Monthly archive

July, 2014

  •   Hope was in the air this weekend and on the ground—in the form of two giant HOPE signs that shined all night long and the hundreds of feet that walked laps around the Kennedy Trail at Barrett Hospital & Healthcare to raise a record total of more than $30,000 at Dillon’s 2014 Relay for Life. Stretching from late Friday...
  •   The annual Dillon Jaycee Demolition Derby showcased the Gagnon family of Whitehall, with Larry winning the main event and Barb taking the powder puff by storm. Barb was also noted as the most fearless, throw caution to the wind driver, receiving the Best Performance award named in honor of longtime Dillon Demo Derby competitor “Mean...
  •   William Dean Smart, 68, passed away in Dillon on July 13, 2014.   William was born to Hannah Stocking Smart and Frederick Floyd Smart on August 20, 1945 in Soda Springs, Idaho.  He was the youngest of four boys, attended high school in Butte, and later received a Masters degree in Education.  He taught in several locations,...
  •   Joan Mohr, 95, died Sunday, July 13, at her daughter Lany’s home near Campus, KS. She was born Oct. 7, 1918, in Deer Lodge, to John and Mary (Bisonitz) Pozega. She was a waitress and cook at restaurants, and helped her husband Jim with cattle ranching. Joan was preceded in death by: her husband, Jim; sons Patrick and James, Jr.; two...
  •   To the editor,   My hometown in some ways is a small, modest American city that once was the home for a sizable population of Italian, Greek, Hispanic, and Black and hillbilly immigrants working for the railroad. This rich and wonderful ethnic soup later either moved elsewhere or became homogenized into a bland paste. Gutted by...
  •   To the editor,   Dillon, when was the last time you took visitors to our hometown museum? When was the last time you yourself explored our museum? The exhibits are not static; new displays and new arrangements are presented periodically, and the lovely quilt on the wall is turned every so often so as not to fade.  The museum...
  •   To the editor,   My first thought after reading Brillhart’s “Peace not war” was that he just doesn’t get it. Then I remember all the articles that he has had published about the failure of the Republican Party and his praises for the platform of the Democratic Party . Then I do wonder — if it wasn’t...
  •   Each year during the third weekend in July, Montana’s best preserved ghost town of Bannack ‘comes alive’ in a celebration of pioneer life with the annual Bannack Days festival, July 19-20. Bring your family for activities, including: horse and wagon rides, shootouts, gold panning and candle making. Guests can enjoy cowboy...
  •   Local citizens looking to recall four Dillon City Councilpersons last week turned in enough signatures to theoretically trigger the recall of three of them. Examination of the petitions by the Dillon Tribune revealed that petitioners appeared to have gathered 162 signatures for the recall of Nils “Swede” Troedsson and 160 for...
  •   According to the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation Drought Status Map, Beaverhead and Madison County are the two counties in the state currently at risk of falling under a drought alert. The neighboring counties in southwestern Montana have a slightly dry rating, one step above moderately dry, a level that falls under...