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Mother, son plead guilty to fatal wreck charges Mother, son plead guilty to fatal wreck charges

POLSON — It was a case of back-to-back guilty pleas for a mother and her son from St. Ignatius charged with crimes stemming from a fatal car wreck last January. Rope Kinkade Ardis, 19, and Roberta Virginia Asencio, 40, appeared at District Court in Polson on April 6 for change of plea hearings. Ardis p...

Omicron cases rise, personal story shared Omicron cases rise, personal story shared

LAKE COUNTY — As of Friday, Jan. 28, I have the dubious distinction of becoming a statistic: one of approximately 233 active COVID cases in Lake County, and 15,713 statewide. I’m also a fully vaccinated and boosterized person who was still susceptible to an infection that “broke through&rdq...

Medical centers work to vaccinate employees by March 15 deadline

LAKE COUNTY — Two local medical centers, St. Luke Community Healthcare in Ronan and Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson, are renewing efforts to get staff and contractors fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by March 15, the date set by a federal vaccine mandate recently upheld by the Supreme C...

Births for Jan. 19, 2022 Births for Jan. 19, 2022

First baby of 2022 welcomed at St. Luke Rusty Drake RONAN — The birth of a child symbolizes hope and new beginnings, which we could all use this year. At 2:45 a.m. on Jan. 8, 2022, Baby Rusty was born to parents, Justin Drake and Samantha Bridges of Pablo. Weighing 6 pounds, 8 ounces and stre...

Births for Jan. 19, 2022 Births for Jan. 19, 2022

First baby of 2022 welcomed at St. Luke Rusty Drake RONAN — The birth of a child symbolizes hope and new beginnings, which we could all use this year. At 2:45 a.m. on Jan. 8, 2022, Baby Rusty was born to parents, Justin Drake and Samantha Bridges of Pablo. Weighing 6 pounds, 8 ounces and stre...

Health View

Are you thinking about changing your habits in the next year to achieve better health? Are you thinking about trying to eat healthier or perhaps becoming more active? If the answer is yes, then you have joined thousands of others who are setting goals to adopt a healthier lifestyle, whether it be to protect ...

Vaccine mandate injunction a temporary relief for hospitals Vaccine mandate injunction a temporary relief for hospitals

The Biden Administration’s efforts to mandate COVID vaccines for healthcare workers ran into a roadblock last Tuesday when a federal judge in Louisiana issued a nationwide preliminary injunction against the implementation and enforcement of the rule.  Local healthcare administrators, who had be...

Attitude of gratitude used to combat workforce fatigue

Last summer, a Washington Post/Kaiser Family Foundation survey of 1,327 front-line health care workers in the United States showed that medical burnout had reached epidemic proportions, accelerated by the COVID pandemic.  According to a story by the Association of American Medical Colleges, the surve...

COVID vaccine for kids authorized, offered locally COVID vaccine for kids authorized, offered locally

Tribal Health nurses were in Polson schools and other locations last week, offering parents the opportunity to have their children vaccinated against COVID-19.  After rigorous studies, the Centers for Disease Control recently authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children 5-11. Kids under 12 rec...

St. Luke gives back with holiday food drive St. Luke gives back with holiday food drive

News from St. Luke Community Healthcare RONAN — Employees of St. Luke Community Healthcare came together to collect and donate $500 and 2,020 pounds of non-perishable food to the food banks in Ronan, St. Ignatius and Polson, with a focus on holiday-related food items. The donation marks the cul...


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