Monthly archive

May, 2015

  •   Marlene Kay Doig, 75, of Townsend, slipped quietly from this life at the Peace Hospice House in Great Falls on May 6. At five o’clock on a beautiful sunny afternoon, which she loved so much, she left her ailing body and lost vision behind. Her room was filled with family and the caring hands and hearts of hospice nurses. All of her...
  •   To the editor,   Once again our most vocal Democrat, LaVon Brillhart, is up to his usual antics.  Misrepresenting stories to make some obscure point.  His most recent letter states that Atlanta teachers were sentenced to 20 years in prison.  However, one quick Google search reveals that those teachers are only supposed...
  •   To the editor,   On behalf of construction companies and workers throughout Montana, I would like to thank Rep. Jeff Welborn for his extraordinary efforts during the recent legislative session to establish a pro-business economic climate in our state.  He has taken a great deal of unwarranted criticism for his willingness to work...
  •   The “W” is alive and well per speeches at the Montana Western graduation on Saturday at Straugh Gymnasium.  In this case the “W” accentuates the “We Are Family” atmosphere described from various perspectives at the podium during the school’s 108th commencement. Brandon Lee Hansen of Dillon, the...
  •   The Dillon Beaver track and field team capped off the regular season in style Friday with their annual night home meet, complete with lights, music, fireworks and two team trophies. With just Butte Central and Anaconda in attendance, the 90-plus strong Beaver team dominated the events with the girls sweeping the triple jump, discus and 300m...
  •   The Dillon Cubs were in Anaconda on Saturday afternoon for a pair of down-to-the-wire ball games that ended with both teams earning a win. The A’s rallied with a three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to take the first game of the doubleheader, 9-8. But the Cubs scored three runs early in the second game and then relied on...
  •   To the editor,   You probably saw on the news the Atlanta teachers who helped students cheat on tests!! The judge fined these educators and gave them twenty years in jail. I know they did wrong, but twenty years in jail.! Over the past 20 years we have had at least 96 federal politicians convicted of crimes. “Big crimes.!”...
  •   Stanley “Jack” Ripley, 76, of Dillon, passed away on May 3, surrounded by his loving family, following complications from surgery in Missoula. Jack was born in Jamestown, ND, on Aug. 4, 1938, and graduated from high school at the age of 16. He worked for Al Tescher, who took him under his wing on a ranch in The Badlands near...
  •   William (Bill) P. Nelson passed away peacefully April 23, in Arizona, with his family by his side. Bill was born to Fred and Margaret Nelson on Nov. 27, 1929. He married Margaret (Louise) Rogers Aug. 25, 1950, Louise passed away in March 2013. Bill has three surviving children: Fritz Nelson, Scott (Ruthanne) Nelson and Paula (Dave) Seaholm...
  •   The University of Montana Western will award 440 degrees to 385 students at commencement ceremonies on Saturday. Registrar and Director of Institutional Research Charity Walters said the class of 2015 represents 26 states with 75 percent coming from Montana. Walters also said this year’s graduating class is 61 percent female and 39...