Monthly archive

February, 2014

  •   The Montana Western women’s basketball team swept their second weekend in a row, as they beat down Rocky Mountain College, 74-45, on Friday night and then came back from being down 9 points at the half to pull off a narrow 69-67 win over Dickinson State on Saturday for their fifth consecutive win. With the win, the Lady Dawgs moved to...
  •   Glen Johnson’s contract as superintendent for School District 10 was automatically renewed with little comment Monday evening for three years, effective Feb. 1. The unanimous vote on the superintendent’s contract was taken at the District 10 Board of Trustees’ regular monthly meeting. Though the board normally meets on the...
  • Dillon Mayor Mike Klakken plans to again ask the City Council to consent to his appointments of Jim Dolan as city attorney and Neal D. Straus as city treasurer at the Dillon City Council meeting Feb. 5. Klakken, who took office in January after defeating incumbent Marty Maleisich in November’s election, made the same request at his first...
  • Beaverhead County High School students Josey Creger, Abbey Thomas and Elizabeth Ostler claimed gold, silver and bronze in serious solo at the state speech, drama and debate meet in Hamilton last weekend, placing Dillon to a fifth place finish in the drama division. That team finish may be even higher next year as all three students will be...
  •   To the editor, To Pope Francis … We need an economy that is founded on the idea that not only are we our sisters and brothers’ keeper; they are ours. We must go beyond charity, to creating a moral economy in which we eliminate poverty through full employment. Jobs that are designed to meet the real needs of real people are our...
  •   To the editor, Public Service Commissioner, Kirk Bushman, wants America to get serious about job growth. (See Montana Standard Opinion page 01-31-2014.)  Mr. Bushman sees Montana’s massive, untapped coal reserves as a major opportunity for high-wage job creations.  He also warns his readers that President Obama and his...
  •   Charlie Crookshanks left this world on January 30, to be with the love of his life, Marje, who went ahead of him two months ago. He was surrounded by his family. Charles Edward Crookshanks was born in Washington D.C. on August 1, 1929, to Velma Frogge Crookshanks and Edward Crookshanks. His parents were divorced two years later and his...
  •   Francis Wayne Pettit, 88, passed away January 27, in Forest Grove, OR. He was born Oct. 16, 1925, in Jackson, to George and Josephine Quigley Pettit. He lived in the Big Hole Valley for 12 years, and then moved to Dillon. He graduated from Beaverhead County High School in 1943. He enlisted in the Marines that fall. He was in the Philippines...