Monthly archive

December, 2014

  •   To the editor,   In the spirit of the Missoulian’s recently-adopted editorial terminology of huckleberries and chokecherries, I would like to award a fresh load of horse apples to the House Republicans’ laughable arguments that Montana’s open meetings laws no longer apply to party caucuses.  The arguments are...
  •   James Herbert Selway, Sr. died Nov. 28, in Aliso Viejo, CA. He was born in Dillon on Jan. 17, 1927. He was preceded in death by: his parents, Elmer and June Selway, of Dillon; late wife Geri Terry, of Phoenix; and late wife Mary (Tory) Selway, of Oceanside, CA. He is survived by: former wife Janet Nichols Moore, of Phoenix; sons Jack M.B....
  •   Martin passed away Nov. 27 in Dillon. He was preceded in death by: his father, William Martin Schnell, in 1978; and his life-long companion, Eve Malo, in 2013. He is survived by: his mother, Betty Holmes, of Rio Rancho, NM; and siblings Christina Summers (Mark), of Tempe, AZ, Judith Schnell (Lorenzo) of Rio Rancho, NM, James Schnell of...
  •   The Montana Western women made short work of the visiting Northwest Indian College Eagles with a 87-56 dominating win Monday night in Dillon. In their first appearance back in the Straugh in almost two months, the Lady Dawgs (6-3) relied on good shooting and solid defense.  Things were still tight halfway through the first frame, with...
  •   4Bs has opened its 1A location in Dillon, its first ever in town since the Montana restaurant chain was founded 67 years ago. “We thought Dillon was a great spot—it’s the first major city you get to in Montana when travelling from the south on I-15,” said 4Bs Vice President of Operations Steve Schmidt, who has been...
  •   University of Montana Western students in Brent Poe McCabe’s History of Rock and Roll class last month got to hear about the pioneers of the early years of the mighty musical genre and the blues giants that shaped it from a pair of area residents who were alive to hear them firsthand—and went on to forge their own prominent...
  •   The Montana Class A state champion Dillon Beavers earned five selections on the 64-member All-State football team. Dillon’s four senior captains, which includes the three Ferris cousins, and a junior were tabbed for the elite list. “We do all of that the Monday after the last conference game (before the playoffs),”...
  • Beaverhead County Undersheriff Bill Knox tells a truck driver he cannot proceed north on Montana Highway 41 because of a truck wreck about nine miles north of Dillon Tuesday afternoon. The highway was blocked at about 1:30 p.m. after a tanker truck hauling propane had overturned. County Disaster and Emergency Services Director Tom Wagenknecht,...
  •   To the editor,   We live on a crowded planet with sharp contrasts between those with abundance and those with barely enough to survive. Human suffering is rarely more than a click or a news story away. When we consider the surplus of despair, we risk paralysis. So, many of us turn our backs as a defensive measure against all that we...
  •   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...