Monthly archive

June, 2017

  • A summer staple on the Miles City baseball circuit plays out this week, as eight teams gather for the annual Harry Griffith Tournament at Connors Stadium. The tournament, which includes the Miles City Mavericks and Colts, starts tomorrow at 9 a.m. and ends late Sunday afternoon. All games are at Connors Stadium. Joining the Mavericks in the round-...
  • Getting behind 4-0 proved to be no problem for the Miles City Mavericks. After winning 11-1 in five innings in the opener of the doubleheader, the Mavericks rallied to make it a sweep by beating the Billings Blue Jays 14-4 in American Legion baseball Tuesday at Connors Stadium in Miles City. “We started off slow, but I wasn’t worried...
  • Stroke is the leading cause of disabilities in the United States.  During Thursday’s Holy Rosary Healthcare (HRH) Healthy Living Luncheon, Dr. James Richards and Penny Clifton, stroke program coordinator at St. Vincent Healthcare, spoke to groups in Billings and Miles City over the telehealth network about strokes.  A small group...
  • While the Miles Community College’s (MCC) Ag Advancement Center is finally completed, the college still has some loose ends to tie up.  According to a news release from the federal Bureau of Land Management, in 2016 the college submitted a request to purchase the reversionary interest of the 11.8 acres of land where the Ag Advancement...
  • Jay Phipps had the top score in the first go and held on to win the average in the bronc riding of last weekend’s 2017 Miles City Ranch Rodeo at the Eastern Montana Fairgrounds in Miles City. Phipps, a Jordan cowboy, scored a 72 Friday and stayed on board for a 68 Saturday. His  two-day score of 140 was one point ahead of runner-up Cody...
  • Lane Colombik of Miles City said he joined a great organization when he was in first grade. The enjoyment lasted all the way through high school. The reference is to Cub Scouts, then Webelos and, finally, Boy Scouts. “I stayed in because I enjoyed it,” said Colombik, son of Doug and Pam Colombik. “It was more fun because a lot of...
  • A primary won’t be needed this year in the city election for judge (one) and council (4). Mark Reddick and Rob Shipley joined Kenneth Stein and Scott Zeitner in a four-man race to replace retiring city judge Al Homme. City council incumbents Kenneth Gardner, Rick Huber, Brant Kassner and Dwayne Andrews are unopposed. The deadline for filing...
  • Casey Gergen is happy to tell people he needed a little pushing from his parents to continue with his final project to basically complete his requirements in becoming an Eagle Scout. That they did made Casey a happy camper who will soon be presented the award he earned prior to his 18th birthday. “I participated in everything from pinewood...
  • Tracy M. Grant, 41, of St. Petersburg, passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 in her home surrounded by her loving family.  Tracy was born in Salinas, CA on August 3, 1975. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from Ball State University and a master’s degree in Geochemistry from Montana Tech of the University of...
  • A funeral service for Owen Stieg, 83, of Ekalaka, MT was at 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 19, 2017 at the American Lutheran Church, Baker, with Pastors Bruce and Reba Kolasch officiating. Family received friends from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, June 18 at Stevenson Funeral Home, Baker. Owen passed away unexpectedly walking on the place he loved,...