Monthly archive

December, 2016

  • Duane E. Wellnitz, age 79, passed away on December 26, 2016 at Holy Rosary Extended Care in Miles City. Duane was born in 1937 in Milbank, SD in Grant County. He was a hard working farm boy and attended rural country schools to high school days and then went on to the military. He served four years with the United States Air Force serving in...
  • Leon B. Shipman, age 76 of Miles City, passed away on December 25, 2016 at the Holy Rosary Health Center. Leon was born on February 25, 1940 in Ismay, MT. He was the son of Dale and Hazel (Deeks) Shipman. He attended grade school at Ismay, Kinsey and Custer County District High School. He enlisted in the United States Army in January of 1959. He...
  • Vocalists from the Miles City area are being sought to perform “Requiem in D Minor” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. “I’d like to get between 40 and 60 voices to perform this work,” said Terry Annalora, who will be conducting both the choral and orchestral parts. According to Annalora, “Requiem” is a funeral...
  • With the holiday season in full swing generosity is evident everywhere. Five local students, with the help of their teacher, showed their own generous ways through a unique wood shop project this year. Custer County District High School shop teacher Cody Kelly has been donating items to be auctioned off at Erin’s Crystal Ball for the past...
  • Snow removal efforts continue as state, county and city crews, as well as individuals, do what they can to remove the massive amounts of snow Miles City received Christmas Day. According to the National Weather Service office in Billings, accurate readings of the amount of snow Miles City received are not available because the blowing snow makes...
  • On December 23, 2016 surrounded by family, Ellis passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. Ellis was 80 years old.  Ellis Williams was born in Uncle Floyd and Aunt Lena (Crosby) Ellis’ house in Ekalaka, Montana on March 16, 1936. Ellis was the first of five children born to Georgia (Crosby) and Lester Williams. Ellis attended...
  • Jared Bellows, an infielder and pitcher from Miles City, has signed a letter of intent to play college baseball for the Miles Community College Pioneers. MCC coach Jeff Brabant made the announcement at a signing ceremony earlier this month, terming it a “great day for Pioneer baseball.” “Jared is a tremendous athlete who is both...
  • The statistics on suicide in Montana are staggering. According to the Montana Strategic Suicide Prevention Plan 2017, the state has had the highest or near-highest rate of suicide deaths in the nation for almost 40 years.  Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for Montanans ages 10-44. The Strategic Plan is rich with statistics and...
  • The City of Miles City is setting up a system for charging for fire inspections, motor vehicle crash responses, and hazardous material incident responses. The resolution to establish the fees was passed by the city council 6-2 on Dec. 13. Council members John Uden and Dwayne Andrews voted against it. Andrews said he felt billing people for vehicle...
  • The trucks back up to loading docks then packages and letters are unloaded by the hundreds or thousands using carts or conveyor belts at the local FedEx, United States Postal Service (USPS) and United Parcel Service (UPS) facilities as the Christmas rush nears the end. Fed Ex contractor Jeff Erlenbusch has been delivering FedEx packages for seven...