Monthly archive

February, 2017

  • For six Custer County District High School senior Cowboys on Tuesday night, Valentine’s Day wasn’t about roses and chocolate, but instead a 59-53 win over Eastern A rival Hardin in their last home game for the blue and gold. “Nothing’s better than getting a win on your senior night,” said senior starter Tyler Burk....
  • Bird enthusiasts are flocking to a new birding/outdoors group that is forming in the Miles City region. An exploratory meeting was attended by about 20 persons last month, and a follow-up meeting for planning purposes will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 16 in Room 106 of Miles Community College. According to a news release, birding group...
  • In this week’s meeting of the Miles City Unified Board of Trustees, district enrollment was discussed. Enrollment is down from this time last year said Superintendent Keith Campbell. The decreases could affect the future budget.  According to Campbell, the decrease is possibly due to the economic downturn in the area referring to the...
  • Alfretta Kountz Mack Ofstedal passed away peacefully the night of February 8th at the age of 99 years old, at the McCone County Health Center in Circle. Alfretta was born January 14th, 1918 to Joe and Maude (Clariage) Kountz in the Watkins Community near Brockway, MT. She was the fifth child in a family of six. She attended school in Brockway....
  • Jewelry, flowers and candy, as always, are in high demand this Valentine’s Day, according to Miles City businesses.  Sandy Anderson from Creative Corner by Sandy said candy and flowers are always popular, but at her store she notices one year flowers are more of the focus, then the next year its candy, then it’s a stuffed animal...
  • Larry Ray Kuchynka, age 71 of Miles City, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, February 11, 2017, after a short battle with cancer. Larry was born on July 6, 1945 in Valley City, ND, the eldest of Henry & Shirley Kuchynka’s six children. The family moved to Miles City, MT when Larry was baby, where he attended...
  • The James T. Flinn Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1579 celebrated its 85th anniversary in Miles City with an Armed Forces Appreciation Dinner and Dance on Saturday afternoon and evening. A free ham and roast beef dinner with all the trimmings was served at the VFW Hall located at 119 S. Sixth St. on Saturday afternoon. “We fed around 200...
  • Sacred Heart School was bustling on Thursday afternoon with students presenting their science fair projects. The science fair consists of Sacred Heart students and those from the rural schools.  According to Sacred Heart Principal Bart Freese, the science fair has been going on for around 20 years.  “One of the teachers at Kircher...
  • The Custer County District High School girls basketball team split a pair of games in weekend action. The Cowgirls escaped Ashton with a narrow 62-54 win over St. Labre Catholic School on Friday, but fell 61-37 to Billings West on Saturday at home. Custer County used balance scoring, a tenacious defense, and dominance on the boards to better St....
  • The Miles City Unified School District’s 5th- and 6th-Grade basketball season is underway, with a quartet of games played to date, and more scheduled for tonight and tomorrow.  In Feb. 2 action, the Thundercats won 28-10 after holding the Green Machines to just two points in the second half. Caleb Brossman scored 10 points, all in the...