Monthly archive

December, 2014

  •   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...
  •  Vaughn DeMar Taylor passed away Nov. 25, peacefully at home in Dillon. He was 96 years old and proud of it. DeMar was born May 18, 1918, in Afton, WY, to Vaughn F. Taylor and Anna Packer Taylor. DeMar was the firstborn of seven children. He grew up learning to work on a ranch milking cows, farming, raising cattle and sheep. In 1936, DeMar...
  •   Marion Ray Cross passed away Nov. 26 after a hard-fought battle with liver cancer. Marion was born in Leon, KS, on July 17, 1931, to Garrett and Freddie Cross. He was one of nine kids and grew up working on family farms. Marion was around farming and ranching most of his life. He graduated high school and started pursuing his life as a...
  •   Edward M. Sporich Sr. passed away Nov. 29. He was born in Dillon on Nov. 27, 1921. He went to school at the Blacktail School until eighth grade. He wanted to join the Army, but his parents needed him to stay home to help on the ranch. Years later, brother Bill and Ed bought the ranch in Dillon, where they lived and raised their children. Ed...
  •   Mandi Carver, a Dillon native and three sport star at Beaverhead County High School, has been inducted into the Idaho State University Sports Hall of Fame.  Carver entered the HOF for her efforts in women’s basketball. Carver was named Big Sky Conference Freshman of the Year in 1999, earned All-Big Sky Conference honors three...
  •   The Frontier Conference this past week honored seven University of Montana Western football players for their on-field efforts this past season. Bulldogs Jesse McCloud, Phil Selin and Will Thacker gained first-team All-Frontier Conference selections, while four Western players—Joe Coker, Nick Brown, Sam Rutherford and AJ Wilson—...