Monthly archive

July, 2014

  •   The City of Miles City’s water rights are being challenged, concerning Tongue River water used for Scanlan Lake (also known as the Natural Oasis) and Cook Lake. According to City Attorney Dan Rice (via a phone conversation at the July 8 Miles City Council meeting), the Bureau of Indian Affairs is saying the city needs only one-seventh...
  •   Roy D. Volkman, 97, died Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Marin General Hospital in San Rafael, California, with family at his bedside. His death is attributed to the infirmities of age. Mr. Volkman was born July 25, 1916, and raised in Cottonwood, Minnesota. He almost reached is 98th birthday. He served in the United States Army during World War...
  •     Ronald Jerome Lee, 71, of Miles City, died unexpectedly on July 11, 2014, in Billings. He was a kind, gentle, happy man who will be missed beyond measure by all who knew him. Mr. Lee was born on Jan. 2, 1943, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of Gilbert and Marjorie Lee. He graduated from Park River High School, North Dakota in 1960...
  •   Writers of note have had their works banned or censored since the beginning of time, and now an award-winning writer whose debut novel is based in Miles City has now joined their ranks. Miles City native emily m. danforth (sic) was informed by a Twitter contact in late June that her novel, “The Miseducation of Cameron Post,” had...
  •   A Missoula corporation is hoping to build a 30-unit affordable apartment complex behind Albertson’s, which would be called Stower Commons. Housing Solutions founder Alex Burkhalter explained his plans to the Miles City Council Tuesday night. Burkhalter has worked 10 years at providing affordable housing and has been involved in 14...
  •   Cecelia Margaret Kuntz, 88, of Miles City died Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City. She was born in Mott, North Dakota, to Mike and Mary Frize on March 22, 1926. She met the love of her life, Celestes “Sal” Kuntz, and they were married April 24, 1946. To this union two daughters were born, Elnora...
  • Justina Lyn Lockie and Nathan Allan Tuttle, both of Circle, have announced their engagement.  A September wedding is planned by the couple.
  •   Roy Gordon Eissinger, 89, of Brockway, died in the McCone County Health Center in Circle on Saturday, July 5, 2014. Mr. Essinger was born on Feb. 22, 1925, in Terry, the son of Andrew and Mae Selberg Eissinger. He graduated from Brockway High School, Class of 1942, after which he attended Montana State College in Bozeman for a year. ...
  • Andrea Meyer and Donnie Martin, both of Miles City, have announced their engagement.  Meyer is the daughter of Anthony and Debbie of Miles City.  Kenneth Martin and Sharon Miraflor of Miles City are Martin's parents.  A July 12 wedding is planned.
  •   On Tuesday night the Miles City Council denied the controversial rezoning request by Diamond J Construction for some land along Highway 59 South. The land is zoned agricultural, and the company requested it be general commercial so it can complete the building it already had begun. The facility was to be used for a shop and office. Diamond...