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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.  &...

Birthdays celebrated at Ronan Senior Center

RONAN — Have you about been run out of town by the bees? They seem to be a little worse than usual this year. Well, the Ronan Senior Center has been painted on the outside, and now the new railings have been put in place. It will make it a lot nice for our seniors to have something sturdy to hang on...

Supply and demand: It’s that time of year again Supply and demand: It’s that time of year again

Teachers all over the valley are sending out lists of school supplies with items for students to collect and return to school including: pencils, erasers, folders, scissors and paper; but some parents are confused as to why they need to purchase a sometimes long list of items. “It seems like a lot o...

Kicking Horse Job Corps enrollment reopens Kicking Horse Job Corps enrollment reopens

RONAN – Crystal Horsley wants to follow in her mother’s footsteps to be a diesel mechanic.  “It’s really good pay and it’s something that’s really never going to go away,” Horsley said. “I figure it’s going to be a good job.”  The 16...

Summer readers log 9,000 hours Summer readers log 9,000 hours

RONAN — Lucas Johnson sat with his eyes transfixed upon the box of Beyblades toys as several dozen other children also fidgeted anxiously, waiting for Ronan librarian Michelle Fenger to draw a name from a basket. “I put all 18 tickets in for that one,” Johnson said.  Johnson won ...


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