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Articles with the Tag: Veterans

Memorial Day observed Memorial Day observed

“We must reflect on what we have and what we sometimes take for granted.” Those words spoken by chief warrant officer Pruett Helm marked the 2017 observance of Memorial Day in Polson. Helm, who served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam, recalled 11 of his comrades who died “horrible deaths, ...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran         Spotlight

During a visit with friends in early May, Arnie remembered when he was supposed to join the military, and when he actually did. He was drafted while still in high school, and his father had something to say to the draft board about that. Arnie didn’t get on that bus on Dec. 8, 1944. Instead he stayed i...

Briefs for My 10, 2017

Montana Senior Olympics comes to Mission Valley The 32nd annual Montana Senior Olympics will be held June 15-17 in the Mission Valley and now is the time for all athletes age 50 and older to sign up for their favorite individual and team sports. The Montana Senior Olympics features 14 different sportin...

American Legion contest winners American Legion contest winners

Ronan High School students Daniel Koehler, left, and Jarrett Richey, right, pose for a photo with American Legion Ronan Post 138 Vice Commander Glen Sharbono after participating in the post’s annual oratorical competition Feb. 22. Koehler, a senior, took first place for his prepared and impromptu speec...

Coloring contest winners awarded Coloring contest winners awarded

RONAN — The winners of the Ronan VFW Auxiliary Poppy Coloring Contest received a Certificate of Participation, an ice cream cone coupon, two poppies and money: first place received $2 and second place received $1. Second grade winners are Kilby DuMont with first place and Aubrey Krell with second place...

Museum celebrates local American hero, Louis Charlo

POLSON — On Thursday, Feb. 23, a free program at The Miracle of America Museum honors Lake County Marine and Native American Louis C. Charlo, descendant of the famous Salish Chief Charlo. Coincidentally, this date is the anniversary of the conquest of Mt. Suribachi in 1945, the highest point on Iwo Jim...

Group to honor Gold, Eagle Scouts

POLSON — Officers and members of the Marine Corps League Hellroaring Detachment 1041 invite all Lake and Sanders County Eagle and Gold Scouts to their first Eagle and Gold Scouts Recognition Dinner on Feb. 18 at the Polson Fullerton VFW Post 2986. This event is to recognize those who have attained t...

Mobile Veterans Center coming to Ronan

RONAN — The Missoula Mobile Veterans Center will be at the VFW Post in Ronan from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26. The outreach visit will provide any veteran, service member, service provider or veteran family member with information on Vet Center and other VA programs and benefits. Staff...

Wrapped in honor Wrapped in honor

CHARLO – David Peck received a surprise in his mail on Saturday, Dec. 10. “I wondered why someone sent this to me,” he said of his thoughts before he opened the box. The mysterious package was delivered to his doorstep, and when he opened it up, he discovered a red, white and blue quilt ...

Powwow brings children together Powwow brings children together

RONAN – Communities united at the Flathead Indian Reservation’s Head Start Powwow for pint size dancers and their families on Friday at the Ronan Event Center. “This started around 41 years ago as a small powwow in Arlee with maybe 18 people as a way to bring people together,” said...


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