Monthly archive

November, 2014

  •   To the editor,   As we all know, last year the Montana legislature refused to expand Medicaid in Montana. This is a feature of the Affordable Care Law (Obamacare) which would’ve significantly increased, at little or no cost to the state, the number of Montanans covered by health insurance.  Despite our legislators making...
  •   Grace (Piazzola) Helming passed away Saturday afternoon in a local hospital. She was born February 24th 1935 to Pete and Agness (Moseley) Piazzola of Wise River. Her father, an Italian immigrant, was the Wise River District Forest Ranger and was transferred to Dillon soon after her birth. She attended Dillon Schools and landed a job, as a...
  •   Randall (Randy) Robert Witt died early Nov. 8, at St. Pat’s Hospital, due to a head injury suffered from a fall at work. He was born to Robert & Carleen Witt on June 3, 1959, in Arcadia, CA.  Randy completed his early education in Temple City, CA, graduating high school in 1977. Shortly after graduation, Randy entered the U.S...
  •   At last week’s Southwest A Conference Divisional Volleyball Tournament in Anaconda, the Dillon Beavers advanced to the brink of a spot in the state tournament, but no further. The Lady Beavs opened the conference tourney with wins over Stevensville and Hamilton, before getting knocked into the losers’ bracket by Corvallis in the...
  •   The general election on the local scene may or may not be over. A contested race between incumbent Beaverhead County Sheriff Jay Hansen, a Republican, and challenger Frank Kluesner, an independent, extended to Monday and the count of the provisional ballots. Following the count on Tuesday, Nov. 4, Kluesner held a 14-vote lead. There were 53...
  •   The fourth-ranked Dillon Beavers traveled to Belgrade to face the top-ranked Panthers and quickly dashed any hopes the host team may have had for victory. The Beavers led 19-0 aft er he first quarter and by a halftime score of 26-3. At the end of regulation time, Dillon claimed the quarterfinal victory 48-17 and secured a host berth in this...
  •   Ashly Cottom and her husband Trent enjoyed their college years at the University of Montana in Missoula. The couple regularly dined at Pita Pit and when they spent three weeks in January at the neonatal intensive care unit watching over their young son, they began calling Pita Pit for deliveries to the hospital. “I wanted to try...
  •   Locals looking to perk up their pooches for an upcoming social event or after a long, hard weekend of running through the mud have a new pet grooming option. Perfect Paw Spa, 947 N. Montana in Dillon, offers a human salon-worth of services to canines, including nail care, hair cutting, brushing and drying. The business is largely a result...
  •   Sicily –– Anzio –– Normandy! All battlegrounds of hell. Okinawa, ghastliest of all For this is where you fell.   T’is many years and still no peace Since you joined the “ranks on high” and still the awful “ack-ack-ack” And still our “Brave Men” die.   It was you,...
  •   Mary Lou Baker, 86, passed away on Oct. 6 in Thermopolis, WY. She was born July 8, 1928, in Miles City to Uriel and Elizabeth Cooper. Her parents were both teachers, as well as her father being a lay Methodist minister. During her upbringing the family lived in a number of small towns in Montana. After graduation from Great Falls High...