Monthly archive

September, 2017

  • With a criminal investigation tightening around her, Crystal M. Thompson slipped out of her city court judge’s robe and out the back door of Dillon City Hall last Wednesday. “I hereby resign my position as city judge effective immediately,” Thompson wrote in a one-sentence, Aug. 30 letter addressed to Mayor Mike Klakken and members of the Dillon...
  • DEADLINE Candidate deadline today Anyone wishing to gain votes as a write-in candidate in the upcoming municipal elections in Dillon or Lima must file to do so by the end of business hours on WEATHER Tuesday, Sept. 5. The form is available at the Clerk & Recorders Office in the Beaverhead County Courthouse, and will take just a few minutes to...
  • After a gallant fight with cancer, Jan entered God’s Kingdom on August 18. She was born on January 22, 1948, in Erie, PA. Her husband, Ken, and sister MaryEllen Schmidt survive. A celebration of her life will be held in Dillon at Grace United Methodist Church on September 15 at 2 p.m. Jan graduated from Edinboro State University in 1969. She...
  • After surviving a tragic motorcycle accident which left him physically and mentally handicapped for over forty years, Mickey Corr took his big smile to heaven on September 1. Mickey is the son of Peg and Jim Corr, of Dillon. He was born in Malta, Montana, on October 21, 1954. He grew up in Joplin and Dillon, where he excelled at wrestling and art...
  • William John (Bill) Sanborn passed away at his home in Seattle, Washington, on January 25, 2017. Bill was born March 3, 1941, in Butte, to Byron and Elizabeth Sanborn. The family lived in Dillon, where Bill attended Dillon Elementary Schools and Beaverhead County High School. He could often be found hunting, skiing and playing drums. Bill...
  • Gray Argene Downing passed away on Monday, August 21, at the age of 49. He was born in Dillon, and attended Mead High School in Spokane, Washington, where he enjoyed being the quarterback of the football team and throwing the javelin in track. He graduated from Washington State University in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing and...
  • Steven Don Vezina passed away on August 31, after battling cancer to a draw. Steve was born on April 25, 1959, in Salmon, Idaho, to Alvin and Dorothy Vezina. He moved to Dillon at 8 years of age and graduated from Beaverhead County High School in 1977. He enrolled at Montana Tech for a year before deciding teaching was his love and transferred to...
  • Dillon City Court Judge Crystal M. Thompson has resigned. In a one-sentence letter dated Aug. 30 and addressed to Mayor Mike Klakken and members of the Dillon City Council, Thompson wrote: “I hereby resign my position as city judge effective immediately.” She gave no reason for her resignation. But Dillon Police Chief Don Guiberson addressed the...

August, 2017

  • Members of the Dillon City Council and city administration met for two special city council meetings this week to try to work out the difficult details—and some of the broad strokes—of the city’s Fiscal Year 2017–18 budget. The budget that came out of those two sessions–and numerous other council meetings and council committee meetings and a...
  • It’s Fair time The Beaverhead County Fair kicks off today on the Fairgrounds in Dillon, where the Fair's wide array of events and activities will continue through the weekend. According to Fair Secretary Keeley Fitzgerald, highlights of this year’s Beaverhead County Fair include: a 4-H Rodeo and Open 4-D Barrel Race on Wednesday; the annual Boots...