Monthly archive

August, 2016

  • Former Miles City Mayor Butch Grenz was the only applicant for an open seat on the Miles City Council, but the council rejected his application by a vote of 6-2 Tuesday night at City Hall. The council has reopened the search for a new council member from Ward 2 to replace Rachel Sloan, who has resigned. Sloan was sworn in last October to fill the...
  • Ruby Alice (Kercheval) Olson, age 81, of Broadus passed away August 21, 2016 at the Powder River Manor in Broadus. A visitation will be held on Friday, August 26, 2016 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Broadus. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday August 27, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in...
  • Diann F. Suda, 71 of Miles City, MT passed away on Sunday August 21 at her home surrounded by her family.  Diann was born in Grafton ND on May 16, 1945, the daughter of Henry and Stephie (Helmowski) Wosick.  She grew up and attended school in Grafton.  Diann worked at the Lutheran Sunset Home for several years in Grafton. On...
  • Shelves are being stocked and construction is winding down at the largest Cenex Zip Trip in a seven-state area, which is about to open at 1815 S. Haynes Ave.  Store Manager Rick Crane said they are hoping to be able to open some day next week.  Zip Trip has 73 stores and operates in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho,...
  • The Miles City Council passed a $26.7 million city budget for 2016-17 Tuesday night.  The $23,668,213 spending plan includes $5 million in General Fund expenditures, nearly $900,000 in cash carryover and various enterprise funds like ambulance, water, sewer, airport and library..  Finance Committee Chairwoman Susanne Galbraith said the...
  • A Ferris wheel towering over the midway. Snorts, grunts and bellows from the livestock barns. The aroma of Greek, Chinese, Mexican and American food thick in the brisk, August air. The sights, sounds and smells of the Eastern Montana Fair were on full display Wednesday, opening day for the carnival and exhibits at the annual celebration of...
  • Edward (Eddy) Clare Halvorson of Bozeman passed away August 20, 2016 after fighting a valiant battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.  Mr. Halvorson was the youngest child of Edward O. and Clara Anderson Halvorson, born on June 26, 1935 in Miles City, MT.   Funeral services will be held on Friday, Aug. 26th at 11 am at Dokken-Nelson...
  • Ralph Leonard “Bud” Holmlund, 87, passed away Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital in Hamilton, MT., following a brief illness.  He was born in Miles City, MT on April 19, 1929 to the late Ralph Walter and Helen Marie Anderson Holmlund.  He grew up on the homestead of his dad’s parents, Oscar and...
  • The Kesler Rodeo is in full swing at the Eastern Montana Fairgrounds. They kicked off the fair in a big way on Tuesday evening with the first round of competition in multiple events. The rodeo concludes tonight. After Day One, the leaders are:  Bareback riding leaders: 1. Joel Schlegel, 79 points on Kesler Championship Rodeo’s...
  • LIVINGSTON — The closure of the Yellowstone River and all its tributaries to all recreational activities continues until further notice following identification of a parasite contributing to a mountain whitefish die-off. Montana, Fish, Wildlife and Parks has also recently received reports of the kill beginning to affect some rainbow and...