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Vision testing available at kids wellness fair

News from the Polson Lions Club

The Polson Lion’s Club will be at the kids wellness fair on Saturday, Aug. 25 at Linderman Elementary School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to demonstrate their vision screening machines. The machines have proven to detect vision problems in children of all ages. Catching vision problems early in a child’s life can have a huge impact on a child’s life and learning. Stop by our booth and let us show you what these machines can do. Over the last few years, the Polson Lions Club has screened children of all ages in all of the schools in Lake County.


Boy Scouts Troop seeks new members

News from Boy Scout Troop 1940

RONAN – Boy Scout Troop 1940 of Ronan is looking for “want to be scouts.” Scouting is a lifelong adventure that can start when you’re 11 or going into the fifth grade. Past scouts (those who have turned 18) had a variety of adventures: summer and winter scout camps, camps into the Missions, floating trips, trips to Canada that include a night trek and hands across the border. Scouts also do a lot of community service when asked to. If interested, please call Gary Greiff at 406-309-1270.


Third annual PEACE fall fundraiser is Sept. 7 

POLSON – Please join us for a dinner and silent auction with dancing and live music from Barton and Caselli during the PEACE fall fundraiser at 6 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Polson Elks Club. Tickets are $40/each or $60/couple. All proceeds support our efforts to raise awareness and prevent domestic abuse and teen dating abuse in our valley. PEACE is a nonprofit organization that works with local churches, schools and social clubs to bring education on the issues surrounding domestic abuse. We have mentoring support groups for survivors and offenders of abuse. If you think you may be in an abusive situation please do not be afraid to reach out. Contact us for more information or check out the event on Facebook. 406-270-9160 or


Fall Fort Connah Rendezvous depicts fur trade era

ST. IGNATIUS — The annual fall Fort Connah Fall Rendezvous, which depicts life during the fur trading era of Montana, is on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 8 and 9. This is a great opportunity to see the 1847 historic Hudson’s Bay Fort Connah Trading Post come to life. This event is free to the public and includes demonstrations of time era activities, a chuckwagon-style barbecue, a bake goods sale, beer and wine, crafts and kids’ games. There will be historical talks after the opening ceremony at noon on Saturday. The hours are from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. both days. Fort Connah is located six miles north of St. Ignatius at mile marker 39 on U.S. Hwy. 93. For general information and trader/demonstrator set-ups call 406-745-4336 or email:


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