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Polson Middle School program builds culture of belonging Polson Middle School program builds culture of belonging

By Mary Auld for the  Valley Journal POLSON – Teacher Tessa Hupka stood before a class of eighth graders that seemed to be like any class on the first Friday of the school year: full of students chatting, joking, and rifling papers, but Hupka wasn’t there to teach math or reading. Each student in the room was selected as a leader for the Where Everyone Belongs (WEB) program. Each eighth grade leader was selected to mentor a group of sixth graders throughout the year. The goal was for the older students to help the younger students feel included as they adjust to their first year of middle school. According to Hupka, the program is already working. The 29 eighth ...


St. Joseph Medical Center receives gift of books St. Joseph Medical Center receives gift of books

 POLSON — Providence St. Joseph Medical Center pediatrician Emily Hall, DO, recently accepted a donation of children’s books from Laura Burrowes, Lake County Representative for the Community Action Partnership of Northwest Montana. The books will be given to young children through the hospit...


Lake County Growth Policy undergoes final approval process Lake County Growth Policy undergoes final approval process

LAKE COUNTY – The Lake County Growth Policy was unanimously passed, approved and adopted on Aug. 21 by Lake County Commissioners. The policy states that it will be used as an advisory document for land use, capital improvements planning, infrastructure, and development in the county. “The subj...


Fire Danger remains extreme on Flathead Reservation

RONAN — The Division of Fire officials want to update the public on the Flathead Indian Reservation, that Stage II Fire Restrictions remain necessary. Even though many areas received wetting rains on Monday, associated with the passage of a cold front, the amount and duration of the rain was not enough...


Governor increases number of medication collection boxes

News from the office of the Governor of Montana Steve Bulloc k HELENA — Last week Gov. Bullock announced the State of Montana is utilizing a $730,000 federal grant to help reduce the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs by increasing the number of medication collection boxes at our local pharmaci...


Ninepipes welcomes flute engineer Ninepipes welcomes flute engineer

CHARLO – The sweet sounds of a flute will fill the diorama room at Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana on Saturday, Sept. 1. David Webb is the featured artist for the museum’s “First Saturday” series, and will exhibit his hand-crafted flutes and also provide 15-minute concerts throughou...


Dance, jam with musicians

News from Polson's Northwest Accordion Association POLSON — Polson’s Northwest Accordion Association’s Jam/Dance will take place on Sunday, Sept. 2. Our accordion jams/dances are held on the first Sunday of each month at the Elks ballroom on Main Street and the third Sunday of each mon...


Dayton Daze Dayton Daze

News from the Chief Cliff VFD, QRU The Chief Cliff Volunteer Fire Department and Quick Response Unit sponsors the 27th Annual Dayton Daze on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Dayton Park in Dayton. This year’s fundraiser starts with an open car show at 10 a.m. (registration at 9 a.m.), parade at 1 (line u...


Puppy Party II fundraiser planned

POLSON — The Mission Valley Animal Shelter’s second annual Puppy Party is being held Friday, Sept. 7, at the Red Lion Inn from 6-10 p.m. Finley Point Grill is catering the event.  This largest annual fundraiser for MVAS is to raise funds for improvements to the shelter so that it can cont...


Pancake breakfast fundraiser at Yellow Bay 

News from the Yellow Bay Community Club YELLOW BAY — The Yellow Bay Community Club will be serving a pancake breakfast on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m.—noon, at the clubhouse located on the east shore of Flathead Lake, Highway 35 at mile-maker 18. The public is invited to enjoy a hearty break...


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