Monthly archive

October, 2016

  • They say it’s difficult to beat a football team twice in the same season. “I hope so,” Custer County High School head coach Jeff Regan said when asked if the old adage is true. The Cowboys will travel to Billings to play Central Catholic in the opening round of the Class A state football playoffs on Friday, just two weeks after...
  • The washing machine was silenced on October 20th, 2016 when our beloved son, Brian Ray Blaquiere went to be with the Lord. We say “washing machine” because anyone that gave him a hug and put their head to his chest could hear the sound of his heart as a result of a congenital heart defect and resulting repair. Brian fought valiantly...
  • At the Miles Community College Board meeting Monday highlights of what the college learned about campus security from the active shooter drill that took place on Sept. 1 were presented.  Jessie Dufner, vice president of enrollment and student success, gave a PowerPoint presentation that highlighted what was learned and what needs to be...
  • (Editor’s note: Today’s story covers responses of candidates for the state legislature. A story featuring the responses of candidates for other offices will be featured in a story on Thursday.) While there were some polite policy disagreements at the Custer Fallon Farm Bureau Candidates Forum at Miles Community College on Tuesday,...
  • The Barn Players serenaded passersby on Ninth Street in Miles City on Thursday when the cast of their next play — “The Sound of Music” — held a group sing-a-long during the annual Fall Festival. Pedestrians were offered song sheets and asked to join in. The play is slated for successive weekends in late November...
  • The doors at 406 Dental Specialists at 205 S. Haynes Ave. in Miles City opened today to offer dental specialty services to their southeastern Montana patients, who will no longer have to drive to Billings. “To bring most of the dental specialties to eastern Montana, all under one roof, is exciting,” said Dr. Thomas Kovacs, part owner...
  • Miles Community College is experiencing an 11 percent boost in enrollment this semester. “Miles Community College is excited to see enrollment growth for the third straight year,” said MCC President Stacy Klippenstein in an email. “Our new student enrollment had increased and so has our freshman retention rates. I believe this is...
  • All candidates for state auditor, state superintendent of public instruction and Montana House District 38 will be attending tonight’s Candidates Forum in Miles City. A few other races will be represented with one candidate. Hosted by the Custer Fallon Farm Bureau, the Meet and Greet the Candidates portion of the event will be at 6:30 p.m....
  • John Norman Nelson, a longtime resident of Miles City, passed away on October 22, 2016. John was born April 20, 1930 in Churchs Ferry, North Dakota to Theodore and Lauraine (Wiemer) Nelson. He was always proud he was born on Easter Sunday. John graduated from high school in Leeds, North Dakota and spent several years farming in the Leeds area....
  • The Custer County High School varsity girls volleyball team suffered a 3-1 loss at Hardin on Saturday. Coach Marci Mollman’s Cowgirls won the second set to tie the match at 1-1, but lost the momentum and fell 21-25 and 13-25 in the final sets. Custer County slipped to 4-5 in the Eastern A Conference and 14-11 overall with the loss. Senior...