Monthly archive

January, 2015

  • An effort has begun to restore the fountain at Wibaux Park to its former glory.  The Florence Stacy Memorial Fountain was built around 1913 and has not worked for many years. It is in need of internal and external repairs. Lilly Cruise approached the Miles City Council Tuesday to discuss the developing plans. Last week she talked with city...
  •   Carl Walter Harbaugh, 83, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at the Garfield County Nursing Home in Jordan. Mr. Harbaugh was born at the home of Auntie Agnes Sullivan in Miles City on March 18, 1931, to Carl Walter Harbaugh Sr. and Margie Fellman Harbaugh.  He came into the world a puny baby and remained that way the first couple of years...
  •   Donald E. “Don” Nelson, 79, of Miles City died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at Holy Rosary Extended Care in Miles City. Mr. Nelson was born March 18, 1935, to Elmer and Jen Spek Nelson. He attended schools in Roundup, graduating from Roundup High School in 1953. Mr. Nelson earned a basketball scholarship to Montana State College in...
  •   The Miles Community College basketball teams hosted Gillette College on Saturday afternoon at the Centra. The women pulled off an impressive comeback to win 76-68, while the men played well but lost 99-89. The MCC women are now 14-7 overall on the season and moved to 5-1 in the Region IX North Sub-Region. The Pioneers dropped to 9-12...
  •   It was an evening of food, fellowship and entertainment, as community members descended on the Miles City Town and Country Club Thursday night to honor the 2014 Citizens of the Year. The annual awards banquet was hosted by the Miles City Area Chamber of Commerce and catered by the Redneck Grill. Chamber Executive Director John Laney served...
  •   Ryan Joseph Watts, “Rhino,” “Ry Guy,” “Sam,” “Wuzza,” “Wattsy” and “Fridge,” died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, surrounded by loved ones at Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver, Colorado, due to organ failure onset by virus, to a battle tattered body, which had previously...
  •   Pearl Shumway, 95, of Miles City died peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. She was born to William and Hettie Jones on Sept. 26, 1919. one of 11 children. The family lived in Washington State. She met George H. Shumway and they were married on May 14, 1938. They moved to Wolf Point where they raised 12...
  •   Frances Grasky, 94, of Miles City died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. Born Emma Frances Coombe on Jan. 1, 1921, in the Abbey Hospital in Miles City, she was the daughter of Edith and Fred Coombe. She was followed into the world in quick succession by four additional sisters within the next five years: Inez, Freeda, Hilda and Evelyn. The Coombe...
  •   Although this time of year most of us are thinking about illness, at Holy Rosary Healthcare, they are thinking about wellness. It’s time for the Holy Rosary Healthcare Annual Health Fair. Although there will be no expo this year, the reduced-cost screenings will be offered over nine days, including on Saturday, January 31. Screenings...
  •   Growth causes growing pains, and Miles City has been undergoing some recently in dealing with zoning and planning issues. Several recent re-zoning requests have proved to be controversial, both from the legal standpoint and from the standpoint of those who would be affected by the changes. The current city zoning code, some of which was...