Monthly archive

April, 2015

  •   Bonnie was born March 28, 1928, to Bill and Elsie McMannis in Dillon. She grew up in Beaverhead County and was educated at BCHS, with some undergraduate classes from Western Montana College. She married Fred Arbour and together they were blessed with four rambunctious boys and a beautiful baby girl. After Fred’s untimely death Bonnie...
  •   The Dillon Beavers softball team came up with two huge home wins over top Southwest Conference opponents last week to move into second place in the conference standings. The local girls first knocked off unbeaten Butte Central, 11-6, on Thursday, and then rallied—not once, but twice—to overtake Anaconda, 11-10, in Dillon on...
  •   The Dillon track and field team battled the Montana spring weather as much as the competition last week, when the Beavers saw Tuesday’s Smelter City Meet cut short by rain about an hour after it began and Saturday’s Gallatin Valley Invitational contested in gusty winds and 65-degree heat. Still, the athleticism of the BCHS team...
  •   A recent graduate of the University of Montana Western with a degree in business, Cory Birkenbuel has filled his new downtown Dillon business with what he calls the ABCDEs. “Art, Boutique, Clothing, Dillon and Events,” explained Birkenbuel of what’s behind the alphabet start he uses to describe the offerings at Highboy...
  •   A benefit event for Archer Sparks, a toddler who is nearing his second birthday, will be held May 1 at Beaverhead Brewery.  The event will begin at 4 p.m. and conclude five hours later with time slotted for entertainment by the band Rabbit Stew, a raffle and silent auction.  The establishment will donate a portion of their sales...
  •   The Dillon City Council last Wednesday welcomed a new member to its ranks and plotted new courses on a pair of projects that had generated controversy over the past year. The Council voted to appoint Don Hand to one of its two vacant Ward 1 seats. “Well, I’m one of the natives from around here,” Hand told the Council....
  •   The Dillon boys and girls tennis teams persevered across five meets, more than five dozen matches, 500 miles of travel, 2000 feet in elevation gain and several weather systems to record  five team wins and 49 match victories last week. Both the local boys and girls both scored dominating team triumphs over Stevensville last Tuesday in...
  •   Wayve Marie Boyd passed away on April 4.  She was born in 1925 to Theora Mercer Boyd (Nolte) and C. C. Boyd of Twin Bridges. Wayve’s early childhood was spent on a small family ranch on the Big Hole River. When she was about four, the family relocated to Silver Star. A few years later, Wayve moved into Twin Bridges with her...
  •   A burglar or burglars smashed the glass from the front door of Thomas Co. Jewelers in the early morning hours Tuesday and made off with an estimated $5,000 in rings.  An investigation is ongoing according to Dillon Police Department Chief Paul Craft. “We have reason to believe there were two involved,,” said Craft on...
  •   So much goes on in “Peep Lanes,” local 12-year-old Bella Glossa’s winning entry in the recent Peeps Diorama Contest at the Dillon Public Library, it almost qualifies as an art exhibit in and of itself. ‘I just thought Peeps and bowling would go well together,” explained Glossa of the inspiration behind her...