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COVID-19 vaccination experience shared COVID-19 vaccination experience shared

When the staff at Providence St. Joseph called last Wednesday to schedule my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, I was surprised at the tears that popped into my eyes. After all, it’s been 11 months of masking up and keeping my distance from all but a handful of friends and family members. Is the end o...

New Public Health Officer shares information on vaccines New Public Health Officer shares information on vaccines

Dr. Megan Vigil, who was recently appointed by the Lake County Commissioners as the county’s new Public Health Officer, says she wasn’t particularly focused on the coronavirus pandemic when she applied for the post.  “I just thought it’d be cool to be involved in public health...

COVID-19 numbers surge in Lake County

Lake County has posted its highest number of COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began last spring. As of Sunday, the county posted 179 active cases, up 25 from Friday, with two deaths since the pandemic began.  The uptick mirrors an increase in coronavirus infections across the state that has many hea...

Lake County residents test positive for COVID-19

LAKE COUNTY – The Mission Valley was not immune to the COVID-19 virus. On March 26, the Lake County Public Health Department reported the first case. Another person was identified on Saturday and a third on Sunday.  “We put up a good, hard fight, but we now join many other counties in our...

Lake County finds first COVID-19 case

By Karen Peterson / Valley Journal   LAKE COUNTY – The Lake County Public Health Department reported that one person was quarantined for COVID-19 in the county on Thursday, March 26. The department received the call at 9:10 p.m. from the Department of Public Health and Human Services lab. ...

Circle of Security' parenting class starts Oct. 19

News from Lake County Public Health and Sunburst ST. IGNATIUS — “Circle of Security,” an eight-week parenting class, will be offered beginning Friday, Oct. 19, at the Sunburst Community Service Foundation’s office in St. Ignatius, at 109 First Ave. The class will be held from 10:...

Briefs for Sept. 19, 2018

POLSON — The Lake County Public Health Department will be offering flu shots to the public at the following locations: —  Friday, Sept. 21 – Polson Farmers’ Market – 9 a.m.–1 p.m. —  Friday, Sept. 21 – Ronan Cenex – 2–6 p.m. &mdas...

Safety Days Safety Days

POLSON – Motor vehicle injuries are a leading cause of death among children 12 years and younger, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In fact, the NHTSA finds that half of all child safety seats are not properly fitted to the child or installed correctly in a vehicle. ...

Man accused of assaulting child enters Alford plea Man accused of  assaulting child  enters Alford plea

POLSON – A 32-year-old Polson man accused of exposing two small children, ages 11 months and 5 years, to methamphetamine and assaulting the 11-month-old, entered a plea agreement with Lake County prosecutors that could result in no more jail other than time served, about two weeks. Joseph Matthew Fa...

Confidential support for moms

Wrapped in Hope is working to help moms who are drug and alcohol dependent during pregnancy. The program provides prenatal care with licensed addiction counselors at both Providence St. Joseph and St. Luke Hospitals. Patients can benefit from services including transportation, childcare, cell phones, and bab...


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