Monthly archive

April, 2014

  •   John (Jack) Earl Maki passed away Friday, April 25, from an aggressive form of prostate cancer, surrounded by his family at home. He was born April 4, 1939, in Hamilton, the first son of Earl and Helen Maki. From an early age, he developed a strong work ethic and loved working with the animals on the family farm.  He attended schools...
  •   Representatives of the Dillon School District 10 Board of Trustees and leaders of the union representing its 49 teachers reached a tentative deal on Monday evening. The one-year contract would increase the teachers’ base pay by 1.5 percent for the coming school year and contributions to their health insurance by 2.5 percent. “We...
  •   The Dillon Cubs took three of four games at home last weekend, knocking off Anaconda in two games on Saturday, and then splitting with Butte on Sunday.  In the first game of the doubleheader against Anaconda on the rain-soaked Vigilante Field, Dillon sidearmer Logan Wilson got the start on the mound and went four innings while giving...
  •   The University of Montana Western football team took to Vigilante Field last Saturday for its annual version of the midterm exam, the spring game, a friendly but hard-hitting affair won by the Bulldog offense, 47-21. The culmination of a spring football term that included 13 practices, the contest pitted the Bulldog offense vs. its defense...
  •   A bomb threat at Beaverhead County High School delayed the opening of classes Tuesday morning by two hours. After an investigation by school officials and local law enforcement, no threat was located and the school was determined safe. “It is a scare, and even if it is low-risk, we have to take it very seriously,” said BCHS...
  •   It’s back, on the table. The sale of the Mary Innes School returned to the realm of imminent possibility this week with a new offer delivered to the Board of Trustees of Dillon School District 10, which owns the downtown Dillon property. An anonymous buyer put forth an offer of $100,000 on Monday through local real estate professional...
  •   It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of our mother, Rosella Hovren, age 81, on March 30, 2014. Rosella was born in Pocatello, ID, on Oct. 7, 1932. She was the youngest daughter of Joseph and Catherine McQuillan; one of seven children. She always had a story to tell about growing up in Pocatello with many fond memories of...
  •   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...