Monthly archive

March, 2014

  •   To the editor,   I would like to suggest that our city administration consider a more positive approach to their dealings: a day-long retreat together, the morning devoted to a refresher class in high school civics, to reemphasize the functions and goals of good government, and the afternoon spent with a qualified leader in conflict...
  •   To the editor,   A few weeks ago I made a request to the City Council members for copies of e-mail communications between them and Mayor Malesich between the November, 2013 election and the first council meeting in January, 2014. I made my request under the authority of the Freedom of Information Act that has been federal law since...
  •   To the editor,   I was disappointed that Reverend Stewart’s letter in last week’s Tribune called my recent proposal to the City Council an effort “to adopt a non-discrimination ordinance against gay, lesbian, transgender people.” Trust me. I’d never propose such an ordinance against these people. The main...
  •   To the editor,   I agree with Dale Stewart, and share the thoughts he expressed in his excellent letter in the Tribune. I have been following these Non-Discrimination Ordinances (NDO’s) since the first one in Missoula. They do not solve any problem. They create turmoil and chaos and misunderstandings for schools and businesses....
  •   Montana lost a wonderful lady on Sunday, March 16, 2014.  Though Estelle had been struggling with health issues due to a stroke for many years, she passed peacefully at Highgate Assisted Living in Bozeman, Montana. Estelle May Mathers was born in Edinburg, Virginia, in the beauty of the Shenandoah Valley on April 29, 1923 to Floyd and...
  •   Margaret Anne (Platt) Stanley’s room in heaven became available to her on March 12, at the age of 76. She passed away from the effects of scleroderma, surrounded by the love of family and friends. Margaret was born on April 5, 1937, in Lincoln, NE, to Robert and Edith Platt. The family moved to Rock Island, IL, where she was raised...
  •   Alice Brunzell passed away Sunday, March 16 at Parkview Care and Rehabilitation in Dillon. Alice was born January 15, 1924 to Clyde and Opal Wilkerson in a log cabin outside of Hulett, Wyoming.  She spent her early childhood in Wyoming later moving to south western Montana.   Alice married William Brunzell in1940, they had four...
  •   Emilia E. Janus passed away peacefully on March 10, surrounded by family and friends, in Dillon. Emilia was predeceased by: mother Zofia Ciaston and father Jozef Ciaston; daughter Malgorzata Janus; sister Aniela Fita; husband Boleslaw Janus; and sister Julia Szelag. Emilia is lovingly remembered and survived by: son Boleslaw Janus and his...
  •   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...