Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Articles Written By: Karen Peterson

Power bills topic of Joint Board discussion

ST. IGNATIUS – Members of the Flathead Joint Board of Control expressed concern about power rates for all users during the regular board meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 9.  Prior to 1985, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a license for the then Kerr Dam that allotted a low-cost block of ...

Bikers stand up to bullying Bikers stand up to bullying

ARLEE – It’s not often that a person rides a motorcycle into a gym with the engine roaring like they did at the Arlee Junior High School. “The bike was pretty cool,” said student RJ Knoll.  A man calling himself “Flash” got off the bike and introduced himself to...

Two Eagle River seniors charge up ladies’ basketball team Two Eagle River seniors charge up ladies’ basketball team

The Two Eagle River School girls’ basketball team is having a stronger second half of their season than the first, according to Head Coach Pearl Yellowman. The Eagles have turned to their four seniors: Tyra Michel, Casadi Rainn Wunderlich, Misty Blue Mendoza, and Shay-Lyn Andrew for guidance on and off...

High school students answer tough question, earn scholarships High school students answer tough question, earn scholarships

LAKE COUNTY — If you could pick rights or freedoms, which would you pick as the most important? Students in high schools across Lake County were asked to answer that government-themed question for an essay contest held by the Kuilix chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).  As...

Sweet treats bring in dough Sweet treats bring in dough

ARLEE – A record number of chocolate creations filled the tables at the 12th annual Chocolate Lovers’ Festival on Wednesday. “We had 41 entries this year,” said event coordinator Shannon Patton, adding that many of the entries were in the youth category. “It was absolutely fa...

McDonald passes basket to new leadership McDonald passes basket  to new  leadership

RONAN – It’s been almost 30 years since Sherri McDonald first found her passion by helping others through the Ronan Bread Basket, but now, she is retiring. “It’s time,” she said.  The idea for the food pantry started to form all those years ago when McDonald saw a fam...

Town council considers snow pack, approves fire chief Town council considers snow pack, approves fire chief

ST. IGNATIUS – Snow piles are missing from the town this year reported Public Works Director Scott Morton during the St. Ignatius Town Council meeting. He explained after the meeting that he usually plows the streets within town limits, as is part of his job, and creates four piles of snow that reac...

Book inspires memories Book inspires memories

RONAN – Many people immigrated to the United States in the past and some even ended up in Lake County. “If only I knew a movie producer,” Donna Cheff, said of a story of one of those immigrants.  Marie Johnson’s story hasn’t made it to the movies, but it was developed...

Students take on news beat Students take on news beat

ST. IGNATIUS – In an effort to keep people informed, the kids at Glacier Lake School created a news channel.  “We’ve got all kinds of interesting things,” said Gabe Moxness, news anchor of the weekly broadcast published through YouTube.  Glacier Lake School News opens ...

Teachers learn to tackle mock school shooter Teachers learn to tackle mock school shooter

ST. IGNATIUS – Several teachers wait nervously in a classroom. They know what’s coming, but they aren’t sure how they will react. They soon find out.  A popping sound like a firecracker is heard from the hallway. A gun was being fired. Suddenly, a man in black clothes rushes into th...


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