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Animal shelter director resigns Animal shelter director resigns

POLSON — Mission Valley Animal shelter is operating without the leadership of an executive director. Former director Filip Panusz’ last day at the shelter was Oct. 15. He started working as shelter director in April 2017. Operations manager Steve Reynolds said the team of kennel attendants and animal caregivers is well established. The employees are able to run the shelter without guidance from a director. MVAS posted a message from Panusz on their Facebook page until Oct. 16, which was the day after Panusz left the shelter. “The past 18 months have been the most inspiring and touching time of my life, and I am so thankful for the opportunity to have saved and tou...

St. Luke pairs bingo with breast health education St. Luke pairs bingo with breast health education

News from St. Luke Community Healthcare  RONAN – On Oct. 24, a group of community members filled St. Luke Community Healthcare to eat dinner with friends, win prizes and learn about maintaining good breast health. The third annual Bingo for Breast Health attracted over 130 women and men. ...

Shoppers celebrate local retailers Shoppers celebrate local retailers

POLSON – The turkey and pumpkin pie had probably worn off by Saturday, so people were ready for a round of shopping on Small Business Saturday.   Bobbie Goldberg, owner of Second Nature Gifts and Goods in Polson, said business at her shop doubled on Saturday, compared to Black Friday. “I ...

Providence brings 3D mammography to Polson

News from Providence St. Joseph Medical Center   POLSON – Local donations and a grant from the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust are bringing 3D mammography to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson. St. Joe’s began offering 3D mammography to the community in September as a direct r...

Tribal Health welcomes new healthcare provider

News from CSKT Tribal Health  ST. IGNATIUS —This fall, Tribal Health welcomes new healthcare provider Karyn Thornton, a certified physician assistant (PA-C).  Karyn joins Tribal Health in an effort to provide increased healthcare to recipients in the Pablo/SKC and Two Eagle River School ...

Cold brews benefit future ice arena Cold brews benefit future ice arena

POLSON – Guests were treated to tasty brews, food and a little lesson in Montana brewery history during the inaugural Oktoberfest celebration and fund-raising event hosted by the Mission Valley Ice Arena Association.  “We had a great turnout,” said hostess Megan Comings. The even...

Black Mountain Software donates to Ronan school Black Mountain Software donates to Ronan school

News from Black Mountain Software   POLSON – Black Mountain Software, through actions of the company’s Giving Committee, contributed $430 to K. William Harvey Elementary School to purchase a KIBO robot.  This new coding program introduces four-to-seven-year-olds to how to create, ...

New Arlee feed store owners settle into business New Arlee feed store owners settle into business

ARLEE–Headley Family Feed, a new iteration of an old Arlee business, will continue to stock feed and livestock supplies with added services in response to customer request. “We care about taking care of the customer and what the customer thinks,” said owner Breanne Headley. Headley gr...

Local artists celebrate life, harvest Local artists celebrate life, harvest

ARLEE –“We have neglected the truth that a good farmer is a craftsman of the highest order, a kind of artist,” American novelist Wendell Berry wrote. The intersection of art and agriculture is the subject of the new Killdeer Artisans Guild show at the Hangin' Art Gallery. “Seaso...

Hot Springs receives Heart and Soul grant

The Orton Family Foundation has awarded the town of Hot Springs a $20,000 grant to implement a program intended to generate community-driven development. Community Heart and Soul is a program run by the Orton Family Foundation of Shelburne, Vermont. According to its website, Community Heart and Soul aims ...

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