Monthly archive

August, 2013

  •   Bonnie Mae Megquier Brown was born at her parent’s home in Dillon on November 5, 1932. She was the youngest child and daughter of Bertellow (Bert) Winfield Megquier and Bertha Carms Megquier. Bonnie was the joy of the family and had many wonderful friends growing up. Bonnie's father, Bert, a sixth-grade graduate from Libby, became...
  •   Wish Assistants Gary and Daryl Little of Missoula were in Dillon last week to grant Jace Peterson his wish to go to Disney World.  The Make-A-Wish reveal occurred during a party at Papa T's Restaurant last Tuesday that was attended by family and friends of the seven-year-old. In his letter, Jace noted that his favorite character is...
  •   Montana’s Biggest Little Weekend provides a traditional fair and rodeo weekend to signal the end of summer and a transition from shorts and t-shirts into long pants and jackets. Before that shift occurs, time stops for the three-day weekend, and citizens enjoy the western-style festival. Beaverhead County Fair Entries begin rolling in...
  •   As always, the Dillon Beaver football program opens the fall with the intent on reloading and making yet another run at a Montana Class "A" football championship.  This year though, the reloading reaches all the way to the top.  Hall of Fame coach Terry Thomas resigned in the spring and his longtime assistant Rick...
  •   Gina Loss is the senior service hydrologist for the National Weather Service based in Great Falls.  She has been working with the Beaverhead County Commission and Beaverhead Drought Task Force since 2002.  The association with the county and the weather service began in 2000.  Last week, Loss made a personal appearance at...
  •   The University of Montana Western volleyball team held their first practice on Aug. 8, determined to prove that their no. 8 preseason ranking in the Frontier Conference doesn’t reflect the true quality of their team.   The Lady Bulldogs open their 2013 season by heading to Spokane on Thursday for the Red Lion Cascade-Frontier...
  •   In the midst of a growth spurt nearly as impressive as the ones experienced by its preschool clients, Dillon’s Stepping Stones Preschool and Drop-In Daycare has tripled the size of its staff, services and facilities for the coming school year.  “We saw that there was a big need for more of these type of services in the area...
  •   To the editor,   A hearty congratulations to all involved in the recently concluded Dillon Library “Dig Into Reading” Summer Program.  What a remarkable accomplishment by Ms. Marie Habener and all her staff and volunteers who created innovative and challenging experiences to keep children of all ages engaged in reading...
  •   To the editor,   This week marks one year in Moldova.  Mine is a changing life.  I’ve been learning to yield to others, to personalities, to being misunderstood, to long lines.  I’ve learned that I don’t know much, but that God isn’t limited by that.  I’ve learned that people are people...
  •   To the editor,   Now that Congress is on summer recess I guess we can look forward to another big push by Republicans to stop Obamacare.  Their tactics belie the desperation they’re feeling: shutting down the government or defaulting on the debt so there is no health-care funding.  Talk about stupid.  Then there...