Monthly archive

January, 2014

  • The stormy dawn of a new era broke for Dillon’s City Council Jan. 15, when an overflow crowd packed City Hall and watched the Council reject new Mayor Mike Klakken’s two new appointees to his staff. Though Klakken beat three-term incumbent Marty Malesich by 10 percentage points in November, his appointments of Jim Dolan as city...
  • Here at High Country News, some of us recently had a lively discussion about our slogan: “for people who care about the American West.” After 43 years, is it still the best phrase to convey who we are and what we do? We added the “American” to that slogan some years ago, realizing that in an increasingly globalized world,...
  •   Ruth Kasper Haugland went home to Jesus, her Savior, on Jan. 7, at age 78, in Dillon, shortly after receiving a diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. She is survived by: husband Garth; daughter Loree (Kevin) Morgan; grandchildren David and Natalie McKay; daughter-in-law Amy Haugland; and grandchildren Regina (fiancé Nick True)...
  •   Doris Raph passed away Jan. 5, 2014 at Barrett Memorial Hospital in Dillon, Mont. She was born Oct. 13, 1930, in McMinnville, Ore., the only child of Lauren and Millie Kelly. Graduating from Shelby (Mont.) High School, Doris was united in marriage to Jack Tanner and they had four boys; Craig, Brent, David and John. They were later divorced...
  •   To the editor: When you buy a new toaster and it doesn’t work, you take it back and get a replacement. When you have an old toaster and it quits working, you replace it with a new toaster. Well! The citizens of the United States have been toasted by a Congress that does not work and should be replaced. The present Congress has been...
  •   To the editor: Israel, United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and so on, not only did the settlers steal the land they felt they had a God given right to the land. The rights of the indigenous folk were not a consideration; they were never a matter of serious concern.In the U.S., tribal people defending their homes were called...
  •   Lima Dee Mayer and Gavin Duck combined for 46 points, as the Lima Bears won easily at home, 75-35, over Leadore on Friday night. The LIma defense shut down Leadore and caused 21 turnovers in the game.  Mayer led the powerful Bears offense with 24 points, followed closely by Duck, who had 22.  They were joined in double figures by...
  •   Lima The Lima Lady Bears hung on for a tight home win on Friday night, when they knocked off Leadore, 39-34. Skyler Martinell led the Lady Bears in front of the home crowd with 20 points, followed by Emily Stosich, with 14.  Cenzington Clarno and Kylee Weidinger each added 2 points for their team, and Katey Sutton knocked down a free...
  •   Just when the Dawgs looked like they might hit bottom, the University of Montana Western men’s basketball team rediscovered its egalitarian winning ways and climbed to a 75-66 come-from-behind victory over Carroll College on Saturday in Dillon. Western reserves Shyke Smalls, Connor Woodill and Kurtis Parsons shot a collective 15 of 18...