Monthly archive

April, 2017

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 University of Montana Western education department and the university’s alumni office are partnering with Stockman Bank to present the sixth annual Night of Stars, Saturday, April 22, at 6 p.m. in the Beier Auditorium. The event, which includes the Education Hall of Fame induction of six exemplary alumni, will also feature recognition of...
  • 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.