Monthly archive

December, 2013

  •   To the editor,   The bowling alley is gone! No, seriously. Gone! I just noticed. Oh, you’re thinking, “Joe’s been texting while driving.” But I never text while driving and here’s why. My cell phone’s keyboard is designed for African Pygmy fingers.  The missing bowling alley was filled with...
  •   To the editor,   Recently, as reported in all media, even moderate Republicans, in both our state legislature and the U.S. Congress, are moving away from the obstructionist and irresponsible tactics of state and national tea-party members. So, while it isn’t necessary to attend a tea-party event to see what the party is...
  •   To the editor,   The only thing missing from Francisconi’s condemnation of America was a chant “workers of the world unite.” The progressive leftist professor Levinsky couldn’t have said it better. Considering that in the old Soviet and China, there was no private property nor did the people invest in any...
  •   Henry Warren Stish, 89, of Dillon, quietly and peacefully passed away at home on Thursday, December 5, surrounded by family and friends. He was a beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, teacher, professor, fisherman, WWII veteran, bowler, golfer, coach, referee and football fan. Henry loved outdoor activities, especially golf and...
  •   Ernie Good was born on May 19, 1921, in Fort Benton, to Robert Good and Mary Morger Good. He attended school in Cut Bank and Dillon.  He was an outstanding athlete.  The varsity basketball teams he played on in Cut Bank won state championships, largely due to his outstanding skills. After high school, he went on to play college...
  •   Due to the bitter cold weather last week, the annual Parade of Lights has been rescheduled for this Friday night starting at 6:30. The line-up will take place at the old Chamber of Commerce building at the end of South Montana Street prior to the parade. Entrants can register at the line-up. The Parade of Lights will travel down South...
  •   The Dillon Beavers filled 19 slots on the Southwestern "A" All-Conference football team and of that group, eight players were accorded Class "A" All-State honors on rosters released last week.  The Beavers capped a perfect 11-0 season with a state championship victory over Billings Central. "I thought we had a...
  •   To the editor,   The economic history of the US proves that free markets can only operate successfully through undeviating support and direct intervention of an unfree government. In other words as both Marx and Polanyi have proven historically a self-regulating market cannot work even in the short run. Even advocates of a self-...
  •   The holiday season the past two years has been a solemn affair for the Haines family from Libby, but this year there were smiles all around as 11-year-old Zachary bagged his first elk, a fine 5X5 bull, with his dad nearby, on a southwest Montana ranch near Dillon. Tatum Haines and his son Zachary have connected through the outdoors. The...
  •   To the editor,   Former Lt. Governor John Bohlinger’s recent comments put into question his ability to serve as U.S. Senator and represent the people of Montana. When announcing his candidacy for the U.S. Senate as a Democrat, he compared the Tea Party to the Taliban. His comments are either cowardly, or ignorant. Either...