Monthly archive

May, 2014

  •   John H. Nelson passed away May 11 from complications of a worn out heart. He was born to pioneers of the Big Hole Valley, Harold and Mae Nelson, and was raised on a cattle ranch in Wisdom. John was born Jan. 15, 1937, in Dillon. He graduated from Beaverhead County High School in 1955 and from Montana State University with a degree in...
  •   Julie “Nan” (Turney) Tash passed away doing what she loved: serving others while working cattle in the Big Hole Valley. John 14:12 Let not your heart be troubled; believe in GOD believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. Julie...
  •   Doug Woods passed away peacefully at his home on May 6. He was born in Sheridan, the only son of Ruth and Tony Woods, of Silver Star. Doug grew up in Silver Star and attended school in Twin Bridges, where he participated in most all sports. He then attended Montana State University in Bozeman and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in...
  •   Sylvia Christensen Lindquist, a Montana native, passed away on May 7 at age 87 after a long life of loving and giving. Sylvia was born to Otto and Metty Christensen, longtime Beaverhead pioneers, and was the sister of Otto Christensen Jr., of Dillon.  She attended a one-room schoolhouse and later graduated from MSU as a Registered...
  •   Joyce passed away peacefully at her home on May 12. Joyce was born on March 13, 1937, in Checotah, OK, to Hobert and Mayme Sneed. They moved to Dillon, where Joyce grew up. She graduated from Beaverhead County High in May 1955 and attended Western Montana for three years. On March 18, 1956, Joyce married Casey Keltz, who was coach at...
  •   According to Beaverhead County Commission Chairman Tom Rice, the county will upgrade two roads and save on maintenance and improve their approval rating for regular travelers on Overland Road and Sweetwater Road. The current project involves the free gift of asphalt millings from the Interstate 15 project, a resurfacing of both sides from...
  •   In a rebuilding year for the program, the Dillon tennis team still boasted a strong enough foundation to elevate five of its players out of last weekend’s Southwestern A Divisional Tournament in the Bitterroot Valley to the State A Tournament, starting tomorrow in Billings. With his fourth-place finish in boys singles competition in...
  •   Both the Dillon boys and girls track teams ran away with top  honors at the Beaver Booster twilight meet last week in Dillon. Anaconda and Butte Central joined the Beavers under the lights at Vigilante Field for the final track meet of the year before the start of the Southwestern A Divisional Meet on Friday. BCHS Head Coach Tammi...
  •   The BCHS/YMCA Youth and Government students were at the state capital in Helena at the 2014 conference on May 4-7. The Dillon delegation competed and claimed a number of major offices including Gabe Chilson’s successful campaign as governor and Ethan Tatarka running a winning campaign for secretary of state.  There were 24 BCHS...
  • A last-minute bid looks to have earned an East Coast company the Mary Innes School and the acre of land its sits on in downtown Dillon. The Dillon School District 10 Board on Tuesday evening agreed to sell the Mary Innes property for $115,000 to Arletta LLC, a Charlottesville, Va.-based limited liability company with undisclosed local business...