Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Articles Written By: Rob Zolman

from GRIEVING to GIVING from GRIEVING to GIVING

POLSON – More than 120 people, which included veterans, their families and Gold Star family members, gathered in Polson at the Red Lion Inn on Saturday evening to honor local veterans and learn about the range of veteran and veteran families services that will be provided through Welcome Home Inc., a n...

Lady Bulldogs split pair of district playoff matches Lady Bulldogs split pair of district playoff matches

ST. IGNATIUS – In a tightly-contested, four-set affair, the Mission High School Lady Bulldogs volleyball team’s postseason hopes ended in a 3-1 loss to the Thompson Falls Lady Bluehawks in the semifinals of the four-team District 7B championship on Saturday afternoon. After Thompson Falls took...

So close So  close

PARK CITY – During first-round action in the Montana State High School Association Class C eight-player football playoffs, the visiting Mission Bulldogs fell to the Park City Panthers, 34-24, on Saturday afternoon. The Bulldogs finished their 2019 campaign with an overall record of 8-2. It was their fi...

Halloween celebrations kick off with community bash, haunted house Halloween celebrations kick off with community bash, haunted house

POLSON – Superheroes, dragons, dinosaurs, witches and cartoon characters were among the creatures prowling the parking lot at the New Life Church in Polson on Saturday during the annual Pumpkin Patch Bash. The event featured a trunk-or-treat event. Among 20 creatively decorated vehicles in the churc...

Polson educator receives Presidential Innovation Award Polson educator receives Presidential Innovation Award

Polson Middle School students held their sixth annual Harvest Dinner on Thursday evening in celebration of the fall bounty, which was harvested from the school’s vegetable garden. Family and friends gathered in the middle school’s lunchroom for a buffet-style dinner that the students worked ha...

Mission Valley cross-country runners compete in snowy state championship Mission Valley cross-country runners compete in snowy state championship

GREAT FALLS – The cross-country season officially ended on Saturday for Mission Valley high school teams during the All-Class Montana State Cross Country meet held at the Eagle Falls golf course in Great Falls.  With several inches of snow blanketing the racecourse overnight, area runners quick...

Kiwanis members learn about hazards of vaping Kiwanis members learn about hazards of vaping

POLSON – With vaping being a common topic of discussion in public conversation, Polson Kiwanis Club members and guests had the opportunity on Thursday to learn about the hazards of vaping and why it can be dangerous. “It’s an epidemic and a crisis,” said Lake County Public Health o...

Sprinting to playoffs Sprinting to playoffs

ST. IGNATIUS – Under the lights on Friday evening, the Mission Bulldogs captured a 50-36 win over the Flint Creek Titans to put an exclamation point on Senior Night and secure a spot in the upcoming playoffs.  “The win on Senior Night was special,” said Bulldog head coach Tyler Murr...

Mission Valley prep runners find success at divisional races Mission Valley prep runners find success at divisional races

This past week, cross-country runners across the Mission Valley competed in their respective divisional championships. Mission Lady Bulldog runner Karolyna Buck ruled the girls race during the Western B-C Divisional held at the Rivers Bend Golf Course in Thompson Falls on Wednesday, Oct. 16. Crossing the ...

Commissioners discuss jail expansion levy Commissioners discuss jail expansion levy

RONAN — The jail expansion levy was discussed during a community outreach meeting Oct. 6 at the Ronan Community Center, which was attended by all three Lake County commissioners, representatives from the Lake County Attorney’s Office and Lake County Sheriff’s Office.  The county loc...


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