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Articles with the Tag: Veterans

Ronan VFW honors teachers, students

News from VFW Post 5652 Recent activity of the Local VFW Post 5652 and the Auxiliary includes presentations and congratulations to the following outstanding individuals. – “Outstanding Teacher” award to Shelia Hoback, first grade teacher at K. William Harvey Elementary – &l...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran  Spotlight

Five California guys were walking home one day from high school. It was 1962. “Hey, let’s stop at that recruiter’s office over there,” one guy suggested. So they did, and of the five, one enlisted - Bob. He was only 17 so his mom had to sign for him, and he had to make some promises t...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

Chuck Larum was farming with his family in Charlo when he got a surprise – his draft notice. Some guys got deferments for being an only son or were 4F with physical problems, but Chuck was unlucky enough to be 1A.  February 16, 1967, found him on his way by bus to Butte, Montana, for induction int...

Memorial Day services held across Lake County Memorial Day services held across Lake County

By Karen Peterson                    Valley Journal  LAKE COUNTY – People often think Memorial Day is the holiday that begins summer with activities during a three-day weekend including everything from barbecue cookouts, trips to the lake, and a...

Former CPS worker pleads guilty to criminal endangerment

A former Lake County social worker, who was charged with raping a Polson woman, has pleaded guilty to the amended charge of criminal endangerment. According to court records on Sept. 26, 2017, Chase Joseph Ripley, 34, in his capacity as Child Protective Services agent for Lake County’s Department of...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

In 1965 Dave Bennett got a letter saying, “Greetings from the President of the United States.  Your friends and neighbors have chosen you…” – the infamous draft notice. His family doctor offered to get him an out. Even though Dave knew absolutely he would go to Vietnam, he felt ...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran  Spotlight

Gary Hoffer’s grandfather was in the Army in WWI and his uncle was a Marine in WWII.  When Gary signed up for the Navy after high school, he represented the next generation in this family of veterans. Of course there was a draft, so that was also an incentive to join the military, but Gary says he...

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...


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