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Valley View Women’s Club, clubhouse share decades of celebrations Valley View Women’s Club, clubhouse share decades of celebrations

On a curvy road in Valley View is the 75-year old Valley View clubhouse, surrounded by big cottonwoods, pastures full of cows and blue sky. In that clubhouse, the Valley View community has celebrated and mourned, holding baby showers, dances, funerals, Easter egg hunts, weddings, school plays, potluck dinners, teas, Christmas programs and pitchfork fondues.  On Saturday night, Nov. 8, the Valley View Women’s Club commemorated its 90 years of existence and the 75th birthday of the clubhouse with a potluck dinner and a dance with KC and the Valley Cats playing.      Both the club and the clubhouse are big pieces of life in Valley View for Donna Bailey Benson...


High speed chase ends in arrest

  RONAN – A Ronan woman is in jail this weekend, after leading authorities on a high-speed chase Friday afternoon. According to a press release from the Lake County Sheriff’s Department, Delicia Fayef Blackweasel, 21, was charged with resisting arrest, felony theft of an automobil...

Cooling waters, bridge lights attract fish Cooling waters, bridge lights attract fish

Fishermen, What a great time of year it is for both hunting and fishing. My forte of course is fishing so I’ll give you a brief synopsis of what is currently hot in the Flathead area.  Waters have cooled to the point where warm water species such as bass, pike, perch and crappie have slowed,...

Community Bank to be bought by Glacier Bancorp Community Bank to be bought by Glacier Bancorp

RONAN – One of Mission Valley’s oldest businesses will be sold this winter, but management says the sale means customers will gain something, instead of losing it.  Glacier Bancorp, Inc. announced the purchase of Community Bank, Inc. on Nov. 5. Officials say the purchase will be completed...

State, Tribes, Feds hash out compact

POLSON – State, federal, and tribal leaders seemed to agree on a critical legal aspect of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Water Compact at a Nov. 5 negotiating session, although they were still slightly at odds over certain water management priorities.  The negotiating session is one of th...

Student votes on levy issues in General Election, one passes Student votes on levy issues in General Election, one passes

ARLEE – High school senior Zach Felsman, 18, knows all about filling in bubbles on tests, but last week, he filled in bubbles without a right or wrong answer during the General Election.  “It’s pretty cool to be able to vote,” he said. “My parents always stressed the nee...

City commission looks at wastewater management project

POLSON — Polson City Engineer Shari Johnson presented information on the wastewater management system at the Polson City Commissioner’s Nov. 3 meeting. In May commissioners selected a membrane type of treatment system, according to their informational PowerPoint presentation.  In a phone ...

Man pleads not guilty in child shooting Man pleads not guilty in child shooting

POLSON – Galen Hawk, 26, pleaded not guilty to negligent homicide charges on Nov. 5 for the shooting death of a toddler that occurred two weeks earlier.  Hawk said nothing in Lake County District Court, as his attorney made the not guilty plea for him to negligent homicide charges and another 2...

Bond reduced in Lozeau homicide case Bond reduced in Lozeau homicide case

POLSON – Judge James A. Manley lowered bail Nov. 5 for a Ronan man set to stand trial in February on murder charges for allegedly shooting and killing his brother.  Bond was reduced from $1 million to $300,000 for Harry Lozeau, 53, who led authorities on a two-day long man hunt through rugged t...

Doggone quilt to raise funds for Brody’s vest Doggone quilt to raise funds for Brody’s vest

POLSON — Brody needs a bulletproof vest. Brody is the new Polson Police canine officer, and the Mission Bay Wednesday Quilters are doing something about Brody’s vest — they stitched a quilt, the “doggone quilt,” and are raffling it off to raise money.  The ladies call th...

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