Monthly archive

March, 2017

  • 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...
  • If approved by the state legislature, Montana Senate Bill (SB) 305 would save Custer County at least $15,000 by allowing mail-in-only voting for the May 25 special election. SB 305, which would allow an election by mail for the special election to replace Rep. Ryan Zinke, has been undergoing hearings in Helena for several weeks, with the most...
  • Lamar Community College took two more games from the home team Miles Community College Pioneers at Connors Stadium on Monday, roughing up the Pioneers for 15 hits in Game 1, and taking Game 2 with another top-of-the-seventh comeback. With the wins, Lamar completed a weekend’s work that included winning five-of-six games and outscoring the...
  • Beverly “Betty” Ann McGuire Phelps, 81, of Miles City, Montana — On March 18th, 2017 the Lord took Betty home after a courageous battle with cancer. Betty passed away at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Billings, Montana with her sister Ione and nieces Kay, Cheryl and Susie by her side.  Betty was born at the family home on...
  • Emerine R. Hanlan, 91, of Broadus passed away Wednesday night, March 15, 2017 at the Powder River Manor in Broadus with family at her side. She lived at the Manor for nearly ten years. Emerine was born in Gillette, Wyoming on Nov. 21, 1925, the daughter of Emerson and Thelma (Berry) Lanham. The family operated a ranch on Bitter Creek with Emerine...
  • Anyone who walks into first-grade teacher Pam Holland’s classroom in Garfield Elementary School in Miles City will notice the bright colors on every wall, posters galore and the odd-looking furniture throughout the room With the help of several donors Holland was able to purchase several new pieces of classroom furniture — a pedal desk...
  • With the operational levy going on the spring ballot and the option to run permissive levies in play it’s reasonable that some community members are wondering how their taxes could be impacted. The operational levy would be for the elementary district.  The proposed levy would be for $195,000 and would run for one year.  According...
  • Tiena Mitchell, 68, passed away in her Miles City home on March 13th, 2017. She endured her illness of ALS with strength, courage and dignity. She was and will continue to be an inspiration to many. Tiena was born in Sidney, MT. She graduated High School in Baker, MT. In 1975, Tiena married the love of her life, Jim Mitchell. For 41 years, she was...
  • Roger L. Iverson, 53, of Arlee died Wednesday, March 15, 2017. He was born to Anna Brotzman (Lesieur) and Donald Iverson on Feb. 11, 1964 in Kimball, Nebraska. Memorial services will be Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at 3 p.m. at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. Interment will follow in the Eastern Montana State Veterans Cemetery with...