Monthly archive

December, 2014

  •   Mary Simon, our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, cousin and friend, passed away Nov. 30, at Renaissance Assisted Living. Mary was born in Dillon to Emma and John Drganc, on March 6, 1925. She had a younger sister, Lorraine. She lived in Bannack through fifth grade and remembered the day that the merry-go-round was installed...
  •  Vaughn DeMar Taylor passed away Nov. 25, peacefully at home in Dillon. He was 96 years old and proud of it. DeMar was born May 18, 1918, in Afton, WY, to Vaughn F. Taylor and Anna Packer Taylor. DeMar was the firstborn of seven children. He grew up learning to work on a ranch milking cows, farming, raising cattle and sheep. In 1936, DeMar...
  •   Marion Ray Cross passed away Nov. 26 after a hard-fought battle with liver cancer. Marion was born in Leon, KS, on July 17, 1931, to Garrett and Freddie Cross. He was one of nine kids and grew up working on family farms. Marion was around farming and ranching most of his life. He graduated high school and started pursuing his life as a...
  •   Edward M. Sporich Sr. passed away Nov. 29. He was born in Dillon on Nov. 27, 1921. He went to school at the Blacktail School until eighth grade. He wanted to join the Army, but his parents needed him to stay home to help on the ranch. Years later, brother Bill and Ed bought the ranch in Dillon, where they lived and raised their children. Ed...
  •   Mandi Carver, a Dillon native and three sport star at Beaverhead County High School, has been inducted into the Idaho State University Sports Hall of Fame.  Carver entered the HOF for her efforts in women’s basketball. Carver was named Big Sky Conference Freshman of the Year in 1999, earned All-Big Sky Conference honors three...
  •   The Frontier Conference this past week honored seven University of Montana Western football players for their on-field efforts this past season. Bulldogs Jesse McCloud, Phil Selin and Will Thacker gained first-team All-Frontier Conference selections, while four Western players—Joe Coker, Nick Brown, Sam Rutherford and AJ Wilson—...
  •   The Western Montana women’s basketball team split a pair of road games at a Thanksgiving tournament last weekend in North Dakota, beating host Dickinson State, 60-48, and then losing to Jamestown College, 54-67. The Lady Bulldogs took to the snow-covered road last weekend for two games against two NAIA North Dakota teams from the...
  •   At 9:48 a.m. last Thursday, Jan Bassett looks around the St. Rose of Lima Church Family Center at the swirl of preparations well underway for that day’s free annual Dillon Community Thanksgiving Dinner and smiles. “This is a busy, happy place,” she declares. The event, which for the better part of the last two decades has...
  •   The Dillon Beavers earned 19 Southwestern A All-Conference slots, including eight first team selections, in balloting from the league’s football coaches.  The six coaches met at Jackson on the Monday after the final regular season game to make their selections.  Dillon finished second in the league to Butte Central, but then...
  •   The Symphonic Band from Beaverhead County High School has been selected to perform a concert hour at the 2015 National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Northwest Division Conference to be held in Spokane, WA February 12-15.  The band will share their performance with the Vallivue High School Wind Ensemble from Caldwell, ID....