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Two council members take oath, officer congratulated Two council members take oath, officer congratulated

ST. IGNATIUS – The St. Ignatius town council board was rearranged on Jan. 7 with newly elected members during the regular meeting. Daren Incashola was seated after being sworn in. This is the second time he has served on the council. He was on the board back in 2018 for one term. “I like to se...

Input to child care survey requested

MISSION VALLEY — The Best Beginnings Children’s Partnership is requesting input for a childcare needs survey. Rocky Mountain Twist is considering housing (although not operating) a childcare center on site for their and other employees and BBCP is helping the manufacturing firm to ascertain the v...

Record warm temperatures melt snow across valley Record warm temperatures melt snow across valley

The Mission valley isn’t generally balmy in December, but the record-setting month brought temperatures above average this year.  St. Ignatius recorded 60.88 degrees on December 21. The average temperature for that date is 35 degrees. Kalispell and Missoula broke high-temperature records for De...

Grueling weekend welcomes prep wrestlers after winter break Grueling weekend welcomes prep wrestlers after winter break

RONAN – Mission Valley area prep wrestling teams from Ronan, Mission/Charlo and Polson returned to the mats from their winter holiday vacation this past weekend during the Western Montana Duals in Ronan. The Polson Pirate wrestling team finished fourth out of 20 western Montana teams that competed d...

Food pantries sustain needy families through winter months Food pantries sustain needy families through winter months

LAKE COUNTY – According to the nonprofit Feeding America, more than 4,000 Lake County residents did not have access to enough food to support a healthy, active life in 2017.  Without nutritious food, people become susceptible to illness and less able to achieve academically and socially, accord...

No small feat No small feat

CHARLO – Five months ago, the idea of local shrimp in the Mission Valley was laughable, but now, the first locally grown shrimp are on the market.  In his backyard, Jim Vaughn has a barn filled with six Walmart swimming pools, five of them teeming with 22,000 living shrimp at various stages of ...

Local filmmakers to hold fundraiser

POLSON – Jeri Rafter and Brook Swaney both grew up in Polson, and they’re headed back to their hometown to look for support in their newest film project.  The filmmaking team has finished filming the documentary “Daughter of a Lost Bird” and is fundraising for the costs of fin...

Allik takes 170-pound title at Owen Invitational Allik takes 170-pound title at Owen Invitational

PABLO – Mission/Charlo wrestler Isaiah Allik took the individual title at 170 pounds on Saturday during the 44th Annual Owen Invitational held on the Salish Kootenai College campus in the Joe McDonald Health and Fitness Center.  Entering the title match undefeated, Allik, a senior at Charlo Hig...

Thanksgiving race winners get turkey Thanksgiving race winners get turkey

POLSON — Crisp temperatures greeted more than 145 runners, joggers and walkers who got up early Thursday to pre-burn a few of those Thanksgiving calories during the annual Turkey Trot 5K. Over the past 12 years, the annual Thanksgiving Day tradition hosted by Polson Running has raised and donated ne...

Thanksgiving dinners fill plates, hearts around Lake County Thanksgiving dinners fill plates, hearts around Lake County

The spirit of Thanksgiving was in full display Thursday throughout the Mission Valley as community volunteers delivered and served more than 1,000 free meals during the annual community Thanksgiving dinners in Polson, Ronan and St. Ignatius.  More than 200 volunteers made the day possible. Between co...


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