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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Operation Christmas Child 25th year kick off celebration

A celebration event for Operation Christmas Child will be held Saturday, April 21 at 7 p.m. at Lolo Community Church, 11897 Lewis and Clark Drive. This is the kick off the 25th year of Operation Christmas Child (OCC) and will feature guest speaker, Annie Birungi, a member of the Operation Christmas Child National Leadership Team…

Benefit planned for Rita Hall Pfau

A fund raising benefit to help longtime Stevensville resident Rita Hall Pfau meet expenses in the wake of a major health crisis will be held Saturday, May 19, at the Stevensville Family Center beginning at 5 p.m. Rita was recently diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer and is facing major immediate and long-term expenses in coping…

Environmentalist legend ‘Brandy’ Brandborg dies

Renowned environmental activist Stewart “Brandy” Brandborg, 93, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family on Saturday evening, April 14, 2018. His daughter Betsy said the end came quickly and painlessly. Just last month Brandborg was honored at an event in Hamilton that drew hundreds of people. He is perhaps best known for his…

Ground breaking held on new athletic field

By Michael Howell Ground was broken last week for a major sports complex to be constructed on Hamilton High School grounds south of the schools parking lot. School administrators, Board members, teachers and coaches and several football, track and soccer players turned out for the occasion. The new sports complex, estimated to cost roughly $4…

Stevi to proceed with tobacco-free parks ordinance

By Michael Howell The Stevensville Town Council voted unanimously at its meeting on April 9th to schedule a first reading of the recently drafted ordinance prohibiting the use of tobacco products in town parks and recreational facilities. The Council was approached last month by a local Girl Scout troop asking for a smoking ban in…

Hedman honored for life’s work

By Michael Howell Wayne Hedman of Hamilton was recently honored by the Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce with its Lifetime Achievement Award. Hedman was born in January of 1939, and grew up on a “stump ranch” on Blanchard Lake Road just south of Whitefish. He said the Flathead valley at the time was covered with…

Sheriff’s Deputies armed with opioid overdose treatment

By Michael Howell Ravalli County Sheriff Steve Holton announced that the Ravalli County Sheriff’s Office has trained Deputy Sheriffs and Detention Officers in use of the opioid counter drug Narcan. Sheriff Holton said all sworn staff and the Detention Center have been issued and equipped with Narcan, in the event they encounter someone who might…

Consider priorities when voting on school bonds

Spending is all about priorities. The question you should ask (and you should ask), is, are the priorities represented in the proposed Stevensville School Bond the right spending priorities for you and your children? If you are familiar with the school, then you know there are significant needs. You, as voters, have to assess if…

Support for Stevi school bonds

From now until May 8th, Stevensville and Lone Rock residents will have the opportunity to vote for the future of our community and our children. Stevensville For Students (a group of parents, grandparents, alumni, current and retired teachers) urges you to vote yes. Our schools are in dire need of repair and upgrades and we…

Support for Bedey

As we contemplate our future with a local, national and global perspective, we head to the polls for the local primaries. I am not one for politics and have never voted based on party lines. My vote has always been based upon the person, their character and the issues that are important to me. It…