Monthly archive

July, 2016

  • At the ceremony honoring the Battle of the Little Big Horn held in 1916, 40 years after the fact, General E. S. Godfrey delivered an address. As a young soldier, Godfrey was a member of Major Reno’s command sent to the field three days after the battle.   Godfrey spoke and the Miles City Star published his speech a few days later....
  • Lynne Marie Mathiason, 56, died Friday, July 22, 2016, at her home in Clarendon, Texas. Memorial services in Texas were held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, July 26, 2016 in the Robertson Funeral Directors Saints’ Roost Chapel in Clarendon with Rev. Bill Hodges, officiating. Memorial services in Montana will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday, August 4, 2016...
  • At 11:58 p.m., Friday, July 22, 2016, Kenneth Hom passed away peacefully from a year battle with cancer. Ken was born March 5, 1934 in Beach, North Dakota to Paul and Blanche (Davis) Hom. One of nine siblings, he was raised on a homestead in Brusset, Montana before the family moved to Foreman, North Dakota where he graduated from high school in...
  • Randy Gough of Bighorn was the grand prize winner of the third annual Dutch Oven Cook-Off held Sunday, July 24, at the Range Riders Museum. The event is a fundraiser for the museum. Other winners in the cook-off’s various categories were:  Main Dish — Gough, cooking a pork butt, first place; Patrick Merrill of Miles City, pork...
  • The coed U14 Posse team finished an impressive season and made a solid showing at the MT State Cup June 10-12 in Great Falls. They finished 3rd against strong competition.  With no U14s and only 3 U15s, the young Posse team played in the U15 bracket and demonstrated abundant talent and passion.   Led by captains Seth Decker and Brooks...
  • The Miles City Mavericks headed to Districts over the weekend, and while they started strong State will not be in their future. The Mavs took on the Billings Blue Jays in round one, a team they had just dropped two games to the week before. With bats swinging the Mavs took the lead in the sixth and held on until the end. The Blue Jays had strong...
  • Lee James, 72, a former resident of Belton, Tex., and employee of the Killeen Daily Herald, died after a lengthy battle with cancer, July 14, 2016, in Sun City, Fla., surrounded by family. Mr. James was born in Oakland, Cal., but raised in Miles City, Mont., where his parents, Elmo and Estelle James, moved after Elmo’s stint in the Navy. He...
  • The Miles City Council unanimously approved the use of city property for a proposed police and fire training facility on July 12. The joint training facility would have a driving area, firing range, classrooms and a parking lot and would be located on 41 of 75 acres behind Brush Trucking, near the Waste Water Treatment Plant. It is a former lagoon...
  • Julio Guerreo Quiroz, 86, of Broadus, died Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at his home in Casper, Wyoming. Mr. Quiroz was born April 21, 1930 to Jesus and Victoria Guerreo Quiroz in Sonora, Texas, one of twin boys, born third of six children. He met the love of his life, Juana “Juanita” Soto, and they married in Sonora, Texas, on June 13, 1950...
  • While most people only think about the U. S. Census Bureau every decade, the Census Bureau is thinking about us all the time. Dianna Sanders, a field representative of the Census Bureau’s regional office in Denver, knows that because she is one of several census workers in southeastern Montana who are busy all year. The census is constantly...