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Articles with the Tag: Lake County

GOP faithful hear from Senate candidates GOP faithful hear from Senate candidates

RONAN — On Sunday, some Lake County Republicans got a taste of next year’s June primary battle for the right to take on U.S. Sen. Jon Tester in November 2018.  The party faithful gathered at the Ronan Community Center to hear five of seven announced candidates give a short 5-minute speech...

Monaco elected governor of Kiwanis International’s Montana district Monaco elected  governor of  Kiwanis  International’s  Montana district

News from Kiwanis Barbara Monaco of Polson was elected as Governor of the Montana District of Kiwanis International for the one year 2017-18 term starting Oct. 1. Barbara is one of 48 international governors in the world of this organization founded in 1915 with nearly 600,000 members of all ages and a ...

Fighting to protect the Flathead Fighting to protect the Flathead

POLSON — An impending state budget cut has forced the Flathead Basin Commission to consider alternative funding mechanisms, including a possible alliance with Lake and Flathead counties and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. The FBC is a state entity that was created in 1983 to protect the...

Building Community

News from Mission Valley Rises: Democracy Engaged POLSON — Democracy works best when informed citizens join together and take an active role in their government. In our community, there is a growing movement to empower local citizens.  Mission Valley Rises: Democracy Engaged works on the p...

Attempted deliberate homicide, arson, aggravated burglary charges dismissed Attempted deliberate homicide, arson, aggravated burglary charges dismissed

POLSON — Three of four charges against an Arkansas man were dismissed as part of a plea agreement last week. The Lake County Attorney’s Office agreed to dismiss charges of attempted deliberate homicide, arson and aggravated burglary against Shane Thomas Northweather, 23, in exchange for a guil...

Peer group for drug addicts opens in Ronan Peer group for drug addicts opens in Ronan

RONAN —  A new evening recovery center for drug addicts, the Never Alone Recovery Hall, recently opened on Main Street thanks to the combined efforts of Don Roberts and a supportive community. Twenty people from an addiction-focused support group are helping, Farmers Insurance agent Diane Ivano...

Volunteers needed to serve free community meals Volunteers needed to serve free community meals

A hot meal can be the centerpiece for socializing or fill the gnawing ache of hunger for those in need. Many free meals in Lake County from Polson to St. Ignatius provide both food and friendship for folks who need either.  JourneyBe Pastor John Payne in Polson said people sit down to the weekly meal...

Drug dealing charge dismissed due to failure to ‘knock and announce’ Drug dealing charge dismissed due to failure to ‘knock and announce’

POLSON — A charge of possession with intent to distribute illegal drugs was dismissed last month against a Ronan man while another charge remains.  The Lake County Attorney’s Office filed two separate charges against Brian Francis Charette, 44, stemming from Dec. 30, 2016, and June 2.&nbs...

Polson Ambulance Inc. covers Lake County Polson Ambulance Inc. covers Lake County

POLSON – Tim Brester was working at the old Ben Franklin store in 1995 when a friend told him about an EMT class. He took the four-month class and was hooked.  “I went not knowing the depth of training and responsibilities that went along with it,” he said, adding that he fell in lo...

Barron takes over as MACo president

POLSON – Lake County Commissioner Bill Barron was recently named president of the Montana Association of Counties’ Executive Committee.  The one-year term began when he was sworn in Sept. 20 during MACo’s annual convention in Bozeman.  Barron, who has served on the Lake Coun...


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