Monthly archive

December, 2014

  •   The Western Montana women’s basketball team split a pair of road games at a Thanksgiving tournament last weekend in North Dakota, beating host Dickinson State, 60-48, and then losing to Jamestown College, 54-67. The Lady Bulldogs took to the snow-covered road last weekend for two games against two NAIA North Dakota teams from the...
  •   At 9:48 a.m. last Thursday, Jan Bassett looks around the St. Rose of Lima Church Family Center at the swirl of preparations well underway for that day’s free annual Dillon Community Thanksgiving Dinner and smiles. “This is a busy, happy place,” she declares. The event, which for the better part of the last two decades has...
  •   The Dillon Beavers earned 19 Southwestern A All-Conference slots, including eight first team selections, in balloting from the league’s football coaches.  The six coaches met at Jackson on the Monday after the final regular season game to make their selections.  Dillon finished second in the league to Butte Central, but then...
  •   The Symphonic Band from Beaverhead County High School has been selected to perform a concert hour at the 2015 National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Northwest Division Conference to be held in Spokane, WA February 12-15.  The band will share their performance with the Vallivue High School Wind Ensemble from Caldwell, ID....
  •   The ALCO Store in Dillon shut yesterday—but only for the day so employees could review its inventory. But the move gave local shoppers a chance to preview what’s soon to come at the popular East Helena Street store. The local ALCO will close permanently sometime in the next few months, as soon as that inventory is exhausted by...

November, 2014

  •   To the editor,   It’s time to get on my soapbox again. Snow removal is very important to me. I walk my dog when weather and temperatures allow and I also do a number of errands for my job all of which require using the sidewalks. The City of Dillon can correct me if I’m wrong but I believe each business and individual is...
  •   To the editor, Here are two scenarios involving maple switch episodes. The NFL recently announced a 14-game suspension of Viking star Adrian Peterson for disciplining his four-year-old son with a maple switch — reportedly imposing some injurious marks. Peterson indicated that he was using the same method as applied to him when he was...
  •   Gary D. Nelson, of Silver Star, passed away Nov. 20, due to complications from a stroke. Gary was born March 7, 1945, in Whitehall. He attended elementary, junior high and high school in Twin Bridges. During his time in school, he enjoyed playing sports and was co-valedictorian of his class in 1963. After graduation, Gary attended Montana...
  •   The Dillon Beaver football program doesn’t spend a lot of time dwelling on past glories. They are too busy adding new chapters to their championship legacy.  Saturday at Butte’s Alumni Coliseum on Bob Green Field, this year’s version of Beaver football posted a glorious victory, rallying from behind late in the fourth...