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Friends raise ‘dough’ for baker fighting cancer Friends raise ‘dough’ for baker fighting cancer

RAVALLI – Every summer the Windmill Village Bakery provides the community with irresistible treats, but this year the community is supporting the baker.  According to a GoFundMe page, owner and baker Nancy Martin was diagnosed with cancer in November 2018. The shop closed early for the 2018 season so Martin could be treated for her illness. The bakery normally opens again in April, but Martin is still undergoing treatment, so the business has remained closed this spring. Martin said she has finished treatment for her illness and is waiting for test results to determine whether she is cancer free. If the tests show that she is healthy, Martin plans to open the bakery the sec...


St. Ignatius seniors for May 29, 2019

ST. IGNATIUS — One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, one nation, evermore … happy Memorial Day. The free community dinner will take place on Wednesday, May 29, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Our card party will be on Monday, June 10, at 6:30 p.m. and all are welcome. Our fo...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran         Spotlight

In 1967, Allen Corneliusen left home to go to Butte, Montana, which is where he ended up enlisting in the Army for three years. He called home and told his parents what he had done.   As he recalls, he went by train to Fort Lewis, Washington, where he attended about six weeks of basic training. He&rs...

Valley Journal subscription drive underway

LAKE COUNTY – A subscription drive for the Valley Journal, your homegrown newspaper, is currently underway. The Journal will transition from a free to a paid newspaper on July 3. The July 3 issue will be the first to be mailed to new subscribers. The newspaper will cost $1.25 at newsstands but is avail...

Change is coming Change is coming

Dear Readers, Some things never change. Sometimes things have to. Here at the Journal, we’re charging forward with needed change. Studies have shown that the closer we are to the communities we serve, the more success a newspaper is likely to have. Through a grassroots approach to community jou...

Senator sponsors bill to simplify irrigation elections

LAKE COUNTY – Sen. Dan Salomon (R) sponsored a bill to help make irrigation elections easier, and the Governor signed it into law on May 1 after a 50-0 vote on the third reading.  Senate Bill 116 revises the voter requirements in irrigation district elections across the state. “Numerous i...

Lake County election officials report early results

  LAKE COUNTY – The unofficial results for the mail-in 2019 District Election are waiting to be canvased.  In the Arlee School District, voters were asked to vote for two candidates for the school board for three-year terms. Kris Gardner has 194 votes; Brian BigSam has 175 votes, and Cr...

Proceed with caution Proceed with caution

POLSON – Where there once stood a cute little white cottage with blue trim is now just an empty 50-foot lot. The space is located in downtown Polson between the Showboat Cinemas and the Payne West Insurance buildings. At 9 a.m. on Friday morning, crews from Abel Moving and Rigging out of Arlee began...

Polson middle, high schools earn Montana SMART Schools Recycling awards Polson middle, high schools earn Montana SMART Schools Recycling awards

POLSON – The Polson Middle and High schools were recently awarded for being 2018-19 Montana SMART School Recycling Challenge champions.  The Montana SMART School Challenge, now in its fifth year, challenges schools across Montana to compete amongst each other to see who can save the most money ...

Players to honor Syvrud's love of music Players to honor Syvrud's love of music

News from Port Polson Players June Syvrud played Dolly in the 1996 Port Polson Players production of Hello Dolly. June passed away in September of 2017, but her love of music will live on through a scholarship fund to be set up in June’s name. The grant will accommodate students in any musical dis...

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