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Articles with the Tag: Polson

Dog-friendly fundraiser nets $3K for shelter Dog-friendly fundraiser nets $3K for shelter

POLSON — The track at Linderman Elementary School went to the dogs Saturday morning, but these canines were quite well-behaved … mostly.  The Mission Valley Animal Shelter’s annual Doggy Dash, a fundraiser where dog owners can collect pledges for walking laps with their pets to sup...

Fly-in fills Polson Airport Fly-in fills Polson Airport

POLSON — With sunshine and cool temperatures, weather was good as retired pilot Elsie Culver celebrated her 95th birthday at the Polson Fly-In on Saturday. In her youth, Culver learned to fly when she worked at the legendary Johnson Flying Service in Missoula. She thought she should become a pilot sinc...

Commission holds budget vote until next meeting

POLSON — City commissioners tabled the 58-page preliminary budget for the City of Polson at their meeting on Sept. 3. They will vote on the budget at their next meeting Sept. 17. Mayor Pat DeVries asked commissioners to let City Manager Todd Crossett know what parts of the budget they wanted to look...

Swimmer hit, killed by boat

POLSON — A man in town for a relative’s funeral was struck and killed by a power boat while swimming in Skidoo Bay, northeast of Polson, at about 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7. John G. Darrah, 45, Cambridge, Mass., was swimming approximately 300 feet from shore, according to witnesses, when the...

Local charged with 10th DUI

POLSON — A 67-year-old Polson-area resident with nine DUI convictions under his belt was charged with a 10th last week in Lake County District Court. Gerald Johnson, an employee of the Jolly Pack Rat secondhand store, whose driver’s license bears an Oldtown, Idaho, address, pleaded not guilty to ...

Cornerstone owner sentenced

Former Polson resident Robert J. Congdon, 61, owner of Cornerstone Financial Inc. and K&B Investments LLC., was sentenced in a Missoula federal court Sept. 6 after pleading guilty to mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering. U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy decreed that Congdon would serve 24 mont...

GPCF awards grants to local nonprofit groups GPCF awards grants to local nonprofit groups

The Greater Polson Community Foundation recently announced recipients of its 2012 grants, $15,000 in funding to meet a variety of community needs. Nonprofit organizations receiving this year’s awards are: Cheerful Heart, a cancer patient support group serving Lake County, received $1,500 start-up fu...

Polson High School golfers eye state Polson High School golfers eye state

POLSON — Golf is a good walk spoiled, according to American author and humorist Mark Twain. Although not everybody attributes the quote to Twain, the Polson High School golf team doesn’t see golf that way. They enjoy playing and being outside. One student athlete, Hayden Congdon, even started ...

Polson runners all improve

SILVERWOOD, Idaho — The Polson Pirate cross-country runners all posted their best times of the year at the Coaster Cross Meet at Silverwood Theme Park in Idaho. According to coach Matt Seeley, all evidence seems to suggest the course was slightly longer than the normal 3-mile distance, and was 5 kilome...

Pirates win 1, lose 1 Pirates win 1, lose 1

POLSON — The Polson boys’ soccer team hosted Loyola and Hamilton last week, and while the Pirates beat Loyola 4-2, they couldn’t stop Hamilton from winning that match 2-1. In the non-conference matchup with Loyola, Pirates Alex Helgeson and Jonah Kasnitz both did a great job of getting t...


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