Monthly archive

April, 2017

  • 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...
  • Staffing issues – hirings, as well as retirements and resignations – occupied much of the discussion at School District 10’s regular monthly Board of Trustees’ meeting last week. Other areas of discussion at the April 14 session included a reminder of the cancellation of the school election, originally scheduled for May,...
  • Lei Lani Johnson (Brown), 79, passed away peacefully, April 13, at Barrett Hospital in Dillon. Lani was born July 29, 1937, in Banning, CA, to Walter H. Brown and Helen Daisy Brown (Rawlins). She moved to New York State, where she learned to swim in a pond at 4 years old. She attended grade school in Othello, WA, and La Habra, CA. She was a crack...
  • Longtime area resident Helen Brown passed away April 11, at Parkview/Kindred Care Center. Helen was born to Danish immigrants Nels and Maren Christensen in 1922. Helen attended local schools and graduated from Beaverhead County High School in 1941. After her marriage to Fred W. (Buster) Brown in 1946, Helen moved to the Brown Ranch on the...
  • Donna Potter, age 86, passed away on April 7, at Barrett Hospital and Healthcare. She was born on October 12, 1930, in Greendale, Utah. Private family services to be held at a later date.
  • Pamela Davis, of Lavina, Montana, passed away at her home on April 6, at the age of 55, as the result of a heart attack. Pamela Gay Cottrell grew up in Dillon, alongside her sisters Lisa, Sandy and Glenna. At the young age of 12, Pam became an adult quickly due to the unfortunate passing of her mother. A few years later, blessed with the birth of...

March, 2017

  • Jean Marie Thomson, 86, passed peacefully from this life in her Dillon home on March 24, surrounded by family. Ultimately, she succumbed to a lengthy and dignified battle with cancer. Jean was born January 30, 1931, in Anaconda, the fourth of five children to Dewey and Antoinette (Barkovich) Todorovich. She graduated from Anaconda Senior High...
  • Dillon’s undefeated season was on the line in the early going of their first round state tournament game against Hardin. The Bulldogs grabbed an early 7-0 lead and were playing with confidence and intensity. Many teams would have folded, but this Dillon team rallied to win a game that was up for grabs until the final seconds. “ All of...
  • The Dillon Jaycees held their 59th annual DSA/OYM Banquet March 24 at the Lewis and Clark Room on the campus of Montana Western. The banquet honors those in the Dillon community that hold the belief that service to humanity is the best work of life. The Jaycees named Kevin Engellant as the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award and announced...