Monthly archive

June, 2014

  •   The aroma of smoked beef, pork and chicken will be drifting through downtown Saturday, tantalizing the senses, as top barbequers use their skills to try to win the Miles City Cowtown Cook-off Saturday. This is the first year for the cook-off, which is a part of the Miles City Mosquito Festival. It is a Kansas City Barbeque Society-...
  •   FORSYTH – When you think of a Montana cattle rancher, the first things that come to mind are wide-open spaces and a herd of cattle being pushed by cowboys from one pasture to the next. While this may be a true image of a cattle rancher, you won’t necessarily find 88-year-old J.R. Lee (Toppy) working the ranch on the...
  • Rhonda and Mike Hofmann of Worden have announced the engagement of their daughter, Cara Hofmann, of Billings, to Jason Patch, also of Billilngs.  He is the son of Nancey and Mike Patch of Miles City.  A September 6 wedding in Billings is planned by the couple.
  •   Thursday, June 12 3 p.m. — Montana Stockgrowers Association’s Montana Public Lands Council and Montana Association of State Grazing Districts joint board meeting, Miles Community College. 5:30-9:30 p.m. — Miles City Cowtown Cook-Off Judges Class, Montana Bar Banquet Room, 612 Main St.   Friday, June 13 6:30 a.m....
  •   Miles City is the place to be this weekend. The Montana Stockgrowers Association’s ’14 Mid-Year Meeting starts today and continues Friday and Saturday, the first Miles City Cowtown Cook-off activities also begin today and continue Friday and Saturday and the Miles City Mosquito Festival will round out the fun on Friday. Throw in...
  •   The dismissal last month of the head girls’ basketball coach at Custer County District High School continues to resonate with members of the community, as many have voiced their support of the coach in the form of calls and letters to the editor. However, the Unified Board of Trustees said proper procedure was followed in the rehiring...
  •   A presentation on Tax Increment Financing Districts was the focal point of last week’s monthly meeting of the Miles City Area Economic Development Council’s Board of Directors. Steve Zeier, of Zeier Consulting, gave the presentation to the board, explaining what a TIF is and how it works. Essentially, a TIF is a technique that...
  •   James Foy “Jim” Beeman, 71, former Miles City businessman, died on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Saint David, Arizona. He was surrounded by people who loved him as he took this step. Mr. Beeman was born Oct. 20, 1942. He was first and foremost a cowboy, and then a loving husband, son, father, grandfather, brother, in-law, uncle and...
  •   Michael J. Strouf, 67, of Miles City died on Monday, June 9, 2014, at Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City. Mr. Strouf was born on April 3, 1947, in Great Falls, the son of Reuben and Dorothy Johnston Strouf. In his younger years, he lived on the family farm in between Stanford and Denton. When he was 12 years of age, the family moved to...
  •   Betty Lou Erickson, 76, surrounded by her four loving children and her daughter-in-law, Julie, died peacefully on Sunday, June 8, 2014, in Miles City. Mrs. Erickson was born June 15, 1937, to Clarence and Edna Millslagel Rush in Gordon, Nebraska. She will be remembered for her great cooking, rising early and having a good cup of coffee. Mrs...