Monthly archive

May, 2015

  •   John Anton Hafla, the eighth child of Anton Joseph Hafla and Agnes Hanel Hafla, was born July 5, 1928, in Wason Flats. He died in his sleep at Sweetwater Retirement in Billings on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Mr. Hafla’s parents, immigrants from Alexandria, Russia, instilled in him a strong sense of hard work, along with Christian and...
  •   In Montana and around the United States, Memorial Day this year will be observed on Monday, May 25. Originally known as Decoration Day, the day was a time to honor Union soldiers who had died in the Civil War. After World War I, the day became a time to honor men and women who gave their lives in any military war or action. The name of the...
  •   Senior BASH, a non-alcoholic event, is sponsored by parents, community members and merchants of Miles City on the night of Custer County District High School’s graduation, which is Sunday, May 24. For approximately 28 years, Senior BASH has been successful in preventing alcohol-related accidents and deaths on graduation night. ...
  •   The softball program at Custer County District High School has had many firsts. They had their first win against Browning a few years ago and last year, they made their first state tournament appearance. Yesterday afternoon in Anaconda, the Cowgirls set another first, picking up their first state tournament win in school history, 8-7 over...
  •   Terry Cline died Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at St Vincent Hospital in Billings, the same hospital he was born in 78 years earlier on Dec 27, 1936. He was the eldest of six children born to Art and Bicky Cline. Mr. Cline attended Billings Catholic schools, graduating from Billings Central in 1955. He graduated from University of Portland in 1959...
  •   Frank J. Kloberdanz died after a long illness on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Mr. Kloberdanz was born at the family farm, Nov. 21, 1923, the son of Felix and Pauline Applehanz Kloberdanz, in Sterling, Colorado. He was the eighth child of 11. He attended St. Anthony schools and church and continued to help with the family farm. In 1942, he...
  •   Robert Charles Smith Sr. (Bob) passed away at Spanaway, WA on April 23, 2015, at the age of 67. Robert was born in Spokane, WA on September 27, 1947, and moved to Miles City, MT as a young child with his family. He graduated from Custer County High School and attended Miles Community College. After school he joined the U.S. Navy and proudly...
  •        Vera Carter, 83, of Broadus died Thursday, May 21, 2015, at the Powder River Manor.      Vera Marie Mace Carter was born in Ranch Creek on the Wyoming/Montana line on May 4, 1932, to Vera Woods Mace and Lloyd Mace. She was the sixth child and the fifth girl in the family of 10 children. She was born in the...
  •   Graduates in the Custer County District High School Class of 2015 will receive their diplomas on Sunday afternoon, May 24, during Commencement in the CCDHS gymnasium. The graduation program will begin at 2 p.m. The CCDHS Band, directed by Joe Sutton, will play the processional at the beginning of the program and the recessional at the end....
  •   The weather cooperated, for the most part, on Friday and Saturday at the World Famous Bucking Horse Sale. Sunday was a different story, but the rodeo action all weekend was hot. The rodeo got started on Friday with bull riding, sheep riding and the first round of wild horse races. In the Bucking Bull Showdown, Jess Lockwood of Volborg was...