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Hundreds attend annual chainsaw carving event, quilt show Hundreds attend annual chainsaw carving event, quilt show

RONAN — Hundreds of people gathered in Ronan last week to watch chainsaw carvers create both large and small out of raw, wooden logs.  The Ronan Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the fifth annual Chainsaw Carving Rendezvous June 5-9 at the county fairgrounds in Ronan. Twelve chainsaw carvers had three and a half days to create their large masterpiece carvings for the final grand auction – a portion of which benefitted local FFA students. Animals – including birds, bears, eagles, owls, foxes and a horse were popular subjects carved out of logs for both the quick carve and large masterpiece auctions.  One of the bigger wooden carvings was giant guitar with a...


Linderman students, families, staff celebrate end of school year with annual summer sendoff Linderman students, families, staff celebrate end of school year with annual summer sendoff

ST. IGNATIUS for June 12, 2024

ST. IGNATIUS — Thanks to all that came to the Senior Center and played bingo on June 8. Do you know an elder that is struggling to pay for food? They may be eligible for Elder Commodities. Call 406-745-4462 for information. rIf you would like a take-out meal, call 406-745-4462 by 10 a.m. on Tuesdays...

POLSON seniors for June 12, 2024

POLSON — June 14 is Flag Day.  Not tree flags, snake flags, rainbow flags or vulgar flags. Just the United States Flag.    Friday, June 16: Father’s Day - Do not buy him a tie. Monday - June 19: Juneteenth - It is a national holiday celebrating the end of slavery in the Unite...

RONAN seniors for June 12, 2024

RONAN — Mission Valley Senior Center is located across from St. Luke’s Hospital, Any age is welcome to come enjoy our meals; you don’t have to be a senior citizen. We are open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Friday for lunch and other activities. Our menu: —  Wednesday, June...

Fresh Off the Farm Fresh Off the Farm

RONAN — The Ronan Farmers Market met for the second time this season on Thursday, May 30, at 4 p.m. The market plans to keep the Thursday schedule throughout the season. New vendors are on site, including Sierra Farms from Polson with gelato made from sheep’s milk. Sierra Farms, who also parti...

Bottoms up: UM course teaches students beer brewing Bottoms up: UM course teaches students beer brewing

MISSOULA — It’s typically not condoned for University of Montana students to skip classes to sample beer at 9 a.m., but there they were on a recent weekday morning sipping an IPA at Missoula’s Draught Works brewery. Lest you think of them as slackers, know this gathering wasn’t foc...

St. Ignatius seniors for June 5, 2024

ST. IGNATIUS — The bingo event on June 2 at Leon Hall is postponed due to problems at Leon Hall.   It will be rescheduled to a date in the near future. We are having bingo at the St. Ignatius Senior Citizen Center on June 8 at 2 p.m. Come join us and have some fun. We will have special a blacko...

Polson seniors for June 5, 2024

POLSON — Congratulations to all the high school and college graduates.  We have space at our Polson Senior Center available to rent for all kinds of celebrations. Catering may also be available.  Monthly meals and activities calendars are available at the center.  We need help i...

Ronan makes plans Ronan  makes plans

RONAN — The Ronan Revitalization committee met with representatives from KLJ Engineering on May 21 to review draft reports of a Downtown Master Plan and 5-year Economic Development Strategic Plan. Ronan Revitalization is a subcommittee of the Ronan Area Chamber of Commerce with representation from t...

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