Hamilton woman facing additional endangerment charges

Kierstin SchmittUncategorized

December 30, 2014 7:08 pm • By Perry Backus(0) Comments A Hamilton woman already facing charges of providing alcohol to a minor last spring is now charged with two felony counts for allegedly inhaling canned air with her own children. Andrea Yvonne Hill, 39, appeared this week before Ravalli County Justice Jim Bailey on two felony counts of criminal endangerment … Read More

Coat drive collects nearly 600 jackets

Kierstin SchmittUncategorized

December 09, 2014 6:48 pm • By MICHELLE McCONNAHA – Ravalli Republic(0) Comments The Bitterroot Valley One Warm Coat Drive collected close to 600 coats in 15 days, thanks to generous donations by community members who delivered the new and gently used coats to 11 drop-off locations. “The 11 businesses that allowed drop-off boxes in their stores were an integral … Read More

Eagles dances benefit Bitterroot Valley charities

Kierstin SchmittUncategorized

December 09, 2014 6:45 am • By Michelle McConnaha(0) Comments The Fraternal Order of Eagles has been in the Bitterroot Valley for nearly 100 years, and its membership is booming. Now the group wants the community to see its many contributions, and to join in the fun. To raise money for local nonprofit organizations and charities, the Eagles sponsor monthly … Read More

Giving Back Club begins community service project

Kierstin SchmittUncategorized

November 13, 2014 8:15 pm • By Michelle McConnaha(0) Comments The Bitterroot Valley Giving Back Club just formed a month ago, and already their first project is up and running – a winter coat drive to benefit valley residents. Tracy Walczak started the club. “I’m part of the Missoula Business Women’s Network,” said Walczak. “I was inspired by a speaker … Read More

Fadely sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison

Kierstin SchmittUncategorized

November 13, 2014 8:12 pm • By Perry Backus(3) Comments HAMILTON – A 24-year-old Stevensville man was sentenced Thursday to 22 1/2 years in the Montana State Prison, with an additional 22 1/2 years suspended, for repeatedly raping two young girls. Brandon Thomas Fadely – a former Stevensville High student body president and Eagle Scout – was quickly led from … Read More

Stevensville Methodist Bazaar a success

Kierstin SchmittUncategorized

November 05, 2014 3:05 pm • Hazel Smith, Social Actions UMW of Stevensville United Methodist Church(0) Comments We would like to thank the citizens of Stevensville and surrounding communities for their generous support of the United Methodist Women’s annual Fall Bazaar and Luncheon which was held on Oct. 26. This year our proceeds were over $6700, our largest yet! About … Read More

Bringing in help: Hamilton’s Emma’s House to receive a trained therapy dog

Kierstin SchmittUncategorized

October 12, 2014 6:45 pm • By Perry Backus(1) Comments Every year, nearly 120 youngsters find themselves in a small white house in Hamilton talking about things that no one should ever have to talk about. The children’s advocacy center is the place where abused and neglected children are interviewed and medical evidence is gathered by professionals trained to work … Read More

Autistic artists create piece to be auctioned at event

Kierstin SchmittUncategorized

September 11, 2014 7:42 pm • By Michelle McConnaha(1) Comments Sensory Art for the Heart “Puzzle Pieces” was created as a group project by young autistic artists of the Bitterroot Valley who need interaction and interconnectedness. It was displayed at the Ravalli County Fair, winning Grand Champion, and will be auctioned on Saturday with the proceeds going to Emma’s House, … Read More

Fundraising fashion: Bella Boutique’s annual fall preview show supports Emma’s House

Kierstin SchmittUncategorized

September 08, 2014 6:00 am • By RUSS LAWRENCE – for the Ravalli Republic(0) Comments The Bella Boutique Fall Fashion Preview, set for Saturday, Sept. 13, is really two events in one: It’s a great dress-up party, where attendees are invited to dress in chic vintage fashions – including hairstyles and accessories – and enjoy an evening that includes a … Read More

Bitterroot competitors urged to give it a ‘tri’

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August 05, 2014 6:31 pm • By RUSS LAWRENCE – For the Ravalli Republic(0) Comments Registration is still open, and space remains available for this Saturday’s 9th Annual Bitterroot Classic Triathlon in Hamilton. The competition is a fun, family-friendly community event for athletes and participants of all ages and performance levels. The triathlon takes place on Aug. 9 at the … Read More