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Articles with the Tag: Veterans

Mental health training for clergy offered

  News from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church POLSON — Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 409 Third Ave. E, will host a “Community Clergy Training Program” to support rural veterans’ mental health on Thursday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Lunch and coffee will be provided at no co...

Veterans Spotlight project ends, participants thanked Veterans Spotlight project ends, participants thanked

Dear Readers, With the recent publication of our 50th article, the Ronan VFW Post 5652 Veterans Spotlight project, proposed by Post Historian Dwayne Hofschulte, has ended. We thank the Valley Journal for generously providing space for our articles over these many months beginning in May of 2017.   ...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

On June 10, 1969, John Noel was on a bus to Butte, Montana, courtesy of an invitation letter from the President. He was inducted into the Army on June 11 and immediately shipped out by bus to Fort Ord, California. John looked around when he got off the bus and thought, “Wow, this isn’t going to b...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

When John Fay was in high school, he decided college was not for him. He also wanted to see more of the world besides Ronan, so he was interested when the military recruiter came to his high school. His dad and other relatives had been in the Navy. His dad said, in the Navy, you get three meals and a dry bed...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

Chris Dawson’s decision to join the military was pretty easy.  The Los Angeles, California, judge gave him three days to decide: either join up or put on handcuffs. He joined the Navy. On Feb. 14, 1965, Chris was sent to the San Diego, California, Naval Training Center, unit 143 for 12 weeks. B...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

When Sharline decided to join the military and spoke with the recruiter in Kalispell, she checked out all branches of service. Out of defiance, she didn’t want the Army, Coast Guard or Marines because her family had joined them. She wanted something different. At the time, the Navy offered benefits for...

Warriors honored at Arlee Celebration Warriors honored at Arlee Celebration

ARLEE – The 121st Arlee Esqapqeyni began with a Snake Dance on Thursday afternoon, and the celebration continued through the weekend with many more traditional dances.  In a single file line, dancers wearing regalia moved together in the wave-like pattern of a snake into the pavilion. The dance...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

(Editor’s note: This series of articles honors our Veterans of Foreign Wars as they share their military service experiences with the community. This 46th article is about John Moon.)   John Moon’s military career started in 1966 at the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio, where two y...

Polson Police Department praises community for generosity Polson Police Department praises community for generosity

POLSON – The city council meeting was filled with the remarkable generosity of the Polson community.  First, Polson Police Chief and Interim City Manager Wade Nash presented two Special Olympic teams with donation money raised from the Polson Police Tip-A-Cop event hosted at Pizza Hut.   K...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

While living his life, Geof adheres to several mottos. The most important is, “Take care of my family.” He came to the United States with his wife as a teacher. After several jobs in education and other occupations, he decided he really wanted to work in the medical field.  He wanted a good ...


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