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Corvallis plans big Memorial Day celebration

  Corvallis American Legion Post #91 and the Ladies Auxiliary will host the 92nd annual Corvallis Memorial Day Parade at 10 a.m. Monday, May 28, 2012. This year the parade theme is “Welcome Home Veterans.” The Parade Grand Marshals are all “Operation Iraqi Freedom Veterans.” Post #91 and its auxiliary wants to thank all Operation…

Purdys win national volunteer award

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  Retirees Craig and Marjorie Purdy from Stevensville have been named BLM National Volunteer Award winners for 2012. They will be honored at a ceremony on May 24 in Washington DC. Craig and Marjorie Purdy had always enjoyed visiting the James Kipp Recreation Area in the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument, so when they…

Stevensville youth honored for volunteerism

Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning pays tribute to young heroes Emily Jones from Stevensville (right) and Ekoo Beck from Missoula and as part of recognition events in Washington DC.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honored Montana’s top two youth volunteers of 2012 on Sunday during its 17th annual State Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C. Emily Jones, 13, of Stevensville, was honored for working with an organization that prepares and serves a free dinner every week to encourage families in her town to come…

RML scientists research tick-borne diseases in West Africa

Dr. Dave Safronetz, seated at the head of the table, and colleagues inspect rodents in Mali for Lassa fever virus.

  By Carlotta Grandstaff As a young man, Dr. Tom Schwan spent two years in Kenya, serving in the Peace Corps. Like many travelers and expatriates who live and work far from home, Schwan developed an affinity for his host country. He eventually went on to earn a doctoral degree at UC Berkeley, and is…

Fire danger extremely high for time of year

  With near record temperatures in the Bitterroot Valley this past week, local, state and federal fire managers are cautioning local residents to use extreme care when building campfires on the National Forest or when burning slash and other debris around their homes and on their property. “Fire danger indicators are at an all-time high…

Hamilton to ban cell phone use while driving

By Michael Howell The Hamilton City Council passed an ordinance on first reading May 15 that would prohibit the use of hand held electronic communication devices while operating a motor vehicle. According to Special Projects Director Dennis Stranger, the ordinance was modeled on the ordinance currently on the books in Whitefish, but with simplified language…

Stevensville school hires interim superintendent

By Michael Howell Dissatisfied with the three applicants vying for the job of superintendent, the Stevensville School Board interviewed a fourth candidate and hired him as an interim replacement on a one year contract. The school board received applications for the position from Dr. Michael Bundy, Leland Stocker and Jim Baldwin to replace outgoing Superintendent…

Stevi’s coach Chambers will stay

By Michael Howell Stevensville’s head basketball coach Keith Chambers was re-hired last week following a closed portion of the meeting in which the Board of Trustees considered a complaint lodged against him by the parents of a student athlete. The meeting to consider re-hiring Chambers was held in open session. Board member Kevin Beller made…

Work continues on local veterans monument; more names needed

The Veterans Monument in Hamilton is located just south of Dairy Queen. Veterans and their families are enouraged to submit names. Al Sperry photo.

Construction continues on the Veterans Monument in Hamilton, a monument for veterans and veterans’ families. A project of Vietnam Veterans of America Bitterroot Chapter 938, the monument is located in Hamilton (just south of Dairy Queen). The monument is designed to preserve military history by honoring veterans’ service to our country. Veterans’ names are engraved…

MONTANA TWENTY-FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, RAVALLI COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF RICHARD E. ARNO, Deceased. Probate No. DP 12-34 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…