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De Groot joins Tompkins & Peters CPAs, P.C

Tompkins & Peters CPAs, P.C. is pleased to announce the addition of John De Groot, CMA to its Hamilton office. John is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and brings a wealth of knowledge to the firm, having an extensive background in the banking industry. John relocated to Montana, after being honorably discharged as a Sergeant…

Groundbreaking ceremony held for Daly Hospital Intensive Care Unit

  Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital’s groundbreaking ceremony could not have happened on a more beautiful day. The sun was bright and warmed about 150 people, including community members, hospital staff, and foundation and board members. All gathered around the future ICU location as the hospital and foundation members broke ground to celebrate the progress and…

Famed ‘virus hunter’ visits Bitterroot

  By Carlotta Grandstaff Dr. Ian Lipkin is a scientist most commonly referred to as “eminent.” The New York Times calls him a “Virus-Hunting Master.” To Discover Magazine he is “The World’s Most Celebrated Virus Hunter.” To Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Winslett he is “advisor” and, briefly, “co-worker.” Lipkin is all over the map –…

Daly Hospital holds another successful health fair

  On November 2, Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital opened its doors for a health fair and free cholesterol screening. Despite the cold and need to fast for up to 12 hours, many showed up early and lines were winding down hallways. Information and raffle tickets were passed out along with water so everyone was well…

Grantsdale School bell to be preserved

  By Michael Howell Last June, Grantsdale Elementary School, which at the time was the oldest continually operating school in the state of Montana, closed its doors. But if the Bitterroot Valley Historical Society board of directors gets its way, the old bell tower and iconic bell that rang out for generations of Bitterroot school…

2013 Mammo Man ‘crowned’ during Sprinkle Pink event

There was a ‘pink’ happening in Stevensville on Friday night. Sprinkle Pink, the Aid for Mammography fundraising event that is happening throughout the Bitterroot Valley made a stop in Stevensville, and while the intent was to raise funds and awareness for early detection through mammography, something a little deeper was also happening – an awareness…

Hospital donates to student athletics

  By Michael Howell The sports physical exam program sponsored by Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital drew 271 student athletes who paid $25 each for their physical examinations. The exams are required to participate in school athletics. What makes the program unique is that the doctors donate their time and the exam fee is returned to…

Spirit of the historic creamery lives on with new building owners

  Following yet another successful Creamery Picnic in Stevensville, it seems only fitting to re-introduce the Creamery Building and its new owners, Carrie and Brett McEnroe-Mauri. The first Creamery Picnic was held in 1911 following a devastating fire. A successful community-wide effort to rebuild the razed structure was completed in a single month on August…

Stevensville landmark home revitalized as law office

    By Michael Howell Stevensville Attorney Kenneth Bransby has taken an old house that sat empty on the town’s Main Street for years and turned it into a first class law office. The house, built in 1900, did not exactly fit the needs of his business but it does now after six months of…

Cooper Firearms – their aim is true

  By Eric Brockett Along time ago in Southern Illinois, I remember sitting on a log with my grandfather out in the woods before light. We were squirrel hunting. One of the things that makes this memory so special, other than listening for the sound of acorns dropping from the trees that the squirrel chewed…