Stoppa is sworn in
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The newly elected Hill County justice of the peace didn't have to wait long to start his new job.
Just two days after the general election, retired Montana Highway Patrol Sgt. Terry Stoppa was sworn in as the new Hill County justice of the peace in a short ceremony in the chambers of the Hill County Commission.
Stoppa on Tuesday easily defeated substitute teacher and former vocational counselor Ramon "Ray" Bergh, receiving nearly triple the amount of votes of his opponent.
Hill County Commissioner Doug Kaercher said the commission decided to swear Stoppa in Thursday to fill the vacancy crea...