Monthly archive

February, 2015

  •   The Dillon Lady Beavers locked up the top seed in the coming Southwestern A Divisional Tournament by winning two of three against Bitterroot Valley opponents last week. The Beavs could have pulled a clean sweep, but lost last Tuesday night’s overtime game at Hamilton, 53-57. Dillon got great play against Hamilton out of senior Cierra...
  •   Randy Shipman, principal at Dillon Middle School, was honored last week for his years’-long work with a Montana High School Association program to develop student leaders. The Aim Higher Contributor Award was presented to Shipman Feb. 18 by Brian Michelotti, assistant MHSA director, at the end of an assembly held to recognize middle...
  •   The Twin Bridges Lady Falcons dominated their bracket to claim top honors at the District 11/12 C basketball tournament in Manhattan last week. The Falcons got a close 50-48 win over White Sulphur Springs and took out Gardiner, 49-38, before routing Shields Valley, 58 -35, to earn the district title. Sheridan and Lima both tried to secure...
  •   A land access and road use dispute between a pair of area families almost a century in the making and five years in the courts may have finally been settled with a recent Montana Supreme Court decision. “It’s a tremendous relief to get it over with,” said Bobbie Mussard, one of the 10 plaintiffs and appellees collectively...
  • The University of Montana Western men’s basketball team held serve for the season on its home court with an 86-76 victory over Great Falls on Saturday night in Straugh Gymnasium. The win for the the no. 12 Bulldogs wrapped up a perfect 7-0 league home record and put them two games ahead of second place Lewis-Clark State with two games left in...
  • Mama hoped there’d be days like this. But even Mama didn’t expect them to happen this late in the season. Especially against MSU Northern. The University of Montana Western men’s basketball team broke its three-game losing streak against the Northern Lights with an unexpectedly comfortable 68-46 victory in Dillon on Thursday. And Northern needed...
  • Three members of the Dillon City Council resigned at the regular City Council meeting Wednesday night, while another said he would also soon leave office. Ward 4 Councilperson Swede Troedsson announced his resignation at the end of the meeting, shortly before Ward 2’s Lynn Westad indicated she would also resign and announced that Council...
  •   To the editor,   Debbie Barrett, SD36, this week editorialized her opinion, as opposed to facts, with astonishing hyperbole. A look at the truth about the CSKT-Montana Water Compact must be noted.  The Compact was defeated by Republicans in two 2013 House committees, disallowing a needed debate by all legislators on the House...
  •   On February 12, Nola Ruth Munson joined her lord and savior in eternal sleep. She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Kenneth Eugene Munson. She is also survived by: two sons, Kenneth Leroy Munson, from Texas, and Bill Joe Munson, from Washington; one daughter, Lori Ilene Hayden, from Dillon; 17 grandkids; 26 great-grand kids;...
  •   The Dillon Beavers clinched the Southwestern A Conference top-seed with a victory over Hamilton on Saturday and improved to 2-0 on the road against AA competition with a 50-42 win over Butte High last Tuesday.  Dillon (15-1, 8-0) bases their game plan on constant defensive pressure utilizing 10 players rotating in two groups throughout...