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Newly renovated library reopens to the public Newly renovated library reopens to the public

POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library reopened its doors last week following the completion of a near year-long renovation project. Library Director Abbi Dooley performed ribbon-cutting honors at 9 a.m. Feb. 14 before welcoming community members into the newly renovated building.  Held on Valentine’s Day, the library’s reopening coincides with National Library Lover’s Month observed annually in February. A true community endeavor, more than 50 volunteers helped move boxes of books to the library while another 20 or so helped shelve books prior to the grand reopening. Several reading areas with couches, tables and chairs are located alongside north ...


Freezing plunge flows cash to Special Olympics athletes Freezing plunge flows cash to Special Olympics athletes

POLSON — Community members and law enforcement officers plunged into ice-cold waters last Saturday in an effort to raise funds for Special Olympics athletes. A signature Law Enforcement Torch Run® event, the cold-water plunge held at Riverside Park on Feb. 17 was attended by at least 50 people. ...

12th Flathead Lake International Cinemafest in the books 12th Flathead Lake International Cinemafest in the books

POLSON — The Flathead Lake International Cinemafest opened last weekend for the 12th year with three days full of films at the Showboat Stadium 6 movie theater.  Full-length narrative and documentary features, shorts, animation and student films are screened at FLIC events. This year, more than...

Montana State student wins international prize for dinosaur nest research Montana State student wins international prize for dinosaur nest research

BOZEMAN — A Montana State University doctoral student has been awarded an international prize for his experimental study of dinosaur nesting strategies. Jason Hogan, a student of paleontology in the Department of Earth Sciences in MSU’s College of Letters and Science, received the Alfred Sherw...

Polson seniors for Feb. 21, 2024

POLSON — Leap Day is Feb. 29. The extra day added every four years at the end of February allows the human made calendar to “catch up” to the actual orbit time of the earth around the sun (365.25 days). You cannot fool Nature, it runs on astronomical time, not Mountain Standard Time. Person...

St. Ignatius seniors for Feb. 21, 2024

ST. IGNATIUS — A special “Thank You” goes to all that came and played bingo on Saturday, Feb. 10.   The blackout prize was a $100 this time.    We will have our next bingo event on March 9 at 2 p.m. We are still looking for a site manager. Some of the job’s respon...

Ronan seniors for Feb. 21, 2024

RONAN — The Mission Valley Senior Center is across from St. Luke’s Hospital. We are open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for lunch and other activities. Our menu: —  Wednesday, Feb. 28: Salisbury steak, salad, dessert —  Friday, March 1: tuna casserole, salad, desse...

Super spellers battle for county title at annual bee Super spellers battle for county title at annual bee

ST. IGNATIUS — After 10 rounds of competition between 32 students, Apollonia Hall, a fifth grader from Charlo Schools, was named the 2024 Lake County Spelling Bee champion. Apollonia spelled cupidity and methane correctly to take top honors and qualify for the state spelling bee in Bozeman on March 10....

Governor still mum on tribal law enforcement in Lake County Governor still mum on tribal law enforcement in Lake County

Officials in Lake County say the clock is ticking for the state to assume felony law enforcement duties on the Flathead Indian Reservation, but so far they’ve heard nothing from Gov. Greg Gianforte.  In November, the Lake County Commission sent a letter to Gianforte informing him that the local...

Polson seniors for Feb. 14, 2023

POLSON — Applications are now being accepted for the position of Program Director for Nutrition, wage DOE. Forms are available at the center. Shifts are Monday-Friday; 7 a.m.–3 p.m. …  full-time cook starting mid-April. The Polson Senior Center is providing AARP Tax Assistance thro...

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