Monthly archive

March, 2014

  •   To the editor,   At last, an answer from Mr. Brillhart. I’m not hard to get along with, I am an independent, you know: one of those Americans that are sick and tired of how both parties are screwing up this country. As for the way this country spends in these budgets, if you think the military is getting too much money, I’...
  •   To the editor,   A few weeks ago a proposal was brought before the Dillon City Council by Mr. Turner asking the city council to adopt a non discrimination ordinance against gay, lesbian, transgender people. At first glance this seems to be a very noble request; however upon a closer look there seems to be some very serious...
  •   To the editor,   This year marks the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in Montana. Since women were granted the right to vote, they’ve remained a powerful and influential force to be reckoned with, outvoting men in every presidential election since 1964, and in every non-presidential election since 1986. Beyond that, it...
  •   Larry was born to William (Bill) M. Lloyd and Alice Grass Lloyd at Barrett Hospital in Dillon, on Oct. 10, 1934. Growing up in Dillon, Larry enjoyed fishing and hunting with his dad, friends and his dog, Mickey. Mickey held a special place in Larry’s heart and was one of his first of many well-loved canine companions. Larry attended...
  •   Julia was born in Butte, to Earnest Pearly and Elva Elfina Smith. In 1941, Julia’s father, a Marine Corps reservist, was recalled to active duty, only returning to Montana after World War II ended. In 1950, Earnest was again recalled, this time for the Korean conflict, which brought him and his family in 1955 to the Camp Pendleton...
  •   Our loving mother and grandmother, Audrey Valach, passed away March 8, in Dillon. She was born in Lewistown on Oct. 12, 1923, to Ira and Gladys (Samuels) Glenn. She attended school in Lewistown, graduating from Fergus County High School in 1942. She was a waitress in her years in Lewistown. On Oct. 16, 1947, she married John Valach, Jr. in...
  •   Gail Huntley Wright, in the presence of her loving sons, lost her battle with cancer, on March 7. On May 7, 1936, Gail came into this world and joined big brother Clayton at the Huntley Ranch in Wisdom. Her parents, Ralph and Ebba, were thrilled with their beautiful baby girl. She valued her Big Hole Valley upbringing and liked to say you...
  •   The Dillon City Council met for just 21 minutes last Wednesday night, but still managed to stick Mayor Mike Klakken with a legal bill of more than $2,700. The Council voted 6-1 to make Klakken himself pay for legal work he requested be done on behalf of the city earlier this year by local lawyer, Adam Shaw of the Dillon law firm, Erb &...
  • The City of Dillon suffered just $650 of property damage from fires in 2013, according to statistics from the Dillon Volunteer Fire Department. “That’s not a typo,” DVFD Chief Mike McGinley advised the Dillon City Council when handing out the stats at the Council’s Feb. 19 meeting. “We had an amazing year,”...
  • Barrett Hospital and Healthcare Chief Executive Officer Ken Westman says the organization has been forced to reduce the work force by the equivalent of 14 full-time positions. A combination of not rehiring open positions, scheduling changes and hour reductions and layoffs has been used to meet the reduction in force, and in the end three employees...