Monthly archive

August, 2013

  •   To the editor,    Thursday 8/23 brought violent thunderstorms to the Lemhi pass area with countless lightning strikes and, thankfully, significant rain. Unfortunately, the storm also resulted in three fires in the area, two on public land and one on our property. Amazingly, by the time I saw the smoke plume a Montana Department of...
  •   Diana Lee McNinch Walrath was born on July 26, 1951 and passed away on Aug. 12, 2013, in Barrett Hospital in Dillon. She is survived by: husband Dick Walrath, of Lima; son Jonathon, of Anchorage, AK; son Jason (Dana), of Wasilla, AK; stepson Rick (Natasha), of Anchorage; stepson Rodney (Karen), of Dillon; and stepson Randy (Michelle), of...
  •   Marie Lorraine (Lahd) Brewer, 93, of Dillon passed away Aug. 14, 2013, at Legacy Senior Living in Dillon. She was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, on July 18, 1920, the youngest of John and Helen Lahd’s eight children. At the age of three, she moved with her family to a farm near Fishtail. During her childhood, her family moved...
  •   “Mr. Mac” completed his earthly chores on a Sunday morning at 9:30 on Aug. 18 and went home to spend eternity with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We celebrate his life lived with passion and determination to love God, his family and friends above himself. Dad devoted his life to loving and serving kids and families. Upon...
  •   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...