Valley Journal
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SKC’s first powwow ignites passion, reunites families SKC’s first powwow ignites passion, reunites families

PABLO — As dancers and spectators lined up outside Salish Kootenai College’s gymnasium doors Friday, Spirit of the Bison student organization president ShiNaasha Pete let slip a modest smile.  “I’m proud, but I’m not just proud of myself,” she said. “I’m proud of all my club members and I’m also really proud of the community for standing behind us. It’s really amazing because we were really behind in all of our advertising. We didn’t even get a powwow poster out ... word of mouth was how it got around. This is a really strong powwow community and that’s why I love living here.” The event was the first a...


Ronan Library District given go-ahead

On Tuesday, May 7, voters cast their ballots for irrigation board members, library trustees and a levy, a fire district levy and school board candidates. Official results of the election from Lake County Election Administration Kathie Newgard indicate the Ronan Library succeeded in passing its bid to beco...

Local Daughters of American Revolution chapter installed Local Daughters of American Revolution chapter installed

NINEPIPES — Installation of the Kuilix Chapter of the Montana Daughters of the American Revolution was held on May 4 at the Ninepipes Lodge. Joy Linn, Montana State DAR Regent, performed the ceremony.  Both the chapter and its members were installed, according to Bonnie Huber, regent of the Kui...

St. Ignatius seeks to fill city positions

ST. IGNATIUS — Between several water system improvement projects, dog and cat licensing and ongoing construction at the St. Ignatius Airport, city council members had much to discuss during last week’s meeting.  Lake County Joint Airport Board Chairman Rick Newman gave the annual airport ...

Mission Valley Power contemplates rate increases

PABLO — Mission Valley Power has proposed a rate increase to go into effect Oct. 1. Other proposed increases are spaced every two years until Oct. 1, 2019.  Projected rate increases from Bonneville Power Administration and PPL Montana are prompting the raise. The extra charges will cover fixed ...

Local entrepreneur wins small business award Local entrepreneur wins small business award

POLSON — A sick baby with Celiac Disease was the reason Rachel Carlyle Edington began her business, Gluten Free Mama Kitchen LLC.  Now Rachel has been in business for six years and recently won the Montana District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Small Business Week Ass...

SKC gives back through volunteerism SKC gives back through volunteerism

PABLO – To give back to their community, nearly 200 faculty, staff and administration from Salish Kootenai College volunteered in various capacities throughout the reservation last Friday during the college’s annual community service day. The college closes for one day every spring so that sta...

Park superintendent takes on city manager role

POLSON — Polson Parks Superintendent Karen Sargeant was appointed interim city manager at the May 6 Polson City Commission meeting.  Sargeant’s 90-day appointment comes in the wake of the non-renewal of Polson City Manager Todd Crossett’s contract in December, 2012. Crossett officia...

Job Service awards student, businesses

Last week, the Lake County Job Service Employer Committee recognized this year’s recipient of the Ken Rohrenbach Scholarship and two businesses as Lake County’s “Employers of Choice.”   Emyli Gillingham was selected by the Lake County Job Service Employers Committee to receive...

Five students to graduate Mission Valley Christian Academy Five students to graduate Mission Valley Christian Academy

POLSON — Five seniors will graduate from Mission Valley Christian Academy in a ceremony scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, May 24, at New Life Christian Center in Polson. Ryan Windauer is graduating with a 3.5 GPA and plans to attend Whitworth University in Spokane, Wash., where he won the Whitworth Schol...

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