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Articles with the Tag: St. Ignatius airport

Good Old Time Good Old Time

ST. IGNATIUS – Bentley Slagle, 5, finished up the Good Old Days events on Saturday needing a nap and a bath after playing hard under the hot sun.  He said he ran around the Good Old Day’s Park and played games, saw a couple cute dogs, climbed a rock wall, which was scary at first, and got...

County budget passes, plans for court annex, jail begin County budget passes, plans for court annex, jail begin

POLSON – The Lake County Commissioners passed a budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 last week.  Planning for a new court annex and jail are included in the $29.8 million budget, County Finance Director Scott Beggs said.  The previous budget was $27.2 million. He said the difference lies in...

St. Ignatius airport becomes hot spot for fire traffic St. Ignatius airport becomes hot spot for fire traffic

ST. IGNATIUS – The St. Ignatius Airport has become the home base for helicopter-delivered resources for two major fires. “We haven’t seen anything like it before,” said Mike Kuefler, airport volunteer and former director. He said smaller fire crews have been at the airport in the p...

Huckleberry pancakes served at annual fly-in Huckleberry pancakes served at annual fly-in

ST. IGNATIUS – Dozens of airplanes flew into the St. Ignatius Airport on Sunday for the annual fly-in breakfast including a small one-person sized aircraft, experimental planes, and the PC-12 turboprop air ambulance for what has become a traditional event to end the Good Old Days weekend. Every year...

Big Sky Invitational    Big Sky Invitational

FRENCHTOWN –  Arlee’s Natalie Yocum placed first in the girls 800 and 1600 with times of 2:29.77 and 5:34.03 and teammate Bryndal Goyins won the Javelin on Friday afternoon during the Big Sky Invitational at Frenchtown. Charlo’s Allie Delaney finished first in the 300 hurdles with a ti...

Small aircraft fly in to help grant big wish Small aircraft fly in to help grant big wish

ST. IGNATIUS – Pilots with small engine aircraft — the kind you can’t ride in — gathered at the airport in an effort to make a wish happen for a child in need. “This is to help make a kid happy,” said Bryan Buys, volunteer for Wings for Wishes, which is a local nonprofi...

Hundreds attend fly-in Hundreds attend fly-in

ST. IGNATIUS – It’s become a tradition to wrap up the Good Old Days weekend with a fly-in at the airport, and this year was a success despite a slight change. The Young Eagles flights were canceled due to issues with a newly required training course that the pilots were not able to attend this...

Board to update Ronan Airport master plan Board to update Ronan Airport master plan

RONAN — Ronan Airport has been awarded a $202,642 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration for updating the existing airport master plan study to show current and future needs of the airport.  Rick Newman, Chairman of the Airport Board that includes Polson and St. Ignatius airports, stres...

Airport runway to be smoothed out soon Airport runway to be smoothed out soon

ST. IGNATIUS – The cracks in the St. Ignatius Airport runway might soon be smoothed out. Lake County Joint Airport Board representative Rick Newman reported to the St. Ignatius Town Council during the regular meeting on Tuesday that the airport is putting out bids for contractors to fill in cracks o...

Using wings to grant wishes for kids Using wings to grant wishes for kids

ST. IGNATIUS – It’s tough to hear about a child with a life-threatening medical condition, which is why Eric Kendall started a fundraiser called Wings for Wishes in 2011. “Every penny we make goes to Make-a-Wish,” he said of the Montana chapter of the program. Pilots of small ra...

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