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Ronan schools race to stay drug free

RONAN — With more than 250 Ronan students running 2.5 miles to the Ronan Middle School and High School on the last day of Red Ribbon Week, the school’s message was clear — staying active is a good way to remain drug free and healthy. “I think they had fun,” organizer Shelly Buhr said. “A lot of them had never run 2.5 miles before, so it was a boost for them.” After being divided into four groups and transported to Rosebud Lane, the corner of Spring Creek and North Foothills Roads, the Jore Corporation, and Mission Mountain Golf Course, the groups met at the school in the middle, outlining the symbol for the assembly — the medicine wheel....


Commission chooses Smith for Ward 1

POLSON —Todd Coutts, Lou Marchello and Don Smith submitted letters of interest in the Ward 1 City Commissioner vacancy. Polson City Commissioners voted at the meeting on Nov. 1 and unanimously for Don Smith. The unanimous vote followed two deadlocked votes.  Smith, 57, has lived in Polson all h...


Stabbing suspect pleads not guilty, remains at liberty

POLSON — Jon Lozeau, 22, a suspect in a stabbing investigation, pleaded not guilty during his arraignment hearing on Oct. 27.  An omnibus hearing was set for Dec. 22 at 9 a.m., and a jury trial has been set for Feb. 28, 2011.  Lozeau, who was released on bond and was previously banned f...


Stockmen’s Association schedules wolf meeting

RONAN — The Western Montana Stockmen’s Association will host a town hall meeting on how to protect interests in wildlife and livestock since the gray wolf has been re-listed as an endangered species. The meeting will be held Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Ronan Community Center. Ken McAlpin, vice ...


Residents still waiting for marijuana operation resolution

POLSON — Controversy over a building in Polson’s South Hills area that’s apparently housing a medical marijuana growing operation remains unresolved, as county officials have yet to determine exactly what is happening at the site. Lake County Commissioner Paddy Trusler said county commis...


Arlee students vote in mock election

ARLEE — Election Day would be much more popular if questions like these were on the ballot.  On Oct. 28, students across Montana voted in a mock election put on by Secretary of State Linda McCulloch’s office and the School Administrators of Montana. While the ballot included races for U.S...


Complaints question campaign practices in sheriff’s race

Just days before voters headed to the polls to select a new sheriff for Lake County, Commissioner of Political Practices Dennis Unsworth said he received three more complaints alleging illegal campaign activity in the race. One complaint was filed Oct. 27, and two on Oct. 28, all alleging that Jay Doyle a...


Six steps help owners sell homes

In today’s flailing housing market, showing your home could be the make-it or break-it deal for perspective buyers. Here are some tips for making your home feel as homey to other families as it is to yours. 1. No nonsense, neutral colors. As your friend, I love the personality that comes out in y...


Community supports Olympic hopeful through ‘Live Locally’ race

POLSON – Competing in the 2012 Olympic games would be a dream come true for Polson High School alum Melinda Owen. Thanks to the efforts of some 231 racers and a surprise sponsorship donation of $10,000, pursuing that dream has been made a little easier for Owen. The fourth annual Live Locally Fun Ru...


100 years

As part of their centennial celebration, the communities of Dayton and Proctor got together to produce a Dayton Centennial Tour. The tour included the Proctor church, the old Proctor store, the Proctor school, the S.S. Hodge, the Dayton Bank and the old railroad dock. Visitors could view the buildings, boat ...


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