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Students learn physics principles in cardboard boat challenge Students learn physics principles in cardboard boat challenge

Polson Middle School students paddled boats they made out of cardboard, glue and tape across the pool at the Mission Valley Aquatics Center last week during the annual Duck Boat Dynasty Challenge. Using only duct tape, cardboard, Elmer’s glue, permanent markers and spray paint, PMS students put into practice principles they learned about buoyancy, density, geometry and more to create their boats. They then chose two people to paddle them the length of the pool and back during grade-level competitions Jan. 24 and 25.  PMS teacher Paul Venters, whose class won the fifth-grade contest, said his students put an “amazing amount of work in” on their boat. He described...


Polson seniors for Jan. 31, 2024

      POLSON — The Polson Senior Center is providing AARP Tax Assistance through April 15, on Mondays or Thursdays. Call to set an appointment time. Pick up your packet and forms at the center prior to your appointment. Activities: Wood Carving for beginners. Sign up at th...

Ronan seniors for Jan. 21, 2024

RONAN — The Mission Valley Senior Center is located across from St. Luke’s Hospital. We are open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for lunch and other activities. Our menu:  —  Wednesday, Jan. 31: chicken pot pie, salad, dessert   —  Friday, Feb. 1: fish fry...

St. Ignatius seniors Jan. 31, 2023

ST. IGNATIUS —There will be an increase in the cost of the meals by $1 in February due to the increased cost of food supplies, power, heat, and more.    If you would like a take-out meal, call 406-745-4462 by 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays and by 2 p.m. on Wednesdays. Mealtimes  a...

Shelly Fyant announces HD 91 candidacy Shelly Fyant announces HD 91 candidacy

ARLEE — Longtime community leader, Shelly Fyant, launches her campaign for House District 91 this week. The district includes urban and rural communities in Lake, Sanders and Missoula counties. Shelly has worked a lifetime supporting important community issues, from voting rights, environmental qual...

Ronan seniors for Jan. 24, 2024

 RONAN — Mission Valley Senior Center is located across from St. Luke’s Hospital. We are open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for lunch and other activities. Our menu:  —  Jan. 24: soup, sandwiches, salad, dessert  —  Jan. 26: birthday dinner &ndas...

St. Ignatius seniors for Jan. 24, 2024

ST. IGNATIUS — Thank you to all that braved the cold and snow to play Bingo. We had fun, stayed warm, had snacks, celebrated a birthday and enjoyed the company. Due to the number of players we were able to pay out $100 for the blackout this time.    There will be an increase in the cost of...

Polson seniors for Jan. 24, 2024

 By Pete Mangels for the Valley Journal  POLSON — A special thanks to Super One Foods of Polson for allowing use of their freezer to store food from one of our disabled commercial kitchen freezers. Their rapid and generous response allowed us to salvage our frozen food supplies. We are t...

Judge rules in favor of news outlets in right-to-know lawsuit Judge rules in favor of news outlets in right-to-know lawsuit

A district court judge has determined that candidates for judicial positions do not have a reasonable expectation of privacy when being interviewed by representatives of the governor’s office, the result of a lawsuit filed by the Choteau Acantha newspaper and Montana Free Press.  The Acantha an...

Polson’s 12th annual FLIC film festival is Feb. 16-18 Polson’s 12th annual FLIC film festival is Feb. 16-18

News from FLIC POLSON — Now in its 12th year, the Flathead Lake International Cinemafest (FLIC) screens full-length narrative and documentary features, shorts, animation, and student films. FLIC 2024 once again offers a diverse selection of domestic and international films, featuring entries from ...

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