Monthly archive

December, 2013

  • Congratulations to mayor-elect Dr. Michael Klakken. As the new year approaches, so does the end of one era and the beginning of another at city hall. I feel confident that the new administration will do a fine job. There are concerns around town. I believe the former mayor and/or his supporters have been campaigning harder since the election than...
  • Outgoing Mayor Marty Malesich used the public comment period at the end of the Dec. 18 Dillon City Council meeting to thank his staff and the current city council, but dedicated most of his final address as mayor to denouncing the Dillon Tribune, Tribune Editor J.P. Plutt, and a Dec. 11 column by Plutt headlined, “May good judgment and...
  • Members of Dillon’s city government bid some fond, and not-so-fond farewells, after endorsing a half-dozen measures, half of them questioned and/or contested, at their final city council meeting of 2013. Outgoing Mayor Marty Malesich closed the meeting by praising the efforts of his staff and members of the current city council over the past...
  • Dillon drivers may soon have to move more slowly through downtown alleys and more quickly through their downtown shopping to-do lists – and spend a lot of time brushing up on parking restrictions – with the Dillon City Council’s approval of the first reading of an ordinance amending the Dillon Municipal Code Title 10 at their...
  •   To the editor,   Washington D.C. needs to take a  lesson from Berkley,  California.  On all the streets  leading into Berkley are signs  “no military uniforms to be worn in Berkley.”  A  law passed during Vietnam. The signs leading into D.C. Should read “no lobbyist allowed inside...
  •   To the editor,   Shortly this season of varied special foci will be over – with all of its décor, family visits, gift buying and receiving, etc.  It can be asked: What now remains down deep in the heart of each of us?  Have I grasped the reality of what the angels radiated to the shepherds that night near...
  •   Michael was born September 14, 1973, in Helena. He passed away on December 18, 2013, in Hot Springs, Arkansas, after a protracted illness and complications from cancer. Michael was preceded in death by: his mother, Marian Vardalis Zink; Uncle Jim (Adele) Zink; Aunt Carol Shafer; Aunt GayLee Zink; Grandparents Esther & Paul Zink and...
  •   Lois Osterling, 83, of Green River, WY, passed away on Sunday, December 15, at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. A resident of Green River for the past three months and former longtime resident of Evanston, WY, and Dillon, Mrs. Osterling died following a sudden illness. She was born on January 11, 1930, in Evanston, WY, the...
  •   Marie was born November 9, 1933, on the family farm in Gill Township, KS, to parents Albert and Alice (Bullimore) Roll. She attended Dewey Ville School and graduated from Clay County Community High School in 1951. Shortly after high school, Marie married Francis Gwen (Bud) Hileman. Bud and Marie enjoyed their years together traveling the...
  •   To the editor,   On 10 December, the fire commissioner from Pennsylvania was on Fox News about the Affordable Care Act versus volunteer fire departments. As of the appearance, he and three other state’s fire commissioners were getting ready to go to court to get the health department and the IRS to answer their letters. The...