Monthly archive

December, 2014

  •   The Montana Youth ChalleNGe Academy held the program’s 31st graduation ceremony on Saturday, presenting certificates to 76 young men and women from around the state of Montana who completed the program.  The ceremony drew an equally diverse group of honored guests to the event. Joining MYCA Director Jan Rouse and Deputy Director...
  •   After making the annual Christmas Eve rounds, the spirit of Santa Claus will take up residence at Dillon’s Elks’ Lodge 1554 for its Fifth Annual Community Christmas Dinner Thursday. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Christmas Day, those coming to the Elks Lodge, 27 E. Center St. in downtown Dillon, will be treated to good food and good...
  •   What looked like a transitional period for the University of Montana Western men’s basketball team transitioned into overdrive at the Scottsdale Classic tournament in Arizona last week, when the Bulldogs galloped past three opponents, two of them NAIA thoroughbreds. “That was just an awesome week for our program and a huge...
  •   The Dillon Beavers opened the basketball season with an impressive win over Columbia Falls and then swept the gym floor with Ronan at the Tipoff tourney in Missoula.  In their first home game of the season, AA Helena High took a little shine off the early season state title game projections. Helena High, with a huge front line and a...
  •   The Dillon Lady Beavers split their time between home and the road last week, when they also split a pair of non-conference games. On Tuesday, Dillon beat Class A Belgrade, 51-41, at the BW Lodge, and then lost, 39-50, at AA Helena High. The Beavs (2-1 overall) opened up their 2014 home season on Tuesday night by welcoming the Belgrade...
  •   You can purchase an historic building in Dillon for cheap right now. A bunch of them. The Dillon Public Library is up for grabs, as is Main Hall at the University of Montana Western. The Courthouse. The Andrus Hotel. The Masonic Hall. Each is going for around $50. Or, at least a small model of each historic structure is—to be...
  •   To the editor,   As a fifth generation Montanan and an incoming member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, I am committed to finding solutions that restore active management to our national forests. The status quo is unacceptable and detrimental to forest health, wildfire conditions, habitat, recreational...
  •   To the editor,   Boy, it didn’t take the Republicans long to show how they are going to govern -— by sneaking odious last-minute provisions into bills that have to pass.  The old Gutless Legislator method.  Now, I know both parties have done this over the years, but it’s usually for some small-scale local...
  •   Verla R. Boetticher, age 95, entered eternal life Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at her home in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Verla moved to Las Cruces in 2003 from Dillon, Montana. She was born in Providence, Cache County, Utah on November 12, 1919 to Rudolph and Bertha Ruegsegger, the 3rd child of five children. The family resided in Daniels and...
  •   Kevin Lathrop, 57, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 14, after a courageous battle with early onset Alzheimer’s. Kevin was born to Robert and Bette (Granger) Lathrop on May 24, 1957, in New London, WI. He spent his childhood on the family farm, raising animals and causing mischief. In 1975, Kevin graduated from New London High School and...