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Articles with the Tag: Veterans

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

Today in 2017 Ray spends a lot of time on duty at the Ronan VFW, but it didn’t take long to get him remembering back to January 1966, when he was a senior in high school in Arkansas. He got a service deferment until after graduation by taking what he calls “Kiddie Cruise Enlistment.” This p...

New resource opens for veterans, families in Polson New resource opens for veterans, families in Polson

POLSON – Veterans are working on a mission to help prevent suicide among their comrades and support families with a new innovative resource called RIVER or the Rural Institute for Veterans Education and Research. RIVER opened in Polson at 50183 U.S. Highway 93 about six months ago across from Flathe...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

Like many other young men in 1967, Dale’s draft number came up when he was a senior in high school. Instead of waiting for the notice, and because of his situation at home, he decided to enlist. He left school but promised his mother he would get his diploma. In January 1967, like many others, Dale ...

Veteran suicide numbers spur local group to action Veteran suicide numbers spur local group to action

When Sarah Dumont talks about the number of military veterans dying by suicide, it brings tears to her eyes.   “This shouldn’t be happening,” she said. “They risked their lives for our country. We need to do something to help.” Dumont is part of a local group that sta...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

U.S. Navy—Sub Force Pacific, Sub Force Atlantic In 1960, Ron was barely 18 years old, just out of high school in Jordan, Montana.  Fortunately… or unfortunately… Ron’s father and the guy he worked for were both WWII Navy veterans. The recruiter kept coming around and fina...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

U.S. Navy—Sub Force Pacific, Sub Force Atlantic In 1960, Ron was barely 18 years old, just out of high school in Jordan, Montana.  Fortunately… or unfortunately… Ron’s father and the guy he worked for were both WWII Navy veterans. The recruiter kept coming around and fina...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

U.S. Navy—Sub Force Pacific, Sub Force Atlantic In 1960, Ron was barely 18 years old, just out of high school in Jordan, Montana.  Fortunately… or unfortunately… Ron’s father and the guy he worked for were both WWII Navy veterans. The recruiter kept coming around and fina...

Third graders learn math skills during week-long ‘boot camp’ Third graders learn math skills during week-long ‘boot camp’

POLSON — Linderman Elementary students love boot camp.  For the second consecutive year, the school’s third-graders completed a week-long math boot camp focused on learning multiplication.  “It’s a week of interactive multiplication games and practicing multiplication ...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

If you were a recent high school graduate and you wanted to go to a mechanical school but were a little short of finances, what would you do? That was Neal Bocksnick in 1969 and he opted for his second choice, to get mechanical training through the military. He avoided the draft with a delayed enlistment in ...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

  Joining the Army seemed like a good idea to Penrod in November, 1984. He had family obligations, was making low pay in Ronan, and wanted to go to Germany. The increase in pay and getting insurance worked out, but he never made it to Germany even though the recruiter said it would be so. Penrod s...


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