Monthly archive

October, 2016

  • Historian Ellen Baumler visited the Miles Community College library this month to speak about her new book, “Ghosts of the Last Best Place.” Her new book has 10-12 stories including ones about gold camps, Brush Lake and a famous cowboy artist who still haunts his home.  Baumler is a historian at the Montana Historical Society in...
  • Halloween is Monday, and costume parties, haunted houses and lots of trick-or-treating are planned for around the community in the coming days. In keeping with the season, a wide variety of activities have been planned to keep Miles City’s young ghosts and goblins safe and entertain the older monsters and minions. With Halloween falling on a...
  • Sandy Speelmon, lifelong Montanan, beloved husband and father, died age 92 on October 27, 2016. Sandy was born in Ekalaka, Montana, one of six children. He met and married the love of his life, Helen Boylan in 1948; they raised their four daughters in Miles City. He served in the Navy in both WWII and Korea and was enormously proud of his service...
  • Candidates for state auditor, state superintendent of public instruction, secretary of state and the Montana Supreme Court were quizzed by the public at a Candidates Forum on Tuesday. The event was staged by the Custer Fallon Farm Bureau, and held at Miles Community College in Miles City. Levi Forman, president of the CCFB, served as moderator....
  • The City of Miles City is trying to find an even balance between the Miles City Youth Baseball Association (MCYBA) and the 406 Baseball Academy/Outlaw Baseball Club’s tournament scheduling. The 406 Baseball Academy operates in the fall and spring and the Outlaws play in the summer. At Tuesday’s Miles City Council meeting, city...
  • 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...