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Rounding up new class of kindergartners in the valley

Valley schools are in the process of holding their annual kindergarten pre-registration events this spring. This pre-registration is important in helping families get familiar with the school and the expectations associated with kindergarten. In addition, it helps the districts prepare for the following year in terms of numbers, which can affect many things from materials…

Stevi student makes semi-finals in Nat Geo geography bee

Lance Burrows, a fifth grader at Stevensville Middle School, has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2017 Montana National Geographic State Bee. The contest will be held at the University of Montana on Friday, March 31. Each year thousands of schools in…

An after-Christmas story

By Michael Howell   Six-year-old Isabel Williams was at a loss for words to say why she chose to use the money she got as a Christmas gift this year to purchase a bunch of stuffed animals for use in the Emergency Room at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital. Her mother, Heather, thought maybe it had…

Hamilton School Nurse Program gets a boost

By Michael Howell Last week Hamilton School District’s School Nurse Program got a boost from Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital, when Dr. Jennifer Feighner dropped by with a check for $6,500. Right now the school nurse program in Hamilton is a two-person operation. Registered Nurse Nancy Doyle and Licensed Practical Nurse Brandy Bussard work as a…

Alice Kohler celebrates 103rd birthday

By Michael Howell   Family members stretching over five generations gathered at The Living Centre in Stevensville last Thursday to celebrate Alice Kohler’s 103rd birthday. Alice was born in Polo, Illinois on February 9, 1914 to Richard and Clara Emma Huggans. She moved to Stevensville with her parents and a dozen siblings in 1919 and…

Cowboy Ball this Saturday

Get your boots and hats ready, belt buckles shined up and grab your best gal. It’s time for the Sixth Annual Cowboy Ball put on by the Rockin’ RC Rodeo Committee and the Ravalli County Fairgrounds. The event will be Saturday, February 11th, from 5:30 to midnight. Cost is $10 per person at the door,…

Local 4-H members, leaders host breakfast with legislators

Members and leaders of the Ravalli County 4-H program helped to host the Biennial 4-H Legislative Breakfast in Helena on January 17. The breakfast is sponsored by Montanans for 4-H, an all-volunteer group of concerned citizens. This year, a majority of legislators attended the breakfast to learn about the 4-H program in Montana. From Ravalli…

Annual Nordic dinner preparations in full swing

By Jean Schurman Preparations for the biannual Scandinavian Dinner at Faith Lutheran Church have been in full swing for a couple of weeks. Last week, the kitchen crew focused on creating tasty cookies that will be offered at the dinner. The Krumkake cookies, shown here, are quite labor intensive with one person running the waffle-type…

Spreading joy – wherever it’s needed

By Jean Schurman Santa Claus normally wears a red suit and drives a sled. Not in Stevensville, Montana, though. Santa wears a police uniform and drives a patrol car, and sometimes there are more than one Santa Claus. Sam Fawcett is the school resource officer, or SRO, for the Stevensville Police Department and spends his…

Local students selected for Youth Leadership Council

Josephine Lange, a senior at Hamilton High School, and Olivia Zepeda, a sophomore at Hamilton High School, were among 20 middle and high school students from throughout Montana that have been selected to serve on the Governor and First Lady Youth Leadership Council and tackle the issue of childhood hunger with Governor Steve Bullock and…