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Thanksgiving volunteers, recipients grateful in Polson Thanksgiving volunteers, recipients grateful in Polson

POLSON — Kim Schmidt is seeing her community through new eyes this Thanksgiving after doctors gave her a 50-50 chance of surviving cancer, and she beat the odds. “I’m so grateful,” she said. “Every day is a gift, such a big gift.” Schmidt’s thankfulness was bubbli...

New pastor brings passion for terrain, truth New pastor brings passion for terrain, truth

RONAN — There’s a new face in town, and his name is Nace. “I was named after my grandfather, who called me ‘Rusty.’ He probably didn’t feel comfortable calling me by his own name,” Nace Howell explained. Meaning “fire” in Gaelic, Nace doesn’t bri...

Rescue team opens house to community Rescue team opens house to community

POLSON – Lake County Search and Rescue tied a line of rope to a truck, anchored it to a steel beam from the ceiling, and hooked the end of the rope to a man weighing 170 pounds. The man dangled on a long yellow stretcher, known as a litter, for hours, but not to worry, he was only a dummy. The searc...

Patches raise awareness, funds Patches raise awareness, funds

Lake County Sheriff Don Bell holds up one of the pink patches being sold for $5 to raise money for cancer awareness through Lake County Relay for Life. Lake County’s Deputy Association and Dentention Association are hosting the fundraiser with Sheriff Bell’s help. Patches are available at the ...

Lake County digs for lost revenue Lake County digs for lost revenue

POLSON – Lake County’s budget broke even for regular expenses this year but it was a tight fit. “Right now we have enough money for operating costs but nothing to expand or grow,” Commissioner Bill Barron said. His wish list includes the expansion of the county jail with about a...

Rescued dogs recovering from puppy mill Rescued dogs recovering from puppy mill

LAKE COUNTY – A shy male poodle didn’t have a name when he was rescued from LDR Kennels on Dublin Gulch Road by Life Savers Animal Rescue of Lake County in July — but he did have a critical skin infection. “He was one of the original four with immediate medical needs,” said L...

Local hospitals team up to help sexual assault victims Local hospitals team up to help sexual assault victims

News from DeeAnn Richardson, SAFE Harbor Executive Director Rape survivors, whether in Ronan, Polson or a larger city like Seattle encounter significant difficulties seeking post-assault healthcare and medical forensic evidence collection. Numerous studies have found that less than half of survivors ...

Puppy mill owners appear in court amid demonstrators Puppy mill owners appear in court amid demonstrators

POLSON — A couple, both charged with felony aggravated animal cruelty, made their first appearance in Lake County Justice Court Wednesday amid a throng of people demonstrating against puppy mills. Larry August Latzke, 74, and Nadene Marie Latzke, 71, held hands and sat tersely awaiting Justice ...

County dispatch adjusts to change County dispatch adjusts to change

LAKE COUNTY — The phone rings at the E911 Dispatch Center in the Polson Courthouse, information screens light up, and the call is taken. “Lake County Dispatch; this is Anna.” Calling 911 might not seem much different to the public, but the dispatch service is under new management as of J...

Arlee homicide suspects in custody

ARLEE — Two suspects allegedly involved with the homicide of a man whose deceased body was found in a trailer June 2 in Arlee have been arrested. Stephen Seese, 23, will be charged with deliberate homicide and his wife, Kassandra Seese, 23, is being charged with accountability (deliberate homicide),...


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