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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...

S&K Technologies, subsidiary companies worldwide benefit tribal membership S&K Technologies, subsidiary companies worldwide benefit tribal membership

ST. IGNATIUS – Ian Rufe works at a seemingly quiet building on the outskirts of town near the old and new U.S. Highway 93 intersection and where the deer often stop to munch on the lawn around a sign labeled S&K Technologies, Inc.  Rufe is the vice president of S&K Global Solutions, whi...

Coming home Coming home

POLSON — Pop’s Grill has turned over a new leaf.  The downtown eatery was purchased Aug. 31 by Keith and Elizabeth Johnson.  Keith, a Polson-area native, and Elizabeth, who grew up in Libby, had been on the road for three years for Keith’s construction-related jobs when they...

Students decorate town for winter Students  decorate  town for winter

Ronan High School advanced art students pulled a wagon full of white paint and brushes down Main Street on Tuesday, Nov. 28, with a mission to complete a project. RHS Art Teacher Michelle Mallon said the students were painting windows with white winter holiday scenes including snowmen, trees, and deer. Sh...

Nominations for awards accepted until Dec. 15

POLSON — We all know them … the people and businesses that seem to go the extra mile to make Polson the vibrant community we all love. That’s why the Polson Chamber of Commerce is asking its members, along with members of the community, to nominate a special person or business for one of t...


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