Monthly archive

May, 2017

  • In keeping with its subject, the Dillon Jaycees Auxiliary ceremony to honor extraordinary area women packed the room and the nominee lists at a ceremony at Beaverhead Brewing Co. in downtown Dillon on Monday evening. The event featured an overflow crowd and more than a dozen area women nominated in two categories. Kathleen Martinell gained...
  • If Keith Curtis keeps piling up snowmobiling titles, his awards may tower high enough to serve as the site of a future hillclimb race. In early April at a Rocky Mountain States Hillclimb Association (RMSHA) event at Powderhorn Mountain in Colorado, the Dillon native took top spot in 600 stock, 800 stock, 800 modified and open modified, along with...
  • Doris Marie Schroeder passed away on May 2, in Ogden, Utah. Doris was born in Morrowville, Kansas, to Roscoe Loyal and Harriett Oliver Rosenburg. She married Marion A. Schroeder on February 15, 1947. They had five children. They were later divorced. For many years, Doris was the Matriarch and co-owner of the Circle Inn & Pizzeria in Sunset,...

April, 2017

  • Peter Gordon Miller died on April 22, at his home in Dillon. He was 79 years old. He was born December 3, 1937, in Dillon, to George Walter Miller and Mary Katherine White Miller. His very early years were lived in Denver, Colorado, and Fremont, Nebraska. When he was about 4 or 5 years old, the family moved back to Dillon and Dillon was his home...
  • Donna Geneva Burton Potter passed away April 7. Donna was born to Orson and Theo (Rasmussen) Burton on October 12, 1930, in Greendale, UT. She is survived by children Gene Potter (Jann), Wayne Potter (Ramona) and Sandy Weaver. Private family services to be held at a later date.
  • Virginia “Big Mom” Scalzone was born August 27, 1919, in Philadelphia, PA, to Italian immigrants. She was the oldest of nine kids and went to work to help support the family when she was 14 during the years of the Great Depression. With the start of WW II, Virginia worked at the Philadelphia Navy Yard building airplanes—Virginia was a “Rosie the...
  • University of Montana Western Chancellor Beth Weatherby announced the university has scheduled its 120th Annual Commencement, Saturday, May 6. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. in the Straugh Gymnasium on the Montana Western campus. Weatherby said this year’s program will include graduation speaker Julie Cajune and will honor Bob Hanson...
  • The Beaverhead County High School Board of Trustees held its April meeting last week and acknowledged an FCCLA champion and silver medalist, hired a teacher and a custodian, heard numerous updates and approved a number of contracts. The BCHS Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) organization attended the Montana State Convention...