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‘Jacket boys clinch soccer championship

  The Stevensville boys’ soccer team secured a home playoff berth throughout the playoffs as they clinched the Southwest A soccer championship on Thursday. The Yellowjackets defeated Frenchtown, 6-1. As they have been doing all season, the boys in black scored early and built an insurmountable lead. Chance Coleman had a hat trick with goals…

Valley volleyball teams hit the courts

The volleyball season got off to a strong start with all of the schools but Florence and Stevensville hitting the courts this weekend. Victor and Darby began their season on Friday while Corvallis and Hamilton hosted double headers on Saturday. The Blue Devils defeated Whitefish in three games, 25-11, 25-15, and 25-20. Joanna Avery had…

Charles W. Mann

  Victor – Charles W. Mann, 89, of Victor, passed away Monday morning, July 30, peacefully, at home, after a long and well lived life. Chuck was born January 23, 1924, in Port Orchard, Washington to Paul and Ada Mann. He grew up in Denver and began his long connection with Montana in the late…

Ronny S. Groff

Ronny S. Groff, 76, of Lolo, Montana passed away at home on July 22, 2013. Ronny was born on April 15, 1937 in Victor, Montana to Forrest (Fuzzy) and Hilda Louise Groff. He grew up on a ranch on the West side of Victor and attended schools in Victor where he met his future wife…

Gail L. Nelson

  Missoula – In the early evening of June 14, 2013, Gail L. Nelson Sr. passed away at his home, surrounded by his family. He missed his 90th birthday by a mere three months. Gail was born to Charley and Catherine Nelson at Newman Grove, Nebraska on September 25, 1923. He was the youngest of…

Renaissance Faire this weekend

  The Queen and her Royal Court return! Let it be known across the land that the Big Sky Renaissance Faire will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 28-30 near Stevensville. Just north of the hamlet of Stevensville in the kingdom of Montana, in an open meadow along the Bitterroot River, lies a land…

Elsie Marie Martinson

  The family of Elsie Martinson requests you to join them for a Memorial Service in memory of their mother, grandmother, and sister Elsie Marie Martinson (Nov. 11, 1927 – Oct. 8, 2012) on Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Garden City Funeral Home and Crematory, 1705 West Broadway, Missoula, MT…

John Carbin

  His life was gentle, and the elements So mixed in him that Nature might stand up And say to all the world, “This was a man.” Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, V,5,78-80   John Carbin slipped away quietly and peacefully, just before dawn on Friday, May 31, 2013. He was born in Arlington, Massachusetts on March…

Florence Back to back state champs!

  Champions find a way to win. That is certainly the case for the Lady Falcons of Florence. They lost to Ronan last weekend in the divisional tournament. This week, at the state Class B tournament in Great Falls, the defending Class B champions had to get past the Ronan team not once but twice…

Natural History Center takes students into the field

Students from Kelli Hollingsworth’s 5th grade class at Daly Elementary School examine a snake they discovered on a field trip to the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge. The trip was sponsored by the Montana Natural History Center as part of its Visiting Naturalist in the Schools program. Michael Howell photo.

  By Michael Howell Students from the fourth and fifth grades at Daly Elementary School spent the day last week honing their naturalist skills at the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge. It was an end-of-the-year-celebration field trip, the culmination of a year-long Visiting Naturalist in the Schools program sponsored by the Montana Natural History Center…