Rate 1, $500, Motor vehicle crash without using rescue tools with less tha...

Public Library dedicated

POLSON — At a ceremony on Jan. 13 celebrating the successful outcome of a lot of hard work, the city of Polson handed over a key to the city to the North County Public Library. Although the name of the library changed from Polson City Library, everything else remained the same. After opening remark...

Wintry weather doesn’t stop Jingle Bell Joggers

POLSON — The sun broke out for the Jingle Bell Jog on Jan. 8, but temperatures were in the single digits for runners and walkers on the 3.1-mile course. Cold weather, wind and icy puddles didn’t stop the 80 participants who completed the race according to Polson Running Race director Tyana Sm...

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