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Monthly Archives: January 2014

Awards rain down on Marcus Daly Hospital

The award wall is filling up as Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital (MDMH) in Hamilton continues to rack up the awards for high quality care. And now the hospital has received an award for being the “Most Wired Hospital for 2013”. The awards for quality care are given out based on a strict and measurable assessment…

Lady ‘Jackets fall short against Big Sky

The Stevensville Lady Yellowjackets took on Class AA Sentinel on Thursday in Stevensville. Stevensville is struggling to find a consistent scoring leader and had trouble finding the basket against the taller Missoula team. The Lady ‘Jackets are a scrappy team and much like the insect they are named for, tenacious against their opponents. However a…

Stevi falls to Maroons in last few seconds

It’s no secret the Stevensville Yellowjackets are having a difficult time this season, between getting in sync with new head coach Joey Wark, a starter transferring to another school and other issues. So when they came out looking tough on Saturday afternoon against Butte Central, the faithful were happy. The team looked confident and executed…

Corvallis takes third

The Class A duals is a prelude to the state championship in wrestling. Held in Lewistown, the event gives teams from across Montana to see what their competition might be at the state tournament. Corvallis finished third at the meet with decisive wins over Laurel, Glendive, Browning and Billings Central. The 66-21 win over Laurel…

Donald Lee Johnston

Hamilton – Donald Lee Johnston, 57, died on Thursday, January 23, 2014, due to multiple medical issues at the St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula. He was born to Goldie Lee (Lewis) and Clarence H. “Slick” Johnston on Friday, March 30, 1956, in Baker, Oregon. First a logger by family tradition, Don was able to grow…

Frank Roger Grenfell

  Frank Roger Grenfell, 61, died suddenly at his home in Missoula on January 16, 2014. Roger was born to Frank and Dorothy Grenfell on December 29, 1952, the second youngest of six kids. Roger grew up in the Three Mile area in Stevensville, where as a child, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping with…

County Treasurer placed on leave as fallout continues

By Michael Howell On Tuesday, January 21, beleagured Ravalli County Treasurer Valerie Stamey chose to use the meeting at which she was scheduled to give an update on her work in the treasurer’s department to instead launch a salvo of her own, making allegations of corruption and deceptive practices on the part of county officials….

County attorney says investigation under way

  By Michael Howell Before the County Commissioners could hold their meeting to discuss instituting an investigation into treasurer Valerie Stamey’s allegations made public at an update meeting last Tuesday, January 21, County Attorney Bill Fulbright had already instituted his own investigation. He told the commissioners on Thursday that their decision to undertake what may…

Sapphire Community Health to open women’s clinic

  In an effort to fill the health care gap in Ravalli County, Sapphire Community Health recently developed an outreach program to provide health services to underserved women in our community. Opening this spring at the Sapphire Community Health clinic in Hamilton, this outreach effort is staffed entirely by volunteers. Doctors, nurses, and other health…

County takes ownership of Victor Park

  By Michael Howell At a meeting last week, the Ravalli County Commissioners agreed to accept ownership of the Victor Park. The Victor Garden Club is handing over the parkland, which is located across from the fire hall, to the county, and it will now be managed by the Victor Park District. The Victor Garden…