Monthly archive

February, 2014

  •   Local resident Rob Shipley’s appeal of a public nuisance conviction was dismissed because Shipley failed to appear at the hearing Thursday morning, according to a 16th District Court order. District Judge Michael Hayworth made the order.  Judge Leroy Not Afraid had presided at the Nov. 25 City Court trial and found Shipley guilty...
  •   Pat Phalen, 85, of Ismay died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at the Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City. Dan Patrick Phalen was born on Feb. 18, 1928, in Ekalaka to Lawrence C. and Rose Ambrose Phalen. At the young age of seven, he and the rest of the family moved to Miles City where he grew up and attended school until the eighth grade. When he...
  •   James “Jimmie” Ristoff, 91, formerly of Miles City, who was residing at the Eastern Montana Veteran’s Home in Glendive, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at the Glendive Medical Center from ongoing medical problems. Mr. Ristoff was born in Miles City, on the family farm just north of town. Most people know the place as Pirogue...
  •     Students from six schools, Custer County District High School in Miles City, Dawson County High School in Glendive, Sidney, Fergus County High School in Lewistown, Hardin and Laurel. The band students from the six schools are divided and combined into three performing ensembles for the festival: Honor Band, Mass Band and Percussion...
  • A son, Evan Douglas Kuchynka, was born to Melissa and Kane Kuchynka of Idaho Falls, Idaho on Wednesday, February 5, 2014.  Evan weighed six pounds, 12 ounces at birth.  He joins a brother, Carson, and a sister, Reagan, in the family home.  His Miles City grandparents are Larry and Rhea Kuchynka and his great-grandparents are Shirley...
  •   A pilot program for kindergartners introduced at Garfield Elementary School this fall has received positive feedback from students and parents alike, according to the Miles City Unified School District. The program, which extends instruction from half a day to a full day for kindergarten students who decide to participate, was given an...
  •   In a conference call last week with state officials on the northeast sewer line project, Custer County Commissioners came away with a “pretty positive” outlook, according to Commissioner Keith Holmlund.  When bids were opened on January 23, they were considerably higher than engineers’ estimates, by about $400,000....
  •   Stockman Bank of Montana, headquartered in Miles City, has agreed to purchase Basin State Bank, which has three locations: Stanford, Lewistown and Geraldine. Basin State Bank opened in 1911 and has about $150 million in total assets. Bill Coffee, CEO of Stockman Bank, said, “We are excited to serve more of our neighbors in central...
  •   Shelley Davis, spokesperson for Dollar Tree stores, has confirmed that Dollar Tree will be opening a store in Miles City.  The store, which will be 10,000 square feet, will be located in the old County Market location on South Haynes Avenue between Mexico Linda and Aaron’s. An opening is anticipated for March 23.  Davis said...
  •   The weather was, as expected, cold for the Cowtown Beef Breeders Show on Friday with sub-zero temperatures. However,  “All but three of our 35 breeders showed up, and they felt it was a successful day, in spite of the chill,” says John Laney, Executive Director of the Miles City Area Chamber of Commerce. “Thank...