Bitterroot Star Masthead

Volume XIX, Number 33

Wednesday, March 10, 2004

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Locals being priced out of real estate market

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Rocky Mountain Bank to merge with Heartland Financial

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Drive-thru banking. A crane was required to lift the traffic signal poles at the corner of Fairgrounds Rd. and N. First in Hamilton last week as the old Farmers State Bank building was transported from Florence to Darby. The building will be used for office space by the company that built it. Jean Schurman photo.

West Nile Virus headed our way

By Michael Howell

Rocky Mountain Laboratory hosted a symposium concerning the West Nile Virus in Hamilton last week. Governor Judy Martz made the opening remarks followed by experts from around the state and the country who presented information aimed at helping locals prepare for the expected invasion of the disease as it spills over the Continental Divide in its relentless westward migration across the state. More...

Proposed sewer and water rate hike raises concerns

By Michael Howell

A proposed hike in sewer and water rates in the Town of Stevensville has raised concerns for some city residents. Town officials invited Harry Whalen of Rural Water to address those concerns at an informational meeting before the regularly scheduled council meeting last Monday. More...

Farmers bank gives boost to Florence playground project

By Michael Howell

Hideout Mountain, the 8,000-square-foot playground scheduled for construction in Florence Community Park June 9-13, is $5,000 closer to fundraising goals this week thanks to a donation from Farmers State Bank. More...

Teacher to kiss a pig for Hideout Mountain

By Michael Howell

Oscar the Pig will claim the spotlight 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 11 when a Florence teacher plants a kiss on his snout as part of a Florence-Carlton Elementary fundraising contest to benefit Hideout Mountain. More...


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