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New crafts, clothing store receives redevelopment funds

POLSON – Updates to a long-empty Main Street storefront will be made with the help of funds from the Polson Redevelopment Agency.  Carol Lynn Lapotka, owner of Eddie Boy LLC, has purchased 212 Main Street, the former home of Jackie M’s footwear. She plans to use the storefront to sell Mon...

Kids rewarded with movie passes for good dental habits Kids rewarded with movie passes for good dental habits

POLSON – Going to the dentist for regular exams and cleanings might not be the most exciting or fun thing to do as a kid. For the last eight years, the staff at the Polson Tribal Dental Clinic have been making visits as fun as possible with the No Cavity Club. The Showboat Cinemas and its owners, Ga...

Quilt contest showcases talent, promotes businesses Quilt contest showcases talent, promotes businesses

POLSON – Bright fabric in intricate patterns festooned the windows of Polson businesses for two weeks, showcasing the handiwork of local quilters. From Feb. 10 to Feb. 24, the quilts were displayed for the 19th annual Quilt Walk Around Polson. Polson’s quilting shop All In Stitches sponsored the ...

Local eye doctor retires after 47 years of restoring sight Local eye doctor retires after 47 years of restoring sight

RONAN – Dr. Jim Ofstad’s career as an optometrist in Ronan changed drastically since he started seeing patients in 1972.  When he retired from Ronan Eye Clinic in December he was seeing patients in a large building that he designed himself, working with a broad team and seeing patients fr...

Annual Small Business Summit opens in February

News from the director’s office of the
 Montana Department of Transportation
 MONTANA – The Montana Department of Transportation will host the fourth annual Small Business Summit, Takin’ Care of Business, on Feb. 12 to the 14th in Helena. This year, the summit kicks off with a recep...

Downtown bar gets new name, new owners  Downtown bar gets new name, new owners

POLSON – The bar at 18 Main Street in downtown Polson, which for several decades was known as the Wolf Den and more recently was the Vine and Tap, now has a new name and owners. Dusty and Mandy Kisler purchased the bar in August, and named it Perfect Shot Tavern. The couple’s goal is t...

Sidewalk snow removal begins

News from the City of Polson POLSON – The City of Polson is committed to ensuring safe and accessible pedestrian passage on all sidewalks during winter months, and we need your help. As snow season approaches, here is a friendly reminder regarding snow removal ordinances.  Snow and ice mus...

New Ronan Motors owners dive into business New Ronan Motors owners dive into business

By Mary Auld  for the Valley Journal RONAN – Paul and Kelly van Hoek are veterans in the car business, but cars aren’t the reason they decided to buy Ronan Motors. It’s the beauty and community in the Mission Valley that attracted them to the business. “We knew it was go...

New deli serves healthy, community oriented fare New deli serves healthy, community oriented fare

ST. IGNATIUS – “Build your own sandwiches, soups from scratch, and a little bit of love of course, which makes it taste better,” is how Janis Heffern describes her new business.  Daybreak Deli and Floral has been open since July 2018, but it’s been a dream for much longer. Hef...

Economic development organization seeks director Economic development organization seeks director

RONAN – Lake County Community Development Corporation is accepting a second round of applications for their top leadership position. Gypsy Ray, current executive director, is leaving the organization after four years at the job. LCCDC is a local economic development organization in Ronan that sup...


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