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Local church collects donation to help feed children Local church collects donation to help feed children

News from ELCA   POLSON — Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is one of nearly 9,100 congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America participating in “God’s work. Our hands.” Across the country, thousands of ELCA members will be engaging in service work to make a positive change in their communities, build and deepen relationships and share God’s love. Members of Good Shepherd collected donations of 235 lbs. of food for the backpacks that go home with fourth grade through high school age children who rely on school programs for nutrition. The Loaves and Fish Food Bank prepare the backpacks with food for the weekend and holidays, which are dist...


 Sprague joins American Angus Association

News from the American Angus Association  Katie Jo Sprague, of Ronan, is a new member of the American Angus Association. The association, with more than 25,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed informati...


Section of U.S. Highway 93 named after Louis Charlo Section of U.S. Highway 93 named after Louis Charlo

EVARO – On a cloudy morning, nearly 100 people clustered in the grass alongside U.S. Highway 93 for a celebration. “Finally” was the word most often spoken.  Seventy-four years after his death, the state legislature decided to name a two-mile stretch of highway after Louis Charlo, w...


Polson voters to decide on school infrastructure bond

POLSON – Voters living in the Polson School District will have two school improvement bond initiatives to consider in a mail-in election scheduled for Dec. 3. Starting on Nov. 13 election ballots will be mailed to registered school district voters. The elementary school bond would be for $30,431,000...


Cool cash gathered for ice arena Cool cash gathered for ice arena

POLSON – Folks are building an ice hockey rink by selling one $3 shaved ice treat at a time. This past summer, siblings Zayne and Summer Newman, along with friends Max Violett and Corben Carlson, teamed up to operate a shaved-ice stand. They donated their proceeds to the building fund of the Mission...


Polson celebrates homecoming week, teams win games Polson celebrates homecoming week, teams win games

POLSON – The Polson High School campus was buzzing with school spirit as the students, faculty and community members celebrated homecoming festivities last week. Homecoming activities included a parade, pep assembly, hall decorating, float construction, tailgate party, dress-up days, a barbeque and ...


briefs for Oct. 2, 2019

POLSON – The Polson Business Community and Polson Chamber of Commerce are partnering to host the first official Polson Oktoberfest from noon-10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Polson Fairgrounds. The 2019 Polson Oktoberfest is a 21-and-older-only event. The event will feature a DJ and live music, and...


Valley Voices — Real people; real opinions. Valley Voices — Real people; real opinions.

Courtney Mitchell: “My favorite fall activity is going out and taking pictures of the leaves.” Matt Warren:   “Just fall football: high school football on Fridays, watching college football on Saturdays and NFL football on Sundays. Just sitting down relaxi...


Alternatives offered to private memorial on highways

Loss of life from a vehicle crash has a devastating impact on families and friends of the victim when a loved one is suddenly no longer with us. It has become a practice for people who have lost loved ones due to a fatal crash to express their grief by placing a memorial within the highway right of way near ...


Kingfisher offers beautiful display as photographer 'becomes a rock' Kingfisher offers beautiful display as photographer 'becomes a rock'

A small stream flows into the canal two miles from our place in St. Ignatius. At that confluence, it also happens that the canal makes a 90-degree turn. The result of the waters merging in this way is a deeper and wider section of the canal; in fact, locals know it as a fairly good place to catch trout now a...


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