Monthly archive

March, 2015

  •   After a disappointing loss to Dawson Community College Thursday, the MCC Pioneers baseball team bounced back this weekend, taking three games of a four-game series against Prairie Baseball Academy. The Pioneers (7-11) won the first game of the Saturday doubleheader against PBA 11-7, but droped the second 6-3.  Sunday, however, was all...
  • With Phase I complete for the new Custer County Detention Center, prisoners will soon be housed locally in the new cell blocks. The sheriff’s office and the county commissioners are offering tours this afternoon and evening, from 3 to 7 p.m. The new main entrance, where the tours will start, is just off the parking lot at the rear of the...
  •       Saturday March 28, Miles City and other communities in the region set high temperature records while experiencing low humidity and high winds.   Miles City set a new record of 83°F, three degrees higher than the previous record for that date. The relative humidity was only 18 percent. Wind gusts peaked at 68 miles per...
  •   Funeral services for Russell Vernon “Russ” Martin, 77, of Miles City were Monday morning, March 30, 2015, in the First Lutheran Church in Miles City. Interment followed in the Custer County Cemetery. Mr. Martin died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at his home in Miles City with his family by his side. He was born on Aug. 19, 1937, in...
  •   They may be young, but many of the performers in the Barn Players, Inc. production, “Disney Peter Pan, Jr.” are stage veterans, including Jade Stratton, who portrays the title character. “I just love the theatre,” Stratton said enthusiastically, “and it’s fun to put on a costume.” Her enthusiasm...
  •   Last week the Range Riders Museum received the gift of a beautiful, antique square grand piano. The piano goes back in Miles City’s history to the early years of Fort Keogh being established.  After a check of the piano’s serial number, it was discovered it was built by the Chickering company in 1880. It was then delivered...
  •   The Miles City Council was split Tuesday on whether to hire a fire chief applicant from Ohio or to go with Cameron Duffin, interim fire chief of nine months.  Mayor Butch Grenz broke the tie by choosing Gary Warren of Ohio. After the vote, Duffin asked Grenz why the Ohio candidate was chosen over him. The mayor replied that the culture...
  •   Dr. Malcolm Duncan Winter Jr., 86, died early Thursday morning, March 19, 2015, at the Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City after four months of declining health. Dr. Winter was born prematurely at 4.5 pounds in Miles City on June 8, 1928, the son of Dr. Malcolm and Martha Winter. He grew up in Miles City, graduating from Custer County High...
  •   Gerald Richard Gibbs, 89, of Jordan died Saturday, March 21, 2015, at the Eastern Montana Veteran Home in Glendive. Mr. Gibbs was born on July 23, 1925, in Miles City, the son of Roy and Nora Leibole Gibbs. He grew up on the family ranch near Jordan where he attended various country schools; he also attended school in Miles City for a short...
  •   It was a night of updates at Monday’s monthly meeting of the Miles Community College Board of Trustees. Enrollment numbers, the possibility of purchasing the old armory and tuition prices were all discussed.  “With tuition, we are looking at keeping in-district tuition relatively flat,” said MCC President Stacy...