Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Articles Written By: Rob Zolman

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...

Charlo girls, Polson boys win track meet team titles Charlo girls, Polson boys win track meet team titles

POLSON – The Polson boys track and field outdistanced the competition with 226.5 team points, while the Charlo girls posted 189 team points to capture team titles during the Lake County Track Meet on Thursday at the Polson Sports Complex. Polson had seven first-place finishes in the boys events. Dug...

Former MAC pitcher is national player of the week Former MAC pitcher is national player of the week

BOTTINEAU – Ran’Dee Charlo has been named the MonDak Player of the Week and NJCAA Pitcher of the Week for the Dakota College at Bottineau Ladyjacks.  Charlo, a former Mission-Arlee-Charlo Lady Bulldog standout pitcher and current college student, has been exceptional as of late for the La...

Law enforcement torch run benefits Lake County Special Olympics Law enforcement torch run benefits Lake County Special Olympics

POLSON – Local law enforcement officers were out in force Friday in Lake County. Their mission wasn’t to fight crime but to help raise awareness and cash for the Montana Special Olympics.  Beginning at the Polson High School and finishing in Arlee, special Olympians, law enforcement and f...

Ronan students pitch in, pick up trash Ronan students pitch in, pick up trash

RONAN – On Friday, Ronan City crews received some help cleaning up the city streets from more than 100 student volunteers from various Ronan High School extracurricular and athletic groups.  According to Ronan High School student advisor Heather Gray, teaching students to take ownership of the ...

Maidens, Lady Pirates battle foes in weekend tourney Maidens, Lady Pirates battle foes in weekend tourney

FRENCHTOWN – The Polson Lady Pirates and Ronan Maidens softball teams were both on the road this weekend during the two-day Frenchtown Invitational softball tournament. The Lady Pirates and Maidens opened the first day of the tournament on Friday with losses. The Lady Pirates fell to Belgrade 5-4, w...

MAC softball keeps winning MAC softball keeps winning

ST. IGNATIUS – The Mission-Arlee-Charlo (MAC) girls softball team swept a doubleheader with the visiting Manhattan Lady Tigers on Tuesday, April 23. MAC took the first game 9-4. The MAC bats came alive in the bottom of the third inning scoring four runs to take the lead. MAC batters scored five more...


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