Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Articles Written By: Summer Goddard

Body of missing man found below dam observation lookout

POLSON – The body of 26-year-old Kyle Butterhof of Polson was located yesterday by Two Bear Air on the cliffside below the SKQ Dam observation lookout. A search for Butterhof had been underway following a missing person/welfare check request called in by a family member on Friday, Feb. 23. According to...

Ronan Cooperative Brewery accepts bylaws, elects board of directors at lively meeting Ronan Cooperative Brewery accepts bylaws, elects board of directors at lively meeting

A craft brewery for Ronan is one step closer to reality after owners met to accept by-laws, share their favorite brews and elect the brewery’s first board of directors last Saturday. The North Crow Clubhouse was standing room only as more than 100 people attended the Ronan Cooperative Brewery’...

Cooperative craft breweries: a new approach to revitalizing small towns Cooperative craft breweries: a new approach to revitalizing small towns

Small. Independent. Traditional. These are the words used to define a craft brewery. They could also be used to describe many rural towns across Montana and the Northwest. As small towns contend with big problems in the wake of ever-increasing urban sprawl, they’re getting creative in their search for...

Home for the Holidays

RONAN – After a year of planning, a new family-friendly winter event will soon kick off for the Mission Valley.  The inaugural “Lights Under the Big Sky” event will be held the first three weekends in December at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Ronan. Christmas lights displays, live ...

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...


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