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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…

Next stop for valley tracksters, state

  Hannah Porch racked up three first place finishes to pace the Florence girls’ track team at the Western B Divisional in Missoula over the weekend. The sophomore took first in the 100, 200 and triple jump as well as ran a let of the first place 400 relay team. Porch had a leap of…

Bitterroot siblings are Coast Guard ‘brothers in arms’

  Photo: Brothers Trevor (left) and Travis (right) Capp, residents of Stevensville, and members of U.S. Coast Guard Port Security Unit 313 based in Everett, WA, participate in the Combined Joint Logistics Over-the-Shore (CJLOTS) exercise as part of Operation Foal Eagle 2013 in Pohang, South Korea.   By Daniel King, U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer…

Florence girls take 6B track championship

Hannah Porch and Hannah Sax combined to take first place in five events at the District 6B track meet in Missoula. Hannah Porch won the 100 and 200 meter sprints. She also took first in the triple jump and was second in the long jump. Hannah Sax won both the 100 hurdles and the 300…

Softball in full swing

With only a month left until the state championships, the softball teams are getting into the tournament mode where they play multiple games in a day. The Frenchtown Invitational is the lead off tournament and offers teams a glimpse of teams they normally wouldn’t get a chance to play. Florence, a Class B school, took…

Bitterroot Tennis Invitational held

The annual Bitterroot Invitational was held in Corvallis where the girls competed and in Hamilton where the boys competed. Corvallis’ Laramie McHugh defeated Morgan Peterson of Dillon, 6-0, 6-1 in the semi finals. She then defeated Emily Getts of Columbia Falls 6-1, 6-2 for the championship. The doubles team of Megan Lengyel and Sydnee Madruga…