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Sports talk – 15 years, what fun!

  It was 15 years ago this spring that I began my tenure here at the Bitterroot Star. The paper was advertising for a sports reporter and one of my jobs was ending so I thought I’d see what the job entailed. I knew then-editor Carlotta Grandstaff from my years of working at the Sheriff’s…

Boot Camp Anyone?

The term boot camp conjures up visions of a drill sergeant barking orders as camo-clad infantry drop to the ground for push-ups. Although there is a boot camp in Stevensville now, the drill sergeant wears track pants not camo and uses knowledge not intimidation to motivate his trainees. Alex Semenik of Stevensville runs the Weight…

Daly Hospital at forefront on electronic records

  By Michael Howell Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital has received what hospital staff sees as a very prestigious award from the Healthcare Information Management System Society (HIMSS) for the high degree of clinical automation that is incorporated into the patient care services the hospital delivers. HIMSS measures levels of service at hospitals worldwide and gauges…

MONTANA TWENTY-FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, RAVALLI COUNTY In the Matter of the Name Change of Lena Ann Wiediger, Lena Ann Wiediger, Petitioner Cause No. DV-12-125/3 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 Lena Ann Wiediger to Lena…

SALES/AUCTIONS BIG MOVE IN YARD SALE! Friday & Saturday, April 13 & 14, 8-3 both days. Guns, ammo, fishing, tools, books, dishes, toys, much more. Mount Zion Loop, Darby (follow signs of Bunkhouse Road). ROGER GUTHRIE ESTATE AUCTION. Fri. & Sat., April 27th & 28th. Best Western KwaTakNuk Resort, Polson, MT. Antiques, Guns, Watches, Clocks,…

Bitterroot rail spur will run for another year

  By Michael Howell Following a meeting with Montana Rail Link President Tom Walsh, a deal was finally struck between MRL and Ravalli County that will keep the railroad operating for another year at least as far as Victor. The deal, as originally initiated, involved only five Bitterroot Valley shippers using the rail line who…

Lone Rock hosts bluegrass fest

  By Jean Schurman This Saturday, April 14, there will be lots of toes tapping, strings plucked and most of all, a lot of grinning going on at the Lone Rock School. For the second year in a row, the Montana Rockies Bluegrass Association will have its annual fundraiser, the Oldtime Bluegrass Festival and fundraiser,…

Historic St. Mary’s Mission celebrates season opening

By Michael Howell The Historic St. Mary’s Mission and Museum is holding an Opening Day Celebration at the Mission grounds and visitor center on Tuesday, April 17. The activities begin at 10 a.m. with Mass being celebrated in St. Mary’s Chapel followed by a Flag Raising Ceremony by the Stevensville FFA at 11 a.m. Refreshments…

Stevi gets Graduation Matters grant

State Superintendent Denise Juneau announced the award of 21 grants to 22 Montana schools to increase the number of Montana students who graduate from high school prepared for college and careers, for a total of $150,000 to support Graduation Matters initiatives across the state. Stevensville Public Schools is being awarded $9,500 to launch Graduation Matters…

No Obama for me!

  The claim from Van Keele that Obama has created about 3.5 million private sector jobs in less than two years is complete fiction. All of this stimulus money has only gone to fund government employees, unions, teachers and government projects. What about the private sector? Obama’s actions have created nothing but political payouts to…