Monthly archive

March, 2017

  • Long-time Miles City resident Bud Elmore, 90, passed away peacefully after a stay of one week in the Holy Rosary Hospital and one day in the Miles City Veterans Community Living Center on March 22, 2017. He was surrounded by his loving wife and daughters during his hospital and VA stays. Preceding his time in the hospital, he was affectionately...
  • Dona Zimmer, age 64 passed away on March 25, 2017 at the Billings Clinic in Billings, MT. Dona was born on April 4th, 1952 to Donald and Bette (Hall) Gulden in Missoula, MT. She was raised by many people that she referred to as her foster parents in several towns and communities in Montana until she moved back to Miles City when she was 11 years...
  • Jess Lockwood’s start to the 2017 Professional Bull Riding Built Ford Tough Series left little doubt that he’s here to stay. The 19-year-old Volborg resident rode four bulls into the Madison Square Garden dirt and rode away from New York with not only the big money prize, but the title of top bull rider in the world.  He held on...
  • It’s March Madness at the Miles Community College Centra gymnasium, but instead of the Pioneers on the court, it’s 218 children in grades 1-6 learning the fundamentals of basketball in the inaugural season of the Miles City Youth Basketball League. “There seemed to be an interest among community members and children,” said...
  • Seventh- and eighth-graders are a notoriously tough crowd. Put a young bull rider in front of them, and he’s admittedly more nervous speaking to them than getting on a series of the world’s best bulls at, say, Madison Square Garden in New York. Jess Lockwood can now say he’s done both.  The 19-year-old who’s taken the...
  • The Miles City Council will hold its Tuesday meeting in the Custer County District High School Auditorium to accommodate a large crowd that is expected to attend to oppose annexation. The council meeting room in city hall can accomodate just 49 persons under the fire code. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. The council is considering a utility rule that...
  • The Gavilon Grain elevator at 714 Phillips St., just off North Seventh Street, in Miles City is “back in business,” according to manager Carl Nannenga. The elevator had closed for a few months this past winter. John Laney, executive director of the Miles City Area Chamber of Commerce, recently attended a meeting with executives from...
  • Marie J. Soennichsen, 81, of Miles City died peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.  On July 13, 1935, Marie Jeanette Schroeder was delivered by her grandmother in Bascom to Harold and Pearl  Eaton Schroeder.  Visitation will be Wednesday, March 29, 2017, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Forsyth...
  • Champions were crowned in eight divisions at the 2017 Cowtown Classic youth basketball tournament, including the Miles City Cowgirls, who took first place in the seventh-grade girls division. The two-day tournament in Miles City featured 58 teams from 24 communities in four states competing in 121 games. Games were played on seven courts at five...
  • A future legislative bill aimed at revising Montana’s Workers’ Compensation is still in draft form but is expected to be introduced in the Montana Legislature soon by State Sen. Eric Moore of Miles City. The bill would basically eliminate the Montana State Fund and set up a residual market for high risk workers’ comp cases. The...