Monthly archive

July, 2015

  •   To the editor,   The week of our independence for 239 years…1776-2015. With all of the hype about the Rebel flag, I think it is time we took a good hard look at our own Star Spangled Banner. There is nothing wrong with being proud of the Rebel flag because it stood for a cause but we are all united now and it should never be...
  •   A northbound Union Pacific freight train partially derailed near Glen on Sunday afternoon, bringing northbound I-15 traffic to a halt for about two hours.  The track was shut down until Tuesday afternoon, when repairs were complete.  There were no injuries as a result of the derailment, but two Union Pacific employees traveling in...
  •   I sat half-asleep in the grass by the RATPOD start line, hurriedly shoving a peanut butter sandwich into my mouth. I looked around at all the other participants and began to wonder what I had gotten myself into. Wearing a jersey I had gotten from the RATPOD organizers about 12-hours beforehand, a pair of tattered old running shoes, and my...
  •   The Dillon Cubs played five games in six days last week, and with wins over Butte, Bozeman, and Helena, improved to 22-9 overall on the year and a league-leading 13-4 in American Legion Montana Southern District. Last Monday, the Cubs loaded the bus for Missoula to play their first road game since facing the Helena Reps eight games ago,...
  •   The newest Shopko Hometown got hit hard by waves of eager customers during the first days of the store’s “soft opening” in downtown Dillon last month, when managers hoped to slowly get their new workers up to speed through an unpublicized debut. And Shopko will continue providing its approximately two dozen local employees...
  •   Robert Allen Kipp was born at Barrett Memorial Hospital on Feb. 14,1963. He was lovingly attended for the past few months by his daughters until he passed away on June 25, 2015. Bobby was the 4th son of Glenn & Bonnie (Miller) Kipp. He attended schools in Dillon and graduated from BCHS. He spent the last 20 years in Oregon where he...
  •   Otto John Bossert, known to his friends as “Dutch,” was born April 12, 1924, in Red Lodge, second son of German immigrants Marie Bossert and Adolph Bossert. He attended Carbon County High School. In January 1944, at the age of 19, he enlisted in the United States Navy. He served on the USS President Monroe, an attack transport...

June, 2015

  •   Clarice Undhjem Walters, 86, died peacefully on June 22 in Bozeman. Clarice was born and raised in Plentywood, where her father owned the Plentywood Drugstore. She graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, majoring in Education. She taught for two years in Perham, MN, before moving to Great Falls to teach at Great Falls High School...
  •   William C. “Bill” O’Connor died peacefully at Barrett Memorial Hospital in Dillon, Montana on June 16, 2015 at the age of 79. Bill was born on April 20, 1936 in Culbertson, Montana to Leo and Caroline (Cattaneo) O’Connor. He was the youngest of 17 brothers, sisters and cousins who grew up together on a cattle ranch...
  •   Alice Helen Ryan was born September 21, 1920 in Erie, PA to Richard and Frederika Kissman. Alice died peacefully in Dillon on D-Day, June 6, 2015. She was one of 9 children, all who have proceeded her in death. She married Paul Earnest Schnabel in Erie on September 10, 1943. Their daughter, Janet (Schuetz) of Dillon, was born in January...