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Law enforcement makes multiple drug busts

LAKE COUNTY – Four unrelated drug busts in a 24-hour period kept the Lake County Sherriff’s Office extra busy last week.     The criminal activity started early on Monday, June 3, at 6:25 a.m. when 28-year-old Seth Williams, of Polson, was arrested in Ronan. Lake County Sheriff Don Bell reported that one of his deputies found Williams parked in the middle of Baptiste Road. He was sleeping in the car. The officer arrested Williams for criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute and criminal possession of drug paraphernalia.   About an hour later at 7:30 a.m., Jordan Pluff, of Polson, was arrested by another deputy. A Lake County Sheriff&r...


Macman catches most perch ever

Fishermen: I thought a short note to you all would be appropriate considering most would like to know when there is good fishing within walking distance if you live in Polson.   Recent warm weather has activated smallmouth bass and perch. Yesterday, May 31, my faithful dog, Molly, and I motored in...

St. Ignatius Seniors for June 12, 2019

ST. IGNATIUS — My dentist told me I need a crown; I was like “I know, right!” Our next foot clinic will be on Friday, June 28, from 10 a.m.-noon. Please call the center at 406-745-4462 to make your appointment.  Bingo is played after almost every lunch. Our building is availab...

Polson Seniors for June 12, 2019

POLSON — All my life I thought air was free ... until I bought a bag of chips. There will be an AARP Safe Driving Class on June 18 at 8:30 a.m. Call the center at 406-883-4735 to reserve a spot.  There will be no bingo on Friday, June 14. Bingo will resume on Friday, June 21, with the doors ...

Ronan Seniors for June 12, 2019

RONAN — Summer will soon be here for the kids and they will be out of school. Congratulations to all the area graduates. Now on to the next adventures in life.  On Thursday, June 13, we will have our monthly evening meal.  There are crafts on Wednesdays following the noon meal.  ...

Salish Kootenai College awards 250 diplomas to graduates Salish Kootenai College awards 250 diplomas to graduates

By Rob Zolman                                         Valley Journal About 250 students at the Salish Kootenai College turned their tassels during the school’s commencement ceremony Saturday afternoon...

Polson graduates accept $1M in scholarships Polson graduates accept $1M in scholarships

POLSON – Six valedictorians took to the stage during the Polson High School graduation ceremony on Sunday afternoon, including Keyan Dalbey, Beatrix Frissell, Ashlee Howell, Makauly Morrison, Abigail Raymond and Lauren Vergeront.   They were each given three minutes to speak and talked about th...

Montana Food Bank Network receives award

News from the Montana Food Bank Network  On June 5, 2019, in Washington DC, Elizabeth Weaver, SNAP outreach coordinator at the Montana Food Bank Network accepted the 2019 Mary Ruth Herbers SNAP Outreach Award presented by Feeding America. With the recent state budget cuts in Montana that forced ...

Jocko Valley Library’s Summer Reading Program begins  ARLEE — The Jocko Valley Library’s summer reading program is free for all ages and runs from June 11- Aug. 6. Events are on Tuesdays, (June 11, 18, 25; July 9, 16, 23, 30, and Aug. 6 - finale), from 9:30-11 a.m. Register with a...

Valley Journal subscription drive underway

LAKE COUNTY – A subscription drive for the Valley Journal, your homegrown newspaper, is currently underway. The Journal will transition from a free to a paid newspaper on July 3. The July 3 issue will be the first to be mailed to new subscribers. The newspaper will cost $1.25 at newsstands but is avail...

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