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Briefs for Jan. 24, 2018

Ronan receives funds to restore arch HELENA — Lake County Community Development Corporation of Ronan received $15,000 to restore the Ronan Arch. Governor Steve Bullock today announced $750,000 in grants to develop and enhance tourism and recreation in 27 Montana communities across the state. The g...

Community members honored at Chamber Awards Gala

 News from the Polson Chamber of Commerce POLSON – The members of the Polson Chamber of Commerce gathered on Jan. 13 to celebrate a successful 2017 and to honor members of the community who had a special impact during the past year. Awards were given to:  – Not-for-Profit Busine...

Charlo woman ordered to pay $32K in lost wages

POLSON — A 31-year-old Charlo woman being held in the Helena jail was given a three-year deferred sentence on Jan. 10 for criminal endangerment for her part in an incident that left an employee of the Ronan Town Pump unable to work.  Shirley Ann Felsman was also given a six-month suspended jail...

Man who robbed grocery store gets six years deferred

POLSON — A 23-year-old St. Ignatius man was given a six-year deferred sentence for his part in burglarizing Rod’s Harvest Foods in St. Ignatius and stealing $13,285 on Nov. 12, 2016. Judge James A. Manley sentenced Joshua Louis Durglo on Dec. 27, 2017 in accord with a plea agreement. He was...

Cooperative craft breweries: a new approach to revitalizing small towns Cooperative craft breweries: a new approach to revitalizing small towns

Small. Independent. Traditional. These are the words used to define a craft brewery. They could also be used to describe many rural towns across Montana and the Northwest. As small towns contend with big problems in the wake of ever-increasing urban sprawl, they’re getting creative in their search for...

Nonprofit helps develop community, businesses Nonprofit helps develop community, businesses

RONAN – Executive Director Gypsy Ray posted one of Lake County Community Development Corporation’s newest projects on their website to help inform people of all the things going on with the nonprofit business development center. “We are putting out a monthly newsletter,” she said. ...

Lake Bar, 101 Main closes Lake Bar, 101 Main closes

POLSON — Several downtown dining establishments are closed as of Dec. 30 after Dale Gillespie decided to close the Lake Bar and 101 Main restaurant and put the businesses and buildings that house them up for sale. Gillespie, owner of the Lake Bar for 12 years and 101 Main for three, said the decisio...

A rockin’ good time A rockin’ good time

POLSON – Six local youths will likely be having a rockin’ good time this holiday season thanks to the gift of rocking horses through Toys for Tots. The Marine Corps League’s local Hellroaring Detachment will be distributing the gifts this week thanks to the efforts of Western Building Ce...

Former employee accused of stealing $5K

POLSON — A former employee of Ronan’s Ace Hardware store has been charged with theft.  Benjamin M. Meafua was charged with theft of $5,323 after police received a report of embezzlement on June 2, a court document states. Meafua allegedly used a manager’s pass codes to a computer...

‘Kasching’ it in  ‘Kasching’ it in 

POLSON — After 30 years of selling Christmas trees, Marvin Kaschke has said this season will be his last. Nebraska native Kaschke, 84, moved to Polson in 1988 and shortly thereafter began growing trees. He had purchased 11 acres at 37488 Kerr Dam Road while working as manager of the National Bison R...


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