Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Articles Written By: Rob Zolman

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...

Three local athletes win state titles Three local athletes win state titles

LAUREL – A trio of Mission Valley athletes won gold at their respective Montana State Track and Field Championship meets on Friday and Saturday. Polson Lady Pirate Bea Frissell added another two State Class A titles to her ever-expanding trophy case, winning the girls’ championship in the 1600...

Lady Pirate doubles team scores second at state tennis meet Lady Pirate doubles team scores second at state tennis meet

KALISPELL – The Polson High School girls tennis squad earned enough team points to nab a second place overall finish during the Class A State Tennis Tournament on the Flathead Valley Community College tennis courts in Kalispell on Thursday and Friday. Number one doubles team of Berkley Ellis and Qia...

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 ...


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