Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Articles Written By: Karen Peterson

Council considers emergency dispatch project

RONAN – The Ronan City Council received a letter asking if they would approve of a the 911 system being developed into a separate stand-alone entity. “We support a study to find out more information about this,” said council member Cal Hardy. The letter was from the 911 Committee. Lak...

Woman shot in Pablo

PABLO – Law enforcement officers from several agencies worked to find the suspects wanted in connection with an incident in Pablo around noon on Monday, Dec. 14. One arrest has been made, but the other suspect hasn’t been found. “We got a call that shots had been fired,” said Confe...

Woman held at gunpoint in St. Ignatius Woman held at gunpoint in St. Ignatius

A gun was pointed at Sheryl Hitchcock’s face on Monday, Dec. 7, around 10 p.m. at the Closer to Home assisted living facility on Watson Road where residents ranging in ages from about 70 to 98 live.  Hitchcock, the facility owner, was sweeping the floor in the dining area when a man about 5 fee...

Ronan City Council members sworn in for next year Ronan City Council members sworn in for next year

RONAN – During the last Ronan City Council meeting three board members were sworn into office, but they don’t officially take those positions until January.  Only one is a new member. Serving for her first time, Julie Lynn Moore will replace council member Robert McCrea. Incumbent Ellen K...

Arrests made in connection to red dot incident

POLSON – Marlo Aldia Tonasket, 36, was placed in custody Wednesday, Dec. 9 for his alleged involvement with an incident where an officer believed he was about to be shot. A Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy was getting ready for work on Sunday, Nov. 22. At around 5 a.m. the deputy walked out to his...

St. Ignatius school administrators seek to pass bond St. Ignatius school administrators seek to pass bond

ST. IGNATIUS – A school bond hasn’t been passed by taxpayers in St. Ignatius for about 45 years, but school administrators say the school is in desperate need of repair, so they are asking taxpayers to break that historic record and pass a bond in the spring election. On Tuesday, Dec. 8, the p...

Choir works to help save murals Choir works to help save murals

ST. IGNATIUS – The Mission Catholic Church held a concert to raise money to help save the crumbling murals on Saturday, Dec 12. “We are trying everything we can,” said Nancy Plant, Mission Church secretary. The Treasure State Chorale traveled from Missoula to donate their time to help...

Students see wildlife up close Students see wildlife up close

It was a wild afternoon for K. William Harvey Elementary School students on Tuesday as they watched four real live owls spread their wings in the Performing Arts Center. Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Wildlife Biologist Steph Gillin partnered with Wild Wings Recovery Center in Kalispell to share ...

Proposed fee increases may affect dairies, small businesses

MISSION VALLEY—The Montana Department of Livestock has proposed significant fee increases to dairies and other small processors, which could potentially affect many businesses in the Mission Valley and throughout the state.  The fees would specifically affect those businesses that are licensed ...

Two Eagle River students organize, host tribal candidate forum Two Eagle River students organize, host tribal candidate forum

PABLO – In an effort to hear what the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal election candidates think about current issues before the General Election on Dec. 12, students from Two Eagle River held a forum in their school on Wednesday evening.  Seven of the 10 candidates running for five seat...


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