Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Articles Written By: Rob Zolman

Polson School Board adds new bus route

POLSON – Student safety was at the forefront of the Polson School Board meeting on Monday, Nov. 12. The board approved a bus route addition during the meeting. Transportation Services Director Mike Anderson proposed the addition due to an overcrowding issue on school bus routes 15 and 8. The new rou...

Handmade hats warm heads, hearts Handmade hats warm heads, hearts

PABLO – As temperatures start to drop, the children at Pablo Elementary School will stay warm thanks to the donation of more than 200 hand-knit hats from a knitter in Pennsylvania.  “The students are very excited to get the hats,” said Kathy Smith, Pablo Elementary reading facilitat...

Local spikers earn postseason honors

POLSON – The 2018 girls’ volleyball all-state and all-conference selections were recently released and nine Mission Valley area high school volleyball players were among those honored. In Class C, four girls from Charlo and Arlee were named to either the first-team or second-team all-conferenc...

Polson soccer receives statewide postseason honors Polson soccer receives statewide postseason honors

POLSON – The Polson High School boys and girls soccer teams had a quartet of players named to the Class A All-State soccer team last week. Pirate seniors Mack Moderie, Bridger Wenzel and Robin Erickson were each recognized for their 2018 season efforts earning first-team all-state selections. The tr...

Local benchrest shooting champion shoots to the top Local benchrest shooting champion shoots to the top

FINLEY POINT — Winning a United States Air Rifle Benchrest national championship is quite an impressive accomplishment. So is setting an outdoor world and national air rifle record for the most bull's-eyes. Flathead Lake area resident Amador Zuazua, also known as AZ, set the record on Oct. 10 in Mes...

Students salute area veterans for their service Students salute area veterans for their service

RONAN – Glacier View School students gathered together on Thursday afternoon to pay special tribute to the women and men who served in the armed forces.  The students worked hard for weeks in preparation for their annual celebration by decorating the school with thank-you messages and rehearsin...

County begins hazard mitigation update

POLSON – In an effort to keep citizens safe, Lake County emergency officials and their counterparts from a variety of agencies kicked off a series of meetings on Nov. 7 in an effort to update the county’s hazard mitigation plan.  A proactive hazard mitigation plan is a publicly guided doc...

Polson PGA professional honored with prestigious award Polson PGA professional honored with prestigious award

INDIAN WELLS - Cameron Milton was recently honored with the 2018 Professional Golfers’ Association Youth Player Development Award. He is the PGA head golf professional at Polson Bay Golf Course. “I couldn’t be on the stage today if it wasn’t for a whole litany of folks back in Pols...

Sports program fosters team spirit Sports program fosters team spirit

PABLO – Saturday’s matchup between co-ed teams from Mission and Ronan featured all the hallmarks of any typical basketball game, including dribbles, rebounds, steals, made baskets and celebrations on both benches, but this was no ordinary high school basketball game. It was the first-ever game pl...

Divisional rounds bring challenges for volleyball teams Divisional rounds bring challenges for volleyball teams

By Rob Zolman Valley Journal The 2018 season came to an end for the Charlo Lady Vikings volleyball team with a fourth-place divisional finish in Saturday’s 3-0 loss to the Ennis Mustangs. The defending Class C state champion Mustangs defeated the Lady Vikings 25-17, 25-15, 25-20 in Western C D...


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