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Fresh Off the Farm Fresh Off the Farm

RONAN — The Ronan Farmers Market met for the second time this season on Thursday, May 30, at 4 p.m. The market plans to keep the Thursday schedule throughout the season. New vendors are on site, including Sierra Farms from Polson with gelato made from sheep’s milk. Sierra Farms, who also participated in the winter market, is now offering their icy treats during the summer season. Krista Gordon, who makes bread and other baked goods, also returned with a summer booth after participating in the winter market. She said: “I find it fun to get out in the community and meet people who want to see what my bread tastes like. I also just enjoy getting to meet people who come ...


Bottoms up: UM course teaches students beer brewing Bottoms up: UM course teaches students beer brewing

MISSOULA — It’s typically not condoned for University of Montana students to skip classes to sample beer at 9 a.m., but there they were on a recent weekday morning sipping an IPA at Missoula’s Draught Works brewery. Lest you think of them as slackers, know this gathering wasn’t foc...

St. Ignatius seniors for June 5, 2024

ST. IGNATIUS — The bingo event on June 2 at Leon Hall is postponed due to problems at Leon Hall.   It will be rescheduled to a date in the near future. We are having bingo at the St. Ignatius Senior Citizen Center on June 8 at 2 p.m. Come join us and have some fun. We will have special a blacko...

Polson seniors for June 5, 2024

POLSON — Congratulations to all the high school and college graduates.  We have space at our Polson Senior Center available to rent for all kinds of celebrations. Catering may also be available.  Monthly meals and activities calendars are available at the center.  We need help i...

Ronan makes plans Ronan  makes plans

RONAN — The Ronan Revitalization committee met with representatives from KLJ Engineering on May 21 to review draft reports of a Downtown Master Plan and 5-year Economic Development Strategic Plan. Ronan Revitalization is a subcommittee of the Ronan Area Chamber of Commerce with representation from t...

Polson seniors for May 29, 2024

POLSON — On the 6th of June 1944 allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy. It was the beginning of the end of Fascism in Europe. Unfortunately, fascist ideology is still promoted worldwide. If you do not vote, you have no voice. Be an informed voter. Ignore the squawkers on social media and tele...

Ronan Senors for May 29, 2024

RONAN — The Mission Valley Senior Center is located across from St. Luke’s Hospital. Any age is welcome to come enjoy our meals. You don’t have to be a senior citizen. We are open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for lunch and other activities. Our menu: —  May 29: spaghetti, ...

Fire crews participate in county-wide spring fire training Fire crews participate in county-wide spring fire training

RONAN — Spring fire training with a live burn and helicopter air operations practice took place at the CSKT Division of Fire Management headquarters on Saturday, May 18. Crews managing fires from wildland to structures came together to build camaraderie and skills. This year’s event was hosted...

Governor candidates speak on Medicaid expansion renewal Governor candidates speak on Medicaid expansion renewal

Montana’s Medicaid expansion program, a public health insurance option for low-income adults, is scheduled to sunset in June 2025. The coverage is heavily funded by the federal government but is administered by the state health department. If Montana lawmakers and the governor don’t pass legislat...

Local election results announced

News from the Lake County Election Office LAKE COUNTY — Unofficial election results for school and special purpose district elections across the county were tallied May 7. Votes will be official after they are canvassed. Contests and results are as follows with winners in bold: District Tru...

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