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Scholarship winners announced

News from St. Luke Community Healthcare Seven graduating seniors are the beneficiaries of $3,500 in scholarships from St. Luke Community Healthcare of Ronan. Five of the recipients are graduates of Arlee, Charlo, Polson, Ronan and St. Ignatius High Schools. A sixth will receive his degree from the Mission Valley Christian Academy in Polson while the seventh and final scholarship winner will graduate from a Florida high school. Cole Rice is the Arlee High School graduate receiving a Rosemary Miller Memorial Scholarship from St. Luke. The 18-year-old outstanding wrestler is the son of Clint and Jamie Rice. An AAU Grand Nationals Champion in both Greco and Freestyle wrestling in 2010, Cole hop...

A love of birds takes flight in glass

ST. IGNATIUS—Peter Reuthlinger walks under a canopy of crimson, aqua and amber pear-shaped hummingbird feeders suspended overhead by rope tied to a rack. The rain hitting the aluminum roof of his studio, the Rainbow Studio, sounds like millions of grains of rice falling from the sky as he checks the ov...

Student talent on display

CHARLO – Poetry, scenic paintings and an oversized model of nachos and cheese made from paper were some of the creative works on display during the first ever Journey of Excellence event at Charlo High School May 24. By the end of the night, some 200 community members poured into the school to view sam...

Ronan trustees discuss budget cuts

RONAN – An overwhelming outpouring of the community was evident at a special meeting after an announcement on a local radio station stated the Ronan School District would possibly be cutting Future Farmers of America (FFA), a program that prepares students for career success through agricultural educat...

Walkers stride to maintain health

RONAN—For Ron Couture, maintaining an active lifestyle is a family affair.  Couture and his four children recently participated in the Flathead diabetes program called “Walking the Rez.” Participants tracked the number of steps they took in a day with a pedometer, then phoned in the...

Arlee graduates class of 2011

ARLEE—Jim Polk, keynote speaker, gave the 2011 graduating class the acronym FIRE to help guide their lives.   Polk, a social studies teacher, former coach and athletic director, said FIRE stands for faith, industry, responsibility and education. “Take this heat and your talents and set...

Charlo High School graduates 35

CHARLO – Charlo’s accomplished class of 2011 warmed the hearts of the community one last time Sunday as they gave an overwhelming “thank-you” to teachers, parents, and staff for the past four years. The talented class was awarded more than $800,000 in scholarships and awards. &l...

Not forgotten

With armfuls of crosses and flags, American Legion members, Boy Scouts from Troop 1947, scoutmasters and parents crisscrossed Lakeview Cemetery in Polson making sure the grave of each Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine, Navy service man or woman was marked. It was a cool, misty Saturday morning, but the we...

Budget cuts on the table

POLSON — A special school board meeting held on May 23 at the Polson High School Library saw trustees tussling with a $501,217 deficit in the elementary school budget. Superintendent David Whitesell presented recommendations for cuts to the budget. These included nonrenewal of five paraprofession...

Second all-school powwow held in Polson

Second Last minute challenges — rain and no master of ceremonies — couldn’t stop the Polson All-School Powwow on May 24.  The powwow moved indoors to the middle school gym. The custodial staff simply covered the floor with plastic, and Shandin Pete, Arlee, stepped up as emcee.&...

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