Monthly archive

October, 2014

  •   To the editor,   Let’s talk bottom line: the production of goods and services and the hiring of a work force in the private sector is profit for the business owner. In the public sector the bottom line is service. Because the public sector is inspired by service not profits it is often cheaper and more efficient then the private...
  •   To the editor,   As you prepare to vote, consider your own future. Will you vote for a candidate who wants to remove public land from public ownership? Do you want to repeal opportunity for health coverage from those who need it? Do you think it is okay for supercilious politicians to legislate against women and their personal/private...
  •   To the editor,   The tension existing between progressives and conservatives that drives our politics was in place before the ink was dry on the Constitution. Throughout history it has mostly allowed for meaningful debate that has benefited the country. But when Reagan yanked the Republican Party to the right in 1980, our politics...
  •   To the editor,   One of my favorite pictures is of a golden retriever sound asleep on the lap of his human; the caption says “whoever said money can’t buy happiness has never paid an adoption fee”. I would like to thank JP Plutt for the informational article about our local animal shelter and its need for funding. I...
  •   To the editor,   Montana Supreme Court Justice Mike Wheat is under attack from out of state, far right, special interest PACs. Montana sportsmen and women need to remember that Mike Wheat wrote the Montana Supreme Court decision, IN SUPPORT OF, the Montana Stream Access Law, in the Ruby River Stream Access Case. This stopped...
  •   To the editor,   The Dillon City Council came out in force on Oct. 15. They had a job to do: interview 6 candidates for City Judge and then choose one. Once the interviews were finished, they made quick work of making their decision. Swede Troeddson nominated Ms. Thompson, followed by a Second. The Mayor called for further nominations...
  •   Walter J. Rebich passed away peacefully in Oroville, Calif., at the age of 93. Walter is survived by his loving wife and companion Bertha “Bertie” of 72 years and daughter Gayle Rebich of San Francisco, Calif. and Son Michael (Linda) Rebich of Prescott, Arizona. Born in Dillon to the late Michael and Frances Rebich, Walter had...
  •   Mikiko Pinkerton, 81, of Bismarck, ND, passed away on Oct. 16 in a Bismarck hospital. A memorial service was held yesterday at the Bismarck Funeral Home.  Miki was born July 2, 1933, to Juroo and Toki Mori, in Saga, Japan, in the village of Taku. Miki was a graduate at a university in Japan and moved to California in 1959. From...
  •   Darrel D. Thomas, 83, of Dillon (and formerly of Modesto, CA), died at Parkview Nursing Home on Oct. 19, 2014. He was born June 14, 1931, in Rosebud, SD, the first and only son of three children (Lois and Frances) born to Paul and Betty (Baker) Thomas. The family moved west while the children were young, with Darrel’s father working...
  •   The Dillon City Council appointed a new city judge last week, but in the process revived old questions about how it conducts its business. During its regularly scheduled meeting last Wednesday, the Council appointed Crystal M. Thompson to become the next Dillon city court judge when the resignation of current City Judge Shea Erwin takes...