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Family ice cream business gives back Family ice cream business gives back

ST. IGNATIUS – Getting started in the ice cream business wasn’t an easy task for the owners of the Golden Yoke, but they made it happen. Connie Surber and Laura Ginsburg originally wanted to purchase a pasteurizing machine to make ice cream with milk from their farm. They started working on a plan to make that happen in 2013, which included, for Surber, a journey to Penn State to attend ice cream school. She already had a degree in dairy science. “The dream was to eventually hand milk cows at our place, but there turned out to be too many regulations,” Surber said.  Montana rules and regulations require the use of special equipment to milk cows when the...


Elmo woman opens dog grooming business Elmo woman opens dog grooming business

By Caleb M. Soptelean Valley Journal ELMO – After 14 years of working as a dog groomer for someone else, Beverly Weimar was ready to strike out on her own.  She opened the Dog House at 27534 Ricketts Road full-time in June.  She had been an apprentice and then a dog groomer at the...


Artist Edgar Paxson to be celebrated Artist Edgar Paxson to be celebrated

CHARLO — Not too many people can say they had artist Charles M. Russell on their front porch in the early morning, waiting for them to wake up to let him in for a visit. But on Sunday, June 2, 1911, another famous Montana frontier artist, Edgar S. Paxson, was in his studio at 6 a.m. just starting to re...


S&K Technologies CEO retires

News from S&K Technologies S&K Technologies, Inc. (SKT) Chief Executive Officer, Thomas Acevedo, has decided to wrap up his successful tenure as CEO of SKT and will transition from the company on Sept. 30. Over the last ten years, Tom has worked tirelessly to advance the quality and impact of th...


Local winemaker excited about this year’s crop Local winemaker excited about this year’s crop

WOODS BAY – To hear Don Goodspeed tell it, this year’s wine grapes are going to be great.  Goodspeed, who owns a vineyard on Flathead Lake 1.5 miles south of Beardance Trail, is excited.  “I’ve never seen a crop this good,” said Goodspeed, who’s been harves...


End of summer gymnastics program offered at Head Over Heels End of summer gymnastics program offered at Head Over Heels

By Rob Zolman                    Valley Journal POLSON – What are you doing the rest of this summer? Head Over Heels gymnastics studio has an end of summer program that will make you flip. Head Over Heels is now offering classes in gymnastics, tum...


Lovely Lavender ... Lovely Lavender ...

It’s been a bountiful lavender harvest this July for local grower Eileen Neill, owner of Spotted Bear Vineyards and Lavender Farm on Finley Point.   


New bookstore benefits JourneyBe Church New bookstore benefits JourneyBe Church

POLSON – A new bookstore recently opened in Polson at 101 7th Ave. W. The building the store is located in is also occupied by the JourneyBe church and the Soups On soup kitchen.  Dave Marshall, a book enthusiast, came up with the idea to start a bookstore in order to raise money for JourneyBe....


Plans for restaurant canceled, city cites parking issues Plans for restaurant canceled, city cites parking issues

POLSON – A local couple have canceled plans to open a restaurant in town after the city cited parking issues. Bill and Cynthia Barrett had planned to convert the building at 51145 U.S. Highway 93 that previously housed Great Clips into “Dude’s Place,” a restaurant featuring tapas, ...


Miracle of America Museum brings history to life Miracle of America Museum brings history to life

Hundreds came to see history in action at the Miracle of America Museum’s 28th annual Live History days held July 14 and 15.  Machinery of all kinds was operating for the event. Volunteers gave rides in retired military vehicles, kids of all ages fired a mounted rifle repurposed as a tennis bal...


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