Monthly archive

July, 2013

  •   Hope, Fun, Courage and Love formed the winning relay team for the ninth straight year at the Southwestern Montana Relay for Life around the track of Dillon Middle School on Friday night and Saturday morning, when hundreds gathered to raise money for the American Cancer Society and celebrate their neighbors and loved ones who have battled...
  •   A small group of concerned citizens met with Bannack State Park officials last Thursday at the Depot Theatre for an informational meeting on the status of Montana’s first territorial capital following a recent flash flood at Bannack in the Grasshopper Valley near Dillon.  Bannack State Park Manager Dale Carlson and Assistant...
  •   The Dillon Cubs ended their 2013 campaign last weekend in the district tournament in Anaconda with a three-game run that pretty much summed up a season full of great performances and entertainment, close calls, senior leadership, youthful mistakes and glimpses of a bright future. Dillon dropped its first game to Deer Lodge, 10-3, on...
  •   Robert S. Nolte, 91, formerly of Silver Star, died peacefully at his home in Butte on July 23.     Robert was born May 3, 1922, at Silver Star to Otto Carl and Bernice Jane (Bonawitz) Nolte. In his early years, he attended the Silver Star school. He then worked on his grandfather’s ranch at Silver Star for a short...
  •   The 67th Annual Montana East-West Shrine Game on Saturday night proved to be one of the best football games played in the state over the past year, and worth every mile driven by every fan who made the trip to Naranche Stadium in Butte from across the state. The East jumped out on top by 28 points before Head Coach Arie Grey’s West...
  •   Admitted felon Kendle Cleverley of Dillon received a sentence of 10 years with five years suspended on each of three felony counts to run concurrently, from Judge Loren Tucker during a three-hour sentencing hearing at Beaverhead County Courthouse Tuesday morning. A large crowd of 48 people attended the hearing, a majority supporters of...
  •   A brief, fierce storm last Wednesday night north of Bannack created a flash flood that lasted a short time but left devastation that could take years to correct.  The damage, just three days ahead of the Bannack Days celebration which attracts over 5,000 visitors for the weekend to the site of Montana’s first territorial capitol...
  •   The Dillon Cubs continue to build for the post-season, but stumbled a bit this past week with just one win in six games to fall to 24-27 overall and 9-6 in league play. Dillon is a week away from competing at the Southern “A” District tournament where there will be no margin for error. Normally, two berths are in play for the...
  •   Write-ins will play a major role in the upcoming City of Dillon elections, with City Council seats in three of Dillon’s four wards failing to attract any candidates by the June 27 filing deadline. Incumbents Harvey Lake (Ward 1), Randy Gustine (Ward 4) and Ray White (Ward 3) chose not run for reelection. But with no one else filing to...
  •   Each year during the third weekend in July the old ghost town of Bannack comes alive in a celebration of pioneer life. The annual Bannack Days Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday.   Activities at the site of Montana’s first territorial capitol will begin 9 a.m. Saturday and run until 5 p.m., then from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m...