Monthly archive

March, 2014

  •   White Hat Coalition President Stan Smith presented the BCHS student body the group’s annual “Doer of Good Deeds Award,” Monday during a special assembly.  Smith said the students were honored for their efforts to help Steve Vezina and his family.  Vezina is a teacher at the school who has been diagnosed with...
  •   The annual Shriner’s Oyster Feed at the Dillon Elks Lodge drew over 425 adventurous diners and raised in excess of $15,000, according to Baghdad Shrine Potentate Jeff Welborn. Welborn says the funds will benefit the transportation fund that helps children and their families who need assistance at one of the Shriner hospitals. “...
  •   Sharing God’s Warmth group recognized member Harriet Chambers for her extraordinary contributions to the team. Sharing God’s Warmth is a group that formed in 2007 to make warm clothing and quilts for the needy. On Feb. 16, the group dedicated their latest contribution to mankind – 46 sweaters/vests, 47 hats, 10 scarfs and...
  •   Teams from Dillon Middle School grabbed gold and silver at the Academic Olympics March 11 on the Montana State University campus in Bozeman. The battle of the brains between 48 Montana middle school teams came down to a first-place showdown between two squads from Dillon, with the local team of Rhiannon Murdoch-Kalsta, Gabe Kirkley, Heidi...
  •   To the editor,   I was one of the 25 judges for the Middle School Science Fair this past week. A great event. The students were polite, self-assured and confident. Their projects were thoughtful and well displayed. It was a joy to talk with and interview these young students. Hats off to Mr. Schoonen, eighth grade science teacher, Mr....
  •   To the editor,   The Obamacare Open Enrollment ends March 31, 2014 (maybe). If you have not enrolled by then you will have to wait for the next open enrollment that was scheduled to start Oct. 1, 2014, through Dec. 7, 2014, will now be Nov. 15, 2014, through Jan. 15, 2015, this is the current “proposed” enrollment. However...
  •   To the editor,   At last, an answer from Mr. Brillhart. I’m not hard to get along with, I am an independent, you know: one of those Americans that are sick and tired of how both parties are screwing up this country. As for the way this country spends in these budgets, if you think the military is getting too much money, I’...
  •   To the editor,   A few weeks ago a proposal was brought before the Dillon City Council by Mr. Turner asking the city council to adopt a non discrimination ordinance against gay, lesbian, transgender people. At first glance this seems to be a very noble request; however upon a closer look there seems to be some very serious...
  •   To the editor,   This year marks the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in Montana. Since women were granted the right to vote, they’ve remained a powerful and influential force to be reckoned with, outvoting men in every presidential election since 1964, and in every non-presidential election since 1986. Beyond that, it...
  •   Larry was born to William (Bill) M. Lloyd and Alice Grass Lloyd at Barrett Hospital in Dillon, on Oct. 10, 1934. Growing up in Dillon, Larry enjoyed fishing and hunting with his dad, friends and his dog, Mickey. Mickey held a special place in Larry’s heart and was one of his first of many well-loved canine companions. Larry attended...