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Polson introduces new teachers

POLSON — School began on Aug. 30 for students in Polson. Many new teachers have joined the staff of School District 23.  Polson Middle School Polson Middle School’s new Spanish teacher is Melissa Martin.  Martin taught at Centerville High School, Valier High School, Lone Rock Middle School and Libby High School before coming to Polson.  After growing up in Pennsylvania and attending Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C., Martin moved to Montana when she married her husband, Logan. The couple keeps busy with their three horses, two cats, and one dog. Martin also likes to play basketball, hike, camp and ride horseback as well as reading and quilting...

Valley Journal welcomes new sports reporter

RONAN — The staff of the Valley Journal welcomes Jeremy Weber as a full-time sports reporter. Weber has nine years of professional photography and journalism experience, most recently working as sports and news editor for the Winnsboro News in Winnsboro, Texas.  “My passions are photog...

Farmer’s Market offers plethora of fresh goods

Summer days are getting shorter, the light is more golden as fall approaches, and farms and gardens are starting to yield ripe produce. For local people trying to buy local food, the Polson Farmers' Market is the place to go on Fridays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Located on Third Ave. West, between the Co...

Finishing touches put on Eagle Scout project

POLSON —Instead of dogs frisking, sniffing and jumping in the river at Travis Dolphin Dog Park on Sunday afternoon, a crew of Boy Scout rakers and shovelers were busy building paths.  Clay Frissell, Dylan McCrumb and Jake Raymond, all members of Scout Troop No. 1947, were completing work on the...

Tribal Health Building holds open house

POLSON — The grand opening of the new Tribal Health Building drew about 94 guests on Wednesday, Sept. 1. Staff members took visitors on tours of the three-story building from 1 to 4 p.m. After the tours, folks could enjoy lunch catered by the KwaTaqNuk Resort and Casino.  Administrators Kevin H...

Weather factors into haystack fires

PABLO — A Pablo rancher lost around 120 round bales of barley hay Friday to a fire started by spontaneous combustion, according to Ronan Fire Chief Mark Clary. The fire was reported by a Tribal Division of Fire helicopter pilot who spotted the smoke en route to Flathead River around 10:30 a.m. Frida...

Fun raising

On a cool Aug. 28, starting at 8 a.m., Riverside Park was dotted with tents and canopies and smelled of simmering tomatoes, chilies and onions and grilling meat.  The 4th Annual Rotary Festival for Youth Chili Cook-Off and Raffle was underway and lasted until 3 p.m. Proceeds of the cook-off and ra...

Pet dental care often overlooked

POLSON — Most people schedule teeth cleaning for themselves on a fairly regular basis, but the patient getting her teeth cleaned on Aug. 20 was Mika, a nine-year-old German wirehaired pointer mix. Spring McKee, D.V.M. and co-owner of VetCare Montana, cleaned, scraped and examined Mika’s teeth and...

St. Ignatius School gets technology upgrades

ST. IGNATIUS — Monday was a little like Christmas at the St. Ignatius School. Superintendent Bob Lewandowski and technology coordinator Matt Lyon spread plenty of back-to-school cheer as they handed out 10 brand new iPads to administrators and school board members — part of a plan to upgrade to c...

Charlo welcomes two international students

Charlo — Imagine it: A mere teenager and embarking on your first international adventure. Bracing yourself for a new culture, a new language, a new family and hopefully a few new friends. This year Charlo has opened its school doors to a few such adventurous teenagers — Azharra Al Farid and Gv...

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