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Florence Back to back state champs!

  Champions find a way to win. That is certainly the case for the Lady Falcons of Florence. They lost to Ronan last weekend in the divisional tournament. This week, at the state Class B tournament in Great Falls, the defending Class B champions had to get past the Ronan team not once but twice…

Florence girls take second, Victor boys finish 3 rd

  Hannah Porch led her Florence Falcon team to a second place finish at the Class B track meet in Bozeman. Porch won the 100 meter race and ran a leg on the 4×100 meter relay which Florence won. Porch also placed second in the 200 and third in the triple jump. Joining Porch on…

Three-peat for Corvallis Girls

Corvallis' Kacie Stewart, Ayden Eickhoff, Isabella Pape, Sadi Henderson

  They thought they might be able to win another state championship back at the beginning of the season. But no one expected the Corvallis girls track team to dominate so thoroughly at the state meet. The Blue Devils racked up an impressive 185.5 points on the way to their third straight championship. Sidney finished…

Corvallis makes tennis history

It was a first for the Blue Devils of Corvallis at the State Class A tennis tournament. The girls’ team brought home their first state championship ever. Leading the way for the Blue Devils was the doubles team of Sydney Madruga and Megan Lengyel who battled back from a deficit to take the championship. The…

Bitterroot rugby team takes state

The Bitterroot Warriors high school rugby team are the state champions. They defeated Missoula, 37-15, to take the championship. The team, which is made up of athletes from the valley schools as well as several home school athletes, defeated Frenchtown in the quarterfinals last weekend to advance to the state tournament. While at state, they…

Varner to retire after 49 years

By Jean Schurman  When she was 18 years old and just graduating from Victor High School, all Myna Anderson wanted to do was to marry her best friend and boyfriend, Buck Varner. They were married in July of 1961. She didn’t have plans to become a secretary, in fact had never taken any of the…

Stevensville approves amended weapons ordinance

By Michael Howell At its regular meeting last Thursday, May 23, the Stevensville Town Council approved on second reading an ordinance amending the municipal code governing weapons. One impetus to amend the ordinance was that the forty-year old weapons ordinance on the books is not being enforced and is probably not enforceable as it violates…

Natural History Center takes students into the field

Students from Kelli Hollingsworth’s 5th grade class at Daly Elementary School examine a snake they discovered on a field trip to the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge. The trip was sponsored by the Montana Natural History Center as part of its Visiting Naturalist in the Schools program. Michael Howell photo.

  By Michael Howell Students from the fourth and fifth grades at Daly Elementary School spent the day last week honing their naturalist skills at the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge. It was an end-of-the-year-celebration field trip, the culmination of a year-long Visiting Naturalist in the Schools program sponsored by the Montana Natural History Center…

Hamilton police association forming

  By Michael Howell Hamilton Police Detective Stephen Murphy told the Hamilton City Council at its first meeting this month that the Police Department is in the process of pulling out of the Teamsters’ Union and forming its own Police Association. The new organization is being established as a non-profit and will be able to…

Graduation Matters at Stevensville High School

By Victoria Howell The school year is just about at an end and Stevensville High School Principal Brian Gum is assessing the completion of the first year of the Graduation Matters program at his school. The program, aimed at lowering Montana’s high school drop out rate, was funded through a $10,000 grant from the state…