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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Illegal dump may also be on county land

  By Michael Howell There is no question that many different people have been dumping trash of every sort in a draw located off Snyder Lane just below Sunset Bench southeast of Stevensville for a long, long time. But that’s about to change. The Ravalli County Commissioners, last Thursday, November 17, decided to take action…

Lawsuit over bike accident settled

  By Michael Howell John Cornish of the Florence Park District recently reported to the County Commissioners that the cost of the District’s insurance may be going up following a settlement agreement resolving a lawsuit over a bicycle accident on the bike path installed as part of the Highway 93 improvements. When the Highway 93…

Retired teacher still at it in her own way

  By Michael Howell Having retired from teaching after 35 years, Kathy Dufresne can’t just quit. Although she may not be teaching in the classroom any more, she has found a few different and very effective ways to remain active in the field. She writes educational books for young children and, on top of that,…

Stevensville sign ordinance returned to committee

  By Michael Howell A public hearing was held on November 14 to gather public comment on a proposed sign ordinance for the Town of Stevensville. The possible adoption of the ordinance was also placed on the agenda for the council meeting that immediately followed the public hearing. After hearing critics and supporters of the…

Town’s auditor cancels contract

  By Michael Howell Stevensville Town Council members expressed surprise and incredulity at last week’s council meeting when they were informed that the town’s auditor, Terry Burke, was canceling his contract to audit the town’s books for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010. It’s a problem because the town is engaged in two multi-million…

MONTANA TWENTY-FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, RAVALLI COUNTY In the Matter of the Name Change of Zach Keil, Zach Keil, Petitioner Cause No. DV-11-613/3 Dept. No. 1 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE This is notice that Petitioner has asked the District Court for a change of name from Zachary Daniel Keil to Zachary Daniel Titeca….

  Stoneydale publishes book on historic Musselshell trading post   The publication of a major historical book featuring a dramatic Montana territorial-era journal kept by a gunsmith-merchant at the mouth of the Musselshell River where it enters the Missouri River – titled “Life and Death at the Mouth of the Musselshell, 1868-1872” was announced recently…

Southwest A Volleyball All Conference selections

    Co-MVP of the South West “A” Mary Conwell                        Senior                        Hamilton Britney Chilcott            Senior                        Stevensville   All State Selections Britney Chilcott            Senior                        Stevensville Mary Conwell                        Senior                        Hamilton Penny Gwynn                    Soph                        Hamilton Molly Brewer                        Senior                        Stevensville   1st team All Conference Britney Chilcott            Senior                        Stevensville…

Auctions/Sales   VIRGELLE MERC. ANTIQUES presents a “Real Country Christmas” at a “Real Country Store” Saturday & Sunday, December 3rd & 4th, 9am to 5pm. Antiques-Art-Collectibles. Phone 1-800-426-2926 or (406)378-3110. www.VirgelleMontana.com Celebrate the Season at Virgelle, Montana. Farm and Garden   RED, YUKON GOLD, RUSSET AND RUSSIAN BANANA POTATOES, 19 varieties of winter squash, pie…

  Darby Bread Box collections Darby Bread Box is collecting boxed potatoes, stuffing, flour and sugar during November. The donations can be dropped off at People’s Market or the Bitterroot Credit Union in Darby. The Darby Bread Box will raffle off a handmade Rocking Horse made by Clarence Andersen. All proceeds will go to the…