Monthly archive

January, 2014

  • There are plenty of times when we want or need a “do over,” a chance to make different decisions that will presumably lead to better outcomes. Of course, with the new year comes the opportunity to learn new skills, make improvements to our personal situations and generally take some steps that lead to personal growth. And, personally,...
  •   Ann Reynolds dropped off her last passenger on the last day of her job on the last day of 2013. And then, after more than two decades as Dillon’s city bus driver, she drove herself home to begin a retirement that will likely keep her even busier than her full and wide-ranging career did. “It’s been a great 21 years of...
  •   The Dillon Beaver boys basketball team opened their home schedule last weekend with a pair of convincing wins over Anaconda and Corvallis, a pair of Southwestern A opponents. Friday night in their home opener, Dillon dominated the Copperheads, 66-28. Saturday, the Beavers improved to 5-0 with a 60-31 rout of the Blue Devils. “Both...
  •   During the 2013 portion of their 2013–14 season, the University of Montana Western’s men’s basketball team ran a long, tough gauntlet of games—most against tough opponents, most on the road and most on consecutive days—to prepare for the Frontier Conference battles awaiting them in 2014. If their hard-fought...
  •   Healthy, happy and boasting thick, beautiful curls that ensured she would enjoy a good hair day on her first day in the outside world, Quincie Michele Eby debuted on Jan. 2 as the first baby born in Dillon in 2014. The 5-pound, 14-ounce newborn joins a family that includes her mother, Michele Huttinga, of Twin Bridges, and Michele’s...
  •   I’ll be the first to admit that 2013 was not the year I thought it would be. As usual, at the year’s beginning, I was looking forward – like many other folks – with hope and the real expectation that 2013 would be a period of forward progress and healing after a time of personal tragedy, stagnation and disappointment...
  •   The New Year is a time to pause and reflect upon the stories that touched our hearts this past year. The pictures and words set on a page evoked empathy and compassion for our fellow man. Zachary Haines, just 11, came to Dillon from Libby with his family to enjoy a elk hunting experience on the Schuett place. Zachary has a brain tumor in...
  •   In loving memory,   To my beloved son Jim Cernazanu. Jim left us on October 28, 2013 to be with our father in heaven. Jim lived in John Day, Oregon. How different it is on this earth without you. I know this loss is also strongly felt by your wife, Jeannette, your daughters Jamie and Nicole, sister Jeanna, brother John, and the rest of...
  •   To the editor,   Even if you’ve been up late sipping cognac, trying to send Christmas cards, you’re probably aware the U.S. economy is booming. From the Wall Street Journal we read: The U.S. economy grew at a healthy 4.1% annual rate in the third quarter, revised figures showed, boosting hopes that the recovery is shifting...
  •   Fay Doty left us on the evening of December 27th 2013, much like she lived her long and colorful life; on her terms.  Fay was born Fay Snyder Stathem on August 27th, 1918 in Riverdale Calif. to parents Ralph and Zella Stathem.  One of seven children raised on a farm, her fondest childhood memories ranged from standing on a box to...