Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Articles Written By: Rob Zolman

Ronan welcome arch taken down for repairs Ronan welcome arch taken down for repairs

RONAN – The iconic Ronan arch is now missing as the welcoming feature on Main Street while a new one is being constructed.  On Thursday, the logs came down. A half dozen large utility trucks clogged a section of the street as work was done to remove the arch. The street was closed for about thr...

Mission Valley flexes talent muscles in local contest Mission Valley flexes talent muscles in local contest

POLSON – Team Xtreme members Tile Falkner and Tua Meafua used brute strength to muscle their way past the competition on Friday evening to win the top spot in the adult division during the 2019 Mission Valley Has Talent competition. Meafua and Falkner wowed the crowd in the Polson High School audito...

Mission Valley athletes earn basketball honors Mission Valley athletes earn basketball honors

POLSON – The 2018-19 high school basketball season produced several all-state and all-conference players from around the Mission Valley, selected by representatives in each respective conference. Seniors Greg Whitesell, Isaac Fisher and Alyssia Vanderburg headed up the Class C postseason list for th...

FAST & FURIOUS FAST &  FURIOUS

RONAN – The “Ballers” dodgeball team ducked, dived and dove their way through 24-team brackets to win the third annual Ronan Spring Sports Dodgeball Tournament Championship at the Ronan Event Center on Friday evening. The event is billed as the “Largest Dodgeball Tournament in West...

Stand Proud Stand Proud

By Rob Zolman / Valley Journal BILLINGS – The Arlee Warriors basketball season ended Saturday evening in Billings as the defending back-to-back state champions fell to the Manhattan Christian Eagles 83-51 in the Class C Boys State Basketball Championship at the MetraPark’s Rimrock Auto Arena. ...

Local gymnasts ready for state competition Local gymnasts ready for state competition

POLSON – Another state championship has arrived for the Mission Valley athletic landscape this weekend. The Osprey gymnastics team will represent the valley during the 2019 Montana State Gymnastics Championships. The team is scheduled to compete in Helena on the Carol College campus on Sunday, March 17...

Donations help support Charlo outdoor complex

CHARLO – The Charlo Community Outdoor Complex committee received a substantial donation towards the funds needed to build a rubberized track for the Charlo Sports Complex.  The Charlo American Legion Post 126 presented CCOC chairman Harley Coleman with a check for $2,000 in support of the proje...

Ronan’s top cop takes chilly plunge for worthy cause Ronan’s top cop takes chilly plunge for worthy cause

With temperatures hovering around zero degrees on Saturday morning, Ronan Police Chief Ken Weaver took a chilly dip in the icy waters of Spring Creek in the Ronan park for a good cause. Weaver signed up to help raise funds for the annual Special Olympics with the Flathead Rez Polar Plunge, along with othe...

Girls basketball teams wrap up the season at state tournament Girls basketball teams wrap up the season at state tournament

GREAT FALLS – It was a rough weekend for both the Arlee Scarlets and the Charlo Lady Vikings during the Class C Girls State Basketball Tournament at the Four Seasons Arena in Great Falls. Both squads exited the eight-team tournament early with back-to-back losses. The Lady Vikings advanced to the...

Warriors place second at divisionals, head to state Warriors place second at divisionals, head to state

DEER LODGE – It took three days, two severe winter weather cancellations, two venue changes and a Darshan Bolen game-winning free throw for the Arlee Warriors to finally earn their fifth consecutive State C Tournament appearance and a shot at a third consecutive Class C State championship. On Feb. 2...


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