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Giving thanks for great care

Editor, A very huge “thank you” to everyone who attended our celebration of 95 years for the Women’s Club and 80 years for the clubhouse. A fun time was had by all and good food, thanks to the Valley View Women’s Club. Thanks to KC & The Valley Cats for the good music. Big thanks are given for all the donations. Because of the support of our community, we are able to keep our clubhouse going. Thank you! Kelly Bailey  and the Valley View Women’s Club Polson


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Once upon a time, having a job at a newspaper meant working in one of the most imposing buildings in town, inhaling the acrid aroma of fresh ink and the dusty breath of cheap newsprint and feeling mini-earthquakes under our feet every time the presses started to roll. For those of us old enough to remember t...


News is about exercising our freedoms News is about exercising our freedoms

For centuries, citizens have turned to their local news publication for local breaking and investigative news, as well as to learn about hot-button issues in their communities. In the last 15 years, with the rise of digital communications, many readers have changed their preferences to digital formats and so...


Slices of Life

Life has not always worked out like I planned. And here’s the thing – the more unplanned it becomes the more I learn, the more I grow – and trust. The better everything becomes. I haven’t always embraced this concept. What can I say? I have control issues. But the more you try to harn...


Community event supports fire department

Editor,  The Chief Cliff Volunteer Fire Department and quick response unit would like to thank everyone who contributed prizes and goods, purchased raffle tickets and gave of their time and energy to help make Dayton Daze another huge success.  Once again, the event raised more than $16,000 &...


Food bank needs support

Editor, Greetings from the Ronan Bread Basket (your Ronan-Pablo-Charlo food bank). It is September again and time for the annual “Be a Friend Indeed, Help a Friend in Need” campaign from Montana’s Town Pump Corporation. The Town Pump will match all of our monetary donations from Septe...


View from the Library

Fall is upon us and with falling leaves come rising program opportunities. There is so much going on at the library in October, we hope you will be able to attend at least one of our exciting events. On Thursday, Oct. 3, at 5:30 p.m., the library is hosting an author reading and signing for the book, &ldq...


Hard or easy - thoughts on birth order

Birth order intrigues me. According to the theory, certain characteristics are associated with your place within a family – whether you are the oldest, middle or youngest child. We can’t choose this particular lot in life. We are simply dealt our hand and we live it out. There are positives an...


Lack of Internet access holds rural communities, students back

Across Montana, thousands of students are headed back to school to begin a new year of learning and growth. Unfortunately, many students in rural Montana remain at risk of falling behind due to the lack of broadband access in their communities. Broadband Internet has become indispensable both in the class...


Food pantry needs cash donations

Editor, It is that time of year again when the overwhelming 
generosity of the Town Pump manifests itself in their Matching Gift program. This year, Town Pump has increased its matching gift total to $12,000. For every cash donation made to Polson Loaves and Fish Food Pantry, the Town Pump will 
match it ...


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