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Stevi school district adds more dual credit, AP courses

The Stevensville Board of Trustees adopted an expanded high school curriculum that will include many new electives, new college-ready and career-ready pathways and a new curriculum track that leads to an Honors diploma. Advanced Placement courses and Dual Credit offerings will help students earn credits they can apply toward college. High School Principal Brian Gum…

Middle school student tackles childhood hunger problem

By Daphne Jackson Hamilton Middle School student Garrett Turner is working with national organization No Kid Hungry and local food bank Haven House to raise funds to feed students who can’t afford meals. Turner said he got involved in the project as part of the Governor and First Lady Youth Leadership Council, an organization set…

Eagle Scout project for the birds

Eagle Scout candidate Louis Zielinski, a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 115, is close to finishing up his Eagle Scout project which involved building five Wood Duck nesting boxes and placing them on the Teller Wildlife Refuge located north of Corvallis along the Bitterroot River. Zielinski said he has always had the notion…

Sweet new shop in downtown Hamilton

By Daphne Jackson Stephen Barnes said the decision to open Hunny Cakes, 307 W. Main in Hamilton, is a culmination of an aspiration his wife, Elizabeth Malmevik, has had for several years. “We were living in Illinois, and I looked at the wife, and I said ‘what do you want to do?’ and she said…

New coordinator at Hamilton Downtown Association

By Daphne Jackson The Hamilton Downtown Association’s new coordinator, Hannah Honey, said she thinks it is important for people to realize how shopping locally can affect the community. “Keeping the local economy strong, making sure people are aware that when they purchase locally, and when they actually frequent our local businesses that it really does…

Eagle Scout project promotes importance of reading

By Randi Burdette If you walk past the Hamilton High School library, you can’t help but notice a new addition to the wall. A tile mural created by junior Max Mignot now faces the streams of high schoolers and visitors walking the halls of the high school. The mural, which reads “Read” next to a…

New taxi service opens in valley

By Jean Schurman For those people who don’t want to leave their car in airport parking while they go on a trip, there is a solution. For those who have had a bit too much to drink and need a ride home, there now is a solution. And, for those who need to get from…

B.E.A.R. program offers outdoor opportunities for local youth

By Randi Burdette The outdoors has always mattered to Montanans, especially in the Bitterroot Valley. Anyone who has grown up here has had the pleasure of having the Rocky Mountains be their backyard. Most children are fortunate to have opportunities to explore their surroundings. But for those who don’t, they can find the opportunity through…

VFW Post 1507 raising funds for fire victims

VFW Post 1507 is accepting donations to help Joe and Betty Antanavage of Victor who lost their house and nearly everything they owned in a fire on December 30. The Antanavages were in bed when a fire broke out in their adjoining garage. They weren’t injured but getting away from the flames was a terrifying…

Pantry Partners provides for hundreds

The Pantry Partners food bank of Stevensville completed its food box give-away on Tuesday, December 22. Cleo Guenther, director of Pantry Partners, said 360 boxes were given out or delivered to those in need. “This feeds about 1,225 people”, she said. Guenther said she has noticed that there are more extended families living together. “Now…