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Articles with the Tag: Ronan

Bulldogs bite at state postseason chances Bulldogs bite at state postseason chances

RONAN – First year Mission Bulldog boys’ basketball head coach Stuart Grant had his team playing for a berth at the State B tournament in Belgrade on Tuesday, Feb. 26. The game was played after press deadline. Final game results can be found at www.valleyjournal.net.  Due to Loyola’...

Sports shorts for Feb. 27 2019

Boys Basketball Polson Pirates During the Western A Boys Divisional Basketball Tournament in Hamilton, the Polson Pirate 2018-2019 basketball season came to an end during this past weekend. The Pirates fell 81-34 to the Dillon Beavers on Thursday evening and dropped a close 67-63 overtime battle ...

Briefs for Feb. 20, 2019

Dixon school to celebrate 100th birthday  DIXON – Plans are underway to celebrate the 100th birthday of the Dixon school. The school, as it stands to this day, opened in 1919. The school evolved from a one-room, one-teacher school to its present building consisting of grades one through 12 an...

Local eye doctor retires after 47 years of restoring sight Local eye doctor retires after 47 years of restoring sight

RONAN – Dr. Jim Ofstad’s career as an optometrist in Ronan changed drastically since he started seeing patients in 1972.  When he retired from Ronan Eye Clinic in December he was seeing patients in a large building that he designed himself, working with a broad team and seeing patients fr...

46 employees to lose jobs at Kicking Horse Job Corps

By Karen Peterson   Valley Journal  RONAN – The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes informed the employees at Kicking Horse Job Corps that the center will be completely closed as of Feb. 28.  CSKT Communications Director Rob McDonald said the tribe was working with the Depar...

Award-winning banjo player to perform Feb. 15 Award-winning banjo player to perform Feb. 15

RONAN – The humble banjo will take on a new dimension when Jayme Stone Folklife brings his quartet to the Mission Valley on Friday, Feb. 15. Stone is a composer, banjoist, producer and educator. He also likes to refer to himself as an instigator. He is performing at 7 p.m. at the Ronan Performing Ar...

briefs for Feb. 13, 2019

Lamb of God to begin practices MISSION VALLEY — Lamb of God is beginning to prepare for April performances. The choir will practice at the United Methodist Church on the top of the hill just south of Allentown on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 16 and 23. Orchestra practice is at 3026 South Ave, ...

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Boys Basketball Arlee Warriors Cody Tanner nailed a buzzer-beating three-pointer giving the Arlee Warriors a 68-66 road victory over the Loyola Sacred Heart Rams on Tuesday, Feb. 5. Lane Johnson led the Warriors with 18 points followed by Greg Whitesell with 17 points.  On Thursday evenin...

‘Post everlasting’ plaque presented ‘Post everlasting’ plaque presented

RONAN — Commander Sharbono was asked if he had any use for an old plaque or it was going to be thrown out. Commander Sharbono took the plaque and refurbished it. He then contacted fellow Legionnaire Lucky Larson about having some plates made with the names of the comrades transferred to “post eve...

Ronan Seniors for Feb. 13, 2019

RONAN — Another week has left us feeling the cold, but that only means that spring is one week closer. Hopefully everyone is able to stay warm during this cold. If you have elderly friends or neighbors, please check in on them and make sure they are doing okay. Offer to run errands for them to keep the...


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