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These 'birds' can turn into gold

Over the course of the past month, the world has witnessed major sporting events such as the World Cup, Wimbledon and the Tour de France. In Michael Taylor's competitive arena, count the World Shotgun Competition. Taylor, who has a ranch in Winnett, Mont., and lives in Rollins, returned last week from the event in Italy after being gone since the Fourth of July. His wife, State Rep. Janna Taylor, did not accompany him overseas, but she did share in his gold medal victory. As he sported his two gold medals he won for the shooting competition, Taylor described the event as a worldwide gathering of shotgun sportsmen from 28 countries and a setting that consisted of an opening parade a...

Ayleen’s Thursday Quilters hold outdoor quilt show

ST. IGNATIUS — A saddle quilt, baby quilts, Christmas quilts, batik quilts, all sorts of quilts hung on racks at Kay and Kenneth Krantz’s place about a half-a-mile south of St. Ignatius. Kay is a member of Ayleen’s Thursday Quilters, and the group sponsored the outdoor quilt show from 9 ...

MVP proposes rate hike

PABLO — All Mission Valley Power customers — seniors, citizens, families, businesses — will see a $2.50 hike in their basic charge if a rate increase proposed by MVP is approved. For instance, residential user rates would go from $7.50 to $10 per month with the minimum monthly charge goi...

New superintendent takes reins in St. Ignatius

ST. IGNATIUS — On a peaceful summer morning in St. Ignatius, the school grounds are largely deserted. No students roam the halls; no bells signal the start of classes. Only a few staff members are at their desks, but the peaceful atmosphere does anything but quiet Bob Lewandowski’s enthusiasm for...

Randomly chosen photographers find peaceful repose in Polson

POLSON —With a retreat in mind, six young women with six cameras arrived in Polson on July 19.  The group of young photographers call themselves Alpha Kappa Camera. Pulled from all over the country, the geographically-improbable friends have more than a few things in common: They’re all f...

Taking it to the streets

A lot of local hoopsters played a major role in the youth movement at the Flathead 3-on-3 Tournament in Polson last weekend. The majority of the 255 teams that played on the 21 courts in downtown Polson Friday through Sunday were in the youth divisions and most of those divisions had a local team playing ...

Ronan Pioneer Days kicks off Friday with bait, bulls and broncs

RONAN —From rodeos to street dances, the Ronan Pioneer Days’ festivities will charm delighted audiences of all ages.   Instead of cramming the Lake County Fair and the Ronan Pioneer Days into just a few fun days, the Pioneer Days Company and the Lake County Fair Board opted to separate th...

Plane crash investigation ongoing

Four people killed in the crash of a small airplane June 27 near Dixon died of blunt force injuries, according to Lake County Deputy Coroner Dan Yonkin. Yonkin couldn’t determine for sure if the victims died instantly, but said the cause of death for all four was injuries sustained in the impact of ...

Cherry harvest begins on Flathead Lake

FINLEY POINT — Summer is finally here; cherry trees up and down the east shore, south shore and even some on the west shore of Flathead Lake are laden with dark red Flathead cherries. The Finley Point Cherry Warehouse was up and running on July 26 to handle all the fruit. Pickups and SUVs towing traile...

Charlo accepts school handbook, activity fees

 CHARLO — At their board meeting on July 20, the Charlo School Board decided to leave the cell phone policy unchanged. School administrators originally decided to amend the cell phone policy to include specific punishments for students caught with their cell phone on the school’s premises...

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