Monthly archive

March, 2017

  • 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...
  • The Gavilon Grain elevator at 714 Phillips St., just off North Seventh Street, in Miles City is “back in business,” according to manager Carl Nannenga. The elevator had closed for a few months this past winter. John Laney, executive director of the Miles City Area Chamber of Commerce, recently attended a meeting with executives from...
  • Marie J. Soennichsen, 81, of Miles City died peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.  On July 13, 1935, Marie Jeanette Schroeder was delivered by her grandmother in Bascom to Harold and Pearl  Eaton Schroeder.  Visitation will be Wednesday, March 29, 2017, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Forsyth...
  • Champions were crowned in eight divisions at the 2017 Cowtown Classic youth basketball tournament, including the Miles City Cowgirls, who took first place in the seventh-grade girls division. The two-day tournament in Miles City featured 58 teams from 24 communities in four states competing in 121 games. Games were played on seven courts at five...
  • A future legislative bill aimed at revising Montana’s Workers’ Compensation is still in draft form but is expected to be introduced in the Montana Legislature soon by State Sen. Eric Moore of Miles City. The bill would basically eliminate the Montana State Fund and set up a residual market for high risk workers’ comp cases. The...
  • If approved by the state legislature, Montana Senate Bill (SB) 305 would save Custer County at least $15,000 by allowing mail-in-only voting for the May 25 special election. SB 305, which would allow an election by mail for the special election to replace Rep. Ryan Zinke, has been undergoing hearings in Helena for several weeks, with the most...
  • Lamar Community College took two more games from the home team Miles Community College Pioneers at Connors Stadium on Monday, roughing up the Pioneers for 15 hits in Game 1, and taking Game 2 with another top-of-the-seventh comeback. With the wins, Lamar completed a weekend’s work that included winning five-of-six games and outscoring the...
  • Beverly “Betty” Ann McGuire Phelps, 81, of Miles City, Montana — On March 18th, 2017 the Lord took Betty home after a courageous battle with cancer. Betty passed away at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Billings, Montana with her sister Ione and nieces Kay, Cheryl and Susie by her side.  Betty was born at the family home on...