Monthly archive

May, 2017

  • Revenge is even sweeter when it comes with a Class A Divisional Tournament title. The Custer County District High School girls softball team got a taste of both when they dismantled Dawson County High School 10-0 Friday behind the two-hit pitching of Alexa Kappel. Kappel dominated the Lady Red Devils, who had beaten the Cowgirls twice during the...
  • James Michael “Mike” Rhodes, 60, of Miles City died Sunday, May 21, 2017 after a five-year battle with cancer.  He fought hard and never gave up. Mr. Rhodes was born Oct. 17, 1956, in North Platte, Nebraska, the son of William and Sylvia Sue (Fisher) Rhodes.  A celebration of life will be Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 2 p.m. in...
  • A jockey from Miles City was seriously injured in the opening race of Sunday’s horse racing program at the Bucking Horse Sale at the Eastern Montana Fairgrounds in Miles City. Gilbert Rivera, a veteran jockey still riding at age 56, was one of two jockeys thrown — the other was Brian Beetem — from their horses after coming...
  • The party’s over. A year’s worth of planning led to a whirlwind four days of activities, as the 2017 Bucking Horse Sale unfolded this past weekend in Miles City. The crowds filled the fairgrounds, danced in the street, and lined the parade route three-and-four deep. It started with a rousing concert by Phil Vassar at the Eastern...
  • A 23-year-old Williston woman was killed early Sunday morning when she was struck by a train in downtown Miles City between the 8th and 10th street crossings. The victim, who has not been identified, was formerly of Butte.  The woman was struck by an empty BNSF train heading westbound at about 12:30 a.m. The incident occurred in an area that...
  • The 67th Annual Bucking Horse Sale (BHS) started with a musical concert that left everyone cheering and in high spirits at the Eastern Montana Fairgrounds on Thursday night. According to Rick Flotkoetter, one of the co-sponsors of the event, an estimated 800 people attended the concert.  “I thought the show was fantastic. I was a little...
  • A daughter was born to Lacey and Casey Coulter of Brusett on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City.
  • The 67th Annual World Famous Bucking Horse Sale in Miles City is many things. For retailers, it’s Christmas in May. For nonprofit organizations, it’s a chance to make a buck. For volunteers, it’s an opportunity to step up and be counted. And for all involved, it’s three solid days of fun kicked off by a Thursday night...
  • Carol Ruth Grant, age 55, of Terry MT, lost her battle with cancer on May 12, 2017 at Prairie Community Hospital. Carol was surrounded by loved ones to the very end. Carol was born at Holy Rosary Hospital in Miles City, MT on January 12, 1962 to Vern and Mary Larimore. Carol was the youngest of three children joining brothers Joe and LaVerne....