Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Latest Headlines

Current Events

Special Sections

What's New?

Send us your news items.

NOTE: All submissions are subject to our Submission Guidelines.

Announcement Forms

Use these forms to send us announcements.

Birth Announcement
Engagement Announcement
Wedding Announcement
Polson seniors for May 22, 2019

POLSON — “If everything seems to be under control, you’re not going fast enough.” - Mario Andretti On Monday, May 27, the center will be closed for Memorial Day. On Tuesday, May 28, there will be a hearing clinic.  Exercise class is every Monday, Wednesday and Friday beginning at 10:30 a.m. and ending at around 11:30 a.m.  Tai chi is taught every Tuesday and Thursday, beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at around 11 a.m.  Tuesdays and Fridays the bridge players come to the center and games start at about 12:30 p.m. and end at around 3:30 p.m.  On Thursdays pinochle players start their games at about 12:30 p.m. and end at around 3:30 p.m...

St. Ignatius seniors for May 22, 2019

ST. IGNATIUS — “Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.” – Jim Carrey We would like to thank everyone who donated to our yard and bake sale. The commodities are here and available for pick up. The free community dinner will be on Wednesday, May 29, from 5:30-6:30 ...

The MTFP Election Guide: Who’s running in 2020

HELENA — Montana voters will have a hefty ballot to consider in 2020, packed with decisions about the U.S. presidential election, two of Montana’s three congressional seats, and five statewide offices including governor. Even with a year and a half until Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, Mo...

Reintroduction of Savanna’s Act offers hope

News from Western Native Voice WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bipartisan group of congressional members reintroduced Savanna’s Act. Representatives Torres (D-CA), Newhouse (R-WA), and Haaland (D-NM), working in coordination with the offices of Senators Murkowski (R-AK) and Cortez-Masto (D-NV), crafted...

Respect for nature taught at River Honoring event Respect for nature taught at River Honoring event

FLATHEAD RIVER – A 10-year-old child reached in a bathtub-sized bucket and felt a wild smallmouth bass swim through her fingers. “It was cool and slimy,” she said. The fish usually lives in the Flathead River but was being utilized for educational purposes during the 33rd annual River Honor...

Wastewater treatment plant begins operating

POLSON – Two years after plans were finalized, Polson’s wastewater is being cleaned with a new system. The new facility started operating on April 24. As of that day, sewage is not being directed to the old system.  Water and Sewer Superintendent Ashley Walker announced the news to the ci...

Woman killed in rollover wreck

Lake County Sheriff Don Bell released the name of the woman killed in a one-vehicle rollover as 30-year-old Tania Oldhorn.  The incident occurred on May 8 east of U.S. Highway 93 between Ronan and St. Ignatius. Oldhorn’s hometown is listed as Missoula, but she has family in Ronan.  The ...

Culture celebrated at St. Ignatius school powwow Culture celebrated at St. Ignatius school powwow

The St. Ignatius School District held their annual cultural celebration with native games, drumming and workshops on Friday. The event finished up with a powwow in the school gym, which was open to the public. Native American Studies teacher Aspen Decker organized the day to celebrate culture and family. Yam...

Residential drug search warrant leads to arrests Residential drug search warrant leads to arrests

News from Polson Police Sergeant George Simpson POLSON – Last month your Polson Police Department began a drug investigation involving individuals on the west side of town.  On May 10, at approximately 5:45 p.m., a team of law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at 1002 5th St. ...

Ten Polson athletes sign to play college sports Ten Polson athletes sign to play college sports

 POLSON – In a ceremony held in the school’s library, ten Polson High School student athletes made their college commitments public by signing letters of intent Wednesday evening. Beatrix Frissell signed with the University of Montana for track and cross country. Frissell’s high sch...

Sponsored by: