Monthly archive

January, 2014

  •   Winter sports were always popular in Miles City, with skating and tobogganing most popular in the early days. By 1914, however, some more modern sports had arrived, including basketball and wrestling. The sports were not carefully organized, and only a few games were played through the schools. The center of sports activity in Miles City in...
  •   Local sports calendar for Custer County District High School (CCDHS), Washington Middle School (WMS), Miles Community College (MCC) and other Miles City sports. Calendar dates are from Monday through Sunday, unless otherwise noted.  Note: Times for CCDHS Basketball are for varsity games. Freshmen games typically start at 4 p.m.,...
  •   The Custer County District High School Cowboy wrestling team took part in the Class A Duals over the weekend in Lewistown. The Cowboys wrestled five duals on the weekend, losing to Lewistown 45-30, Dillon 66-12, Belgrade 72-12 and Havre 82-6. They did earn a dual win against Livingston, 42-33. The Cowboys will be at home tomorrow night,...
  •   By JOSH SAMUELSON Star Sports Editor The Miles Community College basketball teams made the trek to Riverton, Wyo., on Saturday to play Central Wyoming in a Region IX North Sub-Region double-header. The Lady Pioneers fell 59-47, but the MCC men rallied to win 70-61. The Pioneers improved to 12-10 overall and 5-4 in the North Sub-Region. The...
  •   By JOSH SAMUELSON Star Sports Editor The Custer County District High School Cowboy basketball team dropped a pair of Eastern A conference games on the weekend. On Friday night, the Cowboys lost at Hardin 64-57 and then fell 61-51 at home against Sidney on Saturday night. With the losses, the Cowboys dropped to 3-8 overall and 1-6 in the...
  •   The Custer County District High School Cowgirl basketball team picked up a pair of important Eastern A wins over the weekend, keeping themselves in striking distance of the conference. The Cowgirls beat Hardin 44-43 on Friday night at home and then went to Sidney on Saturday and beat the Lady Eagles 51-40. The Cowgirls are back to .500 on...
  •   For many state legislators, the first term served is a learning process, with officials learning what’s important to their constituents as well as navigating the frequently contentious legislative sessions. For Sen. Eric Moore, Republican in Senate District 19, it’s a challenge he’s willing to accept again. Moore recently...
  •   Richard T. Thordarson, 88 of Austin, Texas, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.  The following is a biography Mr. Thordarson wrote for his high school reunion.  “I was born on New Year’s Eve, 1925, in the greatest little town in the West, Miles City, Montana, where my “Home on the Range” was on The Island at 1104...
  •   Dear editor, Today I again read about the three teenagers near Great Falls who were hurt in a car crash. None of them was wearing seat belts. What is wrong with this? One is in serious condition in the hospital with head and chest injuries. I know teenagers don’t believe that it could happen to them. So  we as parents need to be...
  •   Dear editor, Last fall I asked your readers “why freshman congressman Steven Daines considers himself senatorial material?” I answered my own question with, “Montana deserves better.” This was in response to his votes to allow financial institutions and private equity firms to cheat, defraud and swindle pensioners...