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Ronan Harvest Festival approaches Ronan Harvest Festival approaches

By Mary Auld for the Valley Journal RONAN – Hay bales decorated as superheroes will likely begin cropping up around the area as the date of the annual Ronan Harvest Festival approaches. This year's celebration will be held Sept. 21 behind Ronan’s Chamber of Commerce building.  A hay ba...

Mission Valley Animal Shelter announces new manager Mission Valley Animal Shelter announces new manager

POLSON – Raeva Corkill is the new leader of the pack at Mission Valley Animal Shelter.  “I was very impressed with Raeva’s work ethic as well as the many ideas she had to improve shelter operations,” said Launa Benson MVAS board president. “She has a passion for the Miss...

Animal shelter director resigns Animal shelter director resigns

POLSON — Mission Valley Animal shelter is operating without the leadership of an executive director. Former director Filip Panusz’ last day at the shelter was Oct. 15. He started working as shelter director in April 2017. Operations manager Steve Reynolds said the team of kennel attendants and...

Puppy Party supports local pets Puppy Party supports local pets

POLSON — Food, auctions, and even a fluffy puppy aptly named Cash entertained guests at the lively Mission Valley Animal Shelter fundraiser.  Tickets for all 200 seats were sold for the second annual event held at the Red Lion Inn in Polson. “People had a lovely time,” said Filip...

Puppy Party II fundraiser planned

POLSON — The Mission Valley Animal Shelter’s second annual Puppy Party is being held Friday, Sept. 7, at the Red Lion Inn from 6-10 p.m. Finley Point Grill is catering the event.  This largest annual fundraiser for MVAS is to raise funds for improvements to the shelter so that it can cont...

‘Puppy Party’ planned for September ‘Puppy Party’ planned for September

LAKE COUNTY – The Mission Valley Animal Shelter is getting ready for their second annual Puppy Party, and they need donations and people to sign up for a special project. The event isn’t exactly what it sounds like: “We aren’t going to be giving out puppies, but we do have some for...

Animal shelter director seeks volunteers Animal shelter director seeks volunteers

POLSON – Imagine a litter of puppies hidden away while a mother dog plods along U.S. Highway 93 looking for food, and sadly, she gets hit by a car.  Mission Valley Animal Shelter director Filip Panusz says heart-breaking scenes like this are happening in Lake County along with other stray dog r...

MVAS awarded grant

News from the Mission Valley Animal Shelter POLSON — We are excited to announce that the Mission Valley Animal Shelter (MVAS) has been awarded a $14,000 grant through the ASPCA Northern Tier Shelter Initiative Grants program, which will serve you and your animals. “As the only animal shel...

Share the Spirit tags get filled by students Share the Spirit tags get filled by students

A group of Mission Middle School students already know what’s inside several Christmas packages around the valley and they didn’t have to peek to find out. The students belong to a club called Dogs with Wings and they went on a gift buying field trip last Thursday. Their trip finished with a s...

Animal shelter fundraiser to help pay for expansion project Animal shelter fundraiser to help pay for expansion project

LAKE COUNTY – A dog peeks out from under the front desk at the Mission Valley Animal Shelter, where she feels most comfortable with another small dog.  Shelter Director Filip Panusz says it’s a juggling act to find space for all the animals. He keeps one dog in his office, and one of the ...


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