Monthly archive

November, 2013

  •   Darwin Alfred Peterson, of Cooper Landing, AK, passed away peacefully, on November 21, in Anchorage, AK, with his family by his side. He was 84 years old. Darwin was born in Butte, on August 15, 1929, to Alfred and Emma Peterson. He was raised on the family cattle ranch in Montana's Big Hole Valley with his three brothers. In 1951,...
  •   George Gleed Franks Jr., 75, passed away on November 20. He was born in Dillon on April 28, 1938, to George Gleed and Kathryn (Kajin) Franks. George grew up in Lima and graduated from Lima High School. He honorably served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959. After his return to Lima, he worked on construction crews on projects, including the...
  • The Dillon City Council voted unanimously Nov. 25 to seat Shea Erwin as interim city judge at a special City Council meeting convened on Monday just to resolve the matter. “I think she is a very capable person and I think it will work out well,” said Dillon Mayor Marty Malesich. Erwin replaces John F. Gutcheck, who died Nov. 18. Erwin...
  •   The Dillon Beavers dominated first half action on both sides of the ball at Billings Saturday afternoon and staved off a late Billings Central rally to claim a 25-13 victory in the Montana Class “A” state championship football finale. The victory gave Dillon their sixth state championship in eight title game contests since 2000...
  • Beaverhead County High Beavers defeat Billings Central Rams, 25-13, for State A football title.   Dillon 25, Billings Central 13 Dillon 12 6 7 0 - 25 Central 0 0 6 7 - 13 First quarter Dillon - Mick Paffhausen 71 pass from J.D. Ferris (kick failed), 5:33 Dillon - Ferris 38 run (pass failed), 3:25 Second...
  •   To the editor,   President Obama has designated the IRS (+9,000 more agents) to control Obama care funds. However an audit of IRS operating has revealed a $4 billion mistake that resembles the “Keystone Kops” antics. Six hundred IRS refund checks were sent to the same address in Bulgaria, a similar number to an address in...
  •   To the editor,   Who’s driving the bus? More important, where is it taking our children and the future of our education system? These seem to be reasonable questions to ask, especially when our school officials and politicians want to spend $34 million on the trip. For the past several months, I have attended numerous...
  •   To the editor,   I need your help. Farmers Insurance Company is sponsoring Thank A Montana Teacher. Local Agent Mike Probst thanked me. This made me eligible for a grant. I wrote a proposal for a 3D Printer for our school. This is where you can help. I need you to vote for my proposal by connecting to the Dillon Elementary Schools...
  •   To the editor,   I was appalled at the post election comments from our current Mayor that were quoted in the Nov. 13 Dillon Tribune. His public claim of shock that Michael Klakken actually garnered 617 votes was tasteless. Perhaps he has been in touch with the wrong people. I, for one, was not a bit shocked. I have heard numerous...
  • Over 100 area citizens attended the public meeting Oct. 14 on the draft sage grouse habitat conservation strategy proposed by the advisory council appointed by Gov. Steve Bullock in January of 2013. The meeting, on the campus of Montana Western in Dillon, was the first of seven scheduled across Montana. The governor’s Greater Sage-grouse...