Monthly archive

May, 2014

  •   Helen Mattson was born on June 5, 1921 to John and Helja Mattson in the small lumber town of Lawler, Minnesota. Her father was a lumberjack, so her mother and family followed him from one lumber camp to another throughout her childhood. Her pets were the wild animals she loved and tamed, her playground was the woods. The main mode of...
  •   The 64th Annual Miles City Bucking Horse Sale will get off to a rocking start on Thursday night when Grammy Award-winning group Diamond Rio plays at the Eastern Montana Fairgrounds. The music gets started at 5:30 p.m., with Miles City local Andy Wemmer and Friends. Copper Mountain Band will play at 6 p.m., followed by Outshyne at 7:10 p.m....
  •   Bonnie June Branch Scanlan, 84, a longtime resident of rural Epping, N.D., formerly of Rosebud, died Thursday morning, Dec. 5, 2013, at the Bethel Lutheran Home in Williston, N.D. Her memorial service will be Saturday afternoon, May 17, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the Bethel Lutheran Home Chapel in Williston. The Rev. Garvon Golden will officiate....
  •   Alvin L. Hennen, 91, of Billings, formerly of Miles City, died on Sunday, May 11, 2014, at St. John’s Lutheran Nursing Home in Billings. Mr. Hennen was born in Sidney on Jan. 12, 1923, to Lyman and Eva Hajny Hennen. He attended high school in Sidney.  In 1946 he married Alice Miller and they had six children: Donald, Robert, Rita...
  •   Graveside services for former Miles City residents Fern Lawlor and her daughter, Nina Brooks, will be Thursday, May 15, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in the Custer County Cemetery. A reception will follow the services in the First Baptist Church.  
  • A son was born to Roxanne and Brian Morris of Glendive on Monday, May 5, 2014 at Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City.   A daughter was born to Rachel and Donnie Torres of Glendive on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City.    A son was born to Rebecca and Eric Wiersma of Ekalaka on Friday, May 9. 2014 at...
  • When word came out last weekend that the Miles Community College baseball program was basically being booted out of the MonDak Conference, there was a lot of questions as to why and what’s next for the MCC program. The one thing that’s obvious is that this is the best thing that could possibly happen for the Pioneers. But we’ll...
  • For the first time since 2005, the Miles Community College baseball team will not be playing in the North Plains District Series. The Pioneers had won the last eight regional titles, including the last seven Region IX championships. And after Saturday, the Pioneers looked to be in prime position to add another banner. But a pair of losses on...
  •   The 74th Annual Commencement at Miles Community College will be Saturday morning, May 10. Commencement begins at 10 a.m. in the Kailey Gymnasium of the Centra on MCC campus. Lena Sleight, MCC Phi Theta Kappa president, will give the invocation following the processional. The welcome and introductions will be by Stacy Klippenstein, Doctor of...
  •   In a special Miles City Zoning Commission meeting Wednesday to make a recommendation on John Peila’s request for a zoning change, the commission discussed the pros and cons but found, in the end, that a Montana Supreme Court ruling on spot zoning made the decision for them. Peila has requested a zone change from Agricultural to...