Monthly archive

January, 2014

  •   New Dillon Mayor Mike Klakken plans to make some changes to the city’s staff at the Jan. 15 City Council meeting, but he will likely encounter stiff resistance from some City Council members. According to the meeting agenda, Klakken intends to elevate Deputy City Attorney James Dolan to the position of city attorney currently held by...
  •   To the editor,   American taxpayers took another hit from the president’s decisions. This one came as a result of his decision to bail out General Motors, now known as the Government Motors. In essence,  this company now belongs to the unions and Uncle Sam. The bail-out costs bond holders millions,  and the original...
  •   To the editor:   After weeks of the former Mayor’s lack of good grace in defeat as well as that of some of the members of the Council and even some of the staff, I believe it is important to remind them of the fact that Martin Malesich was defeated in the November election; he was defeated soundly, not by eight or ten votes....
  •   Mom passed away on December 28,2013 at Parkview nursing home and is onto a journey to be with her family and friends who proceeded her in death. She was born March 4,1917 in Lancing, Iowa to Harold and Ruth Harris. After moving to Montana she meet and married Thomas H. Hart on May 4,1935 in Glass glow, Montana and lived in Fort Peck. In...
  •   After a long struggle with cancer, on December 31, 2013 (New Years Eve), Addie Beth Stiles crossed over tao greener pastures. She is survived by her daughters Ashlee (Jason) Ganoung, their two children Jesse and Elle; daughter Amber Rose Mason (Andy Peterson); and Addie’s soul mate and the love of her life, fiance Jim Anderson. Addie...
  • There are plenty of times when we want or need a “do over,” a chance to make different decisions that will presumably lead to better outcomes. Of course, with the new year comes the opportunity to learn new skills, make improvements to our personal situations and generally take some steps that lead to personal growth. And, personally,...
  •   Ann Reynolds dropped off her last passenger on the last day of her job on the last day of 2013. And then, after more than two decades as Dillon’s city bus driver, she drove herself home to begin a retirement that will likely keep her even busier than her full and wide-ranging career did. “It’s been a great 21 years of...
  •   The Dillon Beaver boys basketball team opened their home schedule last weekend with a pair of convincing wins over Anaconda and Corvallis, a pair of Southwestern A opponents. Friday night in their home opener, Dillon dominated the Copperheads, 66-28. Saturday, the Beavers improved to 5-0 with a 60-31 rout of the Blue Devils. “Both...
  •   During the 2013 portion of their 2013–14 season, the University of Montana Western’s men’s basketball team ran a long, tough gauntlet of games—most against tough opponents, most on the road and most on consecutive days—to prepare for the Frontier Conference battles awaiting them in 2014. If their hard-fought...
  •   Healthy, happy and boasting thick, beautiful curls that ensured she would enjoy a good hair day on her first day in the outside world, Quincie Michele Eby debuted on Jan. 2 as the first baby born in Dillon in 2014. The 5-pound, 14-ounce newborn joins a family that includes her mother, Michele Huttinga, of Twin Bridges, and Michele’s...