Friday, March 05, 2021

Time Capsule: Record haul

by Lake County Leader
| February 18, 2021 12:05 AM

This week in Lake County news archives.

Owen boys win titles (Feb. 19, 1998 Lake County Leader)

After years of slicing and dicing wrestling foes, Pat Owen became part of an Owen sandwich last Saturday — in a good way.

Owen won his second straight Class A title for Polson with a 1:19 pin of Mike Neal of Corvallis at 135 pounds. A little later, cousin Matt Owen won his first crown, decisioning Libby’s Todd Iliff 9-3 at 145.

Earlier in the evening, Pat and Matt’s cousin Corey Owen won gold for Class AA Missoula Sentinel with a pin at 98 pounds.

The Owens — both juniors — helped Polson pile up 99 points, good for seventh place in the team standings at Billings.

Youngsters save dog (Feb. 16, 1962 Flathead Courier)

A bone-chilling, heart-warming, dramatic rescue was made in icy Polson Bay Monday evening as two Polson teenagers — Robin Paul and his sister, Susan — rescued a black Labrador named Muggins that had fallen through the ice about 300 yards from shore.

Seeing the dog floundering in the frigid water, the Paul youngsters grabbed a flat-bottomed rubber duck boat and carried it to the edge of the solid ice, then broke a pathway through thin ice to where the pooch was stranded.

Witnesses said the dog, owned by Keith Johnson, went under twice during the rescue operation. The kids hauled the animal into their boat and took him to their home and administered heat and body massage before taking Muggins to the veterinarian for an adrenaline shot.

Muggins was kept at the vet’s office overnight for observation and sent home Tuesday afternoon, apparently none the worse for his experience.