Monthly archive

April, 2014

  •   Richard was born in Park City to Henry and Lydia (Lipsack) Kaiser. Richard graduated from high school in Park City and graduated with a BA in music education from Montana State University. He also spent two years in the Army, playing the tuba for the Army band from 1955–1957. He taught music at Beaverhead County High School and in...
  •   To the editor: Nothing saddens me more than to hear about hungry children. Seventeen years ago when my wife, Patty and I moved to Dillon, the ratio used at that time was; “One in every five”. Yes, one in every five children in Montana is hungry. Does this mean the Beavers varsity football team are state champs playing with five...
  •   To the editor: For 10 years, Government Motors (GM) has hidden the fact that there was a defect in their SUVs. This caused the motor to shut off while traveling, and all the systems – brakes, air bags, power steering etc. – would not work. This had resulted in over 100 deaths over 10 years. A lawyer who sued because of a fatal...
  •   The long, winding and often bewildering road traveled by the Bannack Street/Railroad Street CTEP project took another sharp turn on Monday when the Dillon City Council’s Street and Alley Committee voted unanimously to re-approve the project. The vote came just over five years after the Street and Alley Committee and the full City...
  •   Breezing through a light agenda, Beaverhead County High School District trustees gave unanimous nods Monday evening to final readings of policies relating to encouragement of family involvement with the school, as well as promising to incorporate writing in all aspects of the curriculum and strengthening rules relating to conduct by all...
  •   Once again led by their strong contingent of female athletes, the Dillon track and field team excelled at the Darby-Florence Invite last Thursday in Corvallis, where the Beaver girls won their second meet of the young season and the local boys placed third in a field of 14 teams. The Dillon girls actually returned home thinking that they...
  •   The Dillon Cubs opened their season on Saturday at Vigilante Field, where they dropped both games of a doubleheader to the visiting Bitterroot Red Sox.  MJ Simkins got the nod from Cubs Head Coach Aaron Orme as Dillon’s opening game starter. A senior, Simkins is one of the ace pitchers returning from last year’s Cubs team....
  • Youngsters in the toddler division -- urged on by excited camera-wielding parents -- start across the grass to pick up prize-laden plastic Easter eggs, toothpaste samples and fruit-flavored bottle beverages, all part of the fun at the Jaycees' annual Easter egg hunt at Vigilante Park.
  • Erratic winds and dry conditions made things tough for Beaverhead County firefighters attempting to get a brush fire south of Pipe Organ Rock along the Beaverhead River under control April 10. Dubbed the Hanneberry Cabin Fire, the blaze was first reported at about 2 p.m. It was still burning Thursday night, though it was 60 percent contained by...
  •   Mayor Mike Klakken reported at the April 2 City Council meeting that the Council’s Finance Committee had at its meeting earlier that day agreed to relieve him of paying a controversial legal bill. The $2,766 bill covered legal work performed by attorney Adam Shaw, of Dillon law firm Erb & Suenram. Klakken hired the firm after a...