Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Articles Written By: Mike Moore

Parents voice opinions at Charlo meeting

CHARLO — A larger-than-normal crowd was in attendance at Charlo’s regular school board meeting March 20, mainly to voice concerns with how school administration handled travel arrangements for the boys’ basketball team to the Divisional Tournament in Butte. One community member read a lette...

All-Stars:

PABLO – It was a night full of top-notch action as some of the area’s best players met one final time for the annual Mission Valley All-Star game Friday at Salish Kootenai College. “It’s the last hoorah for the Valley,” Ronan boys basketball head coach Steve Woll said. &ldquo...

Bridge safety cause for concern

RONAN – On March 22 around 10:30 p.m., the Ronan Fire Department was called to a small chimney fire on Beaverhead Drive three miles south of Ronan. As the firemen drove down the road, they were stopped dead in their tracks when they encountered an unsafe bridge that likely would’ve collapsed if t...

Water project enters 2nd phase

RONAN – Things are moving along quite nicely for the Ronan Well and Water System Improvements Project, as the plan recently went up for its second-phase bid. The bid is primarily for the water treatment plant on the western edge of town. The project includes purchase of materials, installation and c...

Local weightlifters inspire healthy revolution

PABLO – A revolution is brewing in the Joe McDonald Health and Fitness Center. Local weightlifters Skip Schacher and Harold Smith have been working out together for a few years now, after Schacher picked up his first weight four years ago. In November, Schacher and Smith earned world records at the 201...

Charlo students bring back classic live comedy skits

CHARLO — It was a night full of laughter, their version of celebrity appearances and cake March 15 as Charlo High School students presented “Saturday Night Live” in the Charlo gym. Around 200 community members packed the house to watch the high school students pull off the funny renditions ...

Hands-on learning activities highlight science night

RONAN - Close to 500 parents and children flocked to the K. William Harvey Elementary gym March 15 for the fourth annual Family Science Night for an evening of fun, hands-on learning. “We considered it a big success,” event coordinator Carey Swanberg said. “We had wonderful presenters an...

Lake County gears up for annual Relay

The 2012 Relay for Life is just around the corner, and the Lake County Relay planning committee is looking to make the event bigger and better than years past. The annual event returns to the Ronan Sports Center July 13-14 after a successful event last year. “It worked out really well,” corpor...

Irish parade braves the elements

RONAN — Despite cold, snowy weather, the 23rd annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade still brought out the masses March 17. The event was held by the Ronan Irish Community, and honored special guests Kevin Templer and Jim Morgan for their help throughout the years with the event. “As usual the ...

Pair of Chiefs headed to next level

RONAN – On March 14, Ronan standout football players Jake Skelton and Jack Humphreys signed to play football at the next level. Humphreys is headed to Dickinson State University in Dickinson, N.D., where he plans to fill the cornerback position, while Skelton signed with Montana State University Northe...


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