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Articles with the Tag: University of Montana

Dillon announces spring honor roll

DILLON — The University of Montana Western in Dillon has named 544 students to the 2017 spring semester dean’s list. Three of the students are from our area: Megan Shick of Arlee, Kaitlyn Burrowes of Polson, and Dalton Delaney of St. Ignatius. To achieve this honor, students must be enrolled full...

Eckelman named High School Teacher of the Year

AUBURN, WASHINGTON – Patricia E. Eckelman of Auburn, Washington, daughter of Bill and Peggy Olson of Polson, has been honored by Auburn School District’s School Board, as High School Teacher of the Year. Patty was raised in Ronan where her mother Peggy taught Family and Consumer Science for 29 ye...

Briefs for My 10, 2017

Montana Senior Olympics comes to Mission Valley The 32nd annual Montana Senior Olympics will be held June 15-17 in the Mission Valley and now is the time for all athletes age 50 and older to sign up for their favorite individual and team sports. The Montana Senior Olympics features 14 different sportin...

Alan Mikkelsen named Reclamation’s Deputy Commissioner Alan Mikkelsen named Reclamation’s Deputy Commissioner

News from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and Bureau of Reclamation Acting Commissioner David Murillo announced the appointment of Alan Mikkelsen of Montana as Reclamation’s Deputy Commissioner. “Alan Mikkelsen is a westerner who h...

Briefs for April 19, 2017

Local coaches inducted into MCA Hall of Fame   The Montana Coaches Association proudly announced they will induct eleven 2017 Hall of Fame members. Two inductees are from Polson.       Robert Hislop has coached for 36 years and has been a Montana Coaches Ass...

Flight Check Flight Check

  A group of bird watchers lift their binoculars to look out over a pond at the scenic pullout south of Ronan along U.S. Highway 93 on Saturday, eyeing various species, enjoying the spring weather. “It looks like we’ve got ducks,” Pat Jamieson said. She leads the group through a ...

Montana high tech industry hits $1 billion milestone

News from the University of Montana   MISSOULA – High-tech companies are an important component of Montana’s economy, generating more than $1 billion in revenues in 2016 and growing at rates seven times faster than the statewide economy, according to a recent study conducted by the Unive...

Local soldier honored for saving lives Local soldier honored for saving lives

FORT BENNING, Georgia — U.S. Army Chaplain Captain Matthew Christensen, 43, the son of Polson resident Sue (Decker) Heppner, was awarded the Soldier’s Medal on March 14 in Fort Benning, Georgia. The award, presented for putting one’s life in danger while saving others, is the highest honor ...

College campuses offer tours

University of Montana MISSOULA — The University of Montana will hold a Spring UM Days from 7:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, March 6. The full-day event includes campus tours, student services presentations, a student panel, residence hall tours, lunch on campus and academic department meetings. UM Days...

Students tackle science at state competition Students tackle science at state competition

RONAN – The Ronan Middle School Robotics students came back from their state competition with an award. The students competed at the First Lego League state meet earlier this month, hosted by Montana State University. The Mission Mountain Hoggers, a group with the robotics team, were recognized a...


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