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Articles with the Tag: CASA

Judges authorize CASA to serve abused, neglected children

POLSON – On Jan. 8, Judge Kim Christopher met with board members with the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lake and Sanders counties to authorize the continued services of volunteer advocates to work on behalf of children who have been abused and neglected. As required by the National CAS...

GPCF awards grants to local organizations GPCF awards grants to local organizations

News from the Greater Polson Community Foundation On July 10, the Greater Polson Community Foundation awarded grant funds to 17 local non-profits as part of its 2018 grant cycle. Directors were on hand from CASA of Lake & Sanders Counties, Mission Valley Live, Polson Farm to School Program, Miracle of...

Briefs for July 4, 2108

Open burning season closes News from CSKT Division of Fire PABLO — The Division of Fire Prevention program would like to let the public know that debris burning by permit closed June 30th on the Flathead Indian Reservation. Open burning re-opens on Oct. 1.  Please call C.T. Camel at the ...

CASA Advocates recognized CASA Advocates recognized

POLSON — On June 7, Dick and Carol Banghart, residents of Polson, were recognized as Montana’s 2018 CASA Advocates of the Year at the recent 2018 Montana Child Abuse and Neglect Conference. They have served the CASA program in Lake County for more than 14 years. In the past year alone, they logg...

Breaking her silence Breaking her silence

LAKE COUNTY – Penny Lippincott, 74, wanted to keep her experience with childhood abuse buried in the past, but it always came back to haunt her no matter how hard she tried to ignore it. The daily news even had a way of triggering her memories, which is what happened recently.  She was listenin...

Briefs for Nov. 8, 2017

‘Treasure Island’ presented in Arlee ARLEE — Follow young Jim Hawkins and his friends as they sail a dangerous sea of adventure with Long John Silver and his pirate band at the helm during Arlee High School’s production of “Treasure Island.”  Join us at the Ar...

Meth addiction divides Montana families Meth addiction divides Montana families

She thought he would make it.  He knew a relapse would cost him his four-year-old daughter and again and again he would tell Judy Kelly, “I love her more than anything else in the world.” Ultimately, he went back to using meth and lost custody.  “I believe that he was tel...

CASA, Kiwanis team up to help children CASA, Kiwanis team up to help children

POLSON — It was “buffalo burger time,” but that’s not all. CASA of Lake and Sanders Counties held continuing education training for 12 court appointed special advocates on Feb. 13 in conjunction with the Kiwanis’ 21st annual Buffalo Feed. The Kiwanis recently donated two c...

Advocates recognized for dedication to children Advocates recognized for dedication to children

POLSON — When a child suffers from abuse or neglect, Court Appointed Special Advocates volunteers are called to assist during the tumultuous time. The number of child abuse and neglect cases in Lake County has nearly doubled two years in a row, creating an even greater need for the CASA volunteers. ...

Judges to recognize advocate volunteers

News from Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) POLSON — District Court Judges James Manley and Deborah Kim Christopher will recognize Court Appointed Special Advocates volunteers for their contributions to abused and neglected children at an event on Jan. 27. Twenty CASA advocates in Lake and...


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