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STOLEN CAR - Please help authorities as they search for a 1995 green Pontiac Bonneville stolen from a Polson home at approximately 7:30 a.m. this morning. License plate number is 158327C. If seen, please call 911 to report.

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Wesley Richard Johnson

RONAN — Wesley Richard Johnson, 63, of Ronan, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 31, 2011 at Community Medical Center in Missoula surrounded by his family. Wes was born in Shell Lake, Wis., on March 2, 1948. He was born to John Wesley and Beverly Johnson. He is survived by his wife Gina, mother Beverly, sister Jackie (Jeff) Van Helden; and his children, daughter Tammy (Wes) Barr; son Shon (Cathy) Johnson; son Josh (Tara) Starkel; son Jake(Tyanna) Starkel; and eight grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his father John Wesley. A celebration of his life was held at the Ronan Community Center Saturday, Jan. 7. Memorials made to the Montana Hope Project or the Spokane Shriner&r...

Bruce Darryl Kuck Sr.

PABLO — Bruce Darryl Kuck Sr., 81, of Pablo, passed away Monday, Dec. 26, 2011 in Missoula. He is survived by his wife Genevieve of Pablo, four children; Rose (Bob) Fouts of Eaton, Colo., Pamela (Ken) Campbell of Smithfield, Neb., Bruce “Chip” (Kristi) Kuck, Jr. of Bertrand, Neb., and Cindy...

Richard A. Rasmussen

ARLEE – Richard A. Rasmussen, 60, passed away Dec. 22 at his home. Born in Missoula to Anker and June (Love) Rasmussen on April 8, 1951, he was raised and educated in the Arlee area. Following graduation he became a truck driver and heavy equipment operator who most recently worked in North Dakota. ...

Mondell F. Metz

POLSON — Mondell F. Metz, 77, died on Monday, Dec. 26, 2011 at St. Joseph Assisted Living. Mondell was born on Dec. 2, 1934 in Miles City to Mondell and June Metz. He is preceded in death by his parents, his granduncle “Doc” Metz and granddad Scanlon. He is survived by wife Cristina, childr...

Sidion Gosselin

RONAN — Grandpa Sid, 87, passed away on Dec. 21 in Ronan. Born in 1924 in Saskatchewan, Canada, he moved to the US when he was 24 years old. Sid was a Renaissance man, who worked at many things and on many ranches before settling on the Flathead Reservation. He was preceded in death by his wif...

Millie Marie Hendrix

POLSON — Mildred Marie Hendrix, 91, of Polson, passed away on Dec. 22, 2011. Mildred was born on Oct. 14, 1920, in New York City to Salvator and Marietta Paolillo. Mildred is preceded in death by her husband Ed, her parents, and her sister Rose. She is survived by her daughter Marianne Hendrix of Charl...

Punkin Parazoo

POLSON — Punkin Parazoo, (Charlene Faye Roach), 61, passed away on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011. Punkin was born on April 25, 1950, in Oregon to Clarence Clinton and Beulah Cowen. Punkin was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters Queenie and Louise; brothers Freddy and Jerry; and granddaughter Le...

Berenice Jane Ochs

ST. IGNATIUS — Berenice Jane Ochs, 73, of St. Ignatius, Montana passed away on Dec. 21, 2011, while driving home from town. Jane was born in Flint, Mich., on Nov. 26, 1938 to Louis McGlinchey and Frances Marie (Doherty) McGlinchey. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, she lived in New Jersey, New Mexico...

J. Hilbert (Hib) Hanson

POLSON — J. Hilbert (Hib) Hanson died in Lacey, Wash., on Dec. 20, 2011, at the age of 94. He was born in Polson on May 27, 1917, the son of Hilbert S. and Inez S. Hanson. Hib’s father and J. A. Johnson founded the Security State Bank in Polson in 1910. Hib graduated from Polson High School in...

LuRea Cobb Tanner

RONAN — Mrs. LuRea (Luella Rea) Cobb Tanner passed away peacefully in her sleep Monday morning, Dec. 12, 2011, at St. Luke’s Extended Care Facility. She was 90 years old. Shrider-Thompson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. A service and remembrance of her long and happy life will be held ...


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