Monthly archive

January, 2015

  •   Grace E. Nichols Crichfield passed away Jan. 11, at Barrett Hospital & Healthcare. Grace was born to John and Minnie Nichols on March 7, 1923, at home in Knobs. She had four siblings: Margie, Harvey, MaryAnn and Dick. Grace married Chester M. Crichfield on June 3, 1941, in Baker. For the majority of their lives, they lived and raised...
  •   The City of Dillon has set up a kids ice skating rink at the Children’s Park on East Center Street across from Vigilante Park.  The rink is 43 feet by 72 feet in size. “We’ve been talking about it for the last several years,” said City of Dillon Director of Operations J.S. Turner.  “So we finally...
  •   Unseasonable and unpredictable weather over the past few weeks has led to ice forming, melting and refreezing—and made walking and driving around Dillon sporadically treacherous. But at least now you have the chance to make some money off it. Tickets for the annual Rotary Club Ice Melt Contest go on sale today from Rotary Club members...
  •   The University of Montana Western men’s basketball team just keeps winning and finding new ways to do it—and new players to do it with. The Bulldogs extended their streak to 12 consecutive victories with home conference triumphs over Rocky Mountain College and Carroll College last week in Straugh Gymnasium. Two nights after...
  •   Two more road wins over conference opponents last week elevated the Dillon Lady Beavs into the top spot in the Southwest A Conference and set up a showdown with preseason league favorite Hamilton this Saturday in Dillon. Dillon rolled into the Maroon Athletic Center (MAC) last Thursday to face Butte Central (5-2, 2-2), then the second-best...
  • The University of Montana Western men's basketball team just keeps finding new ways to win, and new players to lead the way. Two nights after being carried by their shortest player, 5-foot-8-inch Stephen McCall, the Dawgs rode to victory on the shoulders of their tallest player, 6-foot-10-inch Quinn Smith. Smith owned the Straugh Gymnasium paint...
  • What a game. Montana Western found itself down by as many as 9 points in the second half to the defending conference champs and deprived of their top scorer and rebounder. But the #10-ranked Bulldogs rallied to overcome #18-ranked Rocky Mountain College, 74-71, in a tense, bruising and often dazzling Frontier Conference season opener on a chilly...
  • Wednesday night’s five-minute Dillon City Council meeting got going only long enough to decide it shouldn't go on any longer. With just four of eight City Council members showing up for their first regular meeting of 2015, Mayor Mike Klakken announced that the Council lacked a quorum. The four Council members who showed up were Bob Cottom, Dick...
  •   Loretta Eunice Cashmore, 89, of Dillon, peacefully passed away Dec. 31, surrounded by her family. Loretta was born to Walter Lee and Roberta (Bean) McDowell in Butte, on July 3, 1925. Loretta’s family included her older brother, Dean, and younger sister, Aileen (Warrick). The family lived on its homestead in Monida and in 1937 moved...
  •   Lyla passed away Friday, Jan. 2, from complications due to Alzheimer’s disease. Lyla Verle Henrie was born Dec. 26, 1938, in Winton, WY, to Clarence and Alice Henrie. Lyla was raised in the Big Hole Valley, where she attended elementary school. She graduated from Beaverhead County High School in 1957. After graduating, she married her...