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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Wrestling comes to Stevensville

The wrestling program in Stevensville is so young that the wrestling mats still have that ‘new’ mat smell on them. (If you’ve ever been a wrestler or even to a wrestling match, you know that isn’t what they normally smell like.) But the program is flourishing and the enthusiasm is high. Throughout the practice, even…

New coaches on the hardwood

  Four new coaches will be on the sidelines this year in three different schools. Stevensville has a new coach for both the boys’ and girl’s basketball program. Florence has new boys’ coach and Corvallis has a new girls’ coach. Joey Wark has come full circle in Stevensville. A graduate of the class of 1995,…

Stevi school superintendent answers anonymous allegations

Board Chair almost resigns By Michael Howell A little over two weeks ago each Stevensville School Board trustee and the clerk received an anonymous letter with no return address full of critical comments about the performance of current School Superintendent David Whitesell. Then a “personnel issue with the Superintendent” was placed on the board’s agenda…

‘Drunken Indian’ remarks spark uproar in Havre

By Michael Howell Ravalli County Planning Board Chairman Jan Wisniewski’s comments at a meeting between the County Commissioners and representatives of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes about placing the Medicine Tree property near Darby, which is owned by the tribes, into a federal trust, continues to stir controversy. Tribal members took offense at the…

Stevensville’s Main Street program completes another successful year

By Victoria Howell The Stevensville Main Street Association (SMSA) has completed another successful year working in partnership with local businesses and the town government to maintain a strong base of healthy businesses in the historic downtown. The event year was completed on December 7 with a full house at the annual ‘Splendor on Main’ gala…

Lake Como Ski Trails dog-friendly

By Michael Howell Officials from the U.S. Forest Service and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, along with members of the Como Trails Club and the Montana Trappers Association, met last week up at Lake Como to post a sign welcoming people and their canine companions to the Lake Como Cross-Country Ski Trails. The groups and…

Darby takes last second win over Victor

The Lady Tigers came from behind to top Victor, 46-45, in 13C action. The two teams battled back and forth with the lead changing hands several times. With 57 seconds left in the game, Victor held a two-point lead but a free throw by Siri Nojd reduced the margin by one point. Victor got the…

Nancy Jane Blahnik

  May 8, 1951 – December 15, 2013 Stevensville – Nancy Jane Blahnik passed away at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital with her loving husband Bruce by her side on Sunday, December 15, 2013. Nancy was born May 8, 1951 in Superior, Wisconsin to Eugene and Gertrude Olson. Nancy is survived by her husband Bruce; two…

Boys’ basketball wrap up

The story of the weekend was the basketball game between Butte Central and Stevensville. The game was in Butte. The Maroons led at the end of the half by 12 points. The Yellowjackets responded in the second half but time ran out before they could take the lead and fell, 64-61. It was the first…

William Robert Knox

  Corvallis – William Robert Knox (“Bill”), 89, of Corvallis, MT, died peacefully December 17, 2013 surrounded by his family. Born October 3, 1924 to Lawrence Mason and Mabry Alice (Black) Knox in Marble Falls, Texas, he was a gentle, loving man with a keen mind, dedicated to bettering people’s lives. He is survived by…