Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Articles Written By: Berl Tiskus

Dollars for Scholars fundraiser offers trips

POLSON — Polson Dollars for Scholars provided 45 Polson High School graduates and alumni with $55,000 in scholarships in 2015. The organization has given out $216,150 for Polson graduates in its 10-year history. As a fundraiser, Polson Dollars for Scholars is offering people a chance to win a trip a...

LFVCF donates painting to The Nest LFVCF donates painting to The Nest

POLSON — The Lower Flathead Valley Community Foundation donated a painting by noted waterscape artist Byron Pickering to The Nest to be sold during the silent auction at “Fall Fest to Feather the Nest” fundraiser Sunday, Oct. 18 at McCrumb’s Barn on Finley Point. Bids will also be acc...

RSVP – win/win for volunteers, communities RSVP – win/win for volunteers, communities

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program workers are everywhere – passing out commodities, checking appointments at the spay/neuter clinic; “floating” and helping where they’re needed at the Flathead Cherry Festival; answering the phone and dealing with visitors at the Polson Chamber of C...

Commission OKs low-income housing grant Commission OKs low-income housing grant

  POLSON — The Polson City Commission voted to write a letter of support for and send a representative to Helena to speak on behalf of Polson Landing, a low-income housing development.  Alex Burkhalter, who approached the commission about the building project, will submit his project to...

Rural fire districts appoints interim chief Rural fire districts appoints interim chief

POLSON — After a last-ditch effort to keep the Polson Fire Department and the Polson Rural Fire District as one organization, the Rural board held a special meeting on Sept. 23 and voted to recognize the interlocal agreement is no longer in effect and move on.  Chair R. Jack Clapp announced tha...

Moldenhauer, Bosker benefit set for Sept. 25 Moldenhauer, Bosker benefit  set for Sept. 25

POLSON — On Aug. 15, life changed for Victor Moldenhauer and Tana Bosker. They were participating in a Lake County Search and Rescue poker run fundraiser when they wrecked the motorcycle they were riding, hitting the front end of a pickup pulling a horsetrailer.  Moldenhauer’s back was br...

Local boys make good Local boys make good

POLSON — Doug and Bill Wyman, Jr., were high school age when their mother Tanya was killed in a car wreck. Their father, Bill Wyman, Sr., was a pilot for Montana Power and couldn’t be home all the time so he asked his neighbors, Joyce and Marvin Carlyle, to be surrogate parents to his two young s...

Mackay sentencing set Mackay sentencing set

POLSON — Desmond Alan Mackay, 36, appeared in District Court Judge Deborah Kim Christopher’s court on Sept. 17 and pleaded guilty to mitigated deliberate homicide in the death of John Barrows. There will be no trial, and sentencing was set for Oct. 29. The maximum sentence would be 40 years and t...

Tribal culture shared with local, Missoula students Tribal culture shared with local, Missoula students

PABLO — A deer hide with grayish white hair was ready to be scraped, and students from the Missoula International School, a Spanish immersion school, were eager to try.  Randy Michel, who teaches hide tanning at the People’s Center, talked about hides and how they go from hairy and wet to...

Boettcher Park goes to the dogs Pet-a-Palooza style Boettcher Park goes to the dogs Pet-a-Palooza style

POLSON — About 25 short dogs, fuzzy dogs, chubby dogs, tall dogs, shy dogs and their people attended Mission Valley Animal Shelter’s Pet-a-Palooza held at Boettcher Park on Sept. 12.  People said it was fun because there was so much going on —  Pat Cook gave an obedience class ...


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