Monthly archive

February, 2014

  •   To the editor,   President Obama has declared on national TV that he will bypass Congress if they stall legislation that Obama wants. He “has a pen and a phone” and he will “not hesitate to use them.” When he declared that Congress was “not in session” and he appointed his two union goons to head the...
  •   To the editor,   Dear Representative Daines, I see your ad on television everv dav asking that we call vou and thank you for not wanting affordable health care for America. You have a good health care plan and you have a good paying job. But you say affordable health care is too expensive. There are many things in this country that are...
  •   Mary Elizabeth Thompson (Griffith) was born on October 13, 1931, at Salmon, ID. She went home to be with her Lord and Savior on February 9, 2014, while residing at Lakeland Apartments in Perham, MN, her home for the last 16 years. She was preceded in death by: her husband, John Thompson; her parents, Clara and William Griffith; three...
  •   George B. Hawkins, 87, son of Thomas and Cecile (Perry) Hawkins, passed away peacefully in Boise, ID, on February 4, just a couple weeks shy of his 88th birthday. Though his passing came suddenly, it wasn’t entirely unexpected, as the father we long knew was slowly taken in recent months. Dad was one of the last of the Greatest...
  • At another packed and contentious Dillon City Council meeting Feb. 5, Mayor Mike Klakken made the surprise announcement that he had fired City Attorney Duke Gilbert earlier in the evening, and then saw the Council consent to his appointment of Gilbert’s deputy, Jim Dolan, as the new city attorney Klakken had attempted to replace Gilbert with...
  • In the latest bombshell to fly out of left field and land in the Dillon City Council chambers, Ty Cobb announced at the Feb. 5 City Council meeting that he had retained the services of a lawyer from Missoula to challenge the legal right of Dillon Mayor Mike Klakken to replace him as city treasurer, along with the validity of a longstanding...
  •   The top-ranked Dillon Beavers asserted their dominance over the third-ranked Butte Central Maroons last Thursday, 60-28. The win all but assures the Beavers of the top seed at the Southwestern A divisional when the teams gather at Butte’s Maroon Activities Center Feb. 27-March 1. Dillon would have to lose all three of their remaining...
  •   The Montana Western women’s basketball team swept their second weekend in a row, as they beat down Rocky Mountain College, 74-45, on Friday night and then came back from being down 9 points at the half to pull off a narrow 69-67 win over Dickinson State on Saturday for their fifth consecutive win. With the win, the Lady Dawgs moved to...
  •   Glen Johnson’s contract as superintendent for School District 10 was automatically renewed with little comment Monday evening for three years, effective Feb. 1. The unanimous vote on the superintendent’s contract was taken at the District 10 Board of Trustees’ regular monthly meeting. Though the board normally meets on the...