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Youth development drives Polson Golf Professional’s work Youth development drives Polson Golf Professional’s work

By Mary Auld  for the Valley Journal  POLSON - Cameron Milton was named the Polson Chamber of Commerce 2018 Citizen of the Year. He was also recognized on the national golf scene earlier last year, with the 2018 Professional Golfers’ Association Youth Player Development Award.  Both awards recognize Milton’s commitment to building inclusive youth programs at the golf course. “We’ve just made youth programming a priority,” he said. Milton’s life’s work and his recreational obsession are one and the same. “Golf is my life,” he said. “A lot of the time when I’m not working I’m playing the game.&r...


Canadian trio of feisty women makes U.S. debut in Polson March 8 Canadian trio of feisty women makes U.S. debut in Polson March 8

POLSON – Just eight hours north in Saskatchewan a trio of vocalists is working hard to make their voices be heard across the continent. Rosie & the Riveters will make their U.S. debut in Polson on March 8 at 7 p.m. at the Polson High School auditorium. Students 18 and under are admitted free and...


After-school film class for high school students begins March 6 After-school film class for high school students begins March 6

News from MAPS Media Institute  RONAN — The MAPS Media Institute will bring filmmaking to eighth- to twelfth-grade students at an after-school class at the Boys and Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County, beginning March 6.  Classes are on Wednesdays and Thursdays from...


Kids rewarded with movie passes for good dental habits Kids rewarded with movie passes for good dental habits

POLSON – Going to the dentist for regular exams and cleanings might not be the most exciting or fun thing to do as a kid. For the last eight years, the staff at the Polson Tribal Dental Clinic have been making visits as fun as possible with the No Cavity Club. The Showboat Cinemas and its owners, Ga...


Children share poetry

From the Missoula Writing Collaborative   Children in schools on the Flathead Indian Reservation are working with professional writers to create poems during a weekly workshop developed by the Missoula Writing Collaborative. This is a poem by Amelya who was working with writer Anna Zumbahlen.  ...


Discuss human trafficking, learn self-defense

ST. IGNATIUS — The Flathead Valley Human Rights Coalition will hold a conversation on human trafficking and self-defense. The focus will be on women and girls but everyone is welcome. The program begins with a potluck at 6:30 p.m. and goes until 9:30  p.m. at the Mission Valley United Methodist Ch...


Planning stage for Polson city manager search begins

POLSON – The City of Polson may return to an option for selecting a city manager that the commission rejected in November.  Ruth Hodges, chair of the City Manager Search Committee, said the committee voted in favor of recommending the city hire an independent firm to conduct the hiring process....


Quilt contest showcases talent, promotes businesses Quilt contest showcases talent, promotes businesses

POLSON – Bright fabric in intricate patterns festooned the windows of Polson businesses for two weeks, showcasing the handiwork of local quilters. From Feb. 10 to Feb. 24, the quilts were displayed for the 19th annual Quilt Walk Around Polson. Polson’s quilting shop All In Stitches sponsored the ...


Winter festival supports ice rink project Winter festival supports ice rink project

POLSON – On Saturday afternoon, a group of freezing, smiling kids and adults could be seen at Polson’s Riverside Park, running around with plastic sticks trying to bash a small rubber ball into a netted goal. The crazy spectacle is a sport called broomball and was part of the Mission Valley Ice A...


Mission Valley Has Talent deadline approaches

 MISSION VALLEY — Friday, March 1, is the last day to register for the Mission Valley Has Talent 2019 competition. The talent show is scheduled for Friday, March 15, at the Polson High School auditorium.  Registration forms and fees must be received by March 1. The quickest way to register...


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