Monthly archive

March, 2016

  • When writing Stardust history columns, not only do I get an overview of history, I get to watch the style of newspaper writing evolve. And the earlier newspapers definitely had more style and panache than the dry news preferred today. For example, the Montana Stockgrowers Association was meeting in Miles City for the 31st time. Usually, a local...
  • A son was born to Ciara Fandek and Ryan Duncan of Miles City on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City. A daughter was born to Kallie and Jordan DeCock of Forsyth and Dickinson, N.D., on Thursday, March 3, 2016, at Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City. A son was born to Leslea and Jimmy Wade of Miles City on Thursday,...
  • Donald Lee Helm, 87, of Miles City passed away Saturday March 19, 2016, at the Riverstone Hospice Home in Billings. Don was born December 20, 1928 in Aberdeen, South Dakota the son of Nels and Grace Helm. Don entered the United States Army serving his country during the Korean War Conflict for which he received a purple heart. After he was...
  • Etta Flansburg, 71, of Miles City died Monday, March 21, 2016, at the Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City. Born May 11, 1944, in Miles City, she was the daughter of Marvin and Eileen (Green) Pratt. She and John Flansburg were married on Nov. 27, 1978, and they made their home in Miles City where she remained until the time of her death. Her...
  • Henry Lee Helgeson, 74, died on Saturday, March 19, 2016, at Valley Health Care Center in Billings. He was born May 25, 1941 in Fort Belknap to Harold and Minnie (Noordam) Helgeson. He and his wife, Sharon, were married in Missoula in August 1962. He is survived by his wife, Sharon of 53 years; son, Ken (Rhonda) Helgeson of Shepherd; daughter,...
  • United States Sen. Steve Daines stopped in Miles City Monday evening to tour Miles Community College’s Heavy Equipment Operations program. Daines has been traveling around the state to promote made-in-Montana energy and the good-paying jobs it supports. The tour will include the Montana Energy Summit 2016 on March 29-31 in Billings. He...
  • Paddlefish anglers planning to harvest a fish in the Upper Missouri River (from Fort Peck Dam to Fort Benton) need to apply for an Upper Missouri River Paddlefish Tag. Applications for this drawing can be made by mail, online at fwp.mt.gov, or by stopping by any regional or area FWP offices.  Applications must be received by March 31, 2016....
  • The Miles City Science Bowl team took home the title and advanced to the national competition, which hasn’t happened since the late 1990s. Custer County District High School had two teams competing at Montana State University-Billings on March 12.  “It was basically like Jeopardy, with science,” said freshman PJ Blankenship...
  • Gary Donald “Butch” Draine was born Oct. 17, 1955, and died at the age of 60 on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. He was born in Belle Fourche, South Dakota. He attended school at Hammond, graduated in 1973 from Powder River District High School in Broadus and attended Eastern Montana College in Billings. Butch married to Terry Brandon in...