Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Articles Written By: Karen Peterson

Free Thanksgiving Day meal for anyone Free Thanksgiving Day meal for anyone

POLSON – If you don’t feel like cooking during this Thanksgiving Day holiday, plenty of prepared food is available for free at the Senior Citizen Center at 504 3rd Ave. E. from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. “This is open to anybody,” coordinator Tracy Plaiss said of the dinner. And it&rsquo...

Something positive out of tragedy

PABLO – After Dallas Paige Cox-Sias, 3, lost her life due to injuries from a car crash on U.S. Highway 93  Monday, Nov. 9, her parents decided to allow her to help four other children. “They agreed to donate her eyes and heart valves,” said Jody Sias, the child’s grandfather, ...

Highway crash takes child’s life, injures others Highway crash takes child’s life, injures others

 PABLO – Emergency crews responded to a tragic wreck on U.S. Highway 93 south of Pablo on Monday, Nov. 9, that took the life of a 3-year-old child. A 2011 Chevy Impala stopped at the stop sign where Old Highway 93 crosses before attempting to travel west across the highway over the southbound l...

Head Start celebrates 40 years Head Start celebrates 40 years

 Forty years ago Daren Incashola was a little guy playing with blocks during his time at a Head Start in St. Ignatius. He was 4 years old. He would grow up and send his two children to the child development program for children ages birth to 5. On Friday, Incashola helped celebrate Head Start’s...

Small school bands open big show Small school bands open big show

Students waited on a large dark stage lit by spotlights, positioning their instruments, looking over music notes, trying to calm their nerves. The conductor gave the signal and the red curtain opened on the Mission Valley Band Festival at the Performing Arts Center  Tuesday, Nov. 10, in Ronan. Before...

Students question local government Students question local government

ST. IGNATIUS – Mayor Charley Gariepy hit the gavel on the podium to call a town council session to a close on a packed meeting after hearing questions from dozens of concerned Mission fourth-grade students on Wednesday. The council ran the mock meeting as if it were the real thing, but they never re...

Highway crash takes child’s life, injures others Highway crash takes child’s life, injures others

  PABLO – Emergency crews responded to a tragic wreck on U.S. Highway 93 south of Pablo on Monday, Nov. 9, that took the life of a 3-year-old child.   A 2011 Chevy Impala stopped at the stop sign where Old Highway 93 crosses before attempting to travel west across the highway over th...

Polson veteran defied death in Vietnam Polson veteran defied death  in Vietnam

On Veterans Day, flags are raised during the federal holiday to celebrate the many sacrifices veterans make for this country. Retired U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Pruett Helm is one of those veterans. For him, the holiday is also the exact day he ended up on the jungle floor in Vietnam paralyzed from the ...

Sober Indian Riders speak to students about addiction Sober Indian Riders speak to students about addiction

PABLO – Two Eagle River School celebrated Red Ribbon Week by inviting several people with drug and alcohol issues to share their experiences in an effort to help students make positive choices. “Last week was Red Ribbon Week,” high school senior Payton Sorrell explained, adding that the ...

Undefeated Warriors unstoppable in quest for State Undefeated Warriors unstoppable in quest for State

The Arlee Warrior Football team is still undefeated after their last win against Wibaux in the Class-C quarter finals game on Saturday, 42-36.  “We seed number one in the west,” Head Coach Todd Yocum said of the team’s Montana standing. Yocum said four teams are now left in the state t...


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