Monthly archive

May, 2015

  •   Jacqueline Lee Eddie died at home May 2 at the age of 80. Jackie was born Sept. 12, 1934, at her aunt’s home in Miles City. She was the oldest daughter of Lloyd “Red” and Evelyn Dodd. She moved numerous times with her parents as they searched for work. Before her family settled in Dillon in 1938, her father had many jobs...
  •   Both the Dillon boys and girls track teams finished in third place at the Southwestern A Divisional meet in Corvallis over the weekend, battling the rain and lightning delays as much as the other five teams in the conference. With the top five finishers in each event advancing on to participate in next week’s state meet in Laurel,...
  •   Beaverhead County High School will hold its 124th commencement Sunday, at 2 p.m. in the B. W. Lodge Gymnasium.  The class of 2015 will be led by five Co-valedictorians Holly Andersen, Cierra Lamey, Jordan Peterson, Sage Schoonen, Hannah Telling and salutatorian McKenzie Stanchfield.  Andersen will be attending Montana State...
  •   The City of Dillon tonight will hold a public hearing at 6:45 p.m. to receive comments on proposed changes to its Fiscal Year 2014–15 budget. Those changes are shown in the packet of the May 5 City Council meeting available online under the “Agendas and Minutes” tab at the city’s website, www.dillonmt.org/. The...
  •   The top players from Dillon’s boys and girls varsity tennis teams headed to Butte last week for the Southwestern A Divisional Tennis Tournament. And to Anaconda. And then to Missoula. And now, due to their wide-ranging, high-flying efforts at divisionals, nine of those Beavers will head northwest again to Missoula this weekend for the...
  •   Marti (Martha) Rest Carlson passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, May 9, as the result of a ruptured aneurysm. Martha Munro Rest was born Jan. 12, 1955, in Chicago, IL, to Walter and Phyllis (Brewer) Rest. She spent her early childhood in Homewood, IL. While attending elementary school, she often sneaked home at lunchtime to eat peanut...
  •   Virginia Irvine Dale entered the world April 29, 1921, on Copper Street in Butte. Reaching her 94th birthday, she gently departed May 8, 2015, walking with grace and love while here. Hailing from mining stock descending mostly from Cornwall, England, she grew up in Butte. Parents, aunts, and uncles, who considered her a Shirley Templesque...
  •   Marlene Kay Doig, 75, of Townsend, slipped quietly from this life at the Peace Hospice House in Great Falls on May 6. At five o’clock on a beautiful sunny afternoon, which she loved so much, she left her ailing body and lost vision behind. Her room was filled with family and the caring hands and hearts of hospice nurses. All of her...
  •   To the editor,   Once again our most vocal Democrat, LaVon Brillhart, is up to his usual antics.  Misrepresenting stories to make some obscure point.  His most recent letter states that Atlanta teachers were sentenced to 20 years in prison.  However, one quick Google search reveals that those teachers are only supposed...
  •   To the editor,   On behalf of construction companies and workers throughout Montana, I would like to thank Rep. Jeff Welborn for his extraordinary efforts during the recent legislative session to establish a pro-business economic climate in our state.  He has taken a great deal of unwarranted criticism for his willingness to work...