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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Sales/Auctions RETIREMENT AUCTION: Saturday, Oct. 8, 10am, 141 Springdale Lane, Townsend, MT. Spraying equipment/trucks, pumps/tanks/hoses, fire truck, semi trailers, boats, shop equipment, vintage auto glass shop, antiques/collectibles. Listing/photos: www.stevemandeville.com/208.html 406-439-5793. Mandeville Auction Service. Business Opportunities NEWSPAPER FOR SALE BY OWNERS WHOSE KIDS ARE GROWN AND now WISH TO RETIRE AFTER 25+ WONDERFUL YEARS. Call Michael…

MONTANA TWENTY-FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, RAVALLI COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF ELEANOR R. ALBERT, Deceased. Probate No. DP 11-81 Dept. 1 NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present…

Restoration of historic Sula school celebrated

  The Sula Community Historical Society held a community barbecue on Saturday, September 24 to celebrate the restoration of the Sula Community School House which was built in 1897 to replace an earlier log schoolhouse. According to information found at the Darby Pioneer Museum, the first school, at first the new school was unpainted and…

Lone Rock students to visit China

  By Michael Howell Ever wonder what life is like on the other side of the world? A group of Lone Rock School students is going to find out next spring by visiting China. Social Studies teacher Betsy Purcell, who is helping organize the tour, said that when she began to explore options for an…

New mayor in Stevensville

By Michael Howell The Stevensville Town Council appointed Gene Mim Mack to serve out the remaining term of former mayor Lew Barnett, who recently resigned in the face of what he called the incessant “bullying” tactics of Council President Pat Groninger. Groninger was also one of six applicants for the position, but failed to make…

Justice staff cuts in district court

  By Michael Howell Ravalli County District Court Judge Jeffrey Langton heard testimony for most of the day on Friday, September 23, in the case filed by Justices of the Peace Jim Bailey and Robin Clute seeking to halt the county’s plan to cut a clerk/receptionist position in each of their courts. Langton already granted…

Requests to see human rights complaints will go to hearing

  At least five parties, including the Bitterroot Star, have requested copies of the Human Rights Complaints filed by Deputy County Attorney Geoff Mahar against County Attorney Bill Fulbright and Ravalli County. The complaints were withdrawn as part of the stipulations in Mahar’s settlement agreement with the county which was agreed to following a closed…

Bait fishermen need a place too

  Dear Editor, There are more of us than you think. I’m not talking about German Brown trout in the Bitterroot River, it’s the number of bait fisherman that like to fish for larger trout in the lower stretches of the river. Prime areas used to include the part of the river from Tucker to…

Support for Keystone Pipeline

  Dear Editor, As a lifelong Montana resident, I feel the need to write concerning the approval process of the Keystone XL Pipeline Project. As I am sure you are aware this project is awaiting a Presidential Permit for the pipeline to cross the U.S./Canada border. I am a 30-year pipeline construction worker and Montana…

Why the forests are burning

Dear Editor, Okay, class, it is time for a test question: Why does the Forest Service let the forests burn now? No Suzy, it is not because they are lazy. Sam, no they aren’t afraid, they have courage. Jimmy, no it is not because they don’t know how because they used to put the fires…