Monthly archive

August, 2016

  • With August almost over, it’s time to start thinking seriously about the Eastern Montana Fair. Although, if you are in 4-H or on the Fair Board, you think about it all year. Gail Shaw, the fair manager, is definitely focusing on the Fair and wants to get the word out about improvements and events at the fairgrounds. The new livestock...
  • When Melissa Gardner of Miles City learned she had breast cancer in 2012, the diagnosis took her breath away. “You hope for the best but you fear the worst,” Gardner revealed on Friday. Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatment followed, and Gardner never lost hope. On Friday, she celebrated with about 45 other cancer survivors who...
  • Brian Keith Losett, loving husband, father & grandfather passed away with his wife at his side August 12, 2016 in Bozeman Deaconess Hospital after a short illness. He was 53 years old.  Brian was born in Miles City, MT on May 25, 1963, the youngest of three sons where he attended grade school and high school. He played baseball, tennis...
  • Dina Elizabeth “Betty” Hageman, 92, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, at the Garfield County Health Center in Jordan. She was born to Baan and Miriam Houser Wille in Forsyth on April 4, 1924. Funeral services will be Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan. Interment will follow in the...
  • As summer begins to wind down, hunting season in Montana is about to heat up. Taking to the woods with rifle or bow in hand is a hallowed tradition in our state. Secret spots are held sacred -- passed down from father or mother to daughter or son only in whispers or, better yet, the experience of a long day afield. And while we can’t give...
  • COLSTRIP — Dark clouds settled over Colstrip on Thursday during the 13th annual Energy Open, an event designed to promote the use of coal for electric power production. Perhaps it was appropriate, as the tiny Rosebud County town prepares to weather a partial decommissioning of the Colstrip Power Plant, where two of four electric generating...
  • Debbie Ritts, 58, of Miles City died Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, at her home in Miles City. She was born Nov. 3, 1957, in Roma Linda, California, the daughter of William and Carol (Elliot) Housel. She married Michael Ailey and they had four children. Later she married Dennis Andre. In 2001 she married Jay Dee Ritts. Survivors include sons, Jesse Ailey...
  • It’s time for Miles City and area residents to dig out their walking shoes, lace them up and get to the track on the Miles Community College campus to participate in the 21st Annual Relay For Life. This year’s relay officially begins Friday at 7 p.m. and continues until 7 Saturday morning. Teams of four to 20 walkers (and perhaps a few...
  • A high-speed chase that began between Miles City and Forsyth on Interstate 94 ended safely in Roundup on Saturday. According to a Musselshell County Sheriff’s Office press release, the driver of the vehicle and its three occupants at first successfully evaded law enforcement on the interstate. No information has been released about how or...
  • Vivian Lorraine Mount, 84, passed away on Monday August 15, 2016 after a short illness. She died at Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge, Colorado with her family by her side. Born in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan on May 4th, 1932, she was the only child of Warren Harry Gosney and Mary Jo, Hannah (Cuthbert) Gosney. Following the death of her father,...