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‘The Wall That Heals’ passes through Lake County ‘The Wall That Heals’ passes through Lake County

On Veterans Day 1996, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund unveiled a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., designed to travel to communities throughout the United States. The traveling exhibition, called “The Wall That Heals,” allows veterans a chance to view the...

Local veteran nearing end of cross-country walk Local veteran nearing end of cross-country walk

After five months of walking, Sgt. Chuck Lewis crossed into the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee Sunday, ready to tackle the final leg of a more than 3,300-mile walking journey to raise awareness about veteran’s mental health.  Lewis, a Ronan native and Vietnam era and Marine Corps veteran, set ou...

Magazines for Troops hopes to provide for additional 6,000 servicemembers Magazines for Troops hopes to provide for additional 6,000 servicemembers

RONAN — An email last week from aboard the USS Harry S. Truman made Esther Gunlock excited, and a bit worried. More than 6,000 service people aboard ship requested reading material from Magazines for Troops, for which Gunlock volunteers.  “Oh my gosh, what are we going to do? We don&rsquo...

Air tanker damaged in Ronan

RONAN — A fire fighting air tanker was damaged in an Aug. 17 landing at Ronan airport.  The tanker ran off the runway and into a ditch, according to Federal Aviation Administration documents.  “I don’t know what the monetary damages were, but as far as injuries no one was hu...

Cereal killers swallow profits Cereal killers swallow profits

Last spring, many farmers spent thousands of dollars to protect their grain crops from the cereal leaf beetle larva before it could completely strip their fields.  George Biggs in St. Ignatius noticed the destruction left by the invasive species as he harvested his wheat fields. “Up in the c...

Yellow jacket populations more aggressive this summer Yellow jacket populations more aggressive this summer

LAKE COUNTY — Late summer conditions normally trigger aggression in bees, yellow jackets, and hornets, but drought has exacerbated food supply shortages for the insects and caused an unusual jump in local pesticide sales.  “Usually people come in and buy a bottle (of spray). This year the...

Fund to help Allred family

POLSON — A support fund has been set up for the family of 4-year-old Bella Allred. The daughter of Jake and Jessica Allred was diagnosed Aug. 21 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and must undergo extensive chemotherapy treatment for more than two years. The family will be traveling to and from Spokane...

5th annual Ronan Chamber Harvest Fest coming Sept. 21

RONAN — The 5th annual Ronan Area Harvest Fest will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Ronan Visitors Center on Highway 93 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Sponsored by the Ronan Area Chamber of Commerce the event will include a Chili Cook-off, a busy Farmers Market, a Scarecrow decorating contest and man...

Ronan city council works to resolve police problems

RONAN — Tribal police and the Lake County Sherriff’s Department have been responding to emergency calls in Ronan, while the city council sorts out the aftermath of the decertification of its police chief in July.  “Lake County’s been notified. The tribe has been notified. They...

Ice cream social tradition continues at St. Luke

RONAN — The community is invited to attend the annual Susie Hanson Ice Cream Social at St. Luke Extended Care in Ronan. This year, the festive occasion that features music, ice cream and cake, will be held Thursday, Aug. 22, beginning at 3 p.m., in the courtyard of St. Luke Extended Care.  &...

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