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Articles with the Tag: Veterans

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

When John Fay was in high school, he decided college was not for him. He also wanted to see more of the world besides Ronan, so he was interested when the military recruiter came to his high school. His dad and other relatives had been in the Navy. His dad said, in the Navy, you get three meals and a dry bed...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

Chris Dawson’s decision to join the military was pretty easy.  The Los Angeles, California, judge gave him three days to decide: either join up or put on handcuffs. He joined the Navy. On Feb. 14, 1965, Chris was sent to the San Diego, California, Naval Training Center, unit 143 for 12 weeks. B...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

When Sharline decided to join the military and spoke with the recruiter in Kalispell, she checked out all branches of service. Out of defiance, she didn’t want the Army, Coast Guard or Marines because her family had joined them. She wanted something different. At the time, the Navy offered benefits for...

Warriors honored at Arlee Celebration Warriors honored at Arlee Celebration

ARLEE – The 121st Arlee Esqapqeyni began with a Snake Dance on Thursday afternoon, and the celebration continued through the weekend with many more traditional dances.  In a single file line, dancers wearing regalia moved together in the wave-like pattern of a snake into the pavilion. The dance...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

(Editor’s note: This series of articles honors our Veterans of Foreign Wars as they share their military service experiences with the community. This 46th article is about John Moon.)   John Moon’s military career started in 1966 at the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio, where two y...

Polson Police Department praises community for generosity Polson Police Department praises community for generosity

POLSON – The city council meeting was filled with the remarkable generosity of the Polson community.  First, Polson Police Chief and Interim City Manager Wade Nash presented two Special Olympic teams with donation money raised from the Polson Police Tip-A-Cop event hosted at Pizza Hut.   K...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

While living his life, Geof adheres to several mottos. The most important is, “Take care of my family.” He came to the United States with his wife as a teacher. After several jobs in education and other occupations, he decided he really wanted to work in the medical field.  He wanted a good ...

CSKT veterans program announces new vehicle, staff

News from CSKT Tribal Health Veterans Affairs  ST. IGNATIUS – The CSKT Tribal Health Veterans Affairs program received a 2019 Ford Explorer as part of a grant through the Wounded Warriors Family Support organization in early March. The Wounded Warriors Family Support organization is an ind...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran         Spotlight

In 1967, Allen Corneliusen left home to go to Butte, Montana, which is where he ended up enlisting in the Army for three years. He called home and told his parents what he had done.   As he recalls, he went by train to Fort Lewis, Washington, where he attended about six weeks of basic training. He&rs...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

What could a young man do between his junior and senior years in high school? In Russ’s case, he talked his parents into signing permission for him to join the National Guard. They were not horribly thrilled, but joining the military was all he ever wanted to do, so they agreed. Russ told the recruiter...


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