Monthly archive

May, 2016

  • The obituary in the Miles City Daily Star on Friday, April 21, 1916, was headlined “Brave solider of U.S. dies Wednesday.” The subhead said casually, “Henry Hogan of the pine hills dies, served many years in the army.” Which was the understatement of the century. His Army service made up most of the obituary, with almost no...
  • The construction of a flood wall or levee, property allocation and other costs are estimated to run $30 million, according to Flood Plain Administrator Samantha Malenovsky. Engineers from KLJ Engineers and the Army Corps of Engineers attended Wednesday’s annual Flood Awareness Day to answer questions, then attended the Miles City Council...
  • On Tuesday polls will open at the Custer County District High School gymnasium at noon for the school election. Polls stay open until 8 p.m. On the ballot are a building reserve levy for the high school of $100,000 a year for 10 years. The levy is intended to replace the high school’s roof and sewage system. Flooding and debris backup occur...
  • The school election is May 3 at the Custer County District High School gymnasium. Polls are open from noon to 8 p.m. To vote absentee, you can go to the school administrative office, 1604 Main St., until noon on Monday, May 2. On the ballot is a proposed building reserve levy for Custer County District High School. The levy would generate $100,000...
  • Miles City is home to many clubs and organizations, which are actively supported by local and area residents who belong to and/or assist them in some way. Many of these groups are nonprofits with members who volunteer their time to raise funds to support each organization’s goals. Seeing a need to help these groups with their fundraising,...

April, 2016

  • About 50 local actors will be downtown over the next few days for the filming of a promotional video called “The Heart of Home.”  The video will be used for commercials that will air around eastern Montana. They will also appear on YouTube and social media. People are welcome to come watch. A few extras may even be asked to...
  • In Monday’s meeting of the Miles Community College Board of Trustees, the progress of the Ag Advancement Center was discussed. The center is slowly becoming more of a reality, with the most recent donation pushing the college over $2 million toward the construction.  The center at the MCC arena west of town will include classrooms,...
  • Everyone knows that maintenance projects can be pricey, but when you have to think about an entire school district, some seem impossible. In the upcoming May 3 school election, there is a proposed building reserve levy for Custer County District High School. The Miles City Unified Board of Trustees received good feedback on the Lincoln Elementary...
  • The room was full last Thursday for the Montana State Parks and Recreation Board meeting, which explored future management of Hell Creek State Park once the state relinquishes its role. Four people spoke during the public comment section in support of Hell Creek. The first speaker was State Rep. Ken Holmlund (R-HD-38). “I’ve had the...
  • Two storms early Sunday morning brought a record-breaking total of 2.89 inches of precipitation to Miles City, breaking the previous one-day record set June 18, 1964. Mother Nature decided to catch up on the moisture deficit starting Sunday around 2 a.m. when the thunder and lightning rolled by, followed by rain and hail in alternating waves. The...