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New city manager melds experience, passion New city manager melds experience, passion

POLSON — When Ed Meece steps into his new job as Polson city manager on Oct. 1, he returns to the work he most loves: working in small-town government.  Meece is no stranger to city government, having spent nearly 30 years working in communities large and small. “The first 90 days will be...

Johnson sentenced to 5 years after ramming into police car

A St. Ignatius woman has been committed to the Montana Department of Corrections for five years with none of that time suspended on charges stemming from a high-speed pursuit with law enforcement. Alexis Lee Johnson, 25, was initially facing misdemeanor counts of theft, fleeing from or eluding a peace off...

$400K secured to combat elder abuse

News from the office of Senator Jon Tester BIG SANDY — U.S. Senator Jon Tester today continued his push to eradicate exploitation of older Montanans by securing $400,000 in Department of Justice funding to the Montana Board of Crime Control to help combat elder abuse. “At a time when older ...

On-campus instruction resumes during historic pandemic On-campus instruction resumes during historic pandemic

ST. IGNATIUS – Students across Lake County put on their masks and went back to school last week during uncertain times.  At the St. Ignatius High School, student Kayden Carter, 16, said the mask got a bit warm during the school day, but he didn’t mind wearing it. He said it was much bette...

St. Luke prepared for continued COVID-19 response

By Mary Auld for the Valley Journal RONAN – Lake County has seen nearly 200 cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began this spring, and hospitals are continuing to provide prevention and treatment.  At St. Luke Community Healthcare, patients can get antibody tests, which determine whe...

Shooting incident leaves one vehicle damaged  

News from Lake County Sheriff Don Bell LAKE COUNTY – At about 3 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 15, Lake County deputies and Flathead Tribal Police responded to a report of a male shooting at people in the St. Mary’s Lake Road area of St. Ignatius.   Upon arrival, officers conducted an investig...

Buccelli sent to Yellowstone County Buccelli sent to Yellowstone County

An Arlee man facing extradition to Yellowstone County on charges of vehicular homicide is also accused of assaulting his former girlfriend and her daughter in Lake County. Dominick Anthony Buccelli, 27, entered a plea of not guilty at District Court in Polson on Aug. 20 to felony charges of strangulation ...

Lake County Commissioners vote to conduct November election by mail

News from Lake County  LAKE COUNTY – The Board of Lake County Commissioners voted unanimously to direct Election Administrator Katie Harding to prepare to conduct the Nov. 3 general election by mail ballot.  Early voting begins on Oct. 2 and can be done in person at the elections offi...

They’re back: local high school prep sports begin fall season They’re back: local high school prep sports begin fall season

RONAN – High school sports returned to the Mission Valley last Friday as teams practiced for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic canceled activities.   The Montana High School Association gave schools the green light to go ahead in early July for the season with golf, cross country, f...

Two women plead not guilty to armed robbery charge Two women plead not guilty to armed robbery charge

Two Lake County women, D’anja Lesley Charlo, 19, of Elmo, and Kiirstyn Nicole Fairchild, 19, of Polson, entered pleas of not guilty at District Court in Polson on Aug. 12 to charges stemming from an armed robbery at a Ronan residence on July 27. According to court records, a man reported to law enfo...


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