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Law enforcement adapt to COVID-19

LAKE COUNTY – Lake County Sheriff Don Bell is adjusting procedures in an effort to protect citizens and law enforcement during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Deputies are putting in extra time on patrol and attempting to limit in-person contact. “Our deputies continue to respond to and make arre...

Lake County’s second COVID-19 case shares her story Lake County’s second COVID-19 case shares her story

RONAN – Heather Roan Robbins wishes she could go back in time and get off the plane that took her to New York for the trip where she contracted COVID-19.  Robbins, 64, was the second person diagnosed with the virus in Lake County. She received her diagnosis on March 28. Robbins did not spread t...

Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy found deceased Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy found deceased

LAKE COUNTY – The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the death of a law enforcement officer.  “It is with great sadness that I report that one of our Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies, Ross Holcomb, 32, of Ronan, was found deceased in his home,” Lake County Sheriff Do...

Man deemed unfit to stand trial for homicide

A Ronan man who was facing a deliberate homicide charge for shooting and killing his son-in-law last October had the charge against him dismissed. James Stephen Deaton, 78, was deemed permanently unfit to stand trial after two mental health evaluations. He was accused of shooting his son-in-law, Jim Lewis, 6...

Rossbach sentenced for assaulting a police officer Rossbach sentenced for assaulting a police officer

For killing his passenger in a drunk-driving crash, a Ronan man has accepted a plea agreement that could result in a 15-year sentence to the Montana Department of Corrections with half of that time suspended. Brayden A’twen Cutfinger, 21, pleaded guilty at District Court in Polson on April 2 to the ...

Ronan man accepts plea

For killing his passenger in a drunk-driving crash, a Ronan man has accepted a plea agreement that could result in a 15-year sentence to the Montana Department of Corrections with half of that time suspended. Brayden A’twen Cutfinger, 21, pleaded guilty at District Court in Polson on April 2 to the ...

Ronan participates in global teddy bear hunt Ronan participates in global teddy bear hunt

RONAN – People in the Ronan community joined a worldwide teddy bear hunt to give children a fun scavenger-style game to play during the COVID-19 pandemic as schools and other social events are closed.  The Ronan Police Department is also participating in the game by putting stuffed bears in the...

St. Luke seeks PPE donations St. Luke seeks PPE donations

News from St. Luke Community Healthcare  St. Luke Community Healthcare is asking for the community’s assistance with our COVID-19 response efforts. We are looking for new, unopened personal protective equipment (PPE) and would greatly appreciate any of the following donated supplies, ideally ...

Briefs for April 8, 2020

AARP cancels ‘Safe Driving’ classes LAKE COUNTY — As you might have guessed, due to the Coronavirus, all AARP Smart Driver classes are cancelled through the month of May. It is expected classes will resume in June, but this cancellation may be extended.   Limited access to ...

Ronan seniors for April 8, 2020

RONAN — 2020 has sure thrown us some curves. I hope you are all able to stay well in this time of social distancing. Some people with depression are having a real hard time so if you are able to check up on friends and family, whether it be using social network or just a quick phone call, it can really...


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