Monthly archive

June, 2014

  •   Rudy Plutt, age 93, died May 25, 2014, in Vancouver, Wash. He was born on October 9, 1920, in Dillon, to Matt and Annie Plutt. He graduated from Beaverhead County High School and was a WWII Army veteran.  Rudy spent the majority of his working life employed with the County in Missoula. He was an adamant Grizzly fan, enjoyed bowling,...
  •   The prosecutor, the victim and almost 25 family members and friends in court, the probation officer and even the defendant felt 10 years was a fair sentence for Fifth Judicial District Judge Loren Tucker to give Joseph Clinton Goulet on the charge of felony kidnapping. To be fair, Goulet and his attorney requested that seven of the 10 years...
  •   Dillon’s Jack Kirkley received the Montana Audubon’s “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the group’s 2014 Bird Festival in Bozeman, June 7-8.  Kirkley was cited by Montana Audubon Executive Director Steve Hoffman who described Kirkley as a man who has given “thousands upon thousands of hours of volunteer...
  •   Hillary Lowell’s wide range of professional skills and experiences led her last month into the executive director position for the United Way of Beaverhead County. “We are just excited to have such an energetic person in the role of executive director,” said United Way of Beaverhead County Board of Directors President...
  •   When the dust finally settled on the 66th College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR), the nine members of University of Montana Western team had a top-ten women’s team and a number of top 25 finishes in individual events to show for their long, hard efforts this season. Representing the Dawgs at this year’s CNFR in Casper, WY, from...
  •   To the editor,   This is my second letter concerning the article you published in the Dillon Tribune on May 21, 2014 concerning the “ County upgrades roads on the cheap”. My first letter published in the Dillon Tribune on June 4, 2014 was answered in an Editor’s note that said. “The frontage road improvements...
  •   To the editor,   Well, well, it appears from the Seattle mass-shooting that the best defense against a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with bear spray. Maybe somebody should have told that to the guy with a concealed carry permit that tried to help out in the Las Vegas mass-shooting. It’s too bad he was killed because he...
  •   Elizabeth J. “Betty” Alm.  beloved wife, mom, grandma, great-grandma, sister, aunt and friend passed away peacefully in her new home in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, surrounded by her family on June 14th, after a brave fight with pancreatic cancer.   Betty is preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.  She...
  •   William Roscoe Wellborn (Bill) passed away June 12, 2014. Bill was born in the Johnson Gulch area of Medicine Lodge on the homestead of his parents, Hattie B. and Rela A. Wellborn, on Aug. 13, 1927. He grew up on Medicine Lodge and Horse Prairie, Armstead, and the Young Place near Dell. He attended school in Armstead and graduated from Lima...
  •   On June11, Jane Dodd joined family and friends in her eternal resting place. Born December 29, 1924, in Anaconda, Jane was the middle child of Frank and Matilda Marchesseau. She grew up in the Grasshopper Valley with her sister, Delia, her brother, Bud, and numerous cousins. She was very proud of being a Marchesseau and from the Grasshopper...