Monthly archive

April, 2015

  •   To the editor,   Last week I attended a talk at the college on entrepreneurship given by Greg Gianforte, a tech guru.  I was pretty impressed, especially with his three stage career of learn, earn and serve. He, quite sincerely, said now that he’s earned his billion, he wants to help others attain their goals, start new...
  •   Deanna Lee Reynolds, of Glen, passed away Sunday, April 19, from cancer. She was born in Flint, MI, on April 3, 1958 and moved to God’s Country in 2008. She is survived by: husband Terry Reynolds; mother Donna Bozung; father Dale Bozung; brother Derrick Bozung and wife Sandy; son Tony Evertts and wife Erica; grandchildren Meadow and...
  •   Bonnie was born March 28, 1928, to Bill and Elsie McMannis in Dillon. She grew up in Beaverhead County and was educated at BCHS, with some undergraduate classes from Western Montana College. She married Fred Arbour and together they were blessed with four rambunctious boys and a beautiful baby girl. After Fred’s untimely death Bonnie...
  •   The Dillon Beavers softball team came up with two huge home wins over top Southwest Conference opponents last week to move into second place in the conference standings. The local girls first knocked off unbeaten Butte Central, 11-6, on Thursday, and then rallied—not once, but twice—to overtake Anaconda, 11-10, in Dillon on...
  •   The Dillon track and field team battled the Montana spring weather as much as the competition last week, when the Beavers saw Tuesday’s Smelter City Meet cut short by rain about an hour after it began and Saturday’s Gallatin Valley Invitational contested in gusty winds and 65-degree heat. Still, the athleticism of the BCHS team...
  •   A recent graduate of the University of Montana Western with a degree in business, Cory Birkenbuel has filled his new downtown Dillon business with what he calls the ABCDEs. “Art, Boutique, Clothing, Dillon and Events,” explained Birkenbuel of what’s behind the alphabet start he uses to describe the offerings at Highboy...
  •   A benefit event for Archer Sparks, a toddler who is nearing his second birthday, will be held May 1 at Beaverhead Brewery.  The event will begin at 4 p.m. and conclude five hours later with time slotted for entertainment by the band Rabbit Stew, a raffle and silent auction.  The establishment will donate a portion of their sales...
  •   The Dillon City Council last Wednesday welcomed a new member to its ranks and plotted new courses on a pair of projects that had generated controversy over the past year. The Council voted to appoint Don Hand to one of its two vacant Ward 1 seats. “Well, I’m one of the natives from around here,” Hand told the Council....
  •   The Dillon boys and girls tennis teams persevered across five meets, more than five dozen matches, 500 miles of travel, 2000 feet in elevation gain and several weather systems to record  five team wins and 49 match victories last week. Both the local boys and girls both scored dominating team triumphs over Stevensville last Tuesday in...
  •   Wayve Marie Boyd passed away on April 4.  She was born in 1925 to Theora Mercer Boyd (Nolte) and C. C. Boyd of Twin Bridges. Wayve’s early childhood was spent on a small family ranch on the Big Hole River. When she was about four, the family relocated to Silver Star. A few years later, Wayve moved into Twin Bridges with her...