Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Articles Written By: Karen Peterson

FJBC considers appointing rep to compact team

ST. IGNATIUS – The Flathead Joint Board of Control discussed the possibility of appointing a representative for the irrigators to the Compact Implementation Technical Team (CITT) at the last regular board meeting.  After the Montana Legislature ratified the CSKT Compact earlier this year, the p...

Students teach world travelers about local culture Students teach world travelers about local culture

ST. IGNATIUS – Connor Durglo, 8, invited a group of people from all over the world to the Mission School District on Friday afternoon to learn about local culture.  The world travelers called themselves Friendship Force. The club works much like a foreign exchange program where students come to...

Arlee Schools staff increased

ARLEE – The Arlee School Board voted to increase staff in the special education department during the regular board meeting with one full time teacher, two elementary aides and one aide in the high school to ensure a smaller student-to-teacher ratio. Funding for the additional staff comes from a supple...

Arlee Schools staff increased

ARLEE – The Arlee School Board voted to increase staff in the special education department during the regular board meeting with one full time teacher, two elementary aides and one aide in the high school to ensure a smaller student-to-teacher ratio. Funding for the additional staff comes from a supple...

Town clerk retires after almost four decades Town clerk retires after almost four decades

ST. IGNATIUS – Mary Leishman was appointed as the new clerk during the town council meeting on Tuesday. After 38 years, Lee Ann Gottfried retired from the position, although she isn’t completely finished with the job. The council voted to hire Gottfried as a deputy clerk to fill in and answer que...

Hitting their stride Hitting their stride

RONAN – The smoke cleared out and the rain clouds blew in creating one of the coldest Canal invitational cross-country meets ever on Friday afternoon. “It’s usually hot at this time and the kids are sweating,” said Noelle Decker, Ronan coach. “This is the first Canal Bank Run...

Nonprofit donates to playgrounds, trails Nonprofit donates to playgrounds, trails

DIXON — Friends of Ronan Parks and Trails (FORPAT) stopped by the Dixon School District to drop off a check for $500 to help the school with the cost of maintaining their new playground, but the group didn’t stop there. As soon as school started, group members Carole Lankford and Eleanor Vizca...

Youth group entertains students Youth group entertains students

ST. IGNATIUS – Students with Cornerstone Faith Center’s youth group organized an event to celebrate the beginning of the school year on Friday evening at Cornerstone Pizza, and Blaine Street was closed off to accommodate the crowd with the mayor’s permission. “We wanted to get the ...

Community Eligibility Program provides free school lunches Community Eligibility Program provides free school lunches

ST. IGNATIUS –   For some families with several children, the yearly school lunch bill can add up to $1,000 a year, so many qualifying schools in the valley have elected to participate in a program that provides free meals for all students. “It’s a huge savings for working famili...

Celebrating peace, expansion Celebrating peace, expansion

ARLEE – Four boys started counting the 2-foot-tall Buddha statues lined up back to back on the eight-spoke dharma wheel during the 11th Annual Festival of Peace at the Ewam School of Tibetan Buddhism on Saturday.  “I got 74 on this side counting the ones on the ends,” said River Adk...


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