Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Articles Written By: Rob Zolman

Two Warriors sign letters of intent Two Warriors sign letters of intent

ARLEE – Former Arlee High School basketball stars Greg Whitesell and Lane Johnson recently signed a national letter of intent to continue their basketball and academic careers at United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck, North Dakota. Whitesell and Johnson are the third and fourth members of a Wa...

Salish Kootenai College awards 250 diplomas to graduates Salish Kootenai College awards 250 diplomas to graduates

By Rob Zolman                                         Valley Journal About 250 students at the Salish Kootenai College turned their tassels during the school’s commencement ceremony Saturday afternoon...

Jocko Valley Library’s Summer Reading Program begins  ARLEE — The Jocko Valley Library’s summer reading program is free for all ages and runs from June 11- Aug. 6. Events are on Tuesdays, (June 11, 18, 25; July 9, 16, 23, 30, and Aug. 6 - finale), from 9:30-11 a.m. Register with a...

Three Charlo valedictorians take the stage Three Charlo valedictorians  take the stage

CHARLO – Charlo High School held their 2019 graduation commencement on Sunday afternoon in the school’s gymnasium.  This year a trio of valedictorians addressed the graduating class and crowd of well-wishers. Co-valedictorians Taylor Olsen and Allie Delaney delivered messages of encourage...

Watch sawdust fly at inaugural Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous Watch sawdust fly at inaugural Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous

RONAN – The Mission Valley will be abuzz with rip-roaring activity during the area’s first Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous starting Thursday, June 20, through Sunday, June 23. The four-day event will feature chainsaw carvers from around the country showing off their carving skills as they craft lo...

MV players selected for All-State MV players selected for All-State

POLSON – Several prep softball players from the Mission Valley were selected for the Montana All-State softball and respective all-conference teams. In Class A, the Polson Lady Pirates had several players on the all-state team, including sophomore Josie Caye, senior Paige Noyes and senior pitcher La...

Viking, Warriors battle on the gridiron

BUTTE – Arlee Warrior Darshan Bolen was named defensive Most Valuable Player for his stellar defensive performance on Saturday evening during the 2019 Bob Cleverley eight-man all-star game at the Bob Green Field in Butte. Playing on the blue squad, Bolen’s blanket coverage and two interception...

Lady Pirates finish second at Class A softball state tourney Lady Pirates finish second at Class A softball state tourney

POLSON – Having survived an 18-hour gauntlet of pressure-packed softball, the Polson Lady Pirates came up short during the Class A softball state championship on Saturday at the Polson Softball Complex.  The Belgrade Panthers completed a four-game sweep at the twelve-team tournament and defeate...

Two Eagle River School celebrates commencement Two Eagle River  School celebrates  commencement

PABLO – On Saturday afternoon, one of the smallest senior classes in decades walked across the stage during the 2019 graduation ceremony at Two Eagle River School. According to administrator Rodney Bird, the number of graduates may be small in total but the 2019 class had the distinct privilege of b...

Egg Drop Challenge a smashing success Egg Drop Challenge a smashing success

PABLO — Students from both Ms. Fishers and Mrs. Buck’s fourth-grade classes at Pablo Elementary School put their creativity, ingenuity and problem-solving skills to the test on Thursday afternoon during the second annual Egg Drop Challenge. Fisher explained that the challenge is an annual spri...


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