Monthly archive

February, 2014

  •   To the editor,   Twenty-four years ago, I pulled into Dillon to look at a medical job that was being offered here.  It must have just snowed the week before; similarly to the one we received this last week.  Deep and lots of it. Chinook winds followed that storm 20 plus years ago, leaving the streets lined with black snow and...
  •   Benjamin Frank Reynolds died suddenly of an apparent heart attack while loading hay at his ranch in Twin Bridges on February 14. He was born in Twin Bridges on March 5, 1936, to Frank and Gertrude “Brownie” Reynolds. He attended schools in Melrose and Butte, and graduated from Beaverhead County High School in 1955. Benny began...
  •   Elaine Willey Hjort Seidensticker passed away on February 13, at West Hills Village Health Care, in Rapid City, SD, surrounded by members of her loving family. Elaine Elizabeth Willey was born Sept. 16, 1922, in Hamilton, the second daughter of Elizabeth and A.C. Willey. Elaine grew up on the family ranch in the Big Hole Valley with...
  •   Zana Ankeny, 74, passed out of this life and into the light of heaven on Thursday, February 13, in Denver, CO. Zana was born in Butte on March 25, 1939. She was the sixth and youngest child of Harry and Wasylyna Mular. She loved acting and dancing, and was very artistic. She attended Washington grade school and graduated from Butte High in...
  •   Dillon’s City Council last Thursday proved it could meet in the middle of the day with only a single item on its agenda but still pack City Hall’s public seating area and escalate the intense controversy its actions and inactions have generated over the past month. At a special Dillon City Council meeting convened at 12:30 p.m....
  •   Dillon’s Donovan Hucke and Kohltin Starkel returned home golden from the state meet last weekend in Billings, where both became Class A state champions in their respective weight classes. Dillon’s also got high finishes from Parker Tezak and freshman Kwin Stoddard, who finished fifth and sixth, respectively, in their divisions...
  •   The University of Montana Western has taken a few crumbs of cash from a state grant, and developed an outstanding facility for veterans, dependents of veterans and active military personnel to engage in higher education on the Dillon campus. Western’s Veterans and Military Exchange held a grand opening on campus Friday morning,...
  •   The top-ranked Class A Dillon Beavers improved to 15-1 on the season and a perfect 8-0 in league games with a sweep of AA Butte High and conference foe Hamilton last week. The victory over the Broncs assured Dillon of the top-seed at the upcoming Southwestern A divisional tournament. Last Tuesday evening at Dillon’s B.W. Lodge Gym,...
  •   To the editor,   President Obama has declared on national TV that he will bypass Congress if they stall legislation that Obama wants. He “has a pen and a phone” and he will “not hesitate to use them.” When he declared that Congress was “not in session” and he appointed his two union goons to head the...
  •   To the editor,   Dear Representative Daines, I see your ad on television everv dav asking that we call vou and thank you for not wanting affordable health care for America. You have a good health care plan and you have a good paying job. But you say affordable health care is too expensive. There are many things in this country that are...