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Stevi brings home the gold

“Gone. Fought. Won!” In case you haven’t heard, the Stevensville Yellowjackets won the boys’ basketball Class A championship on Saturday night in Billings. It was the first ever boys basketball championship for Stevensville and the first time a valley boys’ team has won a basketball championship since 1962. “ We’ve come full circle,” said coach…

Falcons finish third

  The Florence Falcons really should be happy. After all, they did finish their season with a 24-2 record, one of the best records in the state. However, they finished third in Class B for the fourth year in a row. “I bet there’s a record book where we could put four years in a…

Scrappy Lady Falcons fall short

Say what you will, the teams that ran into the Lady Falcons of Florence knew they had been in a game afterwards. This group of tough, athletic players may have been outsized but they played with all heart. Florence opened against Conrad on Thursday. The two teams were fairly evenly matched in the first half…

Victor rally not enough against Arlee

The Victor Pirates looked great for 29 minutes of their opening game at the Class C state tournament. It was the last three minutes that got them as they fell to Westby-Grenora, 64-58. The Pirates controlled the game for much of the first half. They took an eight-point lead into the half and had control…

Public says no to Legacy Ranch Subdivision, hearing continued

   By Michael Howell One of the largest subdivision proposals in the valley to come forth in years, the Legacy Ranch subdivision is being considered by the Ravalli County Planning Board at a meeting scheduled for this evening, Wednesday, March 13 at 6 p.m. at Lone Rock School. This meeting is a continuation of the…

Grantsdale Elementary closing its doors

  By Michael Howell After functioning for 124 years, the Grantsdale Elementary School is set to close its doors at the end of this term. That was the decision made by the Hamilton School District Board of Trustees last month on a 5 to 2 vote. Hamilton School District Superintendent Tom Korst said that the…

Commissioners examine barriers on Mitchell Slough

  By Michael Howell A couple of Ravalli County commissioners put on their wading outfits and walked down Mitchell Slough from Victor Crossing Road to Bell Crossing Road as part of the process in meeting a Portage Route request made by Andy Roubik last November. The river channel was declared to be a stream and…

Stevensville moving forward on codification

  By Michael Howell At a marathon meeting last week the Stevensville Town Council passed on first reading a slate of 18 new ordinances. According to Council member Ron Klaphake, most of the ordinances were simply to bring town codes in line with current state, national and even international codes, such as building, fire, plumbing,…

Lone Rock community looks for building site for community center

  By Michael Howell Members of the Lone Rock community interested in building a community center got the go ahead from the County Commissioners to pursue the possibility of leasing county parkland for the project. The initiative was hatched by a group of local senior citizens that has met regularly at the school and become…

MONTANA TWENTY-FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, RAVALLI COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MICHAEL J. IHNAT Deceased. Probate No. DP 13-15 Dept. No. 1 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 decedent are required to present…