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Lake County’s seniors celebrate graduation Lake County’s seniors celebrate graduation

LAKE COUNTY — Most of the county experienced celebration spirit last weekend as Polson, Ronan, St. Ignatius, and Arlee high schools all held their graduation ceremonies for the class of 2023. Charlo held their commencement the previous weekend.  Ronan Ronan High School kicked off the weekend with their ceremony on Friday, June 2, held in the middle school event center due to some rainy weather. This year’s valedictorian was Leina Ulutoa, with salutatorians Isaac Cantlon, Olivia Heiner, and Dylan Schock. The rest of the graduating class consisted of Lathan Anderson, Grace-Linn Baltz, Ridge Barney, Cloe Barron-Hoover, Kaleigh Benson, Sydney Black Weasel, Maizy Blixt, ...

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Riggs receives scholarship

News from The Women of Rollins POLSON — The Women of Rollins organization provided the Emma Sager Memorial Scholarship for $1,000 to Hakyla Riggs through the Polson Scholarship and Education Foundation. Hakyla is currently a senior at Polson High School. She is in a dual enrollment program through...

$725M available to clean up legacy pollution

News from the U.S. Dept. of the Interior WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior announced on June 1 that nearly $725 million from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is available to 22 states and the Navajo Nation to create good-paying jobs and catalyze economic opportunity ...

Valley Views

A commonly held myth is that war concludes well with peace. In fact, conflict research shows that the losing side may accept defeat in a public-facing manner, only to fester and plot to get revenge later.  Violence and war generally lead to further violence and war. Although it may lead to short-term...

State tennis champs featured in Memorial Day Parade State tennis champs featured in Memorial Day Parade

POLSON — The Polson tennis state champs waved from atop a float during the Memorial Day Parade in Polson. Those who made the 2023 MHSA Class A Tennis State Tournament included Polson players Piper Hoxie, Clara Todd, and Summer Newman in girls singles. Girls doubles included Hope Morrison and Karli Owen...

Pedal Pushers Pedal  Pushers

POLSON — The annual Bike to School event for Cherry Valley and Linderman elementary schools was held last Friday, seeing nearly two hundred kids pedal their way to school.  This year’s event was sponsored by St. Joseph Medical Center and their medical staff took to the sidewalks to wave a...

Ken Burns’ latest chronicles the slaughter and revival of ‘The American Buffalo’ Ken Burns’ latest chronicles the slaughter and revival of ‘The American Buffalo’

FLATHEAD RESERVATION — “The American Buffalo,” Ken Burns’ upcoming documentary, took four years to produce, but the idea behind it can be traced back more than 30 years. Burns recently found an earlier version of a proposal for a film about bison in his files. It had been written i...

MDT representatives attend Ronan meeting, address construction

RONAN — Representatives from the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) attended the Ronan Chamber of Commerce meeting on June 1 to give updates on the construction on US Highway 93 and address concerns from the attending public.  John Schmidt, District Construction Engineer with the Missou...

Governor recognizes Montana schools promoting health, fitness

News from the office of Governor Gianforte  HELENA — In partnership with the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils (NFGFC), Governor Greg Gianforte announced on May 31 the three Montana schools selected to receive fully equipped fitness centers in recognition of their prom...

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