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Valley Cruisers share food for Christmas Valley Cruisers share food for Christmas

It all started with a front page story in the Oct. 29 Valley Journal, Sherlee Santorno said.  The article was about the Bread Basket food bank in Ronan struggling to keep groceries on their shelves.  Santorno had just been asked to coordinate the Mission Valley Cruisers Christmas party. So she talked to the Cruisers, and they decided to bring food items to the party in lieu of gifts.  “One of our members saw that the Ronan food bank was short of food and money. We talked it over, and we thought we’d like to help,” said Mike Lee, Mission Valley Cruisers president.  At the end of the festivities, the Cruisers had gathered 350 pounds of groceri...


Holiday baskets offer prizes for a good cause Holiday baskets offer prizes for a good cause

RONAN — Winter is a tough time for local food banks, but kind-hearted local businesses and individuals come together to meld fun and charity in a Christmastime fundraiser meant to raise money for those who otherwise might go hungry.  Community Bank’s Spirit Basket program has raised betwe...


Cozy Nostalgia Cozy Nostalgia

Famous biscuits served alongside local history    On Thursday morning when slick roads slowed most people to 40 miles per hour on the highway and a fresh layer of snow was accumulating on already packed snow, Judy Morton was inside pouring coffee at the Biscuit for a few locals brave enough t...


Willard’s comes under new ownership Willard’s comes under new ownership

RONAN – After three and a half decades, 9,017 free six packs, and building a fortress for family, friends, and community to gather, Julie and Willard Moore handed over the keys of their business to new ownership at the end of November.  When the bright-eyed young couple decided to move to Ronan...


Ford supports Boys, Girls Club Ford supports Boys, Girls Club

News from Don Aadsen Ford RONAN — Ford Motor Company Fund is donating $77,500 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Washington, Oregon, northern Idaho, Montana and Alaska, in keeping with its commitment that no child should go hungry — especially as the holidays approach.     Sixty-four ...


New downtown retailer repurposes aging items New downtown retailer repurposes aging items

POLSON — Savvy power tool skills can help repurpose aging pieces into useful items — just ask Tasha Avison. “Shop was my favorite class in high school,” she said. Avison’s new store in Polson, called Perfectly Imperfect and located at 305 Main Street, speaks to her passion...


Martial arts center to open soon Martial arts center to open soon

For those not in martial arts, the idea of jiu-jitsu might bring to mind the image of broken boards and karate style hand chops – that’s not it.  “It’s more like wrestling,” said Justin DuMontier, jiu-jitsu instructor and owner of the Cross Collar Academy. “It&rsqu...


Public TV fund drive begins Dec. 10

PABLO — KSKC-TV, a public television station owned and operated by Salish Kootenai College, is scheduled to hold their on-air fundraiser Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 10 and 11, beginning at 6 p.m. each evening. Viewers can call in bids and people are welcome to come to the campus at SKC in Pablo to par...


‘Doughnut central’ at Windmill Village offers pies, other goodies for holidays ‘Doughnut central’ at Windmill Village offers pies, other goodies for holidays

People regularly stop in at the Windmill Village Bakery for a warm glazed doughnut. Each one looks slightly different and is made from an old family recipe the owners keep secret, but are willing to say mashed potatoes are in the dough. “They are so soft and chewy,” said Staci Beaver from Miss...


Cozy Vintage Vida offers sentimental gifts Cozy Vintage Vida offers sentimental gifts

POLSON — The building housing Vintage Vida Antiques and Gifts, 3 Fourth Ave. E, was constructed in 1890 on railroad ties, according to LaNita Fitzpatrick, owner. It was Polson’s first boot and saddle shop, but now it’s full of “pieces of everybody’s past,” Fitzpatrick said...


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