Monthly archive

December, 2014

  •   The men who spent a bitterly cold December at the Tongue River Cantonment in 1876 probably thought their somewhat less than cheery Christmas was the first celebrated in this part of the world, but they would have been wrong. In 1855, Sir St. George Gore of Sligo, Ireland, spent the winter in his fort near where Pumpkin Creek joins the...
  •   Alfred Galven Hirsch finished his 98 year journey peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at the Friendship Villa where he and his wife, Eunice, had resided for the past 18 months. Mr. Hirsch was the fourth child of Jacob and Anna Redman Hirsch, born Sept. 15, 1916. He was born at the family homestead at Crow Rock, which was then part of...
  • A son was born to Mandi and Chad Varner of Baker on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City. A daughter was born to Mary Elizabeth Roberts and Wayne Roger Eddy III of Miles City on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City. A son was born to Amanda Balo and Alex Rumph of Biddle on Monday,...
  •   At the last Miles City Council meeting, Mayor Butch Grenz said  he’s been having concerns about the ambulance turning down calls.  He asked Miles City Fire and Rescue’s Scott Moore about it. Moore said if the personnel aren’t there, they can’t leave the city short to run someone to Billings when there are...
  •   Ira S. Carey, 62, of Elk Grove, California, died on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. Mr. Carey was born on Dec. 27, 1951, the son of Del and Bernice Carey. He grew up on the ranch near Volborg and went to country school through the eighth grade and graduated from Custer County High School. Following his schooling he worked on the ranch for a few...
  •   Lyle Swenson of Terry, beloved dad, grandpa, teacher and friend, died on  Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014.  He was born on Jan. 30, 1937, in Coteau, North Dakota, the youngest son of Sigurd and Sophie Sorlie Swenson. Mr. Swenson grew up in Polson with his brothers, Dean and Ernest. He graduated from Polson High School in 1955 and from...
  •   Billy Hoverson, native Miles Citian, wild horse rider, musician, father and Transco employee, was cooking supper in late November. When the oil he was heating caught fire, Hoverson ended up with first- to third-degree burns on his face, arm and torso. So instead of sitting down to a tasty meal, Billy and wife JoAnn made a run the the...
  • Friday, Dec. 5 Christmas Stroll — Activities around Miles City from 5-8 p.m. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Crafts & Christmas Goodies Consignment Sale at Holy Rosary Healthcare. 1-3 p.m. Christmas Dog Parade and Contest at Stockman Bank, along with Open House. 1-4 p.m. Photos with Santa at  Murdoch’s. 2-4 p.m. Cider and cookies at First...
  • Call it a new twist on a holiday classic. Friday and Saturday night, the Barn Players will present ‘A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol,’ a humorous mix of your favorite fairy tale characters coupled with the beloved Charles Dickens fable. Partnering with the Miles City Area Chamber of Commerce, the play features a cast of 30, mixing Barn...