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Volume XX, Number 41

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

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Hundreds of fourth graders from valley schools converged on the Meyer Ranch east of Stevensville for the Fourth Grade Farm Fair, where they got a lesson in where our food comes from and related information about agricultural production and farm life, at a series of 16 stations staffed by volunteer "experts." Here, they learn how apple trees are grafted. Other stations included how to care for farm animals, braid twine into rope, how to shoe a horse and rope a steer, how water is used for irrigation, and much more. They were also treated to a barbeque of hamburgers made from local beef. Michael Howell photo.

Stevi's E. 2nd residents don't want subdivision connection

By Michael Howell

The Stevensville City Council decided Monday evening to require the developer of Creekside Meadows Addition to hold a public hearing before the Planning and Zoning Board of Adjustments to gain approval of planned changes in the order in which they construct phases of the subdivision. The developer, Ellison Development Company, proposes to change the 35-lot phase 5, originally scheduled to be the last phase of the subdivision, to be phase 2 and construct it next. The proposal has raised again the thorny question about the fate of East 2nd Street, an unimproved road which dead ends adjacent to the proposed development. More...

DNRC considers state land swap; Sula forest lands affected

By Michael Howell

The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) State Land Trust Division is considering a land swap that would involve giving up claim to 800 acres of land in the Sula State Forest in exchange for the addition of 1,460 acres of land into the state forest land base near Lincoln. More...

Fourth Grade Farm Fair held

By Michael Howell

The 13th annual Fourth-Grade Farm Fair was a rousing success as fourth graders from all over the valley descended upon the Meyer family farm to learn more about life on a farm and everything that goes into producing agricultural products for the market place. More...


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