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Live History Days intrigues, challenges visitors Live History Days intrigues, challenges visitors

POLSON — Rides in a 1967 tank used in the Vietnam War were popular with kids at the Miracle of America Museum’s Live History Days on July 21 and 22. Although the tank can rumble along at 40 miles per hours, Gil Mangels, Miracle of America Museum director, kept it slower.  Kids also could ...

More blank storefronts appear in Polson business district More blank storefronts appear in Polson business district

POLSON — More and more storefronts in downtown Polson have “for rent” or “for sale” signs posted in their windows. In the downtown business district from Highway 93 to Third Avenue West and from First Avenue West to First Avenue East, there are 17 spaces for rent, according t...

Flathead cherry harvest coming soon

Summer is racing by, and soon workers will be picking Flathead cherries, and stands around Flathead Lake will be selling the sweet, cold fruit. Cherry junkies are excited for the first fruit. Ken Edlington, who’s on the board of directors of Flathead Cherry Growers Cooperative, said his best guess w...

Cherry sculpture marks museum entrance

POLSON — Flathead cherry season is just around the corner. While the sweet fruit is not ripe yet, giant red cherries hanging from a yard boom in front of the Miracle of America Museum on Memory Lane greet visitors driving into Polson. Gil Mangels, president of the executive board of MOAM, said, &ldq...

Cherry party comes to Main Street

POLSON — Cherry pies, cherry art, cherry pit-spitting and a cherry stem-tying contest are only a few of the foods and events planned to celebrate cherries for the Flathead Cherry Festival on July 21 and 22. “We are going to have Flathead cherries,” Boone Goddard, cherry festival steering...

Fun run kicks off Fourth of July festivities Fun run kicks off Fourth of July festivities

POLSON — Polson Running’s fourth annual 1776 Firecracker Fun Run was a great success, thanks to everyone in the community who participated. Wearing their red, white, and blue and running shoes or flip flops, more than 70 runners came to run, walk or ride. The weather was perfect, and everyone, yo...

What’s happening to humanity?

Editor, This Sunday morning, just before going to church and listening once again to what Jesus taught, this short news account hit me like a ton of bricks.  A video has surfaced showing a U.S. helicopter crew member in Afghanistan singing “Bye-Bye Miss American Pie” before blasting a ...

City government not transparent

Editor, For the June 18 Polson City Commissioners’ meeting, Judy Preston asked to have the commission discuss the renewal of the city attorney’s contract. The city manager told her that her request was inappropriate. In response, commissioner Mike Lies made an identical request and was told th...

Future dim for polarized country

Editor, The Fourth of July holiday has come and gone, but my concern for our country’s future lingers. My concern is this: the increasing polarity brought on by ideological entrenchment is spiraling out of control, and I see a dim future ahead of us unless this trend changes. My plea is this: tha...

Haggard and Currie-Halford plan wedding Haggard and Currie-Halford plan wedding

POLSON — Childhood friends and high school sweethearts are getting hitched.  Claryl left for Vietnam in 1969 and circumstances lead Jeri to believe that he was killed in combat. Upon returning in 1972 he caught word that she had married, although she hadn’t, so he reenlisted. Jeri continu...

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