Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Articles Written By: Rob Zolman

Proceed with caution Proceed with caution

POLSON – Where there once stood a cute little white cottage with blue trim is now just an empty 50-foot lot. The space is located in downtown Polson between the Showboat Cinemas and the Payne West Insurance buildings. At 9 a.m. on Friday morning, crews from Abel Moving and Rigging out of Arlee began...

Polson middle, high schools earn Montana SMART Schools Recycling awards Polson middle, high schools earn Montana SMART Schools Recycling awards

POLSON – The Polson Middle and High schools were recently awarded for being 2018-19 Montana SMART School Recycling Challenge champions.  The Montana SMART School Challenge, now in its fifth year, challenges schools across Montana to compete amongst each other to see who can save the most money ...

Lady Pirates prevail over Maidens, 11-2 Lady Pirates prevail over Maidens, 11-2

Story and photos by Rob Zolman                Valley Journal RONAN – The Polson Lady Pirates high school softball team earned a spot in the Class A state tournament with a road win on Tuesday evening, May 14, against the Ronan Maidens. The matchup was the s...

Fryberger powers Charlo Lady Vikings to second place in divisionals Fryberger powers Charlo Lady Vikings to second place in divisionals

MISSOULA – It was Divisional weekend for Mission Valley area high school boys and girls track and field teams.  On Thursday and Friday, Class B Mission Bulldogs along with Class C Arlee Warriors and Charlo Vikings competed in a joint class divisional meet at the MCPS Stadium in Missoula, while ...

Charlo boys and girls win team titles at 14C District meet Charlo boys and girls win team titles at 14C District meet

Story and photos by Rob Zolman              Valley Journal  MISSOULA – On a perfect spring weekend for high school track and field, it was the Charlo Vikings and Lady Vikings who came out looking the best by the end of the meet. Charlo won both the boys and...

Area athletes wrap up track and field season Area athletes wrap up track and field season

POLSON – The Polson, Ronan and Mission boys and girls track and field teams competed for the last time before setting their sights on the upcoming divisional meets. On Saturday, the Mission Bulldogs boys and girls traveled up to Bigfork to participate in the nine-team Bigfork Invitational track and ...

Ten Polson athletes sign to play college sports Ten Polson athletes sign to play college sports

 POLSON – In a ceremony held in the school’s library, ten Polson High School student athletes made their college commitments public by signing letters of intent Wednesday evening. Beatrix Frissell signed with the University of Montana for track and cross country. Frissell’s high sch...

Semper Hive Semper Hive

A bee and a veteran have more in common than one may think. They both answer to a leader and are focused on achieving a mission. These similarities are at the heart of Plan Bee, a local veterans' program spearheaded by Marine veteran Chuck Lewis.  Plan Bee uses beekeeping to help military veterans li...

Students search for aquatic invasive species Students search for aquatic invasive species

POLSON — Seventh grade students from the Polson Middle school gathered along the sunny shoreline of Salish Point on Friday morning as part of an educational series in the ongoing fight against aquatic invasive species. Friday’s event, hosted by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and M...

Polson business donates washer, dryer  Polson business donates washer, dryer

POLSON – Simply406 donated $5,200 to the Polson School District and Two Eagle River School for the purchase of washers and dryers for their buildings. TERS received $1,200 and Polson was given $4,000. According to the press release, after hearing that the lack of access to clean clothes was a factor...


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