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Huckleberry pancakes served at annual fly-in Huckleberry pancakes served at annual fly-in

ST. IGNATIUS – Dozens of airplanes flew into the St. Ignatius Airport on Sunday for the annual fly-in breakfast including a small one-person sized aircraft, experimental planes, and the PC-12 turboprop air ambulance for what has become a traditional event to end the Good Old Days weekend. Every year for the past eleven years, the airport has put on the fly-in to bring the community out to mingle among the pilots and airplanes to allow people to see the airport and learn about aviation.  Bryanne Zempel, 9, and other volunteers woke up early to get a huckleberry pancake, egg, and ham breakfast ready for the community. She said she had never seen so many eggs.  Pilot a...


Suicide prevention plan brought to community Suicide prevention plan brought to community

CHARLO – What do you say to a person experiencing suicidal thoughts? The National Council for Behavioral Health directed a grant to Lake County to fund a Mental Health First Aid class to help people answer that question.  The class was led by Nate Chute’s Foundation Director Joan Schmidt,...

Montana team to livestream, capture data from eclipse Montana team to livestream, capture data from eclipse

News from the University of Montana MISSOULA – This August, the University of Montana will participate in a nationwide, NASA-sponsored project to livestream aerial video footage and gather scientific atmospheric data during the Great American Eclipse. A team of students and faculty comprised of...

Local YWAM has cross-cultural, international focus Local YWAM has cross-cultural, international focus

By Caleb M. Soptelean Valley Journal PABLO – In 2005, Sika Ulutoa came to visit northwest Montana with plans to move to Japan. He never made it.  Sika, a Samoan who moved to the Mission Valley with his wife, Rita, from her native Ohio, planned to go to Japan for missionary work.  ...

St. Ignatius

ST. IGNATIUS —  The only thing you have to fear is fear itself … and spiders. Quilt raffle tickets are still on sale at Valley Bank for $1 each or six for $5. All proceeds go to the Flathead Reservation Boys and Girls Club of Lake County. The winner will be announced on Sept. 15. Ther...

Polson

POLSON — Be decisive; the road of life is paved with flat squirrels that couldn’t make a decision. Dee Adams slightly edged Chuck Aker for high points in Bridge on Tuesday, July 18, and then on Friday, Max Neeley had the high score and Bob Gorsuch was second. Our Friday night Bingo games ar...

Cherry harvest looks good, annual festival a success Cherry harvest looks good, annual festival a success

POLSON – This year’s cherry harvest is looking good. That’s the word from Bruce Johnson, president of the Flathead Lake Cherry Growers Cooperative. He said a lot of fruit is growing on the area’s cherry trees and growers have been watering a lot due to warm temperatures.  J...

Kids empowered with life saving skills Kids empowered with life saving skills

RONAN – More than a dozen kids at the Boys and Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County took action when their opposing sports team went down.  The kids assessed the situation and decided that their patients, the entire opposing team, wasn’t responsive and needed help. The k...

Native American flute making a ‘labor of love’ for Kalispell-area man Native American flute making a ‘labor of love’ for Kalispell-area man

POLSON – What began as a hobby quickly turned into a labor of love and a business for David Webb. It all started when Webb, a native of the Black Hills of South Dakota, received three Native American flutes as a gift from a friend in July 2009. He bought a flute in Keystone, South Dakota, the next d...

Good Old Days starts Friday Good Old Days starts Friday

ST. IGNATIUS – The 35th Annual Good Old Days three-day celebration starts on Friday, July 21, and wraps up on Sunday, July 23, at different locations in town.   Friday, July 21 10 a.m. Little Mr. and Miss Good Old Days Pageant at the St. Ignatius Elementary School  4 p.m. Dessert ...

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