Monthly archive

August, 2015

  •   In some ways, the staffers at Pine Hills Youth Correctional Facility are the victims of their own success. The facility, which was designed to accommodate 120 male youth offenders between the ages of 10 and 17, currently has less than 50 students enrolled. Superintendent Steve Ray said that “what Montana is doing with its kids”...
  •   Marie Eleanor Scharf began her life’s journey May 14, 1935, in Miles City, and ended her journey on Sunday, June 14, 2015, in Berthoud, Colorado. She was the youngest daughter of Anton and Catherine (Beres) Scharf. She grew up and attended school in Miles City. Her travels allowed her to live and experience an abundant life in...
  •   Joy A. Rogge, 84, of Broadus died on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, surrounded by his family at the Powder River Manor. Mr. Rogge was born on Feb. 2, 1931, in Broadus, to John Rogge Sr. and Helen Bultmeier Rogge in their one-room sod house, the 11th and youngest of the Rogge family. He attended grade school about a mile northwest of their home at...
  •   Funeral services for Bevra DeHaan, 55, of Baker, MT will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 29, 2015 at American Lutheran Church with Pastor Bruce and Reba Kolasch officiating.  Burial will follow at the Askin Family Cemetery. A Family Receiving Friend’s service will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Stevenson Funeral...
  •   A Miles City man is being charged with six felony counts involving more than $2 million he allegedly gained control of from individuals (many elderly) through deceptive means. The alleged victims range from 48-100 years of age. Richard “Rick” Brandt allegedly committed the offenses between January 2011 and June 2015 in Custer...
  •   Tuesday night was Ward 2 Councilwoman Sheena Martin’s last Miles City Council meeting.  She has resigned because she is moving out of town.  The city will be accepting letters of interest for the position from the public. The term ends Dec. 31, 2017.  The deadline for letters will be announced soon. Letters should be...
  •   Four C1 21 Osprey flying over Miles City drew a large crowd to Frank Wiley Field Tuesday around noon, to see the Marine aircrafts fuel up. While people were taking photographs of the planes, the Marines were stretching their legs and taking photos of the “Miles City, MT” sign on the airport. The Marines were headed to the West...
  •   If you follow the Stardust column in the Miles City Star, you may have read about the addition being built on Washington School and wondered, what addition? Well, the curved addition on the south side was built in the 1950s, and the big box for the gymnasium was built in the 1990s. And the bit in the middle is just Washington School. Isn...
  •   Joseph Richard “Joe” Aberle, 77, of Miles City died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, at his home in Miles City surrounded by his family. Mr. Aberle was born in Trail City, South Dakota, on July 2, 1938, the son of Mike and Catherine Aberle. He attended schools in Mobridge, South Dakota, where he graduated from high school. He enlisted in...
  •   Richard Edward Donetti, 66, of Miles City died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, at the Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City. Mr. Donetti was born on April 13, 1949, in Miles City, the son of Sylvester and Evelyn T. Nigro Donetti. He grew up in Miles City where he attended schools and graduated from Custer County High School. He enlisted in the...