Monthly archive

June, 2014

  •   The polls will open at 7 a.m. Tuesday (noon at rural locations) for the primary election. All polls close at 8 p.m. Polling places are Washington Middle School (Precincts 1 and 8), Custer County District High School (Precinct 2), Highland Park School (Precinct 3), Jefferson School (Precinct 4), Kircher School (Precinct 5), National Guard...
  •   Voters will decide at Tuesday’s election, whether to establish a local government study commission to take a look at the City of Miles City and another one to study Custer County.  Every 10 years Montanans get to decide whether the structure of their local cities and counties should be reviewed. In November’s general...
  •   Despite the heavy rains on Saturday, Miles City’s Public Utilities Director Allen Kelm said Monday morning, “I don’t have any concerns” about high water on the river.   The flood stage is officially 13 feet and the United States Geological Survey reported the river height at 12.6 feet at 9:30 this morning and...
  •   Joseph Wayne “Joe” Finch, former Miles City resident, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, in Bellevue, Wash. Mr. Finch was born in Ismay on Oct. 12, 1927. He graduated from Custer County High School in Miles City and married Carol Lois Stoltz of Chicago, Illinois, on Nov. 28, 1953. They lived on the family ranch in Knowlton until...
  •   Shirley Marie Burton, 78, of Helena, formerly of Broadus, died Monday, March 17, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. Mrs. Burton was born in Red Lodge on Jan. 26, 1936, to George and Josephine Thompson Brown. She attended grade school and graduated from high school in Red Lodge, then attended the University of Montana in Missoula....
  • A daughter was born to Jacy Kittelman of Miles City on Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City.   A son was born to Autumn Heibner and Brian Goodson of Miles City on Thursday, May 22, 2014, at Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City.   A daughter was born to Andrea and Jason Sibble of Miles City on Saturday, May...

May, 2014

  •   Joni Oja Joni Oja grew up on a ranch in central Montana. After raising three children, she returned to school to earn her law degree, receiving her Juris Doctorate from the University of Montana Law School in 2008. During law school, Oja worked as a legal intern, prosecuting for the Missoula County Attorney’s Office.  Her summers...
  •   Bill Ellis The challenger in the District 1 election for Custer County Commissioner is Bill Ellis. Born and raised in Custer County, Ellis graduated from Custer County District High School in 1975, then moved to Bozeman to attend Montana State University. He worked in insurance and construction while in Bozeman. In 1992, Ellis returned to...
  •   JASON STROUF Native Miles Citian Jason Strouf is facing the incumbent in a contest for County Commissioner District 1.  Strouf says he is running because “I want to be part of the solution. It does not take much effort to complain; the real effort is making the commitment to improve a situation.” Strouf has served on local...
  •   Diamond J Construction’s request for a zoning change south of town died at the Miles City Council meeting Tuesday night, due to lack of a motion. There was no discussion on the issue. John Peila, owner of Diamond J, was requesting the 29 acres of land on Highway 59 South, which is zoned agricultural, to be rezoned to general...