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Volume XXII, Number 41

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Meyer Ranch hosts 12th Annual Farm Fair

By Gretchen L. Langton

Come hail or high winds, the Farm Fair will prevail. It was closer to snow than hail; the weather was blustery for the 12th Annual Farm Fair held at the Meyer Ranch recently. The weather didn’t stop Bitterroot fourth graders from visiting sixteen different stations on the Bitterroot side of Meyer Lane (or sixteen of the same stations on the Sapphire side of the road); there are thirty-two stations in order to accommodate the 480 students who come to experience a variety of agricultural epiphanies. These excited students forgot their shivers long enough to eat ice cream they made with their own hands by rolling cans across tilted platforms on the backs of hay wagons. They used the following recipe: put one can inside another, fill it with liquid fixings, seal, surround the inside can with ice and rock salt, seal, and roll to the person across the wagon. Agriculture ala mode. More...

Fourth graders from throughout the Bitterroot not only got a taste of farm life at the annual Farm Fair at the Meyer Ranch east of Stevensville, they also had a chance to enjoy the beautiful scenery we sometimes take for granted. With the Bitterroot Mountains looming in the background, horse-drawn wagons made their way through the meadows giving the youngsters a glimpse of bygone travel as well. Jean Schurman photo.


The only countywide issue on the May 8 election ballot, the proposal to create a Community College District in the Bitterroot Valley, passed by a narrow margin with voters approving the measure by a vote of 3,037 to 2,837. The proposed college district includes every school district in Ravalli County, except the Florence-Carlton School District, which is split between Missoula and Ravalli Counties. Despite voter approval, however, the final authority for establishing a college district, according to the attorney general's office, rests with the Montana legislature. More...

Mitchell files for Hamilton City Council seat

By Michael Howell

Longtime Hamilton business owner Al Mitchell has thrown his hat in the ring for a seat on the Hamilton city Council representing Ward 2. That seat is currently occupied by Bob Scott.


Stevi principal not rehired

By Michael Howell

Stevensville High School Principal Jim Notaro was not rehired for the coming school year following the recommendation of School Superintendent Dennis Kimzey last week. More...


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