Monthly archive

September, 2016

  • John J. Sampsel, M.D., 90, of Miles City died peacefully with his wife, Helen, and son, Curt, by his side on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016. Dr. Sampsel was born on Feb. 16, 1926, in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, the son of William H. and Marguerite Brennan Sampsel.   Military Graveside services will be held on Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, at 11 a.m. at...
  • he cover photo of the 2016 Block Management Hunting Access Guide has a face that is familiar to many in the Miles City area. Alan Charles stands with his Golden Retriever, Teal, alongside an impressive string of three geese, two turkeys and an antelope. He made the guide cover not because of his hunting prowess, but because his colleagues at...
  • The High Plains Classics Car Club will hold its 30th annual Car Show and Shine on Saturday at Riverside Park at 400 Main St. in Miles City. There is no charge for the public to attend the event, which starts at 11 a.m. For those entering vehicles in the show, pre-registration was free if forms were received before Sept. 1. For those wishing to...
  • Highlands Natural Resources recently filed permits and bonds with the state as part of a pilot drilling program in the southeastern portion of Custer County. The project — “Helios Two” — calls for drilling and developing natural gas and helium deposits in the area.  According to its website, the firm is a UK-registered...
  • Rita J. Lindvold, 86, of Miles City died Monday, Sept. 5, 2016, at Holy Rosary Extended Care in Miles City. She was born in Miles City on Oct. 30, 1929 to Jesse and Doris (Popp) Harris.  Visitation will be Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the chapel of Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. Funeral services will be...
  • Norval Dean “Bud” Nelson took the hand of Jesus to join his Holy Father in Heaven on September 1, 2016. Bud Nelson was born on June 25, 1927 in Miles City, MT to Irvin Vick and Marion Yates. Marion and Irvin later divorced before Bud was born. Marion married Kelly Nelson on May 19, 1928. Kelly adopted Bud and his sister Irma.  The...
  • Georgia Ruth (Woodruff) Brown, age 91, of Miles City, passed away on the morning of Sunday, September 4, 2016. Ruth was born in Laredo, Missouri on December 25, 1924, during a trip home that her mother made, “just before she was born.” She was the oldest of two girls born to Claude and LaVena Woodruff. Her father, Claude Woodruff, was...
  • Elmer B. Clark was a successful business man in early 20th century Miles City. He was involved in real estate with the Clark Land Company and was the owner of Midland Coal and Lumber Company. Midland Coal and Lumber had branch offices in several southeastern Montana towns besides its main office on Main Street in Miles City and its lumber yards on...
  • The Custer County High School varsity football team overcame a long bus ride and Fergus County on Friday, bouncing back from a season-opening loss to Powell to beat the Golden Eagles 21-0 in Lewistown. It was a record-setting night for Cowboy junior quarterback Gabe Gundlach, who set school marks for passing yards and completions. Cowboy head...
  • With gas prices low and summer slipping away, millions of Americans will take to the roads and the air this weekend for the three-day Labor Day weekend. In Miles City, expect a net gain from the travel, as hundreds of natives make their way home for the weekend, many with their dancing shoes packed in the trunk. They’ll be attending the All-...