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Articles with the Tag: Mission Valley

Forbis brings community experience to hospital Forbis brings community experience to hospital

POLSON — After 29 years with Andersen Broadcasting, Rich Forbis was ready for a new challenge.  “Change is always with us and I felt it was time to take on a new adventure,” Forbis said.  That desire for a step into unchartered territory led Forbis to his new position as Com...

Real estate market looking up

LAKE COUNTY — There is one word that sums up the outlook Mission Valley real estate agents have for 2015: optimistic. The further in the rear view mirror the crash seven years ago gets, the better things appear. With the beginning of a new year comes new hope for real estate. “The perfect pict...

Salvation Army Kettle Drive best yet

News from Helping Hands Fund  LAKE COUNTY — From the Friday after Thanksgiving to the day before Christmas, volunteers braved the cold and sometimes inclement weather, standing in the lobbies of Ronan Harvest Foods, Pablo Quality Foods, Super One Foods, and Walmart to ring the bell for the...

Storm front dumps snow Storm front dumps snow

A continual snowstorm throughout the weekend piled up enough of the white stuff to cause some schools to cancel classes on the first day back from holiday break and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes to declare a snow day Monday.  Area residents were shoveling out Monday, while street and tr...

Valley Cruisers share food for Christmas Valley Cruisers share food for Christmas

It all started with a front page story in the Oct. 29 Valley Journal, Sherlee Santorno said.  The article was about the Bread Basket food bank in Ronan struggling to keep groceries on their shelves.  Santorno had just been asked to coordinate the Mission Valley Cruisers Christmas party. So sh...

Volleyball players earn All-State/Conference honors Volleyball players earn All-State/Conference honors

   MISSION VALLEY – As fall sports wind down for the year, All-State/Conference honorees in each sport become the talk of the town as athletes from each one of the valley schools pick up the sought after awards. Though no athletes made it to the coveted First Team All-State list, Charlo...

Community Bank to be bought by Glacier Bancorp Community Bank to be bought by Glacier Bancorp

RONAN – One of Mission Valley’s oldest businesses will be sold this winter, but management says the sale means customers will gain something, instead of losing it.  Glacier Bancorp, Inc. announced the purchase of Community Bank, Inc. on Nov. 5. Officials say the purchase will be completed...

Town Pump fundraising campaign benefit local families

News from Town Pump Charitable Foundation The Town Pump Charitable Foundation hopes to raise over $3 million in its 13th annual fundraising campaign for food banks across Montana, including the Loaves and Fish Food Pantry in Polson, the Bread Basket Food Pantry in Ronan, and Mission Valley Food Pantry in ...

Local historical society president resigns office Local historical society president resigns office

News from the Flathead Reservation Area Historical Society  With a deep sense of appreciation and honor after serving for over 16 years, Flathead Reservation Area (FRA) Historical Society, President Joyce Decker Wegner is resigning her office and membership on the board. With the two-volume Lake Coun...

Parents, kids trod together in 5K Parents, kids trod together in 5K

POLSON – Two-year-old Marguerite Brenner looked a bit red-faced as she floated across the finish line for the first annual Mission Valley Kids Walk Run 5K in Polson.  In some ways the tiny tot had a good reason to be exhausted; five kilos is a long way when your legs are that small, but Brenner...

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