Monthly archive

June, 2015

  •   Estelle Blomquist went home to be with her Lord, May 25. She died at Barrett Hospital from complications of a fall. She was surrounded by her family. Born Nov. 5, 1929, the eldest child of RD and Cora (Berry) Marchesseault, she was raised on a ranch in the Grasshopper Valley. As a youth during haying season she drove a team of horses,...
  •   Beaverhead County High School junior Jaydyn Child became only the fourth local in two decades to receive the Girl Scouts of America’s highest honor, the Gold Award, for her community suicide prevention project.  She was presented the award in a ceremony at the Montana State Capitol Building last Wednesday in Helena. Child...
  •   The Montana Association of Students recently awarded Roberta Evans, dean of the University of Montana’s Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences, the 2014-15 Administrator of the Year award. Each year this distinguished award is bestowed upon an administrator within the Montana University System who has exhibited...
  •   The Dillon Cubs allowed only nine runs and scored 35 during a three-win weekend that included a pair of road victories over Anaconda and another in Livingston. Nate Simkins went the distance in the opener of Friday’s doubleheader in Anaconda, giving up just three hits and zero earned runs in the Cubs 16-2 rout of the A’s....
  •   The Dillon Public Library’s 2015 Summer Reading series “Every Hero Has a Story” blasts off Thursday morning with a program on astronauts, starting at 10 a.m. in and outside the Depot Theatre in downtown Dillon. According to Dillon Public Library Director Marie Habener, Thursday’s astronaut program starting the two-...
  •   The Dillon City Council tonight will address committee assignments and meeting dates, new appointments and the next steps in a longstanding plan to save the city ratepayers millions of dollars at its first regular meeting of June. During the Mayor’s Report just after the start of the meeting, the City Council will vote on whether to...

May, 2015

  • Dillon's Catholic community will soon welcome Father Pascal Kasanziki, who is the newly appointed administrator for St. Rose of Lima Parish in Dillon, as well as the mission communities in Lima, Wisdom and Melrose. In connection with that assignment, Father Jack Darrah will serve as canonical pastor for all four communities. Father Herb Pins,...
  •   To the editor,   Mr, Maness, I know you were upset about my writing about the Atlanta teachers. That is good! You should have been upset with the justice system in the country. I submitted my letter before the judge changed the sentence from 20 to 7 years. Which still seems severe. And you must know that I did not write the information...
  •   C. Larry Bradley, of Dillon, passed away May 12 at Kindred Health Care. Larry was born to Clarence and Lena Bradley on Jan. 28, 1928, in Pocatello, ID. He met LaVerne Poole in Pocatello, and they married May 13, 1949. Larry served in the Navy and was at the Bikini Island atomic bomb test in 1946. He worked as a machinist in Butte and...
  •   Virginia was born in Great Falls to William W. Flynn and Wanda Voegel Flynn, immigrants from Ireland and Germany. Virginia began school in Great Falls, but moved to Saco with her mother and sister after the death of her father. As a young teen, Virginia worked in a store in Saco, where she learned how to be a cashier. Virginia worked...