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Diverse planes show up for Polson Airport Fly-In Diverse planes show up for Polson Airport Fly-In

POLSON – Even with storm clouds looming over the Polson Airport on Saturday, Sept. 7, the 21st annual Polson Fly-In still saw a strong turnout of visiting aviators and their aircraft. The local Chapter 1122 of the Experimental Aircraft Association sponsored the fly-in and welcomed hundreds of visitors of all ages as they came out to the airport to view a diverse variety of aircraft, including home-built planes, vintage warbirds, float planes, helicopters and general aviation aircraft. A yellow Royal Canadian Air Force World War II- era AT-6C trainer made a couple loud low-level high-speed flyovers above the runway. It was a lavender Cessna with a light-blue stripe that caught th...


Diverse planes show up for Polson Airport Fly-In

POLSON – Even with storm clouds looming over the Polson Airport on Saturday, Sept. 7, the 21st annual Polson Fly-In still saw a strong turnout of visiting aviators and their aircraft. The local Chapter 1122 of the Experimental Aircraft Association sponsored the fly-in and welcomed hundreds of visito...


Grizzly Bear euthanized in Seeley Swan

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks KALISPELL  — An adult female grizzly bear was euthanized on Sept. 10 after the bear and three cubs became food conditioned and broke into structures to obtain grain. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks captured the bears in the Seeley-Swan Valley...


Montanans urged not to use e-cigarettes during nationwide investigation Montanans urged not to use e-cigarettes during nationwide investigation

News from Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services MONTANA — The Department of Public Health and Human Services is urging Montanans to consider not using e-cigarettes, also known as vaping, while an ongoing nationwide investigation is conducted into serious pulmonary illnesses possib...


Veterans Spotlight project ends, participants thanked Veterans Spotlight project ends, participants thanked

Dear Readers, With the recent publication of our 50th article, the Ronan VFW Post 5652 Veterans Spotlight project, proposed by Post Historian Dwayne Hofschulte, has ended. We thank the Valley Journal for generously providing space for our articles over these many months beginning in May of 2017.   ...


Mission Valley Children’s Choir starts season

News from Mission Valley Children's Choir RONAN — The Mission Valley Children’s Choir will begin its fifth year on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Faith Lutheran Church, 406 Fifth Ave. SW. Refreshments, “together time” and rehearsals will be held from 3:45-5:30 p.m. every Wednesday.&nb...


Public invited to community, economic development presentation

News from Lake County Community Development Executive Director, Billie Lee RONAN — Lake County Community Development is presenting a public seminar on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the Grey Leaf Gallery, 400 Main St. SW, at 6 p.m. on using locally derived investment funds as models for development in rura...


St. Ignatius Seniors for June 18, 2019

ST. IGNATIUS — What do you call a parade of rabbits hopping backwards? A receding hare-line. The card party will take place on Monday, Sept. 30, at 6 p.m. and everyone is welcome. Commodities are here and available for pick up. The free community dinner will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 25, ...


Births for Sept. 18, 2019 Births for Sept. 18, 2019

Josephine Vassar RONAN — Josephine Louise Vassar was born on Sept. 4, 2019, at St. Luke Community Hospital. Parents are William “Chris” and Andee Vassar of Polson. Paternal grandparents are Howard and Debbie Vassar of Polson. Maternal grandparents are Bill Chapman and Monica Chapman of...


Dayton Daze celebrates heroes, supports fire department Dayton Daze celebrates heroes, supports fire department

DAYTON — Heroes paid homage to another group of heroes during the Dayton Daze celebration last weekend. This year’s theme, Dayton Daze Honors D-Day, was created to show respect for their service.   Volunteer firefighters and emergency responders expressed respect for the American and Alli...


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