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Local schools pay $500,000 to bail out teacher’s retirement Local schools pay $500,000 to bail out teacher’s retirement

LAKE COUNTY — A plan to bail out the Montana Teacher’s Retirement System will cost Lake County school districts more than $500,000 this year, resulting in less relief to the taxpayer and the inability to build reserve funds, according to local education officials.   The plan was created i...

All Ronan senior center meals open to public

RONAN — Don’t forget that our evening meal is at 5 p.m., this Thursday, Sept. 12. We will serve pork roast this month and the cost is only $5 per person. As with all of our meals, this is open to the public and you do not have to be a member or a senior to attend any of our functions. We are more...

Council directs attorney to draft revisions to ordinances

RONAN – The Ronan City Council directed city attorney Jessica Cole-Hodgkinson to draft clearer language for vicious animal and town beautification ordinances at its Aug. 26 regular meeting. Last year, the council passed an ordinance that allows residents to make a formal complaint about lawns that a...

Council includes police staffing in tentative budget plans

RONAN – The Ronan City Council tentatively planned to staff its police department with at least five full-time officers at a Monday, Aug. 26 budget hearing.  The department has two full-time officers since former police chief Dan Wadsworth lost his credentials in late July. Lake County Sheriff&...

Ronan court meets goal, sets another

RONAN — The Ronan City Court managed to complete one goal two months ahead of schedule and is now setting its sights on another. “It was a goal to make the court current,” Ronan City Court Judge Justin Bartels said. During the past two years, the court has handled almost 500 cases as ...

Hospital management changes, first time in 25 years Hospital management changes, first time in 25 years

After a quarter century of working to improve healthcare needs of the community, Shane Roberts, the chief executive officer of St. Luke Community Healthcare, retired Sept. 1. He handed the reigns over to former chief operations officer Steve Todd.  Todd, who has served in St. Luke administration sinc...

Friends of Library to host Author’s nights

News from the Friends of the Ronan Library  RONAN — The Friends of the Ronan Library group is sponsoring three more Montana Author’s nights this fall: Keith McCafferty, Thursday, Sept. 12 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.; Craig Lancaster on Oct. 10; and Russell Rowland on Nov. 14.  McCaff...

Safe Harbor Art Auction set for Oct. 12

News from SAFE Harbor RONAN — SAFE Harbor’s Annual Art Auction and Celebration is just around the corner on Oct. 12 at the Ronan Community Center. The event is a time for community partners from across the region to share their creations, talents and services to help raise awareness and financ...

Ronan School District welcomes new teachers Ronan School District welcomes new teachers

(Editor’s note: These are the corrected teacher’s biographies and photos for Ronan School District that ran in the Aug. 28 edition of the Valley Journal.) Noelle Decker is a Mission Valley native. She served as the secretary at Pablo Elementary for 23 years. This is her first year teaching. ...

Band plays great music for luncheon

RONAN — Well, the last big holiday of the summer is over; now wouldn’t it be nice if the weather would cool down a bit? We could also use some more rain. We had 73 people here last Friday for our birthday dinner, including visitors from out of town and out of state. Thanks to all who came and ...


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