Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Articles Written By: Karen Peterson

Fundraiser helps firefighters get new gear Fundraiser helps firefighters get new gear

ARLEE – Caleb Clark, 6, cracked another egg onto a pan and waited for it to cook so it could be dished out to one of several hundred people at the Arlee Volunteer Fire Department’s annual pancake breakfast fundraiser on Wednesday, July 4. “I like to cook for people,” he said with a...

Play-time Play-time

RONAN – A county fair was in full swing as the curtains opened on stage during a production of Beauty Lou and the Country Beast on Friday night.  Forty-four club members with the Boys and Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County became actors and stage hands with support from the ...

Small town girls get ready for the big stage Small town girls get ready for the big stage

Two local girls in St. Ignatius are getting good at figuring out how to keep sparkly crowns on their heads.  Amani Antoine, 6, and Lola Schock, 11, won titles in their age groups at the state level in the Our Little Miss Montana competition held in Great Falls earlier this year. With those wins, they...

Rain doesn’t dampen firemen’s picnic, auction Rain doesn’t dampen firemen’s picnic, auction

ST. IGNATIUS – The constant pour of rain during the 24th annual Fireman’s Auction on a cloudy Saturday didn’t bother nine-year-old Levi at all. He was one of three kids enjoying the inflated bouncy slide without a crowded line this year due to the rain. “This is so fun, and I&rsquo...

Children explore creative expression Children explore creative expression

CHARLO – Kyle Finley, 13, dipped a paintbrush into a tray of black paint and used it to create her section of a cooperative group painting. The project was completed at last week’s art camp hosted by the Ninepipe Arts Group and held at Charlo school.  “It’s fun to get to do th...

Help protect Flathead Lake from aquatic invaders Help protect Flathead Lake from aquatic invaders

LAKE COUNTY – Imagine a future where you are taking off your shoes and walking along the edge of the Flathead Lake during a warm summer day, looking out across the changing blue colors of the water, and suddenly, you feel a sharp pain in your foot.  Erik Hanson, the Confederated Salish and Koot...

Glacier Lake School celebrates first graduate Glacier Lake School celebrates first graduate

ST. IGNATIUS – Wilson Hidy, 17, is the first student to graduate from Glacier Lake School, which also happens to be the first school in Montana with a student-directed learning program. “We are very excited to have our first graduate,” said Ben Kestner, the school’s co-founder. He ...

Unofficial 2018 Primary Election results tabulated

LAKE COUNTY – The 2018 Primary Election was held on Wednesday to decide the voter’s preference for candidates in the upcoming general election. The Lake County Election Office hasn’t officially canvassed the local results, but the votes are in as follows:       L...

Twenty-four students receive diplomas Twenty-four students receive diplomas

St. Ignatius celebrated the 100th graduating high school class on Saturday as 24 graduates received diplomas.  Joe McDonald graduated from the school in 1951. He was invited to give the graduation address in honor of the centennial. He said the students can achieve their dreams with hard work like ma...

Local teenager killed in crash

RONAN – A Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy was involved in a fatal crash on Saturday, June 2, at approximately 5 a.m. while in route to an emergency. Montana Highway Patrol is investigating the crash and reported that the Jeep Wrangler involved in the incident was driven by a 17-year-old female fr...


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