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Political season opens Political season opens

POLSON — It’s election season, and the filing deadline has passed.  The primary election on June 3 will decide some positions, such as the Lake County Sheriff’s race, because all four candidates are Republican. Donald Bell, Kim Leibenguth, Rick Schoening and Dan Yonkin are running f...

Farm to School video released Farm to School video released

News from Lake County Community Development Corporation RONAN – Lake County Community Development Corporation and Mission Mountain Food Enterprise Center are happy to announce the release of a short documentary video about farm to school and its positive economic effects in western Montana. Through ...

Volunteers needed for hospice care

News from Lake County Home Options Hospice LAKE COUNTY — Volunteers are needed for hospice care to make companion visits, provide a break for full-time caregivers, do simple office work, or help with little tasks such as getting groceries. Volunteers must have a caring attitude and transportation. F...

Buddhist retreat developers pursue separate zoning district Buddhist retreat developers pursue separate zoning district

LAKE COUNTY — On March 12 the Lake County Planning Board tentatively approved the creation of a separate zoning district to accommodate the construction of a Buddhist retreat center along the western border of Lake County. The board suggested amendments to the developer’s proposed regulations ...

Arraignment delayed for hammer attacker Arraignment delayed for hammer attacker

POLSON — A case of mistaken identity erupted into violence March 5 as Polson resident Desmond Mackay, 35, allegedly attacked his father-in-law and brother-in-law with a framing hammer, according to court documents.  John Barrows, 67, the father-in-law, was critically injured, flown to Kalispell...

Westland Seed burglary suspects to be arraigned

POLSON — Lake County courts were set to see the arraignment of two men accused of a January crime spree that included stealing a Porsche from a the Ronan Airport and ramming a vehicle through Westland Seed to steal guns.  Matthew Darnell, 25, of Pablo, was set to be arraigned on Monday, March 2...

Senior citizens services levy on ballot

LAKE COUNTY — The Lake County Commissioners have passed a resolution putting a senior citizens services mill levy increase on the June primary ballot. The resolution follows a successful petition drive by senior citizen groups and agencies in the county. The increase in the levy from less than one m...

Sure signs of spring Sure signs of spring

With the cold hard winter in the past, Lake County residents are looking forward to signs of springtime. On March 20, the first day of spring, Valley Journal Photographer Nicole Tavenner captures small signs of hope throughout the valley.

Convicted drunken driver speaks with local students Convicted drunken driver speaks with local students

LAKE COUNTY — April 11, 2000 was a typical day for then 22-year-old Chris Sandy. The Georgian was out, having a good time with friends, but the common and unfortunate choice to mix alcohol with driving that evening forever changed his life. Last week Sandy met with students at Polson, Ronan, and St....

Density regulations review begins Density regulations review begins

Nancy Posivio’s family has owned a 2.5-acre Swan Lake property for more than 50 years, and when she and her two siblings recently inherited the land, each had their own idea of how they would like to purpose the place. The ideal and simplest option to resolve the issue was to split the land three wa...


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