Monthly archive

May, 2015

  • Dillon Elementary School District 10 Election Results Number of total Ballots - 1,095 Incumbent (three-year term) Jed Petersen with 954 votes Two New Positions (two-year term or three-year term) Sharon Morehouse with 708 votes; Sharon “Neno” Anderson with 686 votes Keith Handlos with 362 votes J.Lee Diedrich with 219 votes

April, 2015

  • Dillon City Councilperson Derek Gore has lost his battle to stay in office. Constituents in Gore’s Ward 4 district voted 121 to 89 in favor of recalling the first-term representative, according to figures released by Scott’s office Tuesday shortly after the 8 p.m. voting deadline in Gore's recall election. Look for full details of...
  •   To the editor,   It’s been said that taxes are as sure as death itself.  Few would argue because taxes are what fund essential government services.  However, even fewer understand that the progressive tax system currently used is the root cause of death itself (respectively speaking, of course).  Our government...
  •   To the editor,   Last week on this page Ken Matthiesen wrote that certain Republican legislators are and were irresponsible. Not all of them, just a few. Mr. Matthiesen isn’t it refreshing to know that we have legislators who can think for themselves? Isn’t it refreshing that we have legislators who care about people, about...
  •   To the editor,   Another of Sen. Debby Barrett’s recent editorials begs response.  She inaccurately made some statements against what she calls “free health clinics” which is really The Montana State Employee Health Plan which offers state employees health insurance options as part of their employment contracts....
  •   To the editor,   Dillon faces a choice. It’s a choice between continuing to expedite the process of fostering a collaborative, real-life approach to educating our students or letting inaction plug the process of creating 21st century learning environments. In Beaverhead County, we have a fundamentally strong education system. Our...
  •   Ann Kearns passed away April 25 at the age of 90. She was born in Salmon, ID, on March 1, 1925, as the second of five children of Jack and Slava Jakovac. Later, she called Melrose home when she moved to the Kearns Ranch to join her husband Jack. It was here she raised her four children, whom were her greatest love. Ann loved ranch life,...
  •   Robert (Bob) W. Kennedy passed away April 11, at his home in Arlington, VA, after a six-year battle with cancer, a battle he fought with serenity and strength and by being thankful for every single day. Three of his sisters, Kathy, Karen, and Susan, were blessed to be with him during his final days and hours. Bob was born in Powell, WY, on...
  •   The University of Montana Western’s education department last weekend honored five of its alumni, including two with local connections that stretch well beyond the time they spent studying at the Dillon-based college. Jim Corr and Todd Morstein joined Robert W. DeBuhr and Mary Drabbs as the latest inductees into the UMW education...
  •   The Montana Western rodeo team claimed second in both the men’s and women’s division over the weekend at a two-day rodeo held at Dawson Community College in Glendive. The runner-up finishes moved the Western women into second position in the Big Sky Region, 134 points ahead of the University of Montana, and padded the cushion...