Monthly archive

June, 2016

  • Dolly Mae Grainger Pfiefle Gaub, 89, died from a short illness on Sunday, June 5, 2016, at the Prairie Community Nursing Home in Terry.  Mrs. Gaub was born in Baker, to Vic and Catherine Grainger five minutes before her twin sister, Della, and joining brother George. She and Barney Pfiefle were married Aug. 25, 1946, and welcomed their son...
  •     The Custer County school district honored their most successful athletes with an awards dinner and ceremony following the 2016 school year. There were 20 athletes who were three-sport athletes in the 2015-16 school year.   Boys: Tyler Burk - FB, BBB, TR Adam Glasscock - FB, BBB, TN Tristan Hirsch - FB, BBB, TR Kelly Irion - Golf...
  • Here’s the perfect gift for Dad and Grandpa: free fishing for all over Father’s Day weekend, June 18-19. “There is no better way to enjoy Montana with friends and family than to plan for a day of fishing,” said Jeff Hagener, director of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks in Helena said. “You can fish without a license...
  • Election Administrator Linda Corbett said the June 7 primary election “went great” with a 24 percent voter turn-out even though the primary had very few contested races. The 14 precincts that make up the county have 6,815 registered voters.  Of those, 2,739 cast votes with 960 choosing the Democratic ballot and 1,779 voted on the...
  • The annual Martha Miles Memorial Rodeo, All Go No Whoa, took place Saturday at the Eastern Montana Fairgrounds. Ranch team roping, and relay ranch horse races took place during the event. The rodeo is always held the first weekend after Memorial Day and all proceeds benefit the Rural PA Scholarship Fund.  
  • The Custer County Cowgirls traveled to Belgrade for the State Softball Tournament last weekend. Thursday the Cowgirls took on the Fergus County Eagles, but couldn’t overcome an early deficit. The Cowgirls fell 10-6 to the Eagles. Fergus started strong and didn’t let up. They had six unanswered runs in the first two innings.  The...
  • On Tuesday, May 31, 2016, Byron Hoppe died peacefully in his sleep while in his home in Broadus. He was the first of 11 children born to Byron Hugo Hoppe and Luella May Kilfoy, on Feb. 19, 1954, in Billings. He married his high school sweetheart, Veronica Ruth Contreraz, Aug. 31, 1974, and they remained married for 28 years. He was an avid...
  • Stevensville  —  In loving memory of Rod Leonard Beeler, born June 4, 1940, passed away May 26, 2016 at his home in Stevensville of natural causes.  Rod was born in Wibaux, MT to George and Helen (Accert) Beeler. He was raised and educated in Wibaux. The majority of Rod’s working career was spent in the oil fields....
  • If you were a high school student interested in studying agriculture, home economics, nursing or related subjects at  Montana State College (later Montana State University) in Bozeman, from 1955 through the late 1960s, you were probably going to apply for the Jack Hume Scholarship. It was a valuable scholarship, offering students $500 a year...
  • Tuesday voters will be voting in the state’s primary election.  Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in precincts 1-4 and noon to 8 p.m. in the rural precincts. For area House Districts:  — In House District No. 37 (east and north of Miles City) Republican Bill Harris of Winnett, Democrat Judi Cramer of Fallon and Republican...