Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Articles Written By: Rob Zolman

Lake County voters to consider property tax hike to finance jail expansion

POLSON – Following months of discussions, Lake County commissioners Dave Stipe, Bill Barron and Gale Decker unanimously decided on Wednesday, Sept. 11, to move forward with a proposed ballot question this fall that will ask the voters to decide whether additional jail and courtroom space is worth a pro...

New BG Club breaks ground in Polson New BG Club breaks ground  in Polson

POLSON – The Boys and Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County broke ground on a new clubhouse on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 10.  The facility will be located across the street from the Polson Middle School on the corner of 17th Avenue West and 2nd Street West. The club’s e...

Charlo celebrates homecoming week Charlo celebrates homecoming week

CHARLO – The Charlo Lady Vikings volleyball squad opened homecoming weekend on Thursday evening with a non-conference 25-21, 23-25, 26-24, 25-23 win over visiting Class B Mission Lady Bulldogs. Kassidi Cox led Charlo with 21 digs and 10 assists. Liev Smith had nine kills and 17 digs. Junior sette...

Diverse planes show up for Polson Airport Fly-In Diverse planes show up for Polson Airport Fly-In

POLSON – Even with storm clouds looming over the Polson Airport on Saturday, Sept. 7, the 21st annual Polson Fly-In still saw a strong turnout of visiting aviators and their aircraft. The local Chapter 1122 of the Experimental Aircraft Association sponsored the fly-in and welcomed hundreds of visito...

Diverse planes show up for Polson Airport Fly-In

POLSON – Even with storm clouds looming over the Polson Airport on Saturday, Sept. 7, the 21st annual Polson Fly-In still saw a strong turnout of visiting aviators and their aircraft. The local Chapter 1122 of the Experimental Aircraft Association sponsored the fly-in and welcomed hundreds of visito...

Dayton Daze celebrates heroes, supports fire department Dayton Daze celebrates heroes, supports fire department

DAYTON — Heroes paid homage to another group of heroes during the Dayton Daze celebration last weekend. This year’s theme, Dayton Daze Honors D-Day, was created to show respect for their service.   Volunteer firefighters and emergency responders expressed respect for the American and Alli...

Charlo volleyball picks up sweep over rival Arlee Charlo volleyball picks up sweep over rival Arlee

CHARLO – The Charlo Lady Viking volleyball squad defeated the Arlee Scarlets in three straight sets 25-6, 25-16, 25-14 during their last match. “I feel we are starting off pretty strong,” said Charlo head coach Rhondell Volinkaty. “The girls put in a lot of work over the summer and...

Ronan’s Normandeau wins Canal Bank Invite Ronan’s Normandeau wins Canal Bank Invite

RONAN – Ronan Chief James Normandeau took the boys individual title and led Ronan to a team win during the Ronan Canal Bank Invitational on Friday. He ran about three miles with a time of 16:43.21. “It was really important for me to perform my best,” said Normandeau. He explained that he...

Construction of new Linderman gym underway

POLSON – The second phase of the three-phase Linderman Gymnasium construction project began last week as crews from Swank Enterprises moved equipment and building supplies onto the site.  “The project is right on track for a winter 2020 completion,” said Rex Weltz, Polson School Dis...

Commissioners consider putting new jail on ballot Commissioners consider putting new jail on ballot

POLSON – Lake County Commissioners are considering the development of a resolution to allow voters to decide whether a new jail should be built.   “We have gotten to a point where we have to do something, in my opinion,” said Commissioner Bill Barron. “We have reached a point ...


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