Monthly archive

October, 2014

  •   Terry Craig Eubank Sr. passed away on Labor Day, September 1, 2014, at the age of 77. He was born and raised on a dairy farm in Kansas, where he attended school and graduated as valedictorian of his high school class. Terry attended college in Colorado and earned a degree in animal husbandry, but worked in the field of business much of his...
  •   Hugh Cleland “Jerry’ Brewer, Jr., formerly of Wilton and Darien, CT, Twin Bridges and Ocala, FL, died peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Sept. 13. He was 89.  Mr. Brewer graduated from Taft school in 1942 and attended Harvard College. He served in WWII, 75th Infantry Division, and fought in the Battle of the Bulge....
  •   Cool – and wet – running was the order of the day at the Dillon Invitational cross country meet Saturday at the challenging Sleepy Hollow Golf Course, with a light drizzle keeping fans under umbrellas and athletes from overheating. In the varsity races, it was pretty much Corvallis and Dillon, though Butte Central’s boys...
  •   Student and adult volunteer participants in the Beaverhead Trails Coalition’s  increasingly popular Walking School Bus Program will be joined next Wednesday morning by some local VIPs, including  prominent local doctor Dan Downey, Parkview Elementary Principal Greg Fitzgerald and perhaps Dillon’s two most recognizable...
  •   The Dillon City Council convenes tonight to work through a relatively light agenda that includes the second reading of a proposed ordinance granting Northwest Energy a natural gas franchise in Dillon. An update for a soon-to-be obsolete half-century measure passed in 1964, the ordinance would grant Northwestern Energy a non-exclusive...
  •   What would we do without friends?   BCHS golf coach Zach McRae has retold the story a number of times since last week.  Each time, he gets a dry mouth and the listeners get a lump in their throat.  While it wasn’t an ultimate sacrifice, Gunnar Maisch offered his position on the varsity golf team to his friend Sully...
  •   The rodeo fans of Dillon got an encore to the Labor Day performances in Harry Andrus Arena last weekend, when the nine rodeo teams of the Big Sky Region came to town for the University of Montana Western Rodeo. With longtime legend Charlie Hahnkamp helping keep things moving in the arena and announcer Rooster Reynolds keeping the crowd...
  •   In what very well could be the last time Anaconda and Dillon face off on the gridiron, the Beavers crushed the Copperheads 49-7.  The Homecoming game opened the Southwestern A Conference season for both schools. “It was a great game from start to finish,” said Dillon coach Rick Nordahl.  “They improved and that...

September, 2014

  • Classes at Beaverhead County High School were cancelled for the day and students were sent home Monday morning following a threatening telephone call placed to the school's office at about 8:15 a.m. In an interview conducted this morning in front of the high school's main entrance, BCHS Superintendent Fred Chouinard, accompanied by Dillon...
  • [This story has been updated.]   Beaverhead County High School has reportedly been closed for the day following an unspecified "threatening message," according to a telephone alert issued by the school at 8:47 a.m. Monday. In the recorded broadcast message, BCHS Superintendent Fred Chouinard said the school had received a threat,...