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Glow in the dark event raises awareness for suicide prevention Glow in the dark event raises awareness for suicide prevention

POLSON – Suicide has been a persistent problem in Montana, but one high school student is trying to change that trend, starting with her community. “I have lost so many people to suicide,” said Lexie Gauthier, a sophomore at Ronan High School and 2019 Miss Flathead Lake Teen USA.  Using her voice as Miss Flathead Lake Teen, Gauthier held the Glow Run for Suicide Awareness on Wednesday, July 3, at the Polson Sports Complex track to raise awareness for suicide prevention. About 250 people registered and dressed up in their best “glow-in-the-dark” outfits to raise awareness about suicide prevention and to show support for those suffering from loss due t...


Arlee Rodeo brings fast-paced action to Mission Valley Arlee Rodeo brings fast-paced action to Mission Valley

ARLEE – The excitement began as the chutes flew open at the 39th Annual Fourth of July Rodeo at the Arlee Rodeo Grounds on Thursday. Rodeo fans were kept on the edge of their seats as they watched local cowboys and cowgirls compete to see who could hang on the longest during the high-flying action o...

Mariners end regular season at home Mariners end regular season at home

POLSON – In American Legion baseball action, the Mission Valley Mariners A squad played their last home games of the regular season by hosting back-to-back doubleheaders this past weekend at O’Malley Park in Polson. The Mariners opened the weekend series with a doubleheader split against the M...

Simon’s life honored with play Simon’s life honored with play

News from the Port Polson Players  POLSON – The Port Polson Players are honoring the man known as The Master of Broadway Comedy with his comedic masterpiece “The Sunshine Boys.” The honoree Neil Simon passed away last August. The show, playing July 5-14, was nominated for a Ton...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

(Editor’s note: This series of articles honors our Veterans of Foreign Wars as they share their military service experiences with the community. This 46th article is about John Moon.)   John Moon’s military career started in 1966 at the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio, where two y...

Linderman experiences the end of an era Linderman experiences the end of an era

POLSON – Small groups gathered all day Tuesday, June 25, to watch a large excavator turn the nearly 70-year-old Linderman Gymnasium into a pile of rubble, dust and memories. “This is sad,” said one onlooker. “I remember going to high school in that building.” Linderman Gym...

Car wreck claims three

CHARLO – A two-vehicle crash claimed the lives of three people Monday morning, June 24. The Montana Highway Patrol said the crash was reported just shortly after 7 a.m. on U.S. Highway 93 at mile marker 42, near Ninepipes Lodge, which is south of Ronan. Lake County Sheriff Don Bell identified the...

Arsonist burns down St. Ignatius home Arsonist burns down St. Ignatius home

ST. IGNATIUS – St. Ignatius Police Chief Matthew Connelly believes arson was the reason a house at 314 Diamond Street filled with flames and smoke during the morning of Wednesday, June 26. The house was for sale at the time of the fire and no one was in the structure.   Connelly said he was at ...

DOT holds public meeting on Hwy 93 design improvement near Pablo DOT holds public meeting on Hwy 93 design improvement near Pablo

PABLO – More than 40 Mission Valley roadway users took advantage of the opportunity to weigh in on the Montana Department of Transportation’s potential safety improvements to the intersection of U.S. Highway 93 and Old Highway 93.   The public meeting was held at the Confederated Salish a...

K-9 officers find drugs at the fairgrounds during training K-9 officers find drugs at the fairgrounds during training

POLSON – Cocaine’s chemical smell filled the air from somewhere inside of a vehicle.  A K-9 officer followed his nose and quickly moved to find the source. His handler watched anxiously. If the dog didn’t find the drugs, it could mean failure.  Forty police dogs and their handl...

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