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Traditional games promote cultural awareness

Peyton Lammerding, 9, wove a lime green string quickly between her fingers and around the wrist of a young boy helping her demonstrate. She then lifted her hands and pulled the string down, almost magically seeming to cut through his arm with the string.  The trick, called “cut the hand,” was the newest string game Peyton learned. Some of the second-graders gasped in amazement while others tried to mimic the same trick with their own lime green, hot pink and purple strings. A few yards away, a group of second-grade girls played a game of Tewa sling ball taught by Peyton’s older sister Taylor, 12. The girls were two of the many volunteers who helped teach g...

McGeaughays receive grant for ‘high tunnel’

Most tunnels push their way through rock or dirt, but the “high tunnel” at McGeaughay Old Time Farms is above ground and blindingly white against the shimmering green of spring grass. The high tunnel will be used to grow vegetables; it is 105 feet long and 24 feet wide with a wooden frame and a p...


POLSON — “It smells like a new tent,” student Isaac Janeway observed.  Janeway and his classmates watched University of Montana doctoral student Katie Hoffman don gloves and prepare to dissect a sheep’s brain.  The kids in Mrs. Perry’s fourth grade class were tak...

Celebratory bash planned

POLSON — July 8 is going to be a great day for Polson, according to Karen McMullen and Tana Seeley. McMullen chairs the Streetscape Fundraising Committee, and Seeley is project director for Mission Valley Aquatics.  Mission Valley Aquatics will break ground on phase one of their indoor aquatic ...

Cherry Valley salutes veterans

POLSON — A sea of kindergarten and first grade students at Cherry Valley looked even tinier sitting on the gym floor looking up at seated rows of veterans. Each month Cherry Valley students learn a different virtue, and May’s virtue is service, according to Cherry Valley principal Elaine Meeks...

Two Eagle River School seniors graduate

PABLO — After reminiscing and relating all the blessings and good fortune in his life to teaching at Two Eagle River School and Salish Kootenai College, TERS commencement speaker George Price gave the class of 2011 some practical advice. “Learn correct grammar and writing skills,” Price ...

Polson High School student wins prestigious Gates scholarship

POLSON — Polson High School senior Sierra Pete was one of 1,000 students nationwide to receive a Gates Millennium Scholarship this year. Pete plans to attend Washington State University. The nation’s largest scholarship program, the Gates Millennium Scholars Program awards good-through-graduat...

E-waste events collects 15,000 pounds

 PABLO — Sprouting like alien mushrooms from a pickup and trailer, old computers, massive microwaves and assorted radios, keyboards and computer paraphernalia were on their way to be recycled.  The second annual e-waste event was held on Salish Kootenai College campus on May 19 from 4 to 7...

City commissioners approve city manager’s contract

POLSON — Dampness from installation of the new heating and cooling system at Polson City Hall Commissioner’s Chambers caused the city commissioners to meet at the fairgrounds fire station for their May 16 meeting.  Even with a change in venue about 40 community members packed the meeting ...

American Legion members brighten memorial highway markers

The white metal crosses seem to sprout up along every Montana highway.  Erected by American Legion posts across the state, the markers serve as memorials for those who have lost their lives in car wrecks. Post members from the Mission American Legion teamed up Saturday to add a fresh coat of paint...

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