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Firefighters raise money to purchase wildland fire gear Firefighters raise money to purchase wildland fire gear

Story and photos by Karen Peterson  Valley Journal  ST. IGNATIUS – Volunteer Erich Morigeau, 12, held up a small sculpture and made his way through the crowd for people to get a closer look at it during the 23rd Annual St. Ignatius Fireman’s Auction at the Old Town Field on Saturday. Erich held up several more auctioned items during the event to raise money for the St. Ignatius Volunteer Fire Department. He even donated a planter that he made.  His dad, Jeremiah Morigeau, is the department’s chief. While Erich displayed donated items, his dad was on stage looking for bids. Erich’s mom, Annie Morigeau, recorded those bids and numbers on a co...


Native students learn about trees as part of summer cultural program  Native students learn about trees as part of summer cultural program 

POLSON –  More culturally-inspired outreach is the goal of the summer native arts and culture program.    Polson Middle School special services teacher Amy Williams said the idea sprouted from Polson Schools’ parent and Indian education committees. Meetings are held Wednesday...


Hilton featured artist of Killdeer summer show Hilton featured artist of  Killdeer summer show

News from the Killdeer Artisans Guild ARLEE – Jeneese Hilton is the featured artist for the Killdeer Artisan Guild’s summer show.  An opening reception for the exhibition, entitled “A Journey” will be held Saturday, July 1 from noon to 2 p.m. at Hangin’ Art Gallery....


Fireworks display needs funds

News from the Polson Chamber of Commerce POLSON — A Polson Fourth of July is a family-fun-filled celebration of our country’s founding that culminates with the annual fireworks display. And while fireworks are the most popular event of Polson’s celebration, they are also the most expen...


Crab fest organizers work to save arch Crab fest organizers work to save arch

RONAN – People gathered in Bockman Park for the annual crab fest hosted by the Chamber of Commerce to raise money for community projects on Friday. This year the focus is on helping save the iconic Ronan arch.  “The arch is safe for now, but the logs are rotting,” said Brandy Chisho...


Irrigation board changes building locks Irrigation board changes building locks

ST. IGNATIUS – The Flathead Joint Board of Control continues to work on issues stemming from an internal investigation into missing monies. The board hired an accounting firm in April to look through the books concerning operations, procedures, and accounting for the last three years, from 2014 to 2...


Polson Rural Fire District receives safety education grant

HELENA – Across Montana, rural fire departments are often a community’s sole educator on a variety of safety topics for children and adults. From fire safety to the importance of wearing a seatbelt to the dangers of electricity, rural firemen and women provide valuable tools and life skills to Mo...


Valley Bank Customer Appreciation barbecue planned

 Join us at Valley Bank of Polson on July 3, 12:00  p.m. - 2:00 p.m. for BBQ and drawings. Help us celebrate our customers, flag raising and our one year anniversary.  


Biking at work: Polson policeman pedals on patrol Biking at work: Polson policeman pedals on patrol

POLSON – It’s been a while, but Polson Police Department has another bike patrolman.  Officer Keith Deetz completed four days of defensive mountain bike training in Bozeman with the Law Enforcement Bicycle Association in late May. His first day on the streets in Polson was May 26, he said...


Legislation offers chance to file claims

News from Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation HELENA, Mont. – As part of its work to implement House Bill 110 (HB110), which was passed by the 65th Legislature, the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) is notifying all property owners in the state of...


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