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March, 2017

  • Visitation for Rodney Griebel, 86, of Plevna will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at Stevenson Funeral Home in Baker with a Celebration of Life Service being held at 5 p.m. Mr. Griebel died Thursday, March 16, 2017, at the Eastern Montana Veterans Home in Glendive. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www....
  • In the spring, while in some places young hearts turn to love, in Miles City, all hearts turn to the rivers. Will they flood this year or won’t they? When you build a town at the confluence of two rivers, you know flooding is going to be an issue. The town was originally constructed near the rivers both for water (taken mainly from the...
  • It was a very bad winter for the flu in Montana, but not necessarily in Miles City. The number of people hospitalized for influenza in the state this winter is more than double what it was this time last year, according to state health officials. The latest influenza report from Montana’s Department of Health and Human Services revealed that...
  • There is some progress to report on the effort to decide what to do with the old Veterans Administration (VA) hospital in Miles City. At a meeting Wednesday Custer County Commission Chairman Kevin Krausz confirmed the VA has extended the deadline for the commissioners’ decision on whether or not to accept the building until the end of the...
  • Sophomore guards Tia Tori and Montenia Nelson had stellar seasons for their Miles Community College basketball programs, and their efforts have been rewarded. Torio, a Manteca, California native who led the Lady Pioneers to a playoff win this season, was named to the NJCAA North Sub-Region All-Region team. Nelson, who tied for 17th in the nation...
  • Fifth- and sixth-grade boys’ basketball took over the Custer County District High School gym on Thursday with their final games, and the Gray Beards took the championship game 28-20 over the Thundercats. The second half belonged to the Gray Beards’ Logan Muri, who put up 12 points in the half for a game-leading 18. Muri opened the...
  • One of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s most well-known compositions, and his last, “Requiem in D Minor,” will be performed Sunday in the Custer County District High School auditorium.  The performance will feature the Miles City Community Orchestra with musicians from Montana and Wyoming, and the Miles City Community Chorale, with...
  • Richard “Rick” Brandt, 62, of Miles City was being held in the Custer County Detention Center on a $500,000 cash bond Thursday afternoon after being found guilty in the Custer County Courthouse of taking close to $2 million dollars from 18 people by deceptive practices. According to 16th Judicial District Court records and testimony in...
  • Wake Up Lace Up will have a Sharing of the Green event on Friday, St. Patrick’s Day, in Miles City. Proceeds from the fundraiser will be used by the nonprofit charitable foundation to help eastern Montana residents with medical and living expenses that may result from cancer or other major illnesses. The annual event begins at 5:30 p.m. in...
  • A Custer County jury this afternoon returned guilty verdicts on all counts against Richard “Rick” Brandt of Miles City, who was accused of defrauding the elderly. The 12-person jury deliberated for about an hour, delivering the verdict shortly after 1 p.m. Brandt was taken into custody by the sheriff’s department and placed in...