Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Articles Written By: Karen Peterson

Fourth of July celebrated differently during pandemic Fourth of July celebrated differently during pandemic

LAKE COUNTY – The Fourth of July celebration in Lake County was a little different this year after many traditional activities were canceled due to the COVID-19 virus, including powwows, parades, rodeos, firefighter fundraising, and city-run fireworks displays.  Despite the closure of many acti...

Port Polson Players cancel summer season due to COVID-19 Port Polson Players cancel summer season due to COVID-19

By Karen Peterson  Valley Journal  POLSON – Port Polson Players announced this week that the summer theater season will not open this year due to COVID-19 concerns. Karen and Neal Lewing, theater organizers, had hoped to open the 45th season with “some new twists and terrific s...

Three schools slated to open this fall so far

LAKE COUNTY – Smaller local schools are getting ready to return to in-class learning this fall if all goes as planned.  “I am confident that we can open school and protect the safety of children, even the most vulnerable,” said Lake County Superintendent of Schools Carolyn Hall. ...

Lake County sees increase in active COVID-19 cases

Lake County has seven active cases of COVID-19 with the most recent case reported on June 22. The state of Montana has counted 12 cases total in the county since March 26 when the first case was reported.  Two children in the age range of zero to 9 have been reported to have the virus, and another ch...

Public asked to report any information on early morning shooting in Ninepipe area

Lake County law enforcement are looking for several suspects involved in a shooting incident that occurred during the early morning hours of June 18 in the Ninepipe area. Lake County Sheriff Don Bell said that the 911-dispatch center received a call at 4:15 a.m. concerning an armed robbery. “The rep...

High-speed chase ends with shooting, death of murder suspect High-speed chase ends with shooting, death of murder suspect

WOODS BAY — Lake County Sheriff Don Bell reported that U.S. Highway 35 was closed on the afternoon of Tuesday, June 9, to through traffic on both sides of mile marker 26.  The highway was closed to allow state officials time to investigate the scene where a shooting occurred. The incident began...

Anti-racism protest moves peacefully through Polson Anti-racism protest moves peacefully through Polson

POLSON – Protests following the death of George Floyd have spread across the country from big cities to small towns as American citizens take a stand against racism. On Thursday, June 4, about 50 people in Polson picked up signs and marched through town. Organizers Jessica Mali Edwards and Jenn Grov...

St. Ignatius graduates 29 students despite pandemic St. Ignatius graduates 29 students despite pandemic

ST. IGNATIUS – The high school graduation in St. Ignatius was historic this year for several achievements – along with the COVID-19 pandemic.  The ceremony was held outside on Saturday, June 6, for the first time to support social distancing guidelines. Students created a half circle, sep...

Graduation season begins with Arlee ceremony Graduation season begins with Arlee ceremony

ARLEE – The COVID-19 pandemic changed the traditional progression of end-of-year activities for the graduating class of 2020. In Arlee, they didn’t get a prom or a class trip, but the 31 graduating students did get a ceremony. On Sunday, May 24, Arlee seniors took the traditional walk, with or...

Farmers markets open under new COVID-19 guidelines Farmers markets open under new COVID-19 guidelines

RONAN – They held the first farmers market of the season in Ronan last Thursday and everything looked like business as usual, but a closer inspection revealed a few differences this year. Reducing the spread of the COVID-19 virus created the need for social distancing guidelines at farmers markets t...


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