Monthly archive

May, 2015

  •   The CCDHS Cowgirls softball team showed some pop at the plate against Billings Central Tuesday at Bender Field, but a few costly errors allowed the Lady Rams (8-1) to pull away and win 11-7. “We had some offense, just not enough to get it done,” said Cowgirls Head Coach Murrey Selk. “We got the hits going a little bit,...
  •   Several Custer County District High School track and field athletes competed in the Midland Roundtable Top 10 Meet at Laurel on Tuesday and had a good showing. Athletes had to be ranked in the top 10 in their events in order to participate. Students represented schools from Billings, Bozeman, Hardin, Custer-Hysham, Manhattan, Shepherd,...
  •   After what could be described as a roller-coaster first season in a new conference, the MCC Pioneers baseball team closed it out in style, beating former Mon-Dak rival Williston State 14-8 in Williston Wednesday. “It was quite a game to finish out with,” said MCC Head Coach Jeff Brabant. “Williston is ranked 19th in the...
  •   The April 19 house fire that claimed one life and destroyed two homes was officially declared to have been accidental from “an undetermined heat source,” according to Lt. Justin Russell of Miles City Fire and Rescue.  Sixty-seven-year-old Clark Malvin, who lived in the home where the fire originated, died at Holy Rosary...
  • Cancer sucks. There are very few people left in the world who have not uttered those two words, and maybe a few other stronger ones. Nearly everyone has been affected by cancer, whether it’s a family member or close friend, or they have battled it themselves. And it sucks. In my tenure at the Star, two of my favorite people in the Miles City...
  • Stockman Bank revealed today it plans to build a new state-of-the-art Data Center in Miles City, with the goal of it being able to open by the end of 2017. Stockman Bank Chief Technology Officer Paul Roble commented, “With Stockman’s continued strong growth across Montana and the expansion of technology throughout our company and...
  •   Jeffrey Christopher Peila, DVM, rode over the great divide on April 29, 2015, after a tenacious battle with cancer.  A Christmas blessing, Jeff was born on December 25, 1950, to Martha (Sutton) and Joseph Peila in Denver, Colorado. The eldest of eight, he spent his toddler years on the sandy-soiled ranch in Akron, CO. At age 3, he and...

April, 2015

  •     Spring is a time of new beginnings. It also is a great time to sort out and get rid of unwanted items, clean up homes, garages and storage units, and tidy and spruce up yards, parks and other outdoor spaces. Local and area residents can take advantage of the warmer weather by getting outside on Friday and Saturday, May 8-9, and...
  •   Elizabeth “Betty” McCourt, 94, of Miles City died Monday, April 27, 2015, at the Holy Rosary Extended Care in Miles City. Mrs. McCourt was born on Jan. 3, 1921, in Moore, the daughter of Edward and Tina Gerringa McCourt. She grew up in Ismay.  She attended grade school and graduated from Custer County High School at the age...