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Danni Jean Luedtke

GREAT FALLS — Jaden, Maddie and Hudson welcome their new sister Danni Jean on March 16, 2012 at Benefis Hospital in Great Falls. She weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces. Her parents are Corrie Villegas and Matt Luedtke. Her maternal grandparents are Jim and CloAnn Westerman and her maternal great-grandparents are Louie and Clione Blood. Her paternal grandparents are Dan and Bev Luedtke and her paternal great-grandparent is Gramma Dot.


Dontae L. Hameline

PABLO — William Hameline and Mary Salway of Pablo are proud to announce the arrival of their third child Dontae L. Hameline who was born on March 30, 2012 at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center. Dontae weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces and joins siblings William Jr. and Patrick Hameline. Paternal grandparen...


Matia DeeDee Brien

ARLEE — Ivory Blais and Luke Judah are proud to announce their little sister, Matia DeeDee Brien, was born March 19, at Missoula Community Medical Center. She weighed 10 pounds 1 ounces and was 22 inches long. Matia’s parents are Aaron and Misty Brien of Arlee. Paternal grandparents are Eric a...


Trevor James Sabolish

POLSON — Christina and James Sabolish are proud to announce the arrival of their second child, Trevor James Sabolish who was born on March 30, 2012 at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center. Trevor weighed 7 pounds, 5.5 ounces and joins sibling Elizabeth MayAnn Huntsman. Paternal grandparents are James P...


Denver Emmaleigh Bisson

POLSON — Vannessa, Michael and Marshall Bisson are proud to announce the arrival of their little sister Denver Emmaleigh Bisson who was born on April 2, 2012 at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds 2 ounces. Parents are Tobias Ray and Robyn Renee Bisson. Paternal grandparents are ...


Bridging cultures

Marilyn Murchie and her husband R.C. Murchie welcomed their first exchange student into their home in 1998. Since hosting the student from Germany, they have had 24 more pass through their doors. “We loved sharing our home and learning about other cultures,” Marilyn said. Even after R.C. pa...


Homecooked goodness: Family-operated café celebrates 17th year

At the corner of Highway 93 and Highway 212 sits one of the best-kept secrets in the Mission Valley. Connie’s Countryside Café, a humble, family-owned business run by Connie Stevens, reached a milestone April 1. This is the 17th consecutive year Connie’s restaurant has been in business, so...


Bridger William Bonazzoli

RONAN — Bridger William Bonazzoli was born March 20, 2012 at St. Luke Community Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces.  Parents are Brad Bonazzoli and Amber Caraway of Bozeman. Paternal grandparents are Linda and Peter Bonazzoli and great-grandparents are Shirley and Gigi Bonazzoli, all...


Xavion Jerris Thunder Smith

RONAN — Mario Smith and Leslie Morton of St. Ignatius are proud to announce the arrival of their first child, Xavion Jerris Thunder Smith, who was born March 19, 2012, at St. Luke Community Hospital. Xavion weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces. Paternal grandmother is Lisa Sailors of Wenatchee, Wash. Materna...


Polson teen earns All-American honors

Not only is Aja Starkey, Polson High School sophomore, fleet of foot for the Polson cross country and track teams, she also is a Nordic ski racer.  Aja competed in the United States Ski Association Cross Country Junior Nationals at the Soldier Hollow Cross Country Ski Resort in Utah during the week o...


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