Monthly archive

August, 2014

  •   As the new school year begins, there is a changing of the guard at Custer County District High School, as Larry “Beez” Lucero takes the reins as school principal. “Everybody here has been very friendly, and have helped me get adjusted to the job,” Lucero said. “Everything has gone as smooth as it possibly could...
  •   Wendi Jean Simpson, 40, of Miles City collapsed while working at the Forsyth Nursing Home. She died at 9:33 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at Saint Vincent Hospital in Billings due to a brain aneurysm. She was surrounded by her family. Mrs. Simpson was born on Nov. 30, 1973, in Miles City to Dianna Heathman Nees. She is survived by her...
  •   WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20 8 a.m. Official 4-H & FFA Horse judging @ Horseman’s Park Senior Horse Showmanship -14 years and older  Junior Horse Showmanship - aged 12 & 13. Pre Junior Horse Showmanship - aged 9, 10 & 11.  Yearling Horse at Halter Colt to Maturity Senior Bareback Equitation  Junior Bareback...
  • Changes are coming to the 2014 Eastern Montana Fair, but the important things, like animals and fair food and fun, will be unchanged. To work around scheduling difficulties and retain the Mighty Thomas Carnival, the Fair will run from Wednesday, August 20 until Saturday, August 23 instead of the usual Thursday through Sunday schedule. On Monday,...
  •   A pilot program last year at Garfield Elementary is now being implemented districtwide, as all-day kindergarten will now be a reality at the three schools in the district with a kindergarten program. The program, which extends instruction from half a day to a full day for kindergarten students who decide to participate, was approved...
  •   Rocker Rick Springfield was preparing to do a sound check ahead of his concert Saturday night at the Fallon County Fairgrounds when a sudden violent storm blew through. A video Springfield posted on his Facebook page shows a tent being torn from the ground and very high winds blowing dust and debris all over the fairgrounds. Springfield...
  • Reading advertisements in the 1914 Miles City Daily Star is a little different than today, although some products, like Budweiser beer, and some companies, like Regan’s Plumbing, are still around. For one thing, many of the advertisements emphasized sanitation. An advertisement for Claude R. Cole, a local plumber, featured a sink with a...
  • Chris Smith, daughter of Ardie and Leonard Smith of Miles City became the bride of Tanner Schweigert Saturday, July 26 in Billings.  The bridegroom is the son of DeeDee and Tom Kane of Billings and Jim and Diane Schweigert of Billings.  The newlyweds are making their home in Billings.
  •   Miles City Mavericks Coach Jeff Brabant is holding one-hour fall fundamentals/instructional mini baseball camps at Denton Field for various ages as interest and time allow. There is no fee to participate.  The camps started on Monday and were initially scheduled for every day this week.  The first week's schedule was: 8/11...
  •   Dear editor, In January this year Cord Murray received a letter stating that he had been invited to represent Montana Track and Field on the North Central Conference Team at the Down Under International Sports Games in July. As you can imagine, he was very excited and honored to be selected.  Cord and his family attended an online...