Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Articles Written By: Summer Goddard

Valley Journal gets new look for New Year

As you’ve surely noticed with this week’s newspaper, the Valley Journal has updated its look for the New Year. Changes include brighter white paper, taller pages and a slight increase in our type size for ease of reading. We’ll also be getting you your news a full day earlier – on Wed...

Local man severely injured

RONAN – Lance Corporal Thomas C. Parker, of the Third Battalion, Fifth Marine Lima Company of the U.S. Marine Corps and 2008 graduate of Ronan High School, was severely injured in an Improvised Explosive Device blast in Afghanistan.  Parker’s mother, Lisa Jennison and stepfather, Tim Corb...

Let’s not ‘wait for superman’

Dropout factory. This is the label given to schools across the nation that graduate 60 percent or fewer of a given class. It means that for every 100 freshmen who enter the school, 40 or more will not graduate. The term was coined by Bob Balfanz of Johns Hopkins University during a project that analyzed Unit...

In search of silence

Ah, silence. It seems more rare and precious all the time.  Even when I’m surrounded by it, it’s hard to quiet the mind; my never-ending mental to-do list starts ticking off the next hour or day’s required tasks.  Sometimes I wish I could wrap myself in silence like a blanke...

Community supports Olympic hopeful through ‘Live Locally’ race

POLSON – Competing in the 2012 Olympic games would be a dream come true for Polson High School alum Melinda Owen. Thanks to the efforts of some 231 racers and a surprise sponsorship donation of $10,000, pursuing that dream has been made a little easier for Owen. The fourth annual Live Locally Fun Ru...

Scarlets take down Lynx

LINCOLN – A smaller gym and lengthy road trip didn’t stop the Arlee ladies from bringing home yet another win Saturday as the Scarlet volleyball team won three of four games in Lincoln. “We had to do a lot of adjusting,” Coach Brian Big Sam explained. “The (gym) floor is real...

Go Melinda go

Montana should be proud, and the Mission Valley even prouder. Our own Melinda Owen, a 2003 Polson High School graduate, trains daily (six days a week) for the chance to represent the United States in the 2012 summer Olympic games.  She seeks to earn a place as one of three women pole-vaulters who ...

Freedom of speech, however abused, must be protected

Picketing at a funeral takes a special caliber of person. One of those oh-so-righteous types – so crazed by their own sense of morality and so sure they alone are carrying out the will of God that they spread hate and animosity instead of the more fruitful bearing seeds of Christianity – love and...

Making a new family tradition

Remember being a kid and raking a huge piles of leaves just for the joy of jumping into them? The lovely earthy smell of fall leaves enveloping you as you happily tossed, kicked and crunched to your heart’s content … we carry those simple pleasures with us into adulthood.  In this electr...

Be sure to cast your vote Nov. 2

Historically speaking, one hundred years isn’t a very long time. It was even less than that, 90 years ago, when American women gained the right to vote. The year was 1920 and it had taken women’s suffrage proponents more than 70 years to win the battle. It’s difficult to imagine in today...


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