Monthly archive

March, 2014

  •   Mayor Mike Klakken on Monday vetoed a measure passed by the Dillon City Council at its last meeting that insisted that Klakken pay a $2,766 legal bill. “The city charter is silent on vetoes, and so is city ordinance, so we have to fall back on state code, which says you have to do a veto in writing by the next meeting of the City...
  •   A number of controversial legal issues the Dillon City Council has faced at its meetings this year could push their way back onto the rhetorical docket when the Council meets tonight. Shortly after the start of the meeting, Dillon Mayor Mike Klakken will offer his explanation of his Monday veto of a resolution passed by the City Council at...
  • Joseph Clinton Goulet, 33, of Missoula, accused of an October 2013 kidnapping, entered a change of plea last week in Beaverhead County’s Fifth Judicial Court. Goulet entered a Nolo Contendre – or no contest – plea to a felony kidnapping charge and misdemeanor assault.  As part of a plea agreement with Beaverhead County...
  •   White Hat Coalition President Stan Smith presented the BCHS student body the group’s annual “Doer of Good Deeds Award,” Monday during a special assembly.  Smith said the students were honored for their efforts to help Steve Vezina and his family.  Vezina is a teacher at the school who has been diagnosed with...
  •   The annual Shriner’s Oyster Feed at the Dillon Elks Lodge drew over 425 adventurous diners and raised in excess of $15,000, according to Baghdad Shrine Potentate Jeff Welborn. Welborn says the funds will benefit the transportation fund that helps children and their families who need assistance at one of the Shriner hospitals. “...
  •   Sharing God’s Warmth group recognized member Harriet Chambers for her extraordinary contributions to the team. Sharing God’s Warmth is a group that formed in 2007 to make warm clothing and quilts for the needy. On Feb. 16, the group dedicated their latest contribution to mankind – 46 sweaters/vests, 47 hats, 10 scarfs and...
  •   Teams from Dillon Middle School grabbed gold and silver at the Academic Olympics March 11 on the Montana State University campus in Bozeman. The battle of the brains between 48 Montana middle school teams came down to a first-place showdown between two squads from Dillon, with the local team of Rhiannon Murdoch-Kalsta, Gabe Kirkley, Heidi...
  •   To the editor,   I was one of the 25 judges for the Middle School Science Fair this past week. A great event. The students were polite, self-assured and confident. Their projects were thoughtful and well displayed. It was a joy to talk with and interview these young students. Hats off to Mr. Schoonen, eighth grade science teacher, Mr....
  •   To the editor,   The Obamacare Open Enrollment ends March 31, 2014 (maybe). If you have not enrolled by then you will have to wait for the next open enrollment that was scheduled to start Oct. 1, 2014, through Dec. 7, 2014, will now be Nov. 15, 2014, through Jan. 15, 2015, this is the current “proposed” enrollment. However...
  •   To the editor,   At last, an answer from Mr. Brillhart. I’m not hard to get along with, I am an independent, you know: one of those Americans that are sick and tired of how both parties are screwing up this country. As for the way this country spends in these budgets, if you think the military is getting too much money, I’...