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Monthly Archives: September 2014

Founders Day to focus on Fort Owen

    The Stevensville community will gather Sunday, September 28, at 2 p.m. at Historic St. Mary’s Mission located at the west end of 4th Street. It was 173 years ago that the community of Stevensville was first settled. In recent years, Founders Day – which is co-sponsored by the Stevensville Civic Club and Historic…

DEQ gets an earful about wastewater permit for big box store

  By Michael Howell The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) came to Hamilton last week to hear from the public about a wastewater discharge permit for a large retail store to be constructed at the intersection of Highway 93 and Blood Lane south of Hamilton. The agency scheduled a meeting for question and answer followed…

Republican Central Committee wants closed primaries

  By Michael Howell The Ravalli County Central Committee has filed a lawsuit in federal court in Helena contesting open primary elections in Montana. They are seeking to enjoin Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch and Ravalli County Elections Administrator Regina Plettenberg from distributing Republican primary ballots to non-Republican voters. They claim in the lawsuit…

Hamilton Council hears about high alcohol fuel

  By Michael Howell State Representative and candidate for the Senate Pat Connell told the Hamilton City Council last week that oil, natural gas and coal are only a part of the state’s and the nation’s energy portfolio and he wanted them to know about another important alternative besides the solar and wind options. It…

North valley car thefts under investigation

  The Ravalli County sheriff’s Office is investigating a rash of car thefts that took place on on Monday, September 15, in the Stevensville/Florence area. Five separate reports of stolen vehicles were received. Sheriff’s deputies were able to recover the five vehicles, but they had all sustained damage. All the vehicles that were taken had…

Dr. Raymond ‘Ray’ Karr

  Dr. Raymond W. Karr, 89, passed away on September 5, 2014 at St. Patrick Hospital. He was born in Oak Park, Illinois on November 4, 1924 to Peter and Eda Karr. Ray attended St. Paul’s Lutheran Elementary School. He graduated from Proviso Township High School in Maywood, Illinois in 1942. World War II broke…

Harold D. ‘Harry’ Squires

  Missoula – A True Son of the Bitterroot was lost when Harry Squires passed away on September 19, two days after his 76th birthday and just three days shy of the 42nd Anniversary to his beloved wife Carolyn. Harold D. “Harry” Squires was born September 17, 1938 in Missoula, Montana to William M. and…

Leland ‘Gene’ Ayres

Hamilton – January 3, 1932 in a cold and snowy storm, the doctor arrived by a horse drawn sleigh to greet Leland Gene Ayres into Wetonka, South Dakota. Gene was the last child to Rusty and Iva Ayres. He had two brothers, Frank Elsworth (Bud) and Ralph William (Rod), and two sisters, Frances Elva and…

Kudos to democracy

By Mary Fahnestock-Thomas, Hamilton   What a great experience! Last night I attended the public meeting and hearing with the Montana Department of Environmental Equality (DEQ) on the proposed wastewater permit for a proposed large retail construction just south of Hamilton, at the junction of Highway 93 and Blood Lane. Thanks to the response of…

War is not the answer

  The problem with having such a grossly oversized military is that it comes with a grossly oversized pressure to use it. I had high hopes that President Obama could resist, but obviously that’s not the case. Democrats and Republicans are as far apart ideologically as they’ve ever been, but ever since the relentless belittlement…