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Articles with the Tag: Veterans

Boxing season ends with a victory Boxing season ends with a victory

HAMILTON – Boxing fans from across Montana witnessed the future of boxing and cheered on young talent this past weekend. The Hamilton Eagles Boxing Club hosted the 2018 Montana Junior Olympic Boxing Tournament at the Ravalli County Fairgrounds in Hamilton on Friday and Saturday. Three local boxers from...

Briefs for May 2, 2018

Chamber of Commerce holds candidate ‘Meet and Greet’ News from the Polson Chamber of Commerce POLSON – On Wednesday, May 9, from 6-8 p.m., the Polson Chamber of Commerce will host a candidate meet and greet at the North Lake County Public Library meeting room. Candidates vying fo...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran  Spotlight

Ted Decker, a 1958 high school graduate, was working at the mill in Pablo when he got his draft notice. Rather than wait around to be called up, he went to the Polson office to volunteer for the draft and started his two years of service in September, 1961.      Ted went to Ft. Ord, Califor...

Wreath heartfelt, deeply appreciated Wreath heartfelt, deeply appreciated

News from American Legion Post No. 138, Ronan RONAN — American Legion District #4 presented Raquel “Rocky” Davis of Ronan with a certificate of appreciation. Last September the “Healing Wall” came to Kalispell and all the Veterans Service Groups in the area were asked to plac...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

Dan was attending the University of Minnesota in 1965, but he dropped out for one quarter and immediately got a draft notice. He decided to enlist ahead of the draft. He could enlist for two years but then be obligated for four summers of duty, or enlist for three years. Dan took the three-year option, but i...

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...


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