Monthly archive

November, 2016

  • A daughter was born to Amber and Damian Ballensky of Miles City on Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, at Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City.
  • There’s a new director — Jacoby Holte — wielding the baton for the Custer County District High School (CCDHS) choirs. Holte graduated from Poplar High School in 2011 and continued on to the University of Jamestown in North Dakota to pursue a business degree.  He says he soon discovered that business wasn’t for him and...
  • Levi Roland Rath, age 57, of Miles City left us on Saturday, October 29, 2016. Levi was born on September 5, 1959 in Miles City, Montana to Richard “Dick” and Helen (Watson) Rath. He was raised on various ranches in eastern Montana and went to school in Colstrip and graduated from Forsyth High School.  After school he worked...

October, 2016

  • The Custer County High School girls volleyball team  faced Eastern A power Billings Central Catholic on Saturday, with seniors Kylee Licht, Tori Ogolin, Angel Ramirez, Jenna Swope and Savanna Walker lining up for the home crowd for the last time.  “It means a lot that these girls come out year after year and play with everything...
  • Custer County fizzled and Billings Central Catholic sizzled in a steady drizzle on Friday, as the Rams knocked the Cowboys out of state championship contention in the opening round of the Class A High School football playoffs at Rocky Mountain College. Custer kept it close, pulling to within 24-19 in the third quarter when Cowboy sophomore...
  • Custer County has received a $30,000 Community Development Block Grant from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development. The money will be used to create a Capital Improvement Plan. Commission Chairman Kevin Krausz said they originally applied for a $50,000 grant when they applied earlier in the summer. The county will provide...
  • In the early years of the last century, it wasn’t ghosts and goblins that worried the citizens of Miles City. It was gate theft. Really. Oct. 30 was called, depending on where you lived, Devil’s Night or Mischief Night or Gate Night. The pranks like tipping outhouses traditionally were played on the night before Halloween.  In...
  • Historian Ellen Baumler visited the Miles Community College library this month to speak about her new book, “Ghosts of the Last Best Place.” Her new book has 10-12 stories including ones about gold camps, Brush Lake and a famous cowboy artist who still haunts his home.  Baumler is a historian at the Montana Historical Society in...
  • Halloween is Monday, and costume parties, haunted houses and lots of trick-or-treating are planned for around the community in the coming days. In keeping with the season, a wide variety of activities have been planned to keep Miles City’s young ghosts and goblins safe and entertain the older monsters and minions. With Halloween falling on a...
  • Sandy Speelmon, lifelong Montanan, beloved husband and father, died age 92 on October 27, 2016. Sandy was born in Ekalaka, Montana, one of six children. He met and married the love of his life, Helen Boylan in 1948; they raised their four daughters in Miles City. He served in the Navy in both WWII and Korea and was enormously proud of his service...