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Stevensville Playhouse construction project nears completion

By Michael Howell The long needed re-construction and addition to the backstage area of the Stevensville Playhouse at 319 Main is on scheduled for completion by the end of this month. According to board member Jim McCauley, the exterior work is mostly finished, with a little work left to do on the roof; the inside…

Mayn, Wood take top honors at shooting event

By Michael Howell Sixteen young people attended a training session in firearm use and got the chance to spend the day shooting .22 caliber rifles and pistols on Saturday, June 17 at the Whittecar Shooting Range west of Hamilton.   The shooting event was scheduled as part of the Youth Conservation Outdoor Expo held at…

Old-fashioned ‘Big Top’ circus returning to Stevensville

The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus will give two performances on Tuesday, June 20 at the corner of Park Street and Middle Burnt Fork Road in Stevensville. Show times are 5 and 7:30 p.m.   Now in its 32nd year, C&M Circus has become internationally known for quality family entertainment. This authentic One-Ring, Big Top Circus…

Stevi Stop & Go opens on Hwy 93

Greg Lanoue, a partner in the long time family business Stevi Café in downtown Stevensville, has stepped out to the highway (and the associated bike path) to open up a different kind of eatery, called Stevi Stop & Go. You can get the same juicy burgers made with fresh, never frozen, certified Angus beef that…

Library celebrates renovation, thanks Antrim family for gift

By Michael Howell Family and friends of the late Priscilla June Antrim of Stevensville gathered at the North Valley Public Library last week for the ribbon cutting ceremony re-opening the Community Room following extensive renovations that included a major reconstruction of the Children’s Room as well. A college-educated woman turned sheep rancher, Antrim very much…

Super 1 Foods Stevensville expansion complete

By Jean Schurman On Wednesday, April 5th, Super 1 Foods will begin their celebration of the completion of a renovation that, although it may have seemed like it went on forever, actually began last fall. The store never closed throughout the remodel but did move inventory around as almost 5,700 square feet were added. The…

Students learn about water through traveling exhibit

By Michael Howell Last Thursday, Stevensville students and their families and friends had the opportunity to attend a free Family Science Night and enjoy the University of Montana spectrUM Discovery Area’s newest traveling exhibition, called “Water.” The spectrUM Discovery Area’s mobile science program travels statewide with hands-on science exhibits and activities guided by museum educators….

Florence fourth graders excel

By Jean Schurman Imagine corralling a classroom of fourth graders and getting them excited about developing a science type project that doesn’t even exist. It’s up to the students to develop the concept, do the research, write the abstract and the history of the project, project the need for this idea 20 years in the…

Victor art students win big

By Jean Schurman The Keep Montana Green Association recently announced the winners of their annual art competition. The mission of the contest is to create a lasting interest in preventing wildland fires in Montana’s youth and adults. This year, the theme was “One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire.” These posters help increase awareness of the…

Maple syrup time at the Daly Mansion

By Jean Schurman This time of year is slow for the Daly Mansion, as slow as maple syrup. Literally. There are only tours by appointment and most of the time is spent doing maintenance to the old buildings. Many years ago, Dr. Charles Petty and Fred Hasskamp looked at the sugar maples lining the lane…