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St. Ignatius reserve officer program reinstated

 MISSION — The St. Ignatius Town Council voted to reinstate a police officer reserve program at its Sept. 3 meeting.  Chief of Police Jeffrey Ferguson asked if the approximately $77,000 budgeted to the police department would be enough to add another full-time officer to the police force.&...

Local schools pay $500,000 to bail out teacher’s retirement Local schools pay $500,000 to bail out teacher’s retirement

LAKE COUNTY — A plan to bail out the Montana Teacher’s Retirement System will cost Lake County school districts more than $500,000 this year, resulting in less relief to the taxpayer and the inability to build reserve funds, according to local education officials.   The plan was created i...

Livestock change palate to help farmers Livestock change palate to help farmers

ST. IGNATIUS – Farmers look to nature to deal with the rising costs of operation by letting the farm animals do more of the work. “The animals will eat and develop a taste for nutrient dense weeds along with the grass. This method takes less fertilizer. The cows will trample natural fertilizer...

Mission Falls Trail closed

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Division of Fire and Wildland Recreation Program ST. IGNATIUS — Tribal Wildland Recreation Program and Tribal Division of Fire announce the closure of the Mission Falls Trail at the trailhead due to the Mission Falls Fire.  The lightning cau...

'MAC Attack' heads to state tourney 'MAC Attack' heads to state tourney

ST. IGNATIUS — With rainstorms, cold weather and puddles to contend with this spring, the MAC softball team just laughed. They’ve dealt with worse weather, including 2 inches of snow at last year’s state tournament. MAC stands for Mission, Arlee and Charlo, since it’s a combined team ...

Alexander, Bell claim divisional titles

MISSOULA — Ronan-St. Ignatius’ Jalen Bell defended his divisional championships in long jump and triple jump last weekend, leaping 21 feet, 8.75 inches in the long jump and 43 feet, 10 inches in the triple jump.  Paden Alexander added a double divisional championship to his career accompl...

Mission boys, girls struggle at state tennis tourney

The St. Ignatius boys had a tough run at the 2013 state tournament, not only in the end results, but also with the weather. All three days were rained out and play was moved inside, which resulted in shortened scoring that could have affected a couple of players’ end results if they had played full set...

St. Ignatius seeks to fill city positions

ST. IGNATIUS — Between several water system improvement projects, dog and cat licensing and ongoing construction at the St. Ignatius Airport, city council members had much to discuss during last week’s meeting.  Lake County Joint Airport Board Chairman Rick Newman gave the annual airport ...

MAC softball 3-4 on week

Mission-Arlee-Charlo softball won three out of four games last week, pounding Thompson Falls 15-0 before beating Plains in the first game of a doubleheader, 12-4, although the tide was reversed in the second game, with the Lady Bulldogs falling 4-14. MAC came back to win over Deer Lodge 6-2 on Saturday. ...

Mission students showcase hard work, plans Mission students showcase hard work, plans

ST. IGNATIUS — Beaming smiles and the sounds of laughter filled the halls of nearly every St. Ignatius School District building April 25 as students, parents and faculty alike participated in the latest installment of St. Ignatius’ Community Showcase.  “I love it,” smiled midd...

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