Monthly archive

December, 2014

  •   Kevin Lathrop, 57, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 14, after a courageous battle with early onset Alzheimer’s. Kevin was born to Robert and Bette (Granger) Lathrop on May 24, 1957, in New London, WI. He spent his childhood on the family farm, raising animals and causing mischief. In 1975, Kevin graduated from New London High School and...
  •   On Dec. 14, Susan (Susie) Lee Skinner passed away peacefully in her sleep after losing her fight with pancreatic cancer. Susie was 60 years old. Susie was born in Fallon, NV, on July 29, 1954. She was born to Selma Lee Skinner and Darrell Howard Skinner. She joined an older sister, Lynda. Since their father was in the Navy, they traveled to...
  •   Voris Carson Blomquist left this earthly sphere on Dec. 15 and returned to her Heavenly Father, her dear Emmett, and to other loved ones who have passed on before. She was born in Shelley, ID, on Jan. 24, 1923. Voris was the second of five children born to Edgar and Carrie Mitchell Carson:  Beth, Voris, Callie, Nola and Val. ...
  •   John P. “Jack” Zink, beloved husband, son, brother, uncle and friend, was taken by the angels on Dec. 1. Jack was born in Billings on Dec. 5, 1961, to John S. and Gay Lee Zink. Jack married his soul mate, Karen, on Aug. 8, 2014, on the 16th anniversary of their first date. In 1980, Jack was an All-State wide receiver for...
  •   At Monday night's meeting of the BCHS Board of Trustees, Beaverhead County High School Superintendent Fred Chouinard presented his thoughts on who the board should hire to replace him when he submits his letter of resignation at the Jan. 12 meeting of the group.  Chouinard presented the information a month in advance to allow for...
  •   The ongoing recall effort against three Dillon City Councilpersons is headed for a critical court showdown next week, by recent order of a district judge. Last week, Fifth Judicial District Court Judge Loren Tucker issued an order for a Dec. 23 hearing to determine whether Dillon City Councilpersons Swede Troedsson, David Spehar and Derek...
  •   The Dillon Beaver wrestling team stumbled into the "bad draw" portion of their schedule last week, facing two of the top team's in Class A at home Thursday night at the Dillon Mixer, and then falling into a Mining City Duals line-up at Butte that included three matches versus AA competition – Missoula Sentinel, Billings...
  • The University of Montana Western women’s basketball team’s last two games both got played at home in Straugh Gymnasium. Beyond that, the two contests offered little in the way of significant similarities. The Lady Bulldogs ran past Northwest Indian College last Tuesday to a 78-43 victory that was all but clinched midway through the second half....
  • The Montana Western men’s basketball team eclipsed the century mark for the first time in over a year while eclipsing undermanned Northwest Indian College for the second time in just over a day with its 108-73 win against the Eagles on Tuesday night in Straugh Gymnasium. The Bulldogs (4-3) started the game with an 11-0 run and just kept running,...
  •   Some said it couldn’t be done. But Mayor Mike Klakken and City Treasurer Neal Straus yesterday unveiled proposals demonstrating just how the City of Dillon could potentially save millions of dollars and dramatically reduce water and sewer bills for city ratepayers in the coming years. “We have three major concepts here we would...