Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Articles Written By: Rob Zolman

Dayton Daze draws crowds, raises cash Dayton Daze draws crowds, raises cash

DAYTON – Neighbors and visitors gathered at the spacious Dayton Park to take part in an afternoon of fun, festivities and fundraising during Dayton Daze on Saturday. “We had a good turnout, all things considered,” said Zoe Lilja, who serves as secretary/treasurer of the Chief Cliff Volun...

New chiropractor takes over Polson Family Chiropractic New chiropractor takes over Polson Family Chiropractic

POLSON – Dr. Pam Sandall of Polson Family Chiropractic retired at the end of August after 30 years of serving her patients’ chiropractic needs. Sandall called her retirement “an opportunity to enjoy a bit more free time,” but she said she has left her practice in good hands with Dr...

Sports Shorts for Sept. 16, 2020 Sports Shorts for Sept. 16, 2020

Football   Arlee Warriors The Arlee Warriors moved to a 1-2 overall record on the season Friday evening with a 76-36 road loss to the St. Regis Tigers. Charlo Vikings Coyle Nagy threw two touchdown passes and ran for another to help the Charlo Vikings ease past the Plains Horsem...

Ronan’s Heiner wins XC race on home course Ronan’s Heiner wins XC race on home course

RONAN — Ronan Chief Brant Heiner was the first individual to cross the finish line during the Ronan Cross Country team’s hosted Canal Bank Run on Friday afternoon. Heiner won the boys race on his home turf with a time of 16 minutes, 44 seconds. “I did not expect Heiner to break into t...

Chiefs, Bulldogs open gridiron season at home Chiefs, Bulldogs open gridiron season at home

RONAN – The Ronan Chiefs and the Mission Bulldogs opened the football season on Friday night under the lights, and after implementing COVID-19 guidelines, a limited number of fans were able to attend.  The Chiefs crushed their Northwestern A conference rivals the Browning Indians 42-0. It&rsquo...

Maidens golf team wins invitational tournament Maidens golf team wins invitational tournament

RONAN – The Ronan Maidens varsity golf team had plenty to contend with during the Ronan Invitational Golf Tournament at the Mission Mountain Golf Course on Thursday, including roasting heat and a competitive field, but they won the nine-team stroke play event with a combined top score of 400. Macao ...

TERS holds class of 2020 commencement TERS holds class of 2020 commencement

PABLO — The 2020 graduates of Two Eagle River School received a special send off on the football field Saturday afternoon. The traditional graduation ceremony was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “I want to say how proud I am of these graduates,” said TERS Superintendent Rodney Bird i...

Volunteers collect vital information to combat water pollution Volunteers collect vital information to combat water pollution

POLSON — Armed with tape measures and aerial maps, a small army of volunteers wearing bright yellow safety vests took to the city streets of Polson last Thursday to help reduce the amount of pollutants entering Flathead Lake from stormwater runoff. “The purpose of this project is to determine ...

Skateboarders jam at local skate park Skateboarders jam at local skate park

POLSON – Skateboarders from across western Montana were in Polson this past weekend to enjoy the 23rd Annual Skate Jam at the Seventh Avenue Skate Park. “It’s super vertical. I love it,” said Bitterroot Valley skater Tyson Hawkinson of the park’s layout.  Jesse Vargas...

They’re back: local high school prep sports begin fall season They’re back: local high school prep sports begin fall season

RONAN – High school sports returned to the Mission Valley last Friday as teams practiced for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic canceled activities.   The Montana High School Association gave schools the green light to go ahead in early July for the season with golf, cross country, f...


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