Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Articles Written By: Karen Peterson

Local woman spearheads clean water project for Moroccan people Local woman spearheads clean water project for Moroccan people

Turn on your tap and chances are clean drinking water will start to flow but that isn’t the case for everyone. Shelley Cleverdon discovered a limited water supply in Morocco while on vacation in 2016 and the decision to help changed her life. She said the landscape on the north side of Africa was be...

Lake County deputy comes home to recover from accident

RONAN – Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy Nathan White was hospitalized after receiving burns to his face and hands when a carburetor exploded in his face on Tuesday, Aug. 6. “He is home and under care, but it’s going to be a while before he is back to work,” Lake County Sheriff D...

St. Ignatius council member resigns

ST. IGNATIUS – One of the seats on the St. Ignatius City Council was empty during the Tuesday, Aug. 6, meeting. Annie Morigeau resigned from her position after she was charged with felony theft and forgery involving the St. Ignatius Fire Department’s auxiliary program. Annie sent a letter to M...

Lake County Sheriff's deputy hospitalized

UPDATE   LAKE COUNTY — Lake County Sheriff's Deputy Nathan White has been hospitalized after receiving burns to his face and hands from a vehicle carburetor that exploded in his face. The carburetor exploded while White was helping a motorist with a broken-down vehicle in the Ronan area on...

Embezzlement charge rocks small community fire station Embezzlement charge rocks small community fire station

ST. IGNATIUS – The St. Ignatius Volunteer Fire Department is reorganizing after two prominent volunteers suddenly left due to allegations of embezzlement – resulting in one arrest.  On Monday, July 29, Annie Morigeau, 33, was charged with felony theft and forgery and arrested by law enfor...

Man dies while swimming in Flathead Lake

FINLEY POINT – Lake County Sheriff Don Bell released the name of a man who died in Flathead Lake on Sunday, Aug. 4. Michael John Chernikoff, 34, of Polson, was riding in a boat when he decided to get out and swim to Bird Island, according to Bell. Chernikoff experienced complications during his swim...

'Good Old Days' celebrated with lawn mowers, mud 'Good Old Days' celebrated with lawn mowers, mud

ST. IGNATIUS – On Saturday afternoon during the 37th Annual Good Old Days Celebration at the park, six men lined up to compete in what could be called the American version of the Tour de France, considering the competitive nature of both races, although these men climbed onto riding lawnmowers instead ...

Special irrigation election ballots being counted

LAKE COUNTY – The 2019 Irrigation District Election ballots have been sent in by voters, and the the Lake County Election Office released the unofficial results on Tuesday, July 26. The ballot measures were originally scheduled to go out with the May 7 Special District and School District Election m...

Charlo man dies in two-vehicle accident

LAKE COUNTY – Lake County Sheriff Don Bell released the name of the victim killed during an two-vehicle wreck near the intersection of West Post Creek Road and Logan Road as John Wesley Marshall Gardner, 84, of Charlo. Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies, Montana Highway Patrol, Ronan Ambulance Ser...

Warriors honored at Arlee Celebration Warriors honored at Arlee Celebration

ARLEE – The 121st Arlee Esqapqeyni began with a Snake Dance on Thursday afternoon, and the celebration continued through the weekend with many more traditional dances.  In a single file line, dancers wearing regalia moved together in the wave-like pattern of a snake into the pavilion. The dance...


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