Monthly archive

August, 2014

  •   When Phyllis Landa and her two great-nieces Alivia Landa, 7, and Ava Landa, 5, came to town Thursday afternoon, they found the girls’ cat had stolen a ride in the engine compartment for more than 100 miles. Phyllis said Arthur rode quietly from a ranch south of Boyes to Miles City, even over very bumpy dirt roads. Phyllis stopped to...
  •   Alice Marie Swift, 83, of Miles City went to be with the Lord on Aug. 20th at Holy Rosary Hospital of natural causes. She was born as Alice Marie Isle in Brainerd, Minnesota, on April 1, 1931 and attended schools in Brainerd. Alice married Archie Leo Swift on March 22, 1946 and the couple moved to Montana in 1951. To this union 11 children...
  •   As the new school year begins, there is a changing of the guard at Custer County District High School, as Larry “Beez” Lucero takes the reins as school principal. “Everybody here has been very friendly, and have helped me get adjusted to the job,” Lucero said. “Everything has gone as smooth as it possibly could...
  •   Wendi Jean Simpson, 40, of Miles City collapsed while working at the Forsyth Nursing Home. She died at 9:33 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at Saint Vincent Hospital in Billings due to a brain aneurysm. She was surrounded by her family. Mrs. Simpson was born on Nov. 30, 1973, in Miles City to Dianna Heathman Nees. She is survived by her...
  •   WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20 8 a.m. Official 4-H & FFA Horse judging @ Horseman’s Park Senior Horse Showmanship -14 years and older  Junior Horse Showmanship - aged 12 & 13. Pre Junior Horse Showmanship - aged 9, 10 & 11.  Yearling Horse at Halter Colt to Maturity Senior Bareback Equitation  Junior Bareback...
  • Changes are coming to the 2014 Eastern Montana Fair, but the important things, like animals and fair food and fun, will be unchanged. To work around scheduling difficulties and retain the Mighty Thomas Carnival, the Fair will run from Wednesday, August 20 until Saturday, August 23 instead of the usual Thursday through Sunday schedule. On Monday,...
  •   A pilot program last year at Garfield Elementary is now being implemented districtwide, as all-day kindergarten will now be a reality at the three schools in the district with a kindergarten program. The program, which extends instruction from half a day to a full day for kindergarten students who decide to participate, was approved...
  •   Rocker Rick Springfield was preparing to do a sound check ahead of his concert Saturday night at the Fallon County Fairgrounds when a sudden violent storm blew through. A video Springfield posted on his Facebook page shows a tent being torn from the ground and very high winds blowing dust and debris all over the fairgrounds. Springfield...
  • Reading advertisements in the 1914 Miles City Daily Star is a little different than today, although some products, like Budweiser beer, and some companies, like Regan’s Plumbing, are still around. For one thing, many of the advertisements emphasized sanitation. An advertisement for Claude R. Cole, a local plumber, featured a sink with a...
  • Chris Smith, daughter of Ardie and Leonard Smith of Miles City became the bride of Tanner Schweigert Saturday, July 26 in Billings.  The bridegroom is the son of DeeDee and Tom Kane of Billings and Jim and Diane Schweigert of Billings.  The newlyweds are making their home in Billings.