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Mission Valley Masonic Lodge #78 establishes legacy scholarship

News from Mission Valley Masonic Lodge #78 MISSION VALLEY — The Brethren of Mission Valley Lodge #78 have announced that beginning next year and continuing indefinitely, five graduating seniors, one from each of Lake County’s five public high schools, will each be awarded a $10,000 Mission Valley Masonic Lodge Scholarship. Mission Valley Lodge #78 was formed by the consolidation of the three original Masonic Lodges in the Mission Valley: Polson Lodge #78, Flathead Lodge #112, and Ronan Lodge #131. “The Mission Valley Masonic Scholarship Fund was established to memorialize the legacy of the Masons who served the Mission Valley,” Martin Olsson, Trustee of Polson L...

Two Eagle River School to resume

News from Two Eagle River School PABLO — Two Eagle River School will be starting the 2023-24 school year on the morning of Aug. 24 at 8 a.m. Enrollment applications are now available at the school. Returning students only need their signed applications; new students need signed applications and al...

State education forum addresses obscenity, religious expression in schools

HELENA — The lead attorney for Montana’s public education agency Wednesday characterized the changes stemming from new obscenity and religious expression laws as relatively minor, despite strong opposition to the measures from educators and librarians as they were debated by the state Legislature...

Montana begins implementing language preservation changes

News from Alex Sakariassen, Montana Free Press MONTANA — Montana’s Office of Public Instruction on Friday opened public comment on a raft of proposed rule changes impacting the Montana Indian Language Preservation Program, a decade-old initiative to bolster Indigenous language proficiency in...

Shawntaya Burland makes honor roll at SCC

News from SCC SPOKANE, WA — Shawntaya Burland of Polson has earned a place on the Spokane Community College Honor Roll for Spring quarter 2023. Students on the honor roll earned a GPA of 3.0 or above. Congratulations to you on this academic achievement! Community Colleges of Spokane is a dynami...

Kilty Edwards achieves spring 2023 Dean’s List

News from University of Dallas IRVING, Texas — Kilty Edwards of Polson was named to the spring 2023 Dean’s List at the University of Dallas for earning a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher. Edwards is a sophomore mathematics major. Undergraduate students at the University of Dallas must comple...

Almost half of Medicaid recipients reviewed in April lost coverage

MONTANA — Nearly half of Montanans whose Medicaid eligibility was reviewed in April lost coverage, according to new information published Tuesday by the state health department.  In total, 15,471 Montanans assessed in April had their Medicaid coverage discontinued, with the vast majority, just ...

New school accreditation rules take effect

News from OPI HELENA – The new school accreditation rules in ARM 10.55 took effect on July 1. School accreditation standards include rules on curriculum, class sizes, teacher and staff qualifications, Indian Education for All, and student learning assessment to ensure all students receive a qualit...

Aquatic invasive species teacher workshop on Flathead Lake open to registration

News from FW&P KALISPELL — Montana teachers are invited to learn about aquatic invasive species at a free workshop on Flathead Lake this fall. Registration is open for a multi-day workshop Oct. 19-21, 2023, at the Flathead Lake Biological Station near Polson. The workshop is for K-12 scienc...

Scholarship awards go to Ronan seniors Scholarship awards go to Ronan seniors

News from the Kristine S. Meili Memorial Scholarship board RONAN — The Kristine S. Meili Memorial Scholarship board would like to announce the recipients of the 2023 awards: Robbie McCrea, Alyssa Pretty On Top, Tyler Corum, Margaret Cordova, and Olivia Heiner all received $5,000 scholarships, and ...

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