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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Falcons win with Pickering’s put -back

    Brandon Johnson drives to the basket after stealing the ball in the championship game against Loyola. Florence won their fifth consecutive championship on Saturday. Jean Schurman photo A put back shot by Brady Pickering at the buzzer gave the Florence Falcons their fifth consecutive District 6B championship. Florence had the lead for much…

Stevensville rallies to defeat Dillon Although they have not had the season they expected, the Stevensville Yellowjackets served notice on Friday that they are still a force to be reckoned with. With one last road trip to finish before the divisional tournament, the team traveled to Dillon to take on the top team in the…

Florence Lady Falcons finish well

Megan Byrne surveys the court during the Florence/Ronan game. Florence will play this weekend at the Western B Divisional in Hamilton. Jean Schurman photo     The District 6B tournament is a seeding tournament. All teams will advance to the Western B tournament that begins on Wednesday in Hamilton. But just because they all are…

Darby finishes fourth

The Darby boys finished fourth in the tournament and ended their season with a 13-9 record. The Tigers were up by a point with less than 20 seconds to go in the consolation game against Valley Christian when Isaiah Bohlken sank a long try to give the Eagles the 74-72 win and third place. Joe…

Commissioners to sue to collect fines from treasurer

  By Michael Howell The Ravalli County Commissioners voted unanimously last Tuesday, February 18, to institute the lawsuit required to collect $29,000 in fines from Treasurer Valerie Stamey. The Commissioners identified in a two hour long process at least 58 monthly reports and settlements, required to be produced as part of the Treasurer’s duties, which…

Treasurer sues auditor for libel

  By Michael Howell Ravalli County Treasurer Valerie Stamey, who has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an audit investigation of her office, has filed a lawsuit against the firm that is currently conducting the audit. In the lawsuit Stamey alleges that lead auditor Jim Woy and his company Anderson ZurMuehlen committed…

School district take Stamey info request directly to court

  By Michael Howell The Missoula County Public School District has taken a set of requests for information from the media about Ravalli County Treasurer Valerie Stamey, who worked at the school district under the name Valerie Addis, directly into District Court. The District has named the Bitterroot Star, KECI and the Missoula Independent and…

Commissioner Foss unwelcome on Hamilton planning board

  By Michael Howell The Hamilton City Council made several appointments to various boards and committees at its last meeting on Tuesday, February 18, but one thing was clear, they did not want to accept County Commissioner Suzy Foss as a representative on the Hamilton City Planning Board. What wasn’t clearly expressed is exactly why….

Ole Raymond Field

  Ole Raymond Field, loving husband, father, and grandfather, left this world in the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 of natural causes, with his wife Linda by his side at home in Missoula. Born May 19, 1944 in Loring, MT to Raymond and Erminie Oberlander Field. They…

Theodore ‘Ted’ McNinch

  Stevensville – Theodore “Ted” R. McNinch, 87, entered into eternal rest surrounded by his family on February 13, 2014. He was born into this life on May 19, 1926 in Lima, Montana to Leslie and Annie McNinch. During his school-aged years, which were spent near Lima and Dell, MT, Ted developed a life-long love…