Monthly archive

March, 2015

  •   Do you feel run down? Tired? Irritable? Do you know the reason? No, not because of your spouse! It is because of this trick called Daylight Saving Time! Yes, it is a trick, a prank to fool us, confuse us, to make our lives down right miserable. You do know Daylight Saving time is an oxymoron. We have no more light than before and time is...
  •   To the editor,   On Wednesday, March 4, 2015, while my wife walked our leashed pet dog west along the north side of Bannack Street, a farm/ranch dog jumped from the rear of a flatbed pickup truck parked in King’s parking lot, ran across Bannack Street, and attacked our dog. My wife intervened and was promptly bitten on the thumb...
  •   To the editor,   Mr. Achter chose a bad time to resign, minutes before the March 4 City Council meeting. This left the Council without a quorum and unable to meet. There were some important issues on the Agenda, including the Bond Refinancing that has the potential to save the City millions of dollars. As an accountant, CFO of our...
  •   G. Joseph Lane passed away peacefully in Great Falls on March 5 after complications from surgery. Joe was born in Dillon on Feb. 25, 1934, to George and Mary Lane. He attended grade school in Dillon and graduated from Beaverhead County High School in 1953. He attended Western Montana College and later transferred to the University of...
  •   Lew Drummey Brundage (Col. Retired) of Yakima, WA passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the age of 95, at Highgate Senior Living with his devoted caregiver Tracy Harris by his side. He was the beloved father of Pamela Derrickson Etheridge and Lew Drummey Derrickson of Naples, FL, and Timothy Brundage of Yakima, WA. He was predeceased...
  • The Montana Western men's basketball team ran into a buzzsaw called Lewis-Clark State on Wednesday in Lewiston, ID, where the Bulldogs fell, 82-55, in the Frontier Conference playoff final. The Warriors jumped on their guests early, hitting 13 of their first 20 shots from the field, including 7 of their first 8 attempts from beyond the arc, to...
  • The Dillon City Council on Tuesday evening filled three of its four vacant seats, but then saw another vacancy created with the resignation of its longest-serving member. The Council appointed Jim McIsaac, Kevin Hodge and Tom Straugh to fill the seats in Ward 4, Ward 2 and Ward 3 vacated by the Feb. 18 resignations of then-ouncilpersons Swede...
  • The Montana Western men's basketball team grabbed hold of a back-and-forth conference playoff semifinal against Rocky Mountain College near the end of the first half in Dillon on Saturday night and never let go on the way to an emphatic 96-80 victory. With just over a minute left in the first half, the no. 15 Bulldogs took the game's 10th lead...
  • Dillon City Councilperson Dick Achter dropped off a resignation letter tonight at City Hall, making him the fourth councilperson on the eight-member body to officially resign in the last three weeks. Achter's resignation letter was waiting for Mayor Mike Klakken in front of his seat at the head of the table in City Council Chambers when he arrived...