Monthly archive

August, 2016

  • Debbie Ritts, 58, of Miles City died Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, at her home in Miles City. She was born Nov. 3, 1957, in Roma Linda, California, the daughter of William and Carol (Elliot) Housel. She married Michael Ailey and they had four children. Later she married Dennis Andre. In 2001 she married Jay Dee Ritts. Survivors include sons, Jesse Ailey...
  • It’s time for Miles City and area residents to dig out their walking shoes, lace them up and get to the track on the Miles Community College campus to participate in the 21st Annual Relay For Life. This year’s relay officially begins Friday at 7 p.m. and continues until 7 Saturday morning. Teams of four to 20 walkers (and perhaps a few...
  • A high-speed chase that began between Miles City and Forsyth on Interstate 94 ended safely in Roundup on Saturday. According to a Musselshell County Sheriff’s Office press release, the driver of the vehicle and its three occupants at first successfully evaded law enforcement on the interstate. No information has been released about how or...
  • Vivian Lorraine Mount, 84, passed away on Monday August 15, 2016 after a short illness. She died at Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge, Colorado with her family by her side. Born in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan on May 4th, 1932, she was the only child of Warren Harry Gosney and Mary Jo, Hannah (Cuthbert) Gosney. Following the death of her father,...
  • Come hell or low water, the 2016 edition of Duck Days in Forsyth will go on. Despite low water conditions, hundreds of yellow rubber ducks will be released into the Yellowstone River on Saturday, with $1,000 going to the owner of the duck that crosses the finish line first. Due to the low flow, the race will be a little shorter than other years,...
  • Cheri LaBlanc Dyba of the Miles City Study Commission says there isn’t a huge difference between the charter form of government the commission recommended and the current form of city government, but there is enough of a difference for the change to make sense. As an example, sheexplained that when the city wanted to change a speed limit on...
  • Eastern Montana Fair Manager Gail Shaw said the Fair office will open Thursday, which means the Fair itself is not far behind.  However, a few items are still up in the air for the Aug. 24-27 Fair, and public input is needed to get those settled. Shaw said the Friday night concert will start later this year, at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26,...
  • Hailey Kellum, granddaughter of Ken and Donna Kellum of Miles City, was crowned Miss Teen of Montana 2016 at the Miss Teen of Montana Pageant on July 29-31 at the Parkway Plaza Hotel in Casper, Wyo. Young ladies ages 13–18 from across the state participated in the event culminating with Kellum’s crowning on July 31. According to a...
  • Fisheries biologists are investigating a fish kill on the Yellowstone River near Livingston.  State wildlife officials have now counted more than 1,000 dead mountain whitefish in the Yellowstone River, but have yet to determine what’s caused the die-off. Fish experts have pointed to warmer temperatures, decreased stream flows and river...
  • The City Council has signed off, and construction is set to begin at First Interstate Bank’s new branch office on South Haynes Avenue in Miles City. The 7,000-square-foot, single-story structure will replace the existing branch at 1115 Main St. that the bank has called home for the past 30 years. Branch President Jeff Rodenbaugh said an...