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Mark Henry Heller

Stevensville – Mark Henry Heller passed away at St. Patrick’s Hospital in Missoula on December 2, 2013. He was 60 years old. Mark was born in 1953 in Arkansaw, Wisconsin to Edwin and Catherine Heller. He was the third of five children. He grew up in Wisconsin, but his outdoor dreams came true when the…

Suellen Mary Schertenleib

  Suellen Mary Schertenleib went to be with the Lord on December 3, 2013 in the comfort and peace of her home at the age of 57. She was surrounded by the love and comfort of her family. She was born on February 8, 1956 in Spokane, Washington to Nickless and Dorothy Mager. She was…

Anne (Casson) Sullivan

  Stevensville – Anne (Casson) Sullivan died December 14, 2013 at Marcus Daly Hospice Center in Hamilton from the insuperable challenges of advanced age. Anne was born May 5, 1912 in Chicago, IL. She was the fifth of six children born to Hannah (Hartigan) and George Casson. Her parents and her brothers and sisters predeceased…

Hamilton wins own tournament

The wrestling season began with a bang for the Hamilton team on Saturday. The Broncs won their own tournament by almost 30 points in the 11-team field. Hamilton picked up championships from Colton Cox at 126 pounds, Easton Albert at 138 pounds, Zach Tompkins at 170 pounds, and Michael Bumgarner at 195 pounds. The bout…

Utah rep stumps for transfer of federal lands to states

By Michael Howell “Federal control of public lands is destroying forests and water sheds, shutting off access, constricting economic opportunity, breaking the state and local budgets, and threatening our way of life.” That’s the message that Utah Representative Ken Ivory brought to a roomful of people at the Eagles Lodge in Hamilton last Wednesday, December…

UM professor urges cooperative effort in managing federal lands

  By Michael Howell Last Monday, December 9, Martin Nie, Professor of Natural Resources Policy at the University of Montana, came to the valley at the request of Bitterrooters for Planning to address the question of the transfer of federal lands to the states. Nie recently testified on the subject before the Montana legislature’s Environmental…

Florence wins two

    The Lady Falcons of Florence opened on the road with a couple of wins. They were at the Manhattan Tournament. They opened against Whitehall and came out playing tough defense. They allowed only two points in the first quarter and went on to win, 59-34. Freshman Megan Kowalski finished with 21 points for…

Valley basketball teams open on the road

  The basketball season is upon us. This weekend all of the valley’s teams took to the road to compete in Ronan and Polson, St. Regis, Manhattan, and Harlowton. This early exposure to other conferences will come in handy at the end of the season and gives coaches a chance to evaluate their own teams…

Stevi awards grants to community non-profits

By Michael Howell The Town of Stevensville first began considering helping out a few of the non-profit organizations in the community a few years back when Chris Weatherly came to the Town Council on behalf of the Stevensville Museum seeking some relief from the water bill that the organization pays at its building on Main…

Burst water pipe closes Hamilton Middle School

  By Michael Howell A frozen water pipe in the Hamilton Middle School burst and flooded the basement, destroying three boilers and a hot water heater last Tuesday, December 10. As a result, classes were cancelled the following day and a plan was quickly hatched to place the students at other facilities. “We were lucky,”…