Friday, March 05, 2021

Community notes: Victor Loff earns Montana National Guard honor

by Lake County Leader
| February 17, 2021 7:00 AM

Victor Loff earns Montana National Guard honor

The Montana National Guard recently announced Victor Loff of Kalispell earned its weekly Hometown Hero designation.

Loff was one of the many soldiers of the Montana Army National Guard that deployed to Washington, D.C. to provide security for the presidential inaugural ceremony. He is currently a 68W, Combat Medic with Bravo Company, 1-163rd Combined Arms Battalion.

Loff works as a paramedic at Polson Ambulance and is a volunteer firefighter at Smith Valley Fire & Evergreen Fire Rescue. He graduated from U.S. Army Air Assault School in December. He has been a member of the Montana National Guard for one year.

Classic Country Jamming meets Sunday in Ronan

Classic Country Jamming will hold a jam session open to all musicians/singers from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at The Red Poppy, 1 Eisenhower St. SW in Ronan. Musicians must bring their own equipment. Spectators are welcome. There's no entry fee.

Polson's Boen makes University of Tampa dean’s list

TAMPA, Fla. — Marshall Boen of Polson earned dean's list honors at the University of Tampa for the fall 2020 semester.

Boen is a freshman majoring in entrepreneurship. Students must maintain a GPA of 3.75 or higher to be eligible for the dean's list.

'Sarpy Creek' book chat coming to Ninepipes

Ninepipes of Early Montana will sponsor a book chat starting at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 9 at the museum at 69316 US Highway 93, Charlo.

“Sarpy Creek” is the book being read, and other discussions will follow 3 consecutive Tuesdays at 2 p.m., after the initial meeting.

Part one discussion will cover pages 1-75. “Sarpy Creek” was first published in the 1930s and became obscure until rediscovered in l988 and published again. It is considered one of Montana’s best novels. It is a fictional book about an eastern Montana ranching family during the drought-stricken years of the 1930s. Even now, the book is hard to find.

Call Donna at 676-2837 to sign up and obtain a copy if you cannot find one. Snacks will be provided. Social distancing is required and masks are encouraged.

Tax forms available at library

The tax forms and booklets for 2020 have arrived at the North Lake County Public Library District, 2 First Ave. E, Polson.

Forms are available in the building or through curbside delivery. As a reminder, the state of Montana does not send out any paper forms or booklets. You can print state forms at the library or file online.