Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Articles Written By: Rob Zolman

By Rob Zolman / Valley Journal POLSON – In celebration of the life and legacy of civil rights icon Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., students across the state participated in MLK Read for Peace events in their classrooms. Charlo Elementary School, Linderman Elementary School and K. William Harvey Ele...

Runners can keep going in winter months with preparation Runners can keep going in winter months with preparation

Many running enthusiasts avoid the cold weather and choose to stay toasty in a warm gym on a treadmill rather than venture outdoors to pound the pavement for a few miles once the snowdrifts and the frigid wind starts to howl. Lou Brenner is a veteran marathoner and member of the Polson Running Club, which...

Bulldogs put bite on valley rivals Bulldogs put bite on valley rivals

ST. IGNATIUS – It was rivalry weekend for the Mission Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs basketball teams as they squared off with their nonconference rivals for Mission Valley bragging rights on Friday and Saturday evening with the girls winning both of their games and the boys bringing home one win and one l...

Forrest Gump look-alike takes first place in Polson race Forrest Gump look-alike takes first place in Polson race

By Rob Zolman / Valley Journal POLSON – Upon crossing the finish line of the 2020 Sorry ‘Bout That half marathon, overall race-winner Jason Delaney exclaimed: “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” He was quoting Forrest Gump from the fam...

New jail levy ballots sent out in mail, due on Jan. 28 New jail levy ballots sent out in mail, due on Jan. 28

POLSON – On Jan. 8, 15,748 mail-in election ballots were sent out. Registered Lake County voters are asked to approve or disapprove of the county commissioner’s levy request for the ability to collect up to $2.5 million annually for 20 years to help finance a proposed new jail and courtroom expan...

Ronan, Polson compete in basketball showdown Ronan, Polson compete in basketball showdown

RONAN – The Ronan High School boys and girls basketball teams split a doubleheader with visiting Polson Pirates and Lady Pirates on Friday night. The Maidens defeated the Lady Pirates 61-11, while the Pirates won against the Chiefs 63-48. In the first game of the evening, the Lady Pirates struggled ...

Dipping into a new decade Dipping into a new decade

POLSON – Chill seekers splashed into the nippy waters of Flathead Lake to kick off the first day of 2020 during the 22nd Annual Polson Polar Plunge.  The event was held along the boat ramp and shoreline of Polson’s Riverside Park on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 1. For some Mission Valley res...

Grueling weekend welcomes prep wrestlers after winter break Grueling weekend welcomes prep wrestlers after winter break

RONAN – Mission Valley area prep wrestling teams from Ronan, Mission/Charlo and Polson returned to the mats from their winter holiday vacation this past weekend during the Western Montana Duals in Ronan. The Polson Pirate wrestling team finished fourth out of 20 western Montana teams that competed d...

Charlo sweeps Two Eagle River in doubleheader Charlo sweeps Two Eagle River in doubleheader

PABLO – The Two Eagle River School Eagle and Lady Eagle basketball squads played host in their 14C conference to the Charlo Vikings and Lady Vikings on Friday evening. In the early game of the night, the Lady Vikings prevailed over a very young scrappy Lady Eagles team 57-8. “I am very prou...

Lake Mary Ronan pike population threatens salmon fishery Lake Mary Ronan pike population threatens salmon fishery

LAKE MARY RONAN – Cast your line out in Lake Mary Ronan and you’ll likely find a northern pike on the other end. On Dec. 4, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks fish biologists Kenneth Breidinger and Sam Bourret held a forum at the Mountain Meadow Resort located along the shoreline of Lake Mary Ro...


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