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Local earns dean’s list honors

News from the University of Tampa

TAMPA, FLORIDA — Spencer Henning of Polson earned dean’s list honors at The University of Tampa for the Spring 2023 semester. Henning is a sophomore majoring in psychology. Students must maintain a GPA of 3.75 or higher to be eligible for the dean’s list.

The University of Tampa is a private, comprehensive university located on 110 acres on the riverfront in downtown Tampa. Known for academic excellence, personal attention and real-world experience in its undergraduate and graduate programs, the University has about 200 programs of study and serves approximately 11,000 students from 50 states and most of the world’s countries.


Chamber looking for Ambassadors 

News from the Polson Chamber of Commerce

POLSON — Are you interested in helping with events in Polson, have an interest in small business or love our business community in Polson?  We have a Chamber Ambassador position for you.

Polson Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors are volunteers from the community that serve on committees, help with membership campaigns, help with events such as SPLASH and the Parades and act as public relations liaisons at other events sponsored by the Chamber. If you would like to be an Ambassador, please complete the application online at:

Our Junior Ambassador program is geared towards High School and Middle school students interested in volunteering in their community. Like our Ambassador program, Junior Ambassadors will volunteer at Chamber events such as SPLASH and the 4th of July Parade.


Cancer Support Group reorganizing 

News from Valerie Lindstrom, Cheerful Hearts

POLSON — A support group for anyone affected by cancer is reorganizing. Pastor Matthew Connally, Ronan/Polson Nazarene Church, will lead the Cheerful Heart Cancer Support Group from noon to 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month in the Chapel at St. Joseph Medical Center. The group will begin meeting Wednesday, July 26. 

The group welcomes those recently diagnosed, those undergoing treatment, cancer survivors, and/or family members. The group aims to provide a safe place for members to share, learn, support, and encourage members after a cancer diagnosis and to conquer the fear in themselves and others. Confidentiality is practiced, anything spoken in group stays with the group. 

Gatherings are informal allowing folks to drop-in when schedules and life permits. Folks can bring a brown bag lunch. 

Cheerful Heart, an organization of volunteers who provide non-medical services for cancer patients in Lake County since 2002, sponsors the support group. 

Questions can be directed to Cheerful Heart message line at 406-883-3070. Please leave the best time and day to receive a return call in the message. Check out the Cheerful Heart web site at: or email Mailing address is Cheerful Heart, P.O. Box 688, Polson, MT 59860. 


FWP seeking applicants

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

KALISPELL — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking applicants to fill volunteer positions on the northwest Montana (FWP Region 1) Citizen Advisory Committee.

The CAC is a general advisory committee that provides input and feedback to FWP on diverse issues, from wildlife and fisheries management to access, state parks, outdoor recreation, and law enforcement. The committee is designed to have a membership that represents a variety of northwest Montana communities and natural resource interests.

FWP welcomes applications from anyone with an interest in natural resource issues and outdoor recreation. Applicants must live in FWP Region 1, which includes Flathead, Lake, Sanders, and Lincoln counties.

To apply, download an application online at:, or contact (406) 751-4564 or email

For more information, contact Dillon Tabish at (406) 751-4564 or email

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