Monthly archive

July, 2014

  •   A 27-year-old Miles City man was killed early Thursday morning in a one-vehicle accident near Worden, northwest of Billings. According to the Montana Highway Patrol, the crash occurred at 2:20 a.m. in Yellowstone County. Alcohol was a factor. Speed and road conditions were not. The man was wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash, but...
  •   Butch Krutzfeldt went to South Africa to photograph wild animals and research game farm management. He did that, but he also wound up in the middle of a manhunt for rhino poachers. Butch was accompanying his brother, John, on a big game hunt, but when their guide spotted some poachers on her land, they were quickly pulled into an all-out...
  •   In early June, Montana ranchers John and William “Butch” Krutzfeldt of Miles City were in South Africa’s bush country. John was hunting and Butch was cameraman. They were lost all the time, but fortunately they had the services of a great professional hunter named Elmarie Minnaar of Limpopo, South Africa. Elmarie operates...
  •   Sandra Piper Sonneborn, next to her loving husband of 47 years, died on July 17th at her home in Palm Desert, California. She was 75.  Sandy was a beloved and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Born August 26, 1938 in Wheeling, West Virginia to Alberta Sonnefeld Piper and William C. Piper, she married Sydney R....
  • Lexie McLaughlin and Erik Bass, both of Helena, have announced their engagement.  She is the daughter of John and Connie McLaughlin of Helena.  Bass is the son of Jon and Becky Bass of Miles City.  A Saturday, August 30 wedding is planned in Helena.
  •   The Miles City Town and Country Club was the site of an alien invasion Saturday evening, and the 75 brave souls who purchased tickets for the occasion couldn’t have enjoyed it more. The Barn Players and KATL Radio presented the radio play “The War of the Worlds” Saturday, first made famous in 1938 by Orson Welles and his...
  •   After searching for any other solution, the Miles City Airport Commission members reluctantly voted to surrender Frank Wiley Field’s 139 Federal Aviation Administration Certificate Tuesday afternoon, since they do not have an airport manager. Their reluctance is based on the uncertainty of how quickly they will be able to get the...
  •   Rosalie M. Landa, 91, of Broadus, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at the Powder River Manor in Broadus. She was born on May 30, 1923, in a log cabin on the family ranch located in the Bear Lodge area of Crook County, Wyoming. Her parents were Barney and Rosa Giachino who had immigrated from northern Italy. Mrs. Landa was the youngest of five...
  •   Wendy Valla, 57, of Williston, North Dakota, died peacefully at her residence on Thursday evening, July 10, 2014, with her family and Mercy Hospice at her side. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at the Fulkerson Funeral Home in Williston. Friends may share condolences and memories with the family online at:...
  •   Frank Wiley Field is without an airport manager as of Friday, so there are some restrictions in its use but it remains open.  Since there is no one available to fuel the planes, those planes that can use  the self-fueling pump can continue to use the airport, but those who need someone to pump the fuel for them cannot, said Custer...