Monthly archive

February, 2014

  •   Local wonder women Janey Eudaily and Ashly Cottom were honored by the Dillon Jaycee Auxiliary at a ceremony last Tuesday in the Beaverhead Golf Course clubhouse. Eudaily gained the 2013 Outstanding Woman of the Year award, while Cottom earned the nod for the 2013 Outstanding Young Woman of the Year. Eight people contributed to Eudaily...
  •   The Dillon boys and girls will enjoy a bye on Thursday at the Southwestern A Divisional basketball tournament at the Maroon Activity Center in Butte, and open action in Friday night’s semifinal round. The top-ranked Class A Beavers (16-2, 9-1) enter the tourney as the team to beat and the No. 1 seed. The Lady Beavers (11-7, 7-3)...
  •   Ti’el Lochridge defended her Beaverhead County Spelling Bee title last Wednesday at the Beaverhead County Courthouse court room and will make her second trip to the state spelling bee in Billings.  Lochridge, competing in her third county contest, is a seventh grader at Dillon Middle School and bested 15 other spellers from...
  •   To the editor,   The grazing of domestic sheep by the federal government atop the Centennial Mountains of southwest Montana needs to cease. The USDA Agricultural Research Service, United States Sheep Experiment Station (USSES) recently settled a lawsuit with the Cottonwood Environmental Law Center of Bozeman. The lawsuit came about due...
  •   To the editor,   Q: How can you tell when a Republican isn’t telling the truth?  A:  When their lips are moving.  Or, in the case of Steve Daines, when you read his campaign literature.  Today I received what I assume will be the first of many letters begging for money. (Like he doesn’t already get...
  •   To the editor,   I want to acknowledge both the Dillon Tribune and the Dillonite for keeping on top of the games being played by the City Council. I am writing to ask that perhaps you can both print a copy of the notorious letter that was drafted by Duke Gilbert for David Spehar and the City Council, dated Feb. 6, 2014 and addressed to...
  •   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...