Monthly archive

January, 2017

  • Russ Schwandt took over the empty Ward 2 seat at the Dillon City Council’s table on Wednesday evening after earning the five votes necessary to gain the appointment. The other two votes to fill the spot vacated in November by former City Councilperson Kevin Hodge went to Schwandt’s longtime colleague on the city’s Planning Board...

December, 2016

  • The Dillon City Council on Wednesday night deadlocked on the question of which of three candidates to seat in the vacant Ward 2 seat at its table. With just five of the seven current councilpersons present and five votes required to seat a new member, the Council stymied, with the top vote-getter, Ed Mooney, receiving four votes. Russ Schwandt...
  • Lois Jean Hendricks was born January 25, 1945, in Williston, ND, to O.D. and Blanche Hendricks. She passed away December 5, 2016, from a heart attack. She graduated from Williston High School in 1963. She married Willis (Willie) M. Nelson on December 28, 1968, and moved to St Regis. In 1973, she had a son, Todd Willis, who was stillborn. A couple...
  • Carolyn’s Sparrow Song The lone sparrow sits high in her tree Pondering of what song to sing Patiently waiting for the day to be Stretching out her tired wings And as the sun starts to rise She begins with a simple song With chirps of lows and highs Following how the day will go Her song reminds us of better days Memories old but not to be...
  • Donald Louis Freter, age 79, passed away on December 1, at the Renaissance Senior Care facility in Dillon, after battling with Renal Cell cancer for the last five years. Don was born October 30, 1937, in Tracy, Minnesota, to Roy C. and Muriel L. Freter, and spent his younger years there before moving to Billings, Montana. He graduated from...
  • The Montana Western men’s and women’s basketball teams registered a rare Frontier Conference road sweep of their Carroll College counterparts on Wednesday in Helena. The Bulldogs pulled off the victories over the nationally ranked and previously undefeated Saints teams in equally stunning, if decidedly different, fashions. UMW forward Kaye Bignell...

November, 2016

  • The Beaverhead County 911 Committee has implemented a Text-to-911 service to offer citizens another option to reach emergency responders in the event of an emergency. The service can help citizens who are out of cellular telephone range but have enough coverage to send a text, the hearing impaired, or people who are in a delicate situation in...
  • The 16th Annual Festival of Trees held a successful debut at its new venue, according to committee person Maryellen Wilkerson. “Awesome, awesome, awesome,” said Wilkerson of the two-day event at the Keltz Arena on the UMW campus. “We had over 300 people on Saturday and everybody was so cordial and visted and spent money. It was...
  • It seemed like a good idea at the time. And two decades later, it remains a great annual reality for hundreds of area folks and visitors. The 20th Annual Dillon Community Thanksgiving Dinner will serve up holiday meals to anyone and everyone who stops by St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church pastoral center in Dillon on Thursday, Nov. 24, from 11 a.m....