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Articles with the Tag: Flathead Lake Cherry Growers

School benefits migrant, local students School benefits migrant, local students

Polson Middle School is quieter this week than the last, when students began disappearing from the hallways as quickly as cherries disappeared from the orchards.  The tapering off of students participating in the migrant summer was expected, according to director Tim Berg. Students have a short windo...

Locals bake cherry pies for cherry festival Locals bake cherry pies for cherry festival

POLSON — For pie lovers, it was a heavenly sight — an assembly line for cherry pies. The ladies from the Montecahto Club on Flathead Lake’s east shore were making pies in the basement of the Lake City Bakery on July 17 and 18 so they’d be fresh for the Flathead Cherry Festival on J...

Cherries take center stage at festival Cherries take center stage at festival

Daniel Wisekittel was on a mission. Intently puckering his lips, he gathered all the breath he could muster and launched the cherry pit a full 16 feet.  Not bad for a rookie. The Wisekittel family came all the way from New Richmond, Ohio to attend the Polson Main Street Flathead Cherry Festival on...

Cherry harvest going strong

Despite rumors that no cherries were being picked or shipped, the Finley Point cherry plant is processing about 100,000 pounds of Flathead cherries per day, local Monson Fruit Company representative Brian Campbell said. Last week, the plant did stop taking lambert cherries for a day or two until the marke...


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