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Local graduates with multiple degrees

BONIFACIUS, MINNESOTA — On May 11, 2024, Elisabeth Bjorge graduated from Crown College in St. Bonifacius, Minnesota. She graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Business Administration, a Degree in Marketing, a minor in Entrepreneurship, and a minor in Data Analytics.

Corps removes remaining lake level restrictions

News from Energy Keepers Inc. POLSON — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers removed the remaining flood control restrictions on Flathead Lake Levels at the end of May clearing the way for the lake to reach full pool of 2,893 feet. Energy Keepers Inc. managers will continue with historically low outflo...

Briefs for June 5, 2024

Cancer Support Group meets twice monthly  POLSON — Anyone affected by cancer is invited to a support group that meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month from noon to 1 p.m. in the Chapel at St. Joseph Medical Center. The Cheerful Heart Cancer Support Group is led by Matthew Conn...

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...

Foundation for Montana History grant awarded

News from Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana CHARLO — Ninepipes Museum is pleased to announce it was recently awarded a grant through the foundation for Montana History. The project involves recording the stories of the collection through the people of the Flathead Reservation in collaboration w...

Zinke nominates 15 Western Montana projects for federal funding

News from the office of Congressman Zinke  WASHINGTON — Congressman Ryan Zinke recently announced that he requested federal funding for 15 projects in Western Montana to improve infrastructure, economic development, and law enforcement capabilities. The requests were submitted to the House Ap...

Two ‘Shining Stars’ awarded PEO scholarships Two ‘Shining Stars’ awarded PEO scholarships

News from PEO Chapter AI, Polson POLSON — Chapter AI of Polson PEO (Philanthropic Education Organization for women) presented a bouquet of Marguerite daisies and a Certificate of Achievement to two AI Memorial Scholarship winners on May 20 at Polson High School. On Senior Signing Day, Isabel Seele...

Polson Scholarship, Education Foundation name scholarship recipients

News from PSEF POLSON — Polson Scholarship and Education Foundation (PSEF) awarded 37 scholarships totaling $61,500 to Polson High School seniors and former Polson High School graduates who are currently attending an accredited 2-year, 4-year, community college, university, or vocational school. ...

Local students earn Montana University System honor scholarships

News from the Montana University System MISSION VALLEY — The Montana University System has awarded the prestigious Montana University System Honor Scholarship to students in the local area (see students below that have provided permission to publish their names). The MUS Honor Scholarship is a ...

AIS inspection staff continues to detect mussel-fouled boats AIS inspection staff continues to detect  mussel-fouled boats

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks HELENA — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks aquatic invasive species (AIS) inspection stations have been busy this spring. So far, more than 10,000 watercrafts have been inspected, with 16 of those found to have invasive mussels attached. Anyone tran...

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