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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…

Hamilton Masonic Lodge honors First Responders

On January 11, Ionic Masonic Lodge #38 began the tradition of a “First Responder” Awards dinner to honor individuals within the community who have been identified by their supervisors or nominating officials as those First Responders who represent the best. The purpose of the ceremony was to publicly recognize First Responders and thank them for…

Grief and how to handle it

By Michael Howell Just as grief itself can manifest in so many different ways, so too does the therapy, the counseling, and the support. A new form of bereavement support in a group setting is now being offered by Marcus Daly Hospice. Social worker Michelle Meyer, who is heading up the program, said that she…

Local cowgirl vying for Miss Teen Rodeo Montana

By Jean Schurman Dakoda Hankinson of Stevensville will be competing for Miss Teen Rodeo Montana beginning January 10 in Great Falls at the Montana Pro Rodeo Finals. Hankinson is the 17-year-old daughter of Sarah and Calvin Hankinson of Stevensville. She is home schooled and is a junior. She has an older brother and sister, as…

Greetings from Cheers Unlimited

By Liz Cook Cheers Unlimited, located at 501 S. 1st Street in Hamilton, is locally owned and operated by Dan and Denise Moerkerke. Cheers opened its doors in 1989 and is the only State Liquor Store in Hamilton. Dan amd Denise pride themselves on bringing affordable liquor, beer and wine to the people of Hamilton….

Welcome to Wildwood Brewing

Wildwood Brewing, located just north of the Stevensville Junction at 4018  Highway 93, was first dreamed up in the mind of Jim Lueders many years ago back in Chicago. Jim made the move to Montana in 1979 for schooling and by 1981 he was home-brewing his own beer. This opened the door for him to…

School nurse program gets boost

By Michael Howell Stevensville School Nurse Connie Johnson and School District Superintendent Dr. Bob Moore were elated last week when Amy James-Linton, a representative from Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital, showed up to hand them a check for $6,500 to help fund the school nurse position. Moore said that the number of students with special medical…

Operation Christmas Child to hold shoebox gift collection week

November 13 to 20 is National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Gifts. Bitterroot Valley families are on a mission to make an impact in the lives of children in need. They are donating colorfully wrapped shoebox gifts to be sent to children around the world—many of whom have never received a gift before…

Sacajawea sculpture unveiled in new Darby home

A bronze sculpture of Sacajawea, the Shoshone woman who guided and interpreted for the Corps of Discovery, was dedicated last Friday at the Sacajawea Rest Pocket Park n Darby. Ted Hall, Darby resident and author of the “Trail Between Two Rivers” and “Lost Path,” who was a key player in initiating the purchase of the…