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Volunteers at the Aug. 7 Water Daze beach cleanup in Polson picked up 13.3 pounds of trash from Boettcher Park’s shoreline.  Information submitted to the Valley Journal incorrectly stated that 31.3 pounds of litter was collected.

Man injured in electrical accident

PABLO — An employee of Farrier Fencing was injured on Aug. 12 at about 10:54 a.m. when he dug into one of Mission Valley Power’s lines.  The man was part of a crew building a fence around Two Eagle River School. He was using a spud bar and thought he had hit some tree roots but instead it...

Crash on 93 results in no serious injuries

POLSON — An accident in front of McDonald’s on Highway 93 slowed both lanes of traffic at about 1 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 16.  A 1995 red Ford van pulled out of McDonald’s onto Hwy. 93 to head south, and was stuck by a champagne colored Buick driving north on Hwy. 93. No one was seriou...

Hiker survives fall on mountain near Mission Falls

ST. IGNATIUS — A Lakeside man who fell more than 100 feet while hiking in the Mission Mountains Saturday must have been a “skilled faller,” as he sustained minimal injuries for the scope of the fall, Lake County Search and Rescue’s Christy Rhine said. Evan Kreps was transported by ...

Weaver’s work to benefit Buddha garden

Bonnie Tarses knew from the minute she first heard about the Dalai Lama’s planned visit to Arlee that she had to do something to help prepare for such a momentous occasion. “For some reason, it just resonated so strongly with me,” Tarses said of the phone call she received from a friend ...

Board: no more ‘home ec’ at Polson High School

POLSON — The School District #23 Board of Trustees suspended the Family and Consumer Sciences program at Polson High School at their Aug. 9 meeting. Board Chair Theresa Taylor said the district had posted a job opening for a FCS teacher two times and had no completed applications. Trustee Kelly B...

Kids ride and rope at SYRA rodeo on Sunday

RONAN — On a quiet Sunday, Aug. 8, the last day of the Lake County Fair, pickups and horse trailers started pulling into the fairgrounds near the rodeo arena before 9 a.m. Parents were driving kids who belong to the Southwest Youth Rodeo Association to the Ronan rodeo. About 63 competitors from around ...

Horse show tests 4-Hers’ skills, knowledge

RONAN — After a week of spotlighting sheep, goats, cattle and other farm animals at the Lake County Fair, the horses got their turn Saturday morning. The 4-H Horse Show, held at the fairgrounds in Ronan this year, featured around 20 local competitors. “It went really well,” 4-H horse sup...

4-H a family affair for local youth

RONAN — The Lake County Fair means plenty of hard work and good fun for 4-H participants, but for many, the fair is also synonymous with family. Most local 4-Hers have siblings, parents, aunts and uncles and even grandparents who were involved with 4-H as kids, and some are lucky enough to have olde...

Crowds sample wares at Sandpiper Art Festival

POLSON — Huckleberry ice cream cones, huckleberry lemonade, smoothies and ice tea were all popular coolers at the Sandpiper Art Festival on Aug. 7.  Lots of visitors strolled across the Lake County Courthouse lawn during the event on a beautiful day, cooler than last year’s scorcher. ...

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