Monthly archive

October, 2014

  •   Walter J. Rebich passed away peacefully in Oroville, Calif., at the age of 93. Walter is survived by his loving wife and companion Bertha “Bertie” of 72 years and daughter Gayle Rebich of San Francisco, Calif. and Son Michael (Linda) Rebich of Prescott, Arizona. Born in Dillon to the late Michael and Frances Rebich, Walter had...
  •   Mikiko Pinkerton, 81, of Bismarck, ND, passed away on Oct. 16 in a Bismarck hospital. A memorial service was held yesterday at the Bismarck Funeral Home.  Miki was born July 2, 1933, to Juroo and Toki Mori, in Saga, Japan, in the village of Taku. Miki was a graduate at a university in Japan and moved to California in 1959. From...
  •   Darrel D. Thomas, 83, of Dillon (and formerly of Modesto, CA), died at Parkview Nursing Home on Oct. 19, 2014. He was born June 14, 1931, in Rosebud, SD, the first and only son of three children (Lois and Frances) born to Paul and Betty (Baker) Thomas. The family moved west while the children were young, with Darrel’s father working...
  •   The Dillon City Council appointed a new city judge last week, but in the process revived old questions about how it conducts its business. During its regularly scheduled meeting last Wednesday, the Council appointed Crystal M. Thompson to become the next Dillon city court judge when the resignation of current City Judge Shea Erwin takes...
  •   The timing of a letter to the editor in last week’s Dillon Tribune from Lima Mayor David Olsen on the incorporated town’s dissatisfaction with the Beaverhead County Sheriff’s Department has brought focus on a decision the Lima Tow Council made in 2013 to terminate a contract agreement with the Sheriff’s Department...
  •   Beaverhead County High School wraps up the cross country season this Saturday with a second trip to Helena, this time for the State Class A championships. The Beavers will be running at the Sam Roberts Golf Course in Helena, the same course they ran Oct. 9 for the Capital City 7 on 7 meet. Dillon’s girls will run at 11:35 a.m., with...
  •   The University of Montana Western volleyball team chalked up its fourth consecutive win and first Frontier Conference victory of the 2014 season with a five-set triumph over second-place Carroll College last week in Dillon. Looking to carry over their consistent play from their three wins in Denver the previous weekend, the Lady Bulldogs...
  •        The Dillon City Council appointed a new city judge on Wednesday but revived old question about how it conducts its business. During its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, the Council appointed Crystal M. Thompson to become the next Dillon city court judge when the resignation of current City Judge Shea Erwin...
  •   To the editor,   The Montana Republican Party’s platform advocates turning management of federal public lands over to the state of Montana. Would this be a good idea for the Ranching and Main Street communities? The federal grazing fee for decades has been $1.35 per AUM (animal unit month, 1 cow plus calf grazing for 1 month)....
  •   To the editor,   The responsible management of public land is finally being debated on the public stage.  Many of our federally controlled lands are being mismanaged for a number of reasons; pointless lawsuits and a lack of federal funding being at the top of the list.  The sad truth is that more is being spent defending...