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Articles with the Tag: Ronan Fire Department

Ronan firefighters respond to vehicle fire at store Ronan firefighters respond to vehicle fire at store

RONAN – Giles Gordon didn’t expect his day to get smoking hot on Monday, June 3. He was simply going to the grocery store and ended up visiting with firefighters and a police officer in the grocery store parking lot. During the noon hour, he got into his 2000 Ford Explorer and drove north, abo...

Voters can expect to see Lake County mail-in election ballots around April 17

LAKE COUNTY – The upcoming school and special purpose district election is an all mail-in ballot election. Lake County Election Administrator Katie Harding said the ballots for the May 7 election will be mailed out on April 17. Eight issues are scheduled to be decided in districts from Arlee to Pols...

Man killed in hit and run

PABLO – A 20-year-old man was killed during a hit-and-run incident on U.S. Highway 93 near mile marker 53 in Pablo on Dec. 8. The victim has been identified as Aiden Michael Finley of Polson. (See related obituary on page 34.) Montana Highway Patrol Sargent Chan Barry said the incident occurred arou...

Firefighters get double booked Firefighters get double booked

By Karen Peterson            Valley Journal RONAN – Ronan Fire Department Volunteers responded to a house fire involving life saving pets and a wreck where a camper was torn to pieces on the afternoon of Wednesday, Aug 1. Police Chief Mark Clary said his team was div...

Pioneer Days celebrated in Ronan Pioneer Days celebrated in Ronan

RONAN – Last weekend, Ronan took center-stage, as Mission Valley residents turned out to have a good time at the annual Pioneer Days celebration. The city kicked off the three-day celebration Friday morning in Bockman Park with youngsters dipping their fishing lines in Spring Creek in hopes of catch...

Ghost Out event drives home consequences of drunk, distracted driving Ghost Out event drives home consequences of drunk, distracted driving

RONAN – By 8:33 a.m. on Wednesday morning at the Ronan High School, Ronan Police officer Trevor Sheridan had notified his first class of a “fatality” from a mock crash that claimed the life of a fellow classmate caused by an alcohol-impaired driver.  Officer Sheridan performed his u...

Suicide awareness group lights up the night Suicide awareness group lights up the night

RONAN – Glow sticks and flashlights turned on as the sun went down and people took off for the third annual Light the Night 5K and one-mile race on Friday.  Organized by Your Life Matters Project (YLM) volunteers, the event brings awareness to suicide prevention and serves as the group’s ...

Firefighters battle two fires on windy day

POLSON — Oct. 17 was a very windy day and that led to a busy day for Polson Rural and other area fire departments as they battled two separate fires west and northwest of Polson.  Polson Rural Fire Chief Gordon Gieser said the Binger Fire was reported at 1 p.m. followed by the Irvine Flats Fire...

Finley Point home lost to fire Finley Point home lost to fire

FINLEY POINT – A two-story house was consumed by fire on Aug. 9.  Finley Point/Yellow Bay Fire Department Chief Brent Burland said a call came in at 9:18 p.m. about a fire on Finley Point Lane.  When firefighters arrived, the home was fully engulfed and nearby brush and trees were on fi...

Kids, animals scramble around arena during city slicker rodeo Kids, animals scramble around arena during city slicker rodeo

 RONAN – Kids of all ages turned out for this year’s Kiddie City Slicker Rodeo during Pioneer Days events on Saturday. “This is a fun event for the kids and a great way for the community to get together,” said Justine Welker, co-organizer and announcer. Amanda Symington also o...


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