Monthly archive

January, 2017

  • Volunteers with the American Association of Retired Persons Tax Assistance Program in Montana will be offering free tax counseling and preparation for taxpayers with middle and low income again this year. As in previous years, special attention will be given to taxpayers age 50 and older. In southeastern Montana, Tax-Aide volunteers will be...
  • Through a U.S. Department of Defense program designed to clear out excess and obsolete equipment, Custer County was able to get two large 2006 International trucks, valued at approximately $31,000 each, for only the cost of bringing them back from California. That expense amounted to less than $2,000, plus a lot of highway time for Custer County...
  • It was Senior Night on Tuesday at the Custer County District High School gym as the wrestlers took on Eastern A matmen from Laurel and Billings Central Catholic. Open weight classes and few wins did the injury-plagued Cowboy grapplers no favors as they fell 60-12 to Laurel and 42-24 to Billings Central.  However, points on the board against...
  • A son was born to Kassidy Thompson and Ethan Warmbrod of Miles City on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City. A son was born to Roseanna and Joshua Skaggs of Miles City on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, at Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City.
  • Gentlemen’s barbers have been making a comeback but Top Kut Barbershop in Miles City takes it to a whole new level. Owner Kile McQuirk Sr. said a gentlemen’s barber does everything — hair, beards, straight-razor shaves and hot towel service.  Top Kut does all that and more, like shaving sports logos designs into the hair,...
  • At Monday’s Miles Community College Board of Trustees meeting it was revealed that a bid for the Heavy Equipment/Commercial Driver License Training Center has been accepted and a completion date has been set. According to Lisa Smith, MCC’s vice president of administrative services, the low bid of $700,600 from the Jackson Contractor...
  • A poor second quarter led to a lopsided loss for the Miles Community College women’s basketball team against Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming, on Saturday. The Lady Pioneers dropped a 76-49 decision, after spotting the Lady Trappers a 28-point lead at the half. Miles slipped to 11-8 overall and 2-2 in Region IX. Northwest improved to 11-...
  • Seven boys and girls from Miles City ages 9-14 were named local champions of the 2017 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship on Sunday and have earned the right to compete at the district level.  The 9-year-old champion in the boys’ bracket was Bridger Muri, while Fraya Baker was the 10-year-old girls’ champion.   In the...
  • The Custer County District High School varsity girls’ basketball team returned to the hardwood Saturday and their signature defense kept the Sidney Lady Eagles grounded, resulting in a 67-45 Eastern A Conference win for the Cowgirls.  The Cowgirls’ bench came through with four beyond-the-arc shots. Junior guard Makenzie Taylor...
  • The Miles City Generals took on the Havre Ice Hawks in a Montana Amateur Hockey Association conference game on Saturday night.   The Generals (0-14) have had a rough season up to this point but head coach Todd Armstrong has confidence that his team is close to making it over the hump.   “We showed signs of greatness tonight,...