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Articles with the Tag: Mission Valley

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...

'Youth Shoots' provides free shooting program 'Youth Shoots' provides free shooting program

RONAN — The 2013 program for “Youth Shoots,” at the Mission Valley Shooting Club near Ronan, came to an end at the Dec. 1 shoot where rewards were given to participants. Top shooter of the year with the most first place finishes was Andrey Bauer of Polson. Andrey received a participation...

Ranchers send heifers to South Dakota

Two Lake County heifers are headed to South Dakota as part of an outreach by the Western Montana Stockmen. An early blizzard on Oct. 4 slammed into South Dakota following a series of 70 to 80 degree days, catching cattle still grazing on less-sheltered summer range with no opportunity to grow winter coats...

Mission Valley residents prepare for Affordable Care Act implementation

LAKE COUNTY – The implementation of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has been a bumpy transition for individuals and business owners trying to navigate the massive overhaul of America’s healthcare system. Although the change has not been seamless, healthcare officials say the pla...

Want more grass for your livestock?

If you are like most livestock producers, your answer is yes. What if you could increase your grazing forage without adding one acre to your operation? What if you could increase forage production by 25 percent, 50 percent or more, and without costly inputs such as fertilizer, re-seeding, or expensive farmin...

Racers finish season, look to grow in spring Racers finish season, look to grow in spring

MISSION VALLEY – James Bays of Polson spent many weekends of his childhood at racetracks in Kalispell and Mission Valley. He cheered on his father, Ralph Bays, for more than a dozen years before Ralph died after a battle with cancer last year.  “I promised him I would get out there and ra...

Mariners earn 3 conference wins Mariners earn 3 conference wins

POLSON — The Mission Valley Mariners came home with three conference wins after a trying weekend. Even though exhaustion, injuries, and illness plagued the ball club, the M’s battled back to capture the big wins when it counted. The Mission Valley Mariners grabbed the win with an 11-3 victory ...


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