Monthly archive

July, 2014

  •   Since voters in the primary election chose to have a local government study commission for the city, the five positions on the study commission need to be filled. Interested people are encouraged to file for a position, then voters will select the representatives they want in November. Anyone interested in serving on the commission can...
  •   The Terry Fire Department lost its main rig in a fire at its fire hall midday Wednesday, according to Assistant Fire Chief Matt Paine. The building houses the fire hall and town hall. Paine said Town Council members were in the building when they smelled and saw smoke. They called the fire department at 11:36 a.m., and Paine said when he...
  •   Cheryl “Cheri” Ann Butts, 67, of Miles City died Monday, July 14, 2014, at Saint Vincent Hospital in Billings. She was born on March 6, 1947, in Champaign, Illinois, the daughter of Frank Dean and Virginia Kathleen Brown Garland. She attended the University of Maryland where she received a bachelor of science degree. She was a...
  •   The City of Miles City’s water rights are being challenged, concerning Tongue River water used for Scanlan Lake (also known as the Natural Oasis) and Cook Lake. According to City Attorney Dan Rice (via a phone conversation at the July 8 Miles City Council meeting), the Bureau of Indian Affairs is saying the city needs only one-seventh...
  •   Roy D. Volkman, 97, died Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Marin General Hospital in San Rafael, California, with family at his bedside. His death is attributed to the infirmities of age. Mr. Volkman was born July 25, 1916, and raised in Cottonwood, Minnesota. He almost reached is 98th birthday. He served in the United States Army during World War...
  •     Ronald Jerome Lee, 71, of Miles City, died unexpectedly on July 11, 2014, in Billings. He was a kind, gentle, happy man who will be missed beyond measure by all who knew him. Mr. Lee was born on Jan. 2, 1943, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of Gilbert and Marjorie Lee. He graduated from Park River High School, North Dakota in 1960...
  •   Writers of note have had their works banned or censored since the beginning of time, and now an award-winning writer whose debut novel is based in Miles City has now joined their ranks. Miles City native emily m. danforth (sic) was informed by a Twitter contact in late June that her novel, “The Miseducation of Cameron Post,” had...
  •   A Missoula corporation is hoping to build a 30-unit affordable apartment complex behind Albertson’s, which would be called Stower Commons. Housing Solutions founder Alex Burkhalter explained his plans to the Miles City Council Tuesday night. Burkhalter has worked 10 years at providing affordable housing and has been involved in 14...
  •   Cecelia Margaret Kuntz, 88, of Miles City died Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City. She was born in Mott, North Dakota, to Mike and Mary Frize on March 22, 1926. She met the love of her life, Celestes “Sal” Kuntz, and they were married April 24, 1946. To this union two daughters were born, Elnora...
  • Justina Lyn Lockie and Nathan Allan Tuttle, both of Circle, have announced their engagement.  A September wedding is planned by the couple.