Monthly archive

December, 2013

  •   To the editor,   Did you read what Joe Barnhart wrote on this page last week? He tried to bowl us over with his gutter ball language. Joe why are you making fun of bowling? It may be the No. 1 sport of millions. The wonderful game where you roll a ball down an alley that doesn’t look like an alley. You try to knock some pins down...
  •   To the editor,   On 10 December, the fire commissioner from Pennsylvania was on Fox News about the Affordable Care Act versus volunteer fire departments. As of the appearance, he and three other state’s fire commissioners were getting ready to go to court to get the health department and the IRS to answer their letters. The...
  •   To the editor,   Kudos to Pat Bradley for her spot-on assessment of the tea party. It’s sobering that the level of ignorance the tea party displays survives in the twenty-first century. Since its inception its members have completely dismissed the facts of history, science, and governance and have set up shop in some alternate...
  •   To the editor,   Recently my wife received a letter from the Montana Food Bank Network asking for a year’s end gift. We love the work the food bank is doing in our community and others. This is a time when the American congress is cutting the food stamp program and ending unemployment checks for over one million people. The lines...
  •   To the editor,   Tester’s FJRA has been nothing more than a wilderness bill from the start, which he has admitted. The only truth in the bill is that it will create over 650,000 more acres of wilderness. Montana has 3.5 million acres now, how much is enough? The main reason for this bill is to get livestock off public lands, you...
  •   To the editor,   With both individual and corporate support we at the Dillon Wood Bank. have been able to upgrade our delivery equipment, allowing over 300 cords of fuel for heating and cooking to be shared out with 103 families. Along with generous contributions of wood, we’ve also been given donations to pass along to folks...
  •   Richard (Dick) McNee passed away peacefully at home on December 12. Dick was born January 16, 1935, in Rigby, ID. He was first born of twin boys to parents Dean C. and Myrtle McNee. He grew up on the family farm in St. Anthony, ID, where he learned skills that he would use for a lifetime. Upon graduating from high school, he camp tended a...
  •     Charles Francis Richardson was born on February 8, 1927, in Dillon, the oldest of Walter and Marie Richardson’s 10 children. He passed Monday, December 9, with his family by his side.  He attended grade school in Bannack. During high school, he boarded in Dillon and attended Beaverhead County High School until he was 17....
  •   On Friday, December 6, we lost our beloved wife, sister, aunt, mother and grandmother, Sherry Dennett Stallman, age 55. She lived in Wise River with her beloved husband of 23 years, Van Stallman. She passed away at the Barrett Memorial Hospital in Dillon, where she was diagnosed with terminal bone and lung cancer on November 19. She was...
  •   To the editor,    I am writing a letter of my concern for our Dr. Kelli Christensen who is the doctor for the Community Health Center in Sheridan, which is connected to the Community Health Center in Butte. Dr. Kelli has been such a great addition as a health care provider to many of us here and we have been hearing that due to...