Monthly archive

October, 2013

  •   The Beaverhead Business Builders and friends will stage the fifth annual Oktoberfest in downtown Dillon on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The event will feature over 20 vendors, entertainment, sidewalk sales, food and games for the kids. “It is amazing what we have happening,” said Debbie Sporich, spokesperson for BBB....
  •   The Dillon Beaver defense paved the way, and the offense took advantage of opportunities as the home team posted a convincing 34-7 victory over Butte Central in the Southwestern A Conference opener for both schools.  Dillon enjoyed the added excitement of participating in their Homecoming game. Dillon’s defense stopped the Maroon...
  •   The sun and Montana Western broke through for a while in the third quarter, but MSU Northern and the cloud cover reasserted themselves to gray all over the rest of the 15th-ranked Bulldogs’ homecoming football game Saturday. The visiting Northern Lights (4-1) earned a 33-21 upset win over Western (3-1), in large part, by throwing a...
  •   Ellen Knox Fleming  was born May 22, 1921, to William D. and Ethel A. Knox, homesteaders on Sage Creek near Dell, and attended the one-room schoolhouse in Dell that is now The Yesterday’s Cafe.  She graduated from Beaverhead County High School in Dillon in 1939. Ellen was a delight to all who knew her.  Despite all her...
  •   Edwin K. “Ed” Rose, 60, of Lima, passed away Friday, September 20, 2013, in the mountains that he knew and loved. Ed was born in Rexburg, ID, to Stanford and Eleanor “Vadnais” Rose on Feb. 23, 1953. He grew up in Lima and never strayed very far or for very long from home. He attended school in and graduated from The...
  •   Duane David Simon, 76, a house designer and landscape consultant, died Sunday, Sept. 22, in his Cedar City, UT, home after a long illness. Born Dec. 12, 1936, in Dillon, Duane never forgot his roots, even though he and his wife moved to Utah in 1983. He remained involved with his hometown, most recently designing a performance pavilion...

September, 2013

  •   To the editor,   I’ll bet when those people were running for cover in the Navy Yard they were thinking, “Boy am I glad I live in a country where we have the freedom to buy guns.” Or maybe, “I wish there were a good man with a gun around here.” And I’ll bet the relatives of the victims were equally as...
  •     Theola Jean (Schreiber) Watkins, 64, of Dillon passed away on August 24, 2013, in Dillon from a long battle with MS since 1989 and other health problems. She was born in Batesville, IN, on August 28, 1948, to Virginia and August (Gus) Schreiber. She moved to Dillon later and attended Beaverhead County High School, and then married...
  • Debbie the Good Witch of the Northwest took her annual broom ride to the Dillon City Council Chambers last Wednesday, a night when the Council addressed a number of street issues. Representing the Beaverhead Business Builders group she has long served as a leader of and spokesperson for, The Bookstore owner Debbie Sporich showed up at the Sept. 18...