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Community theater wows audience, cast members

When I interviewed Rita Tingey in September, she had a dream of Ronan’s very own community theater — where local people with some creative talent could band together and create something magical. She was banking on all the closet thespians to come out of the closet.  She laughed and gave an example of some trumpet player who hadn’t touched his instrument in years, stepping up to bat for a production with his peers.  Despite her enthusiasm and my blind approval of the idea, I had my doubts. What could a community as small as Ronan bring to community theater? Of course there is Polson Port Players, but is there room for another? I’m a skeptic by n...


Vote to protect Constitution

Editor, I have questions.  How many citizens living in Lake County believe our country is a democracy? How many would know that our country is in fact a republic? Why is it even necessary to ask questions like these?   Groups of men have fought savagely to the death because in dying they g...


Bread Basket says thank you

Editor,  The Bread Basket Board would like to thank the Rural Post Office carriers for the Ronan, Pablo, Charlo and Moiese area for bringing in 692 pounds of food last month. A big thank you goes to the families for their generosity in sharing their groceries. Our needy families will benefit greatly ...


Museum welcomes guests

Editor, The Ninepipes Museum would like everyone to know about our new summer hours and our unique gun display. The hours are Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is closed on Sundays. Special tours can be set up for large groups – just call. The travelling gun display will b...


Thanks to community during tough time

Editor, The family of Michael “Mikey” Pierce would like to express their deep appreciation for all of the loving support and kindness given to us during this difficult time of our lives.  We are truly blessed to have special friends and neighbors that sent food, beautiful flower arrang...


Thanks to a caring community

Editor, It with deep heartfelt thanks that I write this letter to thank all of you who attended a recent cancer benefit for my family and me. A cancer benefit is something I would not wish upon anyone, yet that Saturday night I wouldn’t trade for anything. The outpouring of support and caring by thi...


Thank you to school volunteers

Editor, Another school year has come to an end and our staff and students are thankful to so many who made our year successful.  Many thanks to the community for your support in all of our activities, to the sponsors of scholarships for believing in the future of our graduates, and to the families...


Lecture valuable for understanding centennial

Editor, I was part of a sizeable audience that heard attorney Daniel J. Decker speak last Thursday at the SKC theatre. For those who missed this, Decker reviewed the last 100 years of Tribal land issues - chronicled through U.S. Congressional Acts. The delivery clarified what I already understood of th...


MVP policy doesn’t prevent identity theft

Editor, Recently Mission Valley Power issued a press release regarding compliance with Federal law concerning identity theft (so-called “Red Flag Law”). The press release lets consumers know that if they request service or a change in service, they will have to identify themselves with a pictu...


Crosses maintained through donations

Editor,  We would like to extend a special thank you to some of our local people for the most generous monetary donations for our Fatality Marker (white cross) Program. Since last spring, we built 18 white crosses, placed 11 and maintained 32 on US Hwy 93 South and US Hwy 200 to Perma.  Thank...


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