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Briefs for March 20, 2019

Free workshop offered at LCCDC  News from Lake County Community Development Corporation RONAN — On Thursday, April 4, from 9 a.m.-noon at the LCCDC office, 407 Main Street SW, a free workshop entitled,  “USDA Rural Development Value Added Producer Grants,” will be offered.  The USDA Value Added Producer Grant Program assists farmers and ranchers in the development of value added products. Join us for this free workshop to learn more about the program and how it can help you finance your value added products. Grants and matching funds can be used for planning activities or expenses related to producing and marketing a value-added agricultural pro...


Montana’s unemployment rate at 3.8%

News from the Governor’s office  MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock announced that Montana’s unemployment rate ticked up to 3.8 percent for the month of January, up 0.1 percentage points from December, likely reflecting impacts from the federal government shutdown. The national unem...


Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

Charleen enlisted in the Army on February 12, 1980, in the “delayed entry program” and chose military intelligence as her field.  She actually reported on March 23, 1980, and received credit for that pre-duty time period as a benefit. During her 10 weeks of basic training at Fort Leonard ...


St. Ignatius seniors for March 20, 2019

ST. IGNATIUS — Without change there would be no butterflies. Teddy Butler from Home Options will be here on Wednesday, March 20, to speak about volunteers for hospice. The quilters are in the center on Mondays from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Bingo is played after almost every lunch. Meals can be ...


Polson seniors for March 20, 2019

POLSON —  St. Paddy’s Day and the Ides of March Have been here, now have passed. The days are warming, snow is melting, No longer can it last. And ‘neath it all the grass is green, And when the drifts are gone, The cycle starts all o’er again It’ll b...


MHP Trooper in critical condition after shooting

EVARO – Both lanes of U.S. Hwy. 93 are open again following the closure of the northbound lane this morning, Friday, March 15, during an active investigation of a shooting. Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Wade Palmer was shot and is reported to be in critical condition. Suspect Jonathan Bertsch is in cu...


Stand Proud Stand Proud

By Rob Zolman / Valley Journal BILLINGS – The Arlee Warriors basketball season ended Saturday evening in Billings as the defending back-to-back state champions fell to the Manhattan Christian Eagles 83-51 in the Class C Boys State Basketball Championship at the MetraPark’s Rimrock Auto Arena. ...


Local representatives share update as state legislature hits halfway point Local representatives share update as state legislature hits halfway point

RONAN – Considering what could happen when people with differing political views gather together, the legislative update held in town on Tuesday, March 5, was mostly civil. The event was hosted by Mission Valley Rises: Democracy Engaged (a community led group committed to protecting community rights...


Recovery support available

RONAN — Recovery support is available for those struggling with addiction at The Never Alone Recovery Hall, at 63055 U.S. Hwy. 93 in the former Boys & Girls Club building, every day of the week. The Never Alone Recovery Hall is a peer support drop-in center. We are simply recovering people offering...


Club to make baskets for Special Olympics’ auction

News from the Montecahto Club FINLEY POINT – The Montecahto Club will meet at the Finley Point Grill on Wednesday, March 13, at 1 p.m. In addition to their regular agenda, club members will be making wine-and-cheese baskets to donate to the Special Olympics fundraising auction. The club’s...


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