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Hamilton Tae Kwon Do, a family affair

Chris Devine shows the beginner class a kick combination as a young student follows his instruction. Jean Schurman photo

    Aside from his family, Tae Kwon Do has been at the center of Chris Devine’s life since he was 15. And for almost 15 years, Devine’s family has also been totally immersed in this Korean sport. With his wife, Kim, daughter Jessi and son, Jon, the quartet have taught countless youngsters and adults…

Sylvie Coston, skier deluxe

  Sylvie Coston is a typical, high achieving freshman at Stevensville High School. She likes to hang out with her friends. She studies and maintains her grades. She plays soccer at Stevensville High School and she rides horses. But mostly she skis. Coston is a downhill skier who competes on the Junior Olympic Northern Division…

MONTANA TWENTY-FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, RAVALLI COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF SUSAN P. SMAUS., Deceased. Probate No. DP 11-75 Dept. 2 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…

Fadely files for commissioner

  Republican Kevin Fadely, 47, of Stevensville, has filed to run for the commission seat from District 2, currently held by Greg Chilcott. Fadely has lived in Stevensville for 12 years. He is self-employed in his own repair business. He is a veteran who served in the Air Force until 1994 as an F-16 Crew…

Smith files for commissioner

  Dave Smith, 56, has filed as a Democrat for Ravalli County Commissioner in District 2, the seat currently held by Greg Chilcott. Smith is a fourth generation Bitterrooter and owner of Smith Roofing, Inc. which he founded in 1978 and incorporated in 1985. He has also worked for an outfitter as a hunting guide…

Sales/Auctions YARD SALE – Saturday, March 24, 8 aM until done. 232 Cartwright Way, Hamilton. Lawnmower, fridge, 2 shop vacs, some furniture. Many items for free. Farm and Garden Potting soil, peat moss, and garden seeds, hay and straw, Yukon Gold, russet and Russian banana potatoes. MOELLER’S NURSERY, Eastside Hwy., Corvallis. 961-3389. HAY, small square…

Stevi Streetscape project ready to go

By Michael Howell About a year ago the community of Stevensville embarked on a plan to make substantial improvements to the streetscape in the primary downtown corridor. Last week Jeremy Keene of WGM Group engineering firm told the Town Council that the environmental review of the project has been completed and the next step would…

Commissioners commit to keeping rail line open

By Michael Howell On Friday, March 16, the Board of County Commissioners approved committing up to $62,000 to keep the Montana Rail Link (MRL) Bitterroot spur operating for a year. The Commission also approved the submission of an application for a $1 million TIGER IV grant that would involve a $200,000 local match to make…

Taking the soft approach to river bank stabilization

    By Michael Howell Three landowners on the west side of Stevensville along the east bank of the Bitterroot River have banded together and with the help of grants and a plethora of local and out of state volunteers, have managed to design and implement a river bank stabilization project which could prevent their…

Friends of Metcalf Refuge still working for its benefit

By Michael Howell Since being banned from dealing directly with officials at the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge and having a cash donation to a refuge project returned to them, the board members of Friends of the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge are doing their best to see that their money can somehow, through some…