Monthly archive

March, 2017

  • About 15 community members attended the half-day Annual Economic Outlook Seminar this month in Miles City, and heard bullish predictions for the local economy. The seminar was put on by the Bureaus of Business and Economic Research (BBER) from the University of Montana. Patrick Barkey, director of BBER, spoke on the economic outlook for Custer...
  • If the City of Miles City annexes more land, the main financial hit to Custer County would be the Road Department, but as much as this concerns the Custer County Commissioners, they are even more concerned about the rights of the people that would be most affected by annexation. The city is looking at annexation but no decisions have been made as...
  • Robert “Rob” Michael Sandefer, 38, of Miles City, died Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at the St. Vincent Hospital in Billings. He was born Jan. 15, 1979, in Bozeman, the son of Kent and Cheryl (Elliott) Sandefer.  Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com.
  • Norma L. Gallinger Hoverson passed away peacefully from this life in Billings, MT on March 18, 2017 at the age of 83.  Mom was born May 3, 1933 to Helen Ruth Viall and Clarence Elwood Gallinger in Jordan, MT. The family moved to Fromberg, MT in 1935 when the Fort Peck Dam was put in and flooded the family homestead in Garfield County. Mom...
  • Long-time Miles City resident Bud Elmore, 90, passed away peacefully after a stay of one week in the Holy Rosary Hospital and one day in the Miles City Veterans Community Living Center on March 22, 2017. He was surrounded by his loving wife and daughters during his hospital and VA stays. Preceding his time in the hospital, he was affectionately...
  • Dona Zimmer, age 64 passed away on March 25, 2017 at the Billings Clinic in Billings, MT. Dona was born on April 4th, 1952 to Donald and Bette (Hall) Gulden in Missoula, MT. She was raised by many people that she referred to as her foster parents in several towns and communities in Montana until she moved back to Miles City when she was 11 years...
  • Jess Lockwood’s start to the 2017 Professional Bull Riding Built Ford Tough Series left little doubt that he’s here to stay. The 19-year-old Volborg resident rode four bulls into the Madison Square Garden dirt and rode away from New York with not only the big money prize, but the title of top bull rider in the world.  He held on...
  • It’s March Madness at the Miles Community College Centra gymnasium, but instead of the Pioneers on the court, it’s 218 children in grades 1-6 learning the fundamentals of basketball in the inaugural season of the Miles City Youth Basketball League. “There seemed to be an interest among community members and children,” said...
  • Seventh- and eighth-graders are a notoriously tough crowd. Put a young bull rider in front of them, and he’s admittedly more nervous speaking to them than getting on a series of the world’s best bulls at, say, Madison Square Garden in New York. Jess Lockwood can now say he’s done both.  The 19-year-old who’s taken the...
  • The Miles City Council will hold its Tuesday meeting in the Custer County District High School Auditorium to accommodate a large crowd that is expected to attend to oppose annexation. The council meeting room in city hall can accomodate just 49 persons under the fire code. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. The council is considering a utility rule that...