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Ashlyn Lee Anne Wilson

RONAN — Joshua Ryan Wilson is proud to announce that his little sister, Ashlyn Lee Anne Wilson, was born Nov. 22, 2011, at St. Luke Community Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces. Her parents are Daniel Wilson and Krystal Davis of Polson. Her maternal grandmother is Kim Salomon and great-grandmother is Alice Scholes, both of Kodiak, Ala. Maternal grandparents are Terry and Sherrl Kite of Everett, Wash. and Sandy Davis of Sitka, Alaska. Her great-grandparents are R. D. and Judy Hicks of Charlo.


Serenity Leyna-Lynn Brown

RONAN — Jasmine Fisher and Michael Brown of Arlee are proud to announce the arrival of their fourth child, Serenity Leyna-Lynn Brown, who was born Nov. 17, 2011, at St. Luke Community Hospital. Serenity weighed 5 pounds, 5 ounces and joins siblings Michael, Jr., Christopher and Dasan Brown. Paternal gr...


Master Gardener course starting

What is an MSU Lake County Master Gardener, and how do I become a Master Gardener? Originally, the Master Gardener program was started by the Washington State Cooperative Extension Service in 1972. Developing out of a need to meet an enormous increase in requests from home gardeners for horticulture informat...


Help ‘Share the Spirit’ of Christmas

Gifts purchased for Share the Spirit Holiday Assistance program need to be returned by Thursday, Dec. 15, to a tree location or taken to STS Santa Headquarters in the former DRS building on South Hills at the top of Polson Hill. Tags for children ages 12 and under are hanging on Christmas trees located in...


New floodplain maps up for review

POLSON — As part of a three-year FEMA map modernization program, the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation and the Lake County Planning Department invited the public to check out new draft floodplain maps of Lake County last week. A lengthy study of floodplains in the area led to the inclusi...


Simply serving: Amish community lends a hand to Valley View family

VALLEY VIEW — It took just a few moments one chilly January afternoon for Wes and Tammy Barr’s Valley View home to burn to the ground. It’s taken nearly a year for Wes, a roofing contractor, to rebuild with the help of a couple of friends. But last week, the Barrs got some much-needed help ...


City commissioners hear public comment on 'Mansion' issues

POLSON — With no new business items and only public comment under old business, the Polson City Commission meeting on Dec. 5. looked to be a short meeting, but issues about the Mansion, the large office building on top of Polson hill, cropped up at the meeting and extended its length. Before the con...


Ronan Robotics to be featured in Smithsonian exhibit

Spectators from around the world will be able to take a glimpse at Ronan Robotics’ world champion machine beginning in early spring in Washington, D.C. The robot will be part of an exhibit entitled Math Alive, which features 40 interactive exhibitions, bringing to life math behind some of the activitie...


Tree lighting brings together community, families

ST. IGNATIUS — Ron and LaVonne Olmstead remember when the Christmas tree lighting first started in Mission, the now 40-foot tree stood about half its size. But over the years the green boughs have grown along with the small event’s popularity. “Once you start this kind of event, the fami...


Bar owner asks for return of video evidence

RONAN — Ronan bar owner Richard Wheeler and wife Vicki were present at Ronan’s regular city council meeting last week requesting to have videos of violent acts committed in their bar returned from the Ronan Police Department. According to Richard, four months ago a few locals entered his establis...


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