Monthly archive

July, 2014

  •   John Daniel Murnion, 85, of Jordan died at his home with his family by his side on Thursday, July 17, 2014, fulfilling his wish to stay at the ranch. His death was just three hours prior to his 86th birthday. John D. “J.D.” Murnion was born July 18, 1928, in Jordan. The son of Irish immigrants Patrick and Rose Ellen (Cunningham...
  •   Raymond Lea Stewart, 85, of Miles City, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Holy Rosary Healthcare. Mr. Stewart was born Feb. 4, 1929, in Ekalaka, to Leslie Stewart and Susan Billingsley. He attended school in Ekalaka and as a young boy living with his Uncle Slim Billingsley he broke horses and herded sheep. Later he worked as a custodian...
  •   Two major infrastructure projects along the north and east sides of Miles City are progressing according to plan.  Rural Improvement District #1A, the north-side sewer line along Sewell Avenue and adjacent streets, is nearing completion.  According to Julie Kurkow of the Southeastern Montana Economic Development Corporation,...
  •   Raymond Stewart Sr. of Miles City was born on Feb. 4, 1929, and died Saturday, July 12, 2014. Services will be at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Miles City on Thursday, July 24, 2014. Viewing on that day is from 4 to 6 p.m. and Rosary will be at 6 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Miles City at 10 a.m....
  •   Frederick S. “Fred” Rambur, 66, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, from complications due to hip surgery in Billings. He was surrounded by his wife of 43 years, Lotty; one of his daughters-in-law; and his two oldest grandsons. Mr. Rambur was born in Miles City on Jan. 19, 1948, to John and Dolores Murphy Rambur of...
  •   Since voters in the primary election chose to have a local government study commission for the city, the five positions on the study commission need to be filled. Interested people are encouraged to file for a position, then voters will select the representatives they want in November. Anyone interested in serving on the commission can...
  •   The Terry Fire Department lost its main rig in a fire at its fire hall midday Wednesday, according to Assistant Fire Chief Matt Paine. The building houses the fire hall and town hall. Paine said Town Council members were in the building when they smelled and saw smoke. They called the fire department at 11:36 a.m., and Paine said when he...
  •   Cheryl “Cheri” Ann Butts, 67, of Miles City died Monday, July 14, 2014, at Saint Vincent Hospital in Billings. She was born on March 6, 1947, in Champaign, Illinois, the daughter of Frank Dean and Virginia Kathleen Brown Garland. She attended the University of Maryland where she received a bachelor of science degree. She was a...
  •   The City of Miles City’s water rights are being challenged, concerning Tongue River water used for Scanlan Lake (also known as the Natural Oasis) and Cook Lake. According to City Attorney Dan Rice (via a phone conversation at the July 8 Miles City Council meeting), the Bureau of Indian Affairs is saying the city needs only one-seventh...
  •   Roy D. Volkman, 97, died Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Marin General Hospital in San Rafael, California, with family at his bedside. His death is attributed to the infirmities of age. Mr. Volkman was born July 25, 1916, and raised in Cottonwood, Minnesota. He almost reached is 98th birthday. He served in the United States Army during World War...