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Pirates take down Tigers

The Victor Pirates came out strong against the Darby Tigers and came away with a 71-57 win. But the game was closer than the score indicated with Darby never giving up and Victor hitting a slump in the second quarter. “Darby’s the type of team that just keeps playing hard no matter what the score…

Victor holds on for win over Darby

The Lady Pirates held off a late surging Darby team to take a 60-47 conference win over the Lady Tigers. Victor came out strongly and built up a 28-point lead by the end of three quarters. Powered by Shai Scheffer’s 16 points and Haley Tillotson 14 points, the Lady Pirates played a solid offensive game….

Yellowjackets drop Big Sky, fall to Butte Central

Until Saturday, the only game that Stevensville had lost was against Class AA Missoula Big Sky so when the Eagles came to town, Stevensville had a little bit of something to prove. The Yellowjackets came out strong and played tough in a very physical game and came away the victor, topping Big Sky, 62-50. By…

Wrestling Roundup

Florence finished third behind St. Ignatius/Charlo and host Thompson Falls at the Ted Kato Invitational on Saturday. Tanner Cobbs took the championship at 189 with a pin of Thompson Falls’ John Garrahy, 41 seconds into the match. Torren Lawson was defeated by Garret White of Eureka at 119 pounds. In the consolation round, Jace Pancake…

A taste of Scandinavia

Passing it on. Clarice Brady, the ramrod in charge of making lefse for the Faith Lutheran Scandinavian Dinner, shows her daughter-in-law Amanda how to make the tasty Norwegian flatbread in preparation for the dinner this Saturday as Clarice’s husband, Dale, works in the background. Jean Schurman photo.

  By Jean Schurman It began in Charley and Judy Larson’s kitchen 40 years ago. A few members of Faith Lutheran Church thought it would be nice to produce a dinner focused around Scandinavian food such as lefse, Swedish meatballs and of course, lutefisk. From that humble beginning, the Scandinavian Dinner has grown to feed…

  Obituary Robert E. Watts Stevensville – On Saturday, January 12, 2013, Bob Watts of Stevensville passed away. We lost our beloved father, our grandfather, our brother, our uncle. Marie Watts lost the love of her life. Robert E. Watts was born to Merton and Helen (Deal) Watts and raised in Kittery, Maine. He graduated…

  Obituary Carol Lee Power Gilluly ANACONDA – Longtime city-county government employee Carol Lee Power Gilluly, residing in the Smelter City for the past 37 years, died December 16 of cancer and complications at her son and daughter-in-law’s home in Idaho Falls. She was 70. She is a former resident of Stevensville and Missoula. Family…

Spike in purchase of delinquent tax assignments

By Michael Howell If you are delinquent in paying your property taxes in Ravalli County you may already have received a Notice of Pending Assignment informing you that someone else intends to pay your back taxes. Following the notice, the taxpayer has only two weeks to pay all outstanding taxes on the property or a…

Drawing national attention – local artist featured in national publication

Pastel artist Bobbie McKibbin at work in her Drawn West Studio near Stevensville.  McKibbin is known primarily for her landscapes. She draws from experience but uses a photograph to help remind her of the view. But in the end, having been there is the basis of the drawing. “If it was cold, you’ve got to render that in the drawing too,” she said. Michael Howell photo.

By Michael Howell Local pastel artist Bobbie McKibbin of Drawn West Studio was recently featured on the cover of Pastel Journal, a nationally circulated art magazine devoted to work in pastel that is published six times a year out of Blue Ash, Ohio. Each issue usually highlights three to four artists working in the pastel…

Business booming at Bitterroot Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Dr. Jeremiah Clinton of Bitterroot Orthopedics and Sports Medicine stands in the operating room of the new facility located at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital. The orthopedic clinic has increased in size and more than doubled its staff in the past year.

    By Michael Howell The Bitterroot Chamber of Commerce hosted an open house and ribbon cutting for Bitterroot Orthopedics and Sports Medicine last week with guided tours of the new facility at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital. The bone and joint clinic first opened its doors in April 2011, but has quickly expanded. In a…