Monthly archive

June, 2015

  •   After a few months of heavy lifting, the Dillon City Council will take on a light agenda tonight at their second regularly scheduled meeting of June, which starts at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers. Near the end of the meeting during a report by its Water & Sewer Committee, the City Council is scheduled to vote on whether to give final...
  •   “Firecracker!” That was our Grandmother Jean. She wasn’t a passive grandmother that stood back and watched her grandchildren grow up. But no, she was the type that was always part of the festivities. She never missed a holiday get-together and never missed a local football, baseball or volleyball game, or piano recital or...
  •   Ti’el Lochridge advanced to the third round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee before falling to elimination on the word elliptocytes, she announced the letter “i” instead of “y”.  Lochridge tied for 215th along with 115 other spellers who fell in the round leading up to the semifinal.  Those that...
  •   Canine competitors and their human companions gathered to kick off a weekend of agility competition this last Friday in Dillon.  After an initial period of sizing-up and sniffing out the other athletes, the competition was well underway, punctuated only by brief periods of kennel napping, grooming, and barking at the horses in pasture...
  •   It’s been quite a year in city politics for Dillon resident Raymond Graham. Especially considering that he didn’t even hold an official position in city politics during that time period—at least not up until last Wednesday, when the Dillon City Council unanimously consented to Mayor Mike Klakken’s appointment of...
  •   Letter to editor,   This past week we had the privilege of hosting a Montana fly fishing trip for a young man 14 years old from Mississippi that has been battling cancer and the side effects of his treatments.  He was accompanied by his parents and 3 younger siblings who all participated in the trip.  Imagine his surprise...
  •   Estelle Blomquist went home to be with her Lord, May 25. She died at Barrett Hospital from complications of a fall. She was surrounded by her family. Born Nov. 5, 1929, the eldest child of RD and Cora (Berry) Marchesseault, she was raised on a ranch in the Grasshopper Valley. As a youth during haying season she drove a team of horses,...
  •   Beaverhead County High School junior Jaydyn Child became only the fourth local in two decades to receive the Girl Scouts of America’s highest honor, the Gold Award, for her community suicide prevention project.  She was presented the award in a ceremony at the Montana State Capitol Building last Wednesday in Helena. Child...
  •   The Montana Association of Students recently awarded Roberta Evans, dean of the University of Montana’s Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences, the 2014-15 Administrator of the Year award. Each year this distinguished award is bestowed upon an administrator within the Montana University System who has exhibited...
  •   The Dillon Cubs allowed only nine runs and scored 35 during a three-win weekend that included a pair of road victories over Anaconda and another in Livingston. Nate Simkins went the distance in the opener of Friday’s doubleheader in Anaconda, giving up just three hits and zero earned runs in the Cubs 16-2 rout of the A’s....