Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Articles Written By: Summer Goddard

St. Ignatius

ST. IGNATIUS — If your goal in life is to own your own fireworks stand … you might be a redneck. Quilt raffle tickets are still available at Valley Bank for $1  each or six for $5. All proceeds go to the Flathead Reservation and Lake County Boys and Girls Club. The winner will be announc...

Linderman ends school year with ‘Sizzling Summer Send-off’ Linderman ends school year with ‘Sizzling Summer Send-off’

POLSON – Shrieks of joy and delight filled the air as hundreds of Linderman Elementary students gathered underneath a shower of water courtesy of Polson’s Fire Department last Thursday afternoon. These particular spring showers were the culmination of Linderman’s Sizzling Summer Send-off...

Arlee

ARLEE — Welcome back to all of our snowbirds; we missed your company at our meals. Now that you are back, we hope to see you and get all the updates on family and friends. Everyone is invited to the meals; you don’t need to be a senior over 65 years old to enjoy a good and inexpensive lunch in Ar...

PHS flower beds get facelift PHS flower beds get facelift

POLSON – The eastern entrance of Polson High School will soon be awash in Pirate Pride colors thanks to the efforts of thirteen senior students. Purple, gold and green landscaping was completed to fill a service component of the students’ project-based Jobs for Montana Graduates II class. The ...

‘Seeds of peace’ grow into tree for school ‘Seeds of peace’ grow into tree for school

POLSON — Kindergarten and first grade students at Cherry Valley Elementary School saw the fruits of their labor realized last week with the planting of a new tree on school property. John Campbell from Delaney’s Landscape Center in Polson presented facts about the young Autumn Blaze maple tree to...

American Legion contest winners American Legion contest winners

Ronan High School students Daniel Koehler, left, and Jarrett Richey, right, pose for a photo with American Legion Ronan Post 138 Vice Commander Glen Sharbono after participating in the post’s annual oratorical competition Feb. 22. Koehler, a senior, took first place for his prepared and impromptu speec...

Restore Montana’s medical marijuana program, vote yes on I-182 Restore Montana’s medical marijuana program, vote yes on I-182

I remember having to help him out of bed in the mornings because his joints were so stiff that even small movements caused him great pain. I remember how he’d brace himself before he sneezed because doing so always caused sharp pain in the joints in his chest. I remember how much it hurt his hips ju...

Polson man defends giant pumpkin growing title Polson man defends giant pumpkin growing title

“I’m a member of the half-ton club!” giant pumpkin grower Jim West proudly exclaimed. West’s pumpkin “Miller,” had just tipped the scales at 1,002 pounds before a crowd of onlookers during the annual giant pumpkin weigh-off at Murdoch’s Ranch and Home Supply last ...

Blood moon casts crimson glow Blood moon casts  crimson glow

Blood moon sounds like the title to a vampire movie rather than the beautiful and rare celestial event that it is. Sunday evening’s super lunar eclipse presented the first such event since 1984 and another won’t take place again until 2033. A lunar eclipse occurs as the earth passes between...

Teachers, bus drivers needed in Ronan

RONAN — A lack of teachers and bus drivers was brought up as a concern for Ronan/Pablo School District No. 30 during the last meeting of school board trustees Sept. 14. According to District 30 Superintendent Andy Holmlund, who brought the matter to attention during the superintendent’s report, t...


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