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BERL TISKUS

Reporter

Reporter Berl Tiskus joined the Lake County Leader team in early March, and covers Ronan City Council, schools, ag and business. Berl grew up on a ranch in Wyoming and earned a degree in English education from MSU-Billings and a degree in elementary education from the University of Montana. Since moving to Polson three decades ago, she’s worked as a substitute teacher, a reporter for the Valley Journal and a secretary for Lake County Extension. Contact her at btiskus@leaderadvertiser.com or 406-883-4343.

Recent Stories

Commencement speaker praises "energy, fire and power" of SKC grads
June 13, 2024 12:45 a.m.

Commencement speaker praises "energy, fire and power" of SKC grads

Relatives and loved ones packed the seats at Salish Kootenai College’s Joe McDonald center Saturday for the 44th commencement ceremony.

June 13, 2024 12:15 a.m.

Time Capsule: From the archives of local weeklies

Headlines harvested from the archives of local weekly newspapers

Students in Teen Art Project to unveil work June 20
June 13, 2024 midnight

Students in Teen Art Project to unveil work June 20

“It’s floral design,” Deja-nay Little-Mary said, showing a page of her Coptic art book, which had sketches, ideas and other art projects from the two-month Teen Art Project (TAP) class, held on Fridays at the Community Development Center in Arlee.

June 6, 2024 midnight

Ronan secures MREC land from Lake County

There should have been confetti and a parade as Lake County Commissioners made a move to put the Mission Recreation Event Center land to use.

Cherry crop damaged by January deep freeze
June 6, 2024 midnight

Cherry crop damaged by January deep freeze

January’s cold spell has returned to haunt Flathead cherry growers. “It’s something I’ve known since the day after the hard freeze,” said Finley Point orchard owner Brian Campbell of the impact the cold had on cherry trees.

Ronan students offer inaugural Out to Lunch Concert
June 6, 2024 midnight

Ronan students offer inaugural Out to Lunch Concert

Last Wednesday brought sunshine, a smattering of clouds and a lot of good music to the lawn in front of Ronan Middle School.

RHS graduates encouraged to “Go forth and shine”
June 6, 2024 midnight

RHS graduates encouraged to “Go forth and shine”

With the class motto “2 Cool 4 School,” the Ronan High School Class of 2024 has spunk, character and lots of enthusiasm.

School powwow lights up events center
June 6, 2024 midnight

School powwow lights up events center

Flashes of feathers and brightly beaded regalia interspersed with hoodies and jeans made up the crowd of Ronan middle and high school kids dancing an intertribal dance at the school powwow on May 29.

Charlo's newest corral sells coffee
May 30, 2024 midnight

Charlo's newest corral sells coffee

Charlo has many corrals in and around the town, but only one Coffee Corral. The full-time drive-through coffee shop is located right next to Coulter Automotive on Hwy. 212.

May 30, 2024 midnight

Ronan council approves street closures for summer events

The Ronan City Council helped clear the way for summer events Wednesday evening by approving the following open container permits and street closures:

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