Monthly archive

July, 2015

  •   The Cubbies stole two come-from-behind conference wins from Anaconda last Tuesday in Dillon and then spent the holiday weekend at the Firecracker Tournament in Polson, where they found out how the other half lives while dropping three of their five games to finish near the bottom of the 11-team bracket. The sixth inning was owned by the...
  • Heightened fire concerns due to lowered moisture levels inspired numerous local governments in western Montana to ban the use and sale of fireworks for this Fourth of July. But Independence Day revelers in Dillon can legally fire up fireworks to celebrate the nation’s birthday again this year. The Dillon City Council on Wednesday night voted...
  •   Betty Jo Holland, 92, of Dillon, died of natural causes, on June 25, at the LEGACY Assisted Living facility in Dillon, surrounded by her family. She was born Dec. 15, 1922, in Thompson Falls, MT, to John and Irene Severson. She attended school in Hot Springs. In 1942, she married Ed Borders, and they had Elden C. (Bub) Borders, shortly...
  •   William “Scotty” Kerr Park passed away at the age of 95, on June 27, in Dillon. He was born to James and Jean Ross Park, on May 20, 1920, at Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland. William married Margaret Graham on Feb. 16, 1940, in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland. They later were sealed as a family in the Salt Lake City, Utah L.D.S...
  •   God saved the best for last… Divide, Montana lost the last of a generation. Mrs. Pauline June Baker, a wonderful woman, dearly loved by her friends and neighbors, passed away June 22 in St. James Healthcare. Pauline was born June 15, 1923, to Frank M. and Essie D. (Bondurant) Hansen in Bondurant, WY, a town named for her mother...
  •   Ethel Mary Bradley, 92, of Missoula, passed away of natural causes on June 21, at her home. She was born June 14, 1923, in Dillon, to Roy and Irene Forrester. Her happy childhood on the family ranch allowed her to become accomplished in horsemanship. She attended Dillon public schools, was inducted into the National Honors Society and...
  •   I’m making good on my promise to follow up with some comments about what Taylor Swift said recently to the folks at technology giant Apple who figured they could offer her music for free on iTunes as a way of selling their online music service during a trial period. According to various news reports, Apple wanted to attract...
  •   To the editor,   The week of our independence for 239 years…1776-2015. With all of the hype about the Rebel flag, I think it is time we took a good hard look at our own Star Spangled Banner. There is nothing wrong with being proud of the Rebel flag because it stood for a cause but we are all united now and it should never be...
  •   A northbound Union Pacific freight train partially derailed near Glen on Sunday afternoon, bringing northbound I-15 traffic to a halt for about two hours.  The track was shut down until Tuesday afternoon, when repairs were complete.  There were no injuries as a result of the derailment, but two Union Pacific employees traveling in...
  •   I sat half-asleep in the grass by the RATPOD start line, hurriedly shoving a peanut butter sandwich into my mouth. I looked around at all the other participants and began to wonder what I had gotten myself into. Wearing a jersey I had gotten from the RATPOD organizers about 12-hours beforehand, a pair of tattered old running shoes, and my...