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Articles with the Tag: Veterans

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...

Marine Corps League scholarships available

POLSON — The Marine Corps League Hellroaring Detachment 1041 has their 2018 scholarship application in all the Lake County high school counselors’ offices. You can also download a copy of the application from our website: www.montanamcl.org. Click on detachments Clink on Hellroaring Deta...

Veterans Spotlight Veterans Spotlight

Louie Polinsky has the distinction of being drafted – twice! When he reported to Butte in 1959, the quota was full and he was told to go home and they would call back when they needed him. Two years later in August of 1961 he got the call. A bus picked him up and took him to Butte and then, bam! He was...

From Apple Hill to Iwo Jima: Mission resident shares service story From Apple Hill to Iwo Jima: Mission resident shares  service story

St. Ignatius resident Charlie Jacquier, pronounced (jock keer), was born of French-American extraction in 1925, in the farming area of Smith Flat, California, a neighboring town of the famous “Gold Country” settlement of Placerville. Drafted right out of high school in 1943 at the age of 18, C...


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