Monthly archive

March, 2015

  •   G. Joseph Lane passed away peacefully in Great Falls on March 5 after complications from surgery. Joe was born in Dillon on Feb. 25, 1934, to George and Mary Lane. He attended grade school in Dillon and graduated from Beaverhead County High School in 1953. He attended Western Montana College and later transferred to the University of...
  •   Lew Drummey Brundage (Col. Retired) of Yakima, WA passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the age of 95, at Highgate Senior Living with his devoted caregiver Tracy Harris by his side. He was the beloved father of Pamela Derrickson Etheridge and Lew Drummey Derrickson of Naples, FL, and Timothy Brundage of Yakima, WA. He was predeceased...
  • The Montana Western men's basketball team ran into a buzzsaw called Lewis-Clark State on Wednesday in Lewiston, ID, where the Bulldogs fell, 82-55, in the Frontier Conference playoff final. The Warriors jumped on their guests early, hitting 13 of their first 20 shots from the field, including 7 of their first 8 attempts from beyond the arc, to...
  • The Dillon City Council on Tuesday evening filled three of its four vacant seats, but then saw another vacancy created with the resignation of its longest-serving member. The Council appointed Jim McIsaac, Kevin Hodge and Tom Straugh to fill the seats in Ward 4, Ward 2 and Ward 3 vacated by the Feb. 18 resignations of then-ouncilpersons Swede...
  • The Montana Western men's basketball team grabbed hold of a back-and-forth conference playoff semifinal against Rocky Mountain College near the end of the first half in Dillon on Saturday night and never let go on the way to an emphatic 96-80 victory. With just over a minute left in the first half, the no. 15 Bulldogs took the game's 10th lead...
  • Dillon City Councilperson Dick Achter dropped off a resignation letter tonight at City Hall, making him the fourth councilperson on the eight-member body to officially resign in the last three weeks. Achter's resignation letter was waiting for Mayor Mike Klakken in front of his seat at the head of the table in City Council Chambers when he arrived...
  •   Terry Lou Rath, mother, wife, sister and friend, was born June 18 1951, in Deer Lodge. Her parents, June and Ervin Rath, were proud of the blue-eyed, blond-haired beauty. This was the start of a very eventful life. Early on, she learned from older sister Sheryn Kittel and Karen Kester that she was not the boss. Several sisters followed...
  •   The Dillon Jaycee Auxiliary gathered last month at the Beaverhead Golf Course clubhouse to honor a group of local women and announce the choices of which nominees to designate as Outstanding Woman of the Year and Outstanding Young Woman of the Year. Sharon Rice earned the Outstanding Woman of the Year nod, while Kelly McIntosh gained...
  •   The Dillon Beavers demonstrated their continued improvement at the Southwestern A Divisional basketball tournament at Hamilton over the weekend with a dominant march to the title.  The Beavers  (19-1) blitzed Anaconda 86-34 in a seminal contest and controlled Butte Central in the 48-36 title game win. The Beavers had posted two...