Monthly archive

December, 2014

  •   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...
  •   To the editor,     Our father died on 11/20/2014.  This happened suddenly while on a family hunting trip outside of Lima. Although we are still grieving, we would like to acknowledge the outstanding folks that helped us on that fateful day. Unfortunately, the names of these exceptional individuals escape us – for that...
  •   To the editor,   The Dillon Police Department would like to wish everyone a safe and joyous Holiday Season. We would like to remind everyone of the following safeguards to ensure that you have a safe Holiday Season. •  Remove all the valuables from your vehicles and lock the vehicle.  Expensive electronic items and...
  •   To the editor,   In the spirit of the Missoulian’s recently-adopted editorial terminology of huckleberries and chokecherries, I would like to award a fresh load of horse apples to the House Republicans’ laughable arguments that Montana’s open meetings laws no longer apply to party caucuses.  The arguments are...