Monthly archive

July, 2014

  •   Jack and Ann Hirschy When Ann Hirschy moved up over the pass from Salmon, Idaho, to the Big Hole Valley, she fell in love with the place and never left.  Of course, it helped that she had fallen in love with Jack Hirschy, a man who would become one of the largest cattle ranchers in the Big Hole, a high mountain valley in the southwest...
  •   The red-hot Dillon Cubs cooled off with four straight losses over the past week. But all the winning they had done in the previous months still saw them sitting comfortably in third place in the Montana Class A Southern District, with an overall record of 30-14, and league mark of 13-5. For the second time this season, the Cubs last Tuesday...
  •   Local contestants Hailey Garrison, Coby King and Kaden Lappe all had strong runs, doing Beaverhead County and Montana proud last month in Iowa at the 10th Annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo (NJHFR). In its first year in Des Moines, the NJHFR saw 970 contestants take part in a week of rodeo action June 22–28. The event was...

June, 2014

  •   To the editor,   As a parent of two children attending our local schools I see and hear what goes on at school these days. Many of you out there do also. I also read the article about SD#10 and was very upset by it. There is a very large elephant in the room that no one wants to talk about or face head on. Bullying is in our schools...
  •   To the editor,   We are parents of two boys that have survived the school system in Dillon. We recently asked both school boards to address the topic of bullying and had the opportunity to speak at both Beaverhead County High school and District #10 school board meetings. In May we attended the District #10 school board meeting along...
  •   A memorial service for Carole Rae (Krauss) Love will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at the First Presbyterian Church in Dillon. K&L Mortuaries is assisting the family.  Memorials may be made to: Barrett Home Health & Hospice, 600 MT Hwy 91 South, Dillon MT 59725; or the First Presbyterian Church, PO Box 487, Dillon MT 59725;...
  •   Rudy Plutt, age 93, died May 25, 2014, in Vancouver, Wash. He was born on October 9, 1920, in Dillon, to Matt and Annie Plutt. He graduated from Beaverhead County High School and was a WWII Army veteran.  Rudy spent the majority of his working life employed with the County in Missoula. He was an adamant Grizzly fan, enjoyed bowling,...
  •   The prosecutor, the victim and almost 25 family members and friends in court, the probation officer and even the defendant felt 10 years was a fair sentence for Fifth Judicial District Judge Loren Tucker to give Joseph Clinton Goulet on the charge of felony kidnapping. To be fair, Goulet and his attorney requested that seven of the 10 years...
  •   Dillon’s Jack Kirkley received the Montana Audubon’s “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the group’s 2014 Bird Festival in Bozeman, June 7-8.  Kirkley was cited by Montana Audubon Executive Director Steve Hoffman who described Kirkley as a man who has given “thousands upon thousands of hours of volunteer...
  •   Hillary Lowell’s wide range of professional skills and experiences led her last month into the executive director position for the United Way of Beaverhead County. “We are just excited to have such an energetic person in the role of executive director,” said United Way of Beaverhead County Board of Directors President...