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Hamilton and Florence advance to state tournaments

The Lady Broncs of Hamilton and the Lady Falcons will both advance to their respective state softball tournaments this Thursday. Hamilton will go into the state A tournament as the No. 1 seed from the Southwest A conference. They drew a first-round bye and will play the winner of the Park County/Laurel game at 6pm…

Corvallis girls dominate at Southwest A Divisional

    The Blue Devils won every event but two on their way to the Southwest A divisional championship. They racked up 291.5 points compared to Dillon’s second place score of 79 points. Sadi Henderson, Lakyn Connors, Ayden Eickhoff, and Carlie Jessop were all winners of multiple events. Henderson, the reigning Class A cross-country champ,…

Next stop for valley tracksters, state

  Hannah Porch racked up three first place finishes to pace the Florence girls’ track team at the Western B Divisional in Missoula over the weekend. The sophomore took first in the 100, 200 and triple jump as well as ran a let of the first place 400 relay team. Porch had a leap of…

Reutlinger is Grand Marshal of Memorial Day Parade

By Jean Schurman Bob Reutlinger will be the grand marshal of the 93rd annual Corvallis Memorial Day parade. The World War II veteran, who plans on wearing his uniform, is very honored to have been selected. The parade will be held on Monday, May 27th at 10 a.m. Reutlinger, a member of the Corvallis American…

Author with Montana roots publishes novel

Several years ago a university professor gave an assignment to his class to write a poem and turn it in the next week. One disgruntled young man said, “I’m not going to do that. I’m no poet.” The professor replied, “How do you know what you are? You’re not finished yet.” Last year 81-year-old Duane…

Victor Park’s future in question

  By Michael Howell The idea of having a park in the town of Victor was born just after the Victor Garden Club was formed. The Club was formed in 1947 and in 1948, “the idea of establishing a public park as a means of improving the community of Victor was born in the minds…

County invites Chief of Forest Service to discuss water right applications

  By Michael Howell The County Commissioners last week decided to invite the Chief of the U.S. Forest Service Tom Tidwell to come and discuss the applications that the agency has made for instream flow water rights on Laird and Blodgett Creeks. The County Commissioners filed an objection to the water right applications that was…

Stevensville veteran awarded pending Bronze Star

  By Michael Howell Ninety-four year old Jim Campbell, who served in both WWII and the Korean War, was awarded a boxful of medals that he earned during five years, three months, and twenty-three days in the service last Sunday. Campbell enlisted in the 69th Engineering Topographic Company in 1940 and was quickly promoted to…

Trespassing charges dropped against Mitchell Slough angler

   By Michael Howell Trespassing charges filed against a fisherman on Mitchell Slough for leaving the water and walking on the bank to get around a bridge were dropped last week. George Thompson, of Missoula, was cited by Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Albright for trespassing last March following a complaint by Ed Hebner, a landowner along…

Horse found strangled NE of Stevensville

  A horse was found strangled to death in a field near Stevensville last Saturday. According to the horse’s owner, Pat Cregan, she found the horse Saturday morning lying dead in the pasture with a rope wrapped around its neck so tightly that it had cut into the flesh. The rope was severed, leaving a…