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Runners and walkers flock to Turkey Trot  Runners and walkers flock to Turkey Trot

POLSON – How about a little exercise before Thanksgiving dinner? Runners and walkers from all over the Mission Valley came out on Thursday morning to celebrate Thanksgiving and sneak in an early holiday workout during the 11th annual 5K Turkey Trot hosted by Polson Running. At the start of the race, temperatures were brisk. Many of the 150 plus participants, who came out to walk, jog and run the Turkey Trot, dressed in layers, hats and gloves. A few participants dressed up in complete festive costumes and others wore turkey hats. A few people brought their four-legged companions to run beside them. Runners and walkers of all fitness levels took off from the starting line near th...

Mission Valley Choral Society performs Mission Valley Choral Society performs

News from the MVCS For over 50 years, singers from all around the Mission Valley have gathered to create beautiful music. Some of the former directors of MVCS have included Scotty Lea, Byron Christian, Sandy Ver Shoot, Christian Bumgarner and Mason Niblack. Many valley residents have had opportunities t...

Governor Bullock announces Montana’s unemployment rate

News from the Governor’s office MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock announced that Montana’s unemployment rate is at 3.7 percent, ticking up slightly for the month of November, despite the state gaining roughly 800 jobs over the month, and placing the rate at the same level it was at in J...

Fundraising drive supports the arts Fundraising drive supports the arts

Produced in association with the Port Polson Players, “It’s A Wonderful Life” kicks off the annual fundraising drive for Mission Valley Friends of the Arts. “The two organizations work hand in hand” according to MVFA President Carmine Mowbray. “Your tax-deductible suppo...

Pirate speech and debate team places fourth Pirate speech and debate team places fourth

COLUMBIA FALLS – On Saturday, Nov. 17, the Polson High School Speech and Debate team clinched a fourth-place team finish during competition at Columbia Falls.  The PHS debaters entered the competition prepared for the wrong topic due to a mix-up on the Montana High School Association calendar a...

Ronan High School first quarter honor roll 2018-19

4.00 Seniors: Alexis Billedeaux, Emilee Cheff, Ethan Christopher, William Coe, Emilie Corley, Corbin Davis, Michelle Davis, Diana Diaz, Kara Holmlund, Tyler Joachim, Corina Normandeau, Nicolas Peterson, Sacorra Reum, Austin Taylor, Tiana Ulutoa, Aurrora Watkins Juniors: Daden Collicott, Brooklyn ...

Missoula’s premier choral group, Dolce Canto, to perform Dec. 7 in Ronan Missoula’s premier choral group, Dolce Canto, to perform Dec. 7 in Ronan

RONAN – A unique pairing of Christmas cheer and innovative choral music will highlight the Dolce Canto concert at 7 p.m. on Dec. 7 at the Ronan Performing Arts Center. The concert is part of the series presented by Mission Valley Live. Tickets are $15 for adults, free for youths under 18 and $5 for ...

Wheat breeder to discuss crop innovation Wheat breeder to discuss crop innovation

BOZEMAN – The world’s population is expected to increase 35 percent to 9.8 billion people by 2050, according to census population experts. In order to feed that many mouths, current crop production will need to dramatically increase, said Luther Talbert, spring wheat breeder and professor at Mont...

Holiday games organized Holiday games organized

POLSON – Aleysia Black attempts to snag a pass for a touchdown as Shane Perry and Jeff Ward look on during a Thanksgiving Day flag-football game at the Linderman Elementary field. Perry, Ward and George Murphy were organizers of the good-natured matchup between more than 20 of their family and friends....

MontanaPBS hopes to find Montana’s best-loved novel

News from the University of Montana MISSOULA – As part of the nationwide search for America’s best-loved novel on the PBS-sponsored “The Great American Read,” a panel of seven Montana literary experts set out to determine the state’s best-loved novel through “The Grea...


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