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Articles with the Tag: Mission Valley

Raffle helps fund handicap ramp

  RONAN — Many, many years ago, I was at an amusement park in Portland, Ore. One of their biggest attractions was a big, wooden roller coaster. I was a chicken, never went on it and have always regretted it. Last Wednesday, my daughter and I took four grandkids to Silverwood, where there is a b...

Annual scavenger hunt traverses Mission Valley Annual scavenger hunt traverses Mission Valley

RONAN — “Honestly, it came to me in the middle of the night,” said Joe Johns about incorporating the Donner Party history into this year’s vehicle-based scavenger hunt in the Mission Valley.  Johns and Jim Morgan, both former firefighters who serve on the Pioneer Days Committe...

Locals send hope to Kenyan orphans Locals send hope to Kenyan orphans

RONAN — Lugging as many suitcases as the airline would allow, Jack Stivers, the MSU Lake County Extension Agent, Ashley Vincent, a recent University of Idaho graduate, and Madeline Hewston, an elementary education student at Salish Kootenai College, boarded a plane June 10 for a 30-hour flight to Nairo...

Register now for 3 on 3 hoop jams

News from Mission Valley 3 on 3 MISSION VALLEY — Mission Valley 3 on 3 will again be hosting basketball events throughout the summer months. Registration for all events can be made online at, dropped off at the locations and dates listed with each event, or mailed to P.O. Box 9...

State forestry, food science competition comes to Ronan State forestry, food science competition comes to Ronan

Future foresters and culinary artists descended upon Ronan last week as the school hosted two state FFA competitions. Buses took 100 students from 10 schools into Crow Canyon for the Forestry competition, while the Food Science event was held simultaneously at the Lake County Fairgrounds. “It wen...

Scholarship available for Ronan senior

News from Mission Mountain 3 on 3  RONAN — Mission Valley 3 on 3 is offering a $250 scholarship to a graduating senior of Ronan High School who will pursue a degree in education, coaching or human health.  Applicants must complete an application, available from Scholarship Coo...

Game officials see increased meth cases

FLATHEAD RESERVATION –  Tribal, state, and federal game authorities are feeling the effects of a resurgence in methamphetamine usage in the Mission Valley. Tribal Game Warden Mike McElderry pointed to his bulletproof vest in a meeting with the Flathead Reservation Fish and Wildlife Board last w...

Share the Spirit brightens Christmas Share the Spirit brightens Christmas

POLSON — Though it’s headquartered in Polson, Share the Spirit stretches its arms around many Lake County children from birth to 12 years old. “We have 250 more kids than we’ve ever had before,” Share the Spirit Director Toni Young said.  It’s kind of a double w...

Concert features Christmas music Concert features Christmas music

POLSON — The lights were dim and the pews were full when the Mission Valley Choral Society, the Copeland Memorial Ringers and the Flathead Flute Choir presented “A Light Christmas.” The concert was held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at 3 p.m. on Dec. 15.  Mason Niblack, who co...

Virginia McConnell

RONAN — Virginia Reichard McConnell, 97, died of natural causes in St. Luke Hospital in Ronan on Dec. 3, 2013. She was born on Feb. 8, 1916, to Clarence and Elsie Reichard in Ronan. She attended schools in Ronan. She and her sister Marge helped on her parents’ Round Butte sheep ranch. It was ther...


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