Monthly archive

August, 2014

  •   Dillon native and longtime resident Arley Clark McLaren, 86, passed away at Barrett Hospital & HealthCare on Aug. 16. Born May 8, 1928, to John H. and Gladys (Rhodes) McLaren, Arley was part of a large and boisterous family, well known throughout the Beaverhead. He graduated in 1947 from BCHS, where he lettered in basketball and...
  •   Joe Johnson, longtime Grasshopper Campground host, died Aug. 1. He was born April 3, 1938. Joe and his wife, Sally, would arrive in “Big Red” during a snowstorm in May and head back home to Salt Lake City in a snowstorm in September. They loved the Pioneer Mountains, Crystal Park, dinner with friends at the campground and the...
  •   Beaverhead County Sheriff Jay Hansen supervised a murder investigation that began Aug. 9 with a call from Wise River reporting the discovery of a body, and ended the evening of Aug. 12 with the arrest of two suspects in Missoula.  The Missoula Police Department arrested Christopher Lee Stiles, 29, and Sandra Lee Ann Cantrell, 49, both...
  •   Big money will be on the table tonight at the second regular monthly meeting of the Dillon City Council. The Council will consider a resolution to adopt the preliminary budget for the City of Dillon for Fiscal Year 2014–15, which will include budgets for lighting, street maintenance and sprinkling districts, as well as Special...
  •   Alleged murder suspects Christopher Lee Stiles, 29, and Sandra Lee Ann Cantrell, 49, both of Butte, were arraigned at the Beaverhead County Law Enforcement Annex in front of Justice Court Judge Candy L. Hoerning on Tuesday morning. The suspects were formally charged for their alleged roles in the death of Mark Robert Mullen, 60, of Butte....
  •   The big beige bins that a number of Dillon residents visit regularly to drop off paper, cans, plastic and other recyclables are getting moved and dropped off themselves at a new location this week. The bins will today finish their migration from the narrow patch of land on the east side of South Railroad Street across from the Beaverhead...
  •   The Montana Western defense regularly invaded the offensive backfield to register tackles for losses during its shutdown, shutout performance in the Bulldogs final scrimmage last Friday on Vigilante Field. “Compliments to the defense,” said Montana Western Head Coach BJ Robertson, whose Bulldogs will play their season opener at...
  • Decisions, NEVER that rain of pain allowed its forever reign!  So it’s really, so, becoming, “Come here,” no date slips by!  Sunrise plugged-in is in love with a lot.  But, do we have, enough time?  Today too what is it, we most need?  Wisdom’s speed, “Good of you to stop by, we simply need...
  •   To the editor,    Well, the unthinkable has happened on my recent trip to Montana. Last seen in Dillon, Montana at either the Sundowner Motel or Mac’s Last Cast Bar … perhaps there or Bannack State Park parking lot to Wisdom’s Antler Saloon my hat of 35 years was lost. A “government plate” pick-up...
  •   Dear editor,   On Aug. 6, 2014, I sat through the City Council meeting and heard the various reports including some that the Council Members had serious discussion about. I heard a member of the Main Street committee ask the Council to be placed on the Street and Alley Committee agenda after making reference to two grant applications...