Monthly archive

July, 2015

  •   As I sit here on the back steps, enjoying a wonderful Montana sunset, I recall that I promised last week at least a few words in this space about reunions; on the other hand I was, admittedly, rather vague. Well, what inspired me to so reflect was a recent family reunion/birthday party that was enjoyed by my family, some of the siblings,...
  •   The skies above Dillon flashed and boomed with fireworks from dusk on the Fourth of July to just after midnight. But despite dangerously dry conditions on the ground, the blare and glare of fire engine sirens did not interrupt or follow hard upon the city’s annual collage of private fireworks displays. “We didn’t have any...
  •   An exceptional reunion took place this past week in the small community of Polaris between a family once faced with a formidable medical problem, and the surgeon who helped give them all the literal and figurative gift of life. Dressed in matching red track jackets and a proudly sporting a white banner that read “Donations Save Lives...
  •   The Cubbies stole two come-from-behind conference wins from Anaconda last Tuesday in Dillon and then spent the holiday weekend at the Firecracker Tournament in Polson, where they found out how the other half lives while dropping three of their five games to finish near the bottom of the 11-team bracket. The sixth inning was owned by the...
  • Heightened fire concerns due to lowered moisture levels inspired numerous local governments in western Montana to ban the use and sale of fireworks for this Fourth of July. But Independence Day revelers in Dillon can legally fire up fireworks to celebrate the nation’s birthday again this year. The Dillon City Council on Wednesday night voted...
  •   Betty Jo Holland, 92, of Dillon, died of natural causes, on June 25, at the LEGACY Assisted Living facility in Dillon, surrounded by her family. She was born Dec. 15, 1922, in Thompson Falls, MT, to John and Irene Severson. She attended school in Hot Springs. In 1942, she married Ed Borders, and they had Elden C. (Bub) Borders, shortly...
  •   William “Scotty” Kerr Park passed away at the age of 95, on June 27, in Dillon. He was born to James and Jean Ross Park, on May 20, 1920, at Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland. William married Margaret Graham on Feb. 16, 1940, in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland. They later were sealed as a family in the Salt Lake City, Utah L.D.S...
  •   God saved the best for last… Divide, Montana lost the last of a generation. Mrs. Pauline June Baker, a wonderful woman, dearly loved by her friends and neighbors, passed away June 22 in St. James Healthcare. Pauline was born June 15, 1923, to Frank M. and Essie D. (Bondurant) Hansen in Bondurant, WY, a town named for her mother...
  •   Ethel Mary Bradley, 92, of Missoula, passed away of natural causes on June 21, at her home. She was born June 14, 1923, in Dillon, to Roy and Irene Forrester. Her happy childhood on the family ranch allowed her to become accomplished in horsemanship. She attended Dillon public schools, was inducted into the National Honors Society and...
  •   I’m making good on my promise to follow up with some comments about what Taylor Swift said recently to the folks at technology giant Apple who figured they could offer her music for free on iTunes as a way of selling their online music service during a trial period. According to various news reports, Apple wanted to attract...