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Lester Merle Paro Jr. Lester Merle Paro Jr.

RONAN — Lester Merle Paro Jr. was born in Missoula on Aug. 3, 1931, and passed away peacefully Nov. 19, 2016, in Ronan. He had a large family of four sisters, Glenna, Karen, Toni and Penny; and two brothers, Jim and Tom. Lester grew up in Hot Springs. He was active in academics and was Valedictor...

Briefs for Nov. 23, 2016

Public comment sought on drought plan News from Montana Department of Natural Resources HELENA — The draft outline of a new drought management plan for Montana is now available for public comment. Ada Montague, a Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) water planner who sta...

Local artist receives international recognition Local artist receives international recognition

Local artist Joanne Simpson, honored and appreciated in Montana and Michigan for more than 30 years, has received her first international recognition by being accepted to exhibit in the 96th annual National Watercolor Society International Exhibition in San Pedro, California, Oct. 22-Dec. 18. After having on...

Historian chronicles Montana Renaissance man Morton Elrod

MISSOULA – Morton J. Elrod became the University of Montana’s first professor of biology in 1897 and founded the Flathead Lake Biological Station a few years later. Now his decades-long career as one of the state’s foremost scientific minds is the subject of a new biography titled “Mo...

Locals win sectional punt, pass, kick Locals win sectional punt, pass, kick

MISSOULA — Lake County athletes performed well as Kiwanis Club of Missoula hosted the Western Montana Sectional NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition on Sunday, Oct. 9. With 78 boys and girls competing in five age groups, there was serious competition. Scores for all three distances (punt, pass, and k...

Local representatives vying for seats November 8 Local representatives vying for seats November 8

With the primary election less than three weeks away, the presidential race can’t overshadow the contests for state government. The following is a recap of individuals running for seats in Montana government. Senate District 6 Either Rolf Harmsen–D of Polson or Albert Olszewski– R o...

Runners pack Mountain West Classic crowded course Runners pack Mountain West Classic crowded course

MISSOULA — The Mountain West Classic in Missoula attracted more than 2,500 middle school and high school runners from 68 schools across Montana, Wyoming and Washington to compete on the 3-mile course. In a field of 410 varsity boys, Chase Equall of Bozeman sprinted the hilly course at the University...

Students find old time groove Students find old time groove

Anyone heard of contra dancing? If you’ve seen those 17th century style movies with dancers usually moving in the space of parallel lines, in and back out, and sometimes twirling around, then you’ve seen it. Students in the Arlee High School and Junior High got a chance to learn the steps with...

Local hospitals team up to help sexual assault victims Local hospitals team up to help sexual assault victims

News from DeeAnn Richardson, SAFE Harbor Executive Director Rape survivors, whether in Ronan, Polson or a larger city like Seattle encounter significant difficulties seeking post-assault healthcare and medical forensic evidence collection. Numerous studies have found that less than half of survivors ...

Nonstop action Nonstop action

RONAN — Teamwork shines again. With the help of Ronan Chamber of Commerce and local businesses and organizations, the Pioneer Days committee brought entertainment with three rodeos, two street dances, a parade and numerous sporting events that kept people hopping from dawn until well after dark. ...

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