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News briefs for Jan. 23, 2019

Restore the Ronan Arch Committee offers update RONAN — In September of 2018 the replacement logs from Dupuis Lumber were cut and delivered to Access Montana to be peeled by Ronan High School students. The Ronan sign was removed in October. In December RHS students recreated the sign to be hung under the restored arch. On February 28, 2019, the Ronan Arch will be deconstructed with help from the City of Ronan and local businesses: Access MT, Jason Delaney Engineering, Gary Cote, Jennison Tree Service, Mission Valley Power and Western Building Center. In May 2019 the Ronan Arch will be restored on Main Street. The Restore the Ronan Arch project has raised over $40,000 f...


Veteran spotlight: Dwayne Hofschulte Veteran spotlight: Dwayne Hofschulte

(Editor’s note: This series of articles honors our Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) as they share their military service experiences with the community. This 36th article is about Dwayne Hofschulte.) February 19, 1938 Cold War - Germany U.S. Army - Sp 4 NORCOM (Northern Area Command of the U.S. Army...


Local students to perform 'Babes On Broadway' Local students to perform 'Babes On Broadway'

POLSON — A grand total of 110 Mission Valley students in grades kindergarten to eighth grade are featured in two casts of the Port Polson Players production of “Babes On Broadway.” Each cast performs on the Polson High School stage this weekend, Friday, Jan. 25, and Saturday, Jan. 26. Both ...


Auctioneers to compete in Polson Auctioneers to compete in Polson

POLSON – Rivers West Auction is excited to bring the 2019 Montana Auctioneers Association Convention and Bid-Call Championship to Polson for the first time on Friday, Jan. 25, and Saturday, Jan. 26. The competition is held in different towns across the state each year, and Polson was chosen for this ye...


Birth announcements for Jan. 23, 2019 Birth announcements for Jan. 23, 2019

Baisley Schweyer POLSON — Baisley Dayle Leona Schweyer was born Dec. 30, 2018, at the Nesting Place in Providence St. Joseph Medical Center. She was 19 and one-half inches long and weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces. Her parents are Zayna Irish and Robert Schweyer of Ronan. Baisley has a sister, Evelyn. M...


Ronan Seniors 1-23-19

RONAN — Winter has really let us know that it is not going to be ignored. Hope everyone is staying warm and dry. There is not a whole lot going on that is out of the ordinary this week at the Ronan Senior Center. There will be craft activities after lunch on Wednesday. The monthly birthday dinner...


Polson Seniors 1-23-19

POLSON — I’m at that awkward stage of life where my conversations have at least one of these sentences in them: Have I told you this already? Have you seen my glasses? What was I saying? Join our exercise group every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Valentine’s Day i...


‘Cowboy Country and the Gold Dust Girls’ return to Elks ‘Cowboy Country and the Gold Dust Girls’ return to Elks

POLSON — Cowboy Country and the Gold Dust Girls take the stage again at the Polson Elks Lodge on Jan. 25 at 6 p.m.  The mission of this seven-piece band is to perform country-western and early rock and roll music (for dancing and listening) in the style of the original recording artists.  ...


Crash victims experience fatal cardiac events, dog rescued Crash victims experience fatal cardiac events, dog rescued

POLSON – Two fatalities occurred on Tuesday, Jan. 8, involving a car that crashed into the back of Murdoch’s Ranch and Home Supply store on Heritage Lane at about 1:12 p.m., but the crash wasn’t the cause of death for either victim.  Lake County Sheriff Don Bell said the driver, Mer...


Local basketball teams battle for bragging rights Local basketball teams battle for bragging rights

ST. IGNATIUS – Last week saw a rivalry matchup in the Mission Valley called the “Battle of the Rez” on Tuesday, Jan. 8, between the Mission Bulldogs and the visiting Arlee Warriors that packed the house. On court battles continued with other schools as well.    The rivalry betw...


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