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Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

(Editor’s note: This series of articles honors our Veterans of Foreign Wars as they share their military service experiences with the community. This 46th article is about John Moon.)   John Moon’s military career started in 1966 at the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio, where two years of ROTC was required. It involved class twice a week, learning military terminology, how to shoot a rifle, practicing marching on the parade field Saturday mornings, etc. If he chose the additional two years, he would be commissioned as second lieutenant and then go on to active duty. Vietnam was the hot spot and if he had to go, he would rather go as an officer. Also, if he agreed ...

Share your America

News from the ASSE International Student Exchange Programs MISSION VALLEY — ASSE International Student Exchange Programs, in cooperation with your community high school, is looking for local families to host students between the ages of 15-18 from a variety of countries: Japan, Germany, Italy, Tha...

Tar Wars poster winners announced Tar Wars poster winners announced

News from Lake County Public Health Tobacco Prevention & Education Program         LAKE COUNTY – Tar Wars is a national tobacco-free education program from the American Academy of Family Physicians, designed for fourth through sixth-grade students. The program consists of a o...

Outdoor burning closed July 1, fire danger level moderate

News from CSKT Division of Fire FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION – Fire officials with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ Division of Fire have restricted debris burning (outdoor burning) starting on Monday, July 1. The fire danger level is at a moderate level at this time.  Con...

Linderman experiences the end of an era Linderman experiences the end of an era

POLSON – Small groups gathered all day Tuesday, June 25, to watch a large excavator turn the nearly 70-year-old Linderman Gymnasium into a pile of rubble, dust and memories. “This is sad,” said one onlooker. “I remember going to high school in that building.” Linderman Gym...

Car wreck claims three

CHARLO – A two-vehicle crash claimed the lives of three people Monday morning, June 24. The Montana Highway Patrol said the crash was reported just shortly after 7 a.m. on U.S. Highway 93 at mile marker 42, near Ninepipes Lodge, which is south of Ronan. Lake County Sheriff Don Bell identified the...

Arsonist burns down St. Ignatius home Arsonist burns down St. Ignatius home

ST. IGNATIUS – St. Ignatius Police Chief Matthew Connelly believes arson was the reason a house at 314 Diamond Street filled with flames and smoke during the morning of Wednesday, June 26. The house was for sale at the time of the fire and no one was in the structure.   Connelly said he was at ...

DOT holds public meeting on Hwy 93 design improvement near Pablo DOT holds public meeting on Hwy 93 design improvement near Pablo

PABLO – More than 40 Mission Valley roadway users took advantage of the opportunity to weigh in on the Montana Department of Transportation’s potential safety improvements to the intersection of U.S. Highway 93 and Old Highway 93.   The public meeting was held at the Confederated Salish a...

K-9 officers find drugs at the fairgrounds during training K-9 officers find drugs at the fairgrounds during training

POLSON – Cocaine’s chemical smell filled the air from somewhere inside of a vehicle.  A K-9 officer followed his nose and quickly moved to find the source. His handler watched anxiously. If the dog didn’t find the drugs, it could mean failure.  Forty police dogs and their handl...

Hangin’ Art Gallery in Arlee to close Hangin’ Art Gallery in Arlee to close

ARLEE – After serving as an Arlee community hub for art, music and food for 16 years, the Hangin’ Art Gallery will close late this August. Owner Donna Mollica plans to retire to pursue personal endeavors. Mollica said she wanted to announce the closing early to give others in the community the...

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