Monthly archive

August, 2016

  • Miles City exists because the cantonment, later Fort Keogh, was constructed at the mouth of the Tongue River.  And Colonel H. C. Thompson, who lived the rest of his long life in Miles City, was in a nostalgic mood in August of 1916, when he wrote about arriving in this area with the Fifth Infantry and helping build the cantonment. Unlike Gen...
  • Holy Rosary Healthcare’s (HRH) Mission Council is holding its annual Christmas in July collection. According to a hospital press release, each year the Mission Council partners with the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) to identify and help needly local families send their kids to school with new clothes. DCFS gathers the...
  • John “Jack” Gleason Kaufmann, 89, died during the early morning of Monday, Oct. 19, 2015. He died peacefully in his sleep at the Pinewood Nursing Home in Whigham, Georgia. He had been visited and comforted by family members while trying to recover from an ischemic stroke that he had suffered in September 2015. Born in Austin, Minnesota...
  • The Miles City Outlaws closed their season against the Mudville Pinnacle in the single elimination semi-final bracket of the Continental Amateur Baseball Association (CABA) World Series in Seattle on Sunday. Wyatt Weiss was on the hill for the Outlaws. He pitched six innings, yielding just five hits and two runs while recording four strikeouts....
  • Leslie Janshen, assistant general manager and sales director at Sleep Inn and Suites on Haynes Avenue, moved to Miles City in 1999, and thought she knew the town pretty well. Then she signed on for Leadership Miles City 2016, and learned about what she’d been missing. Participants learn about the area’s needs and assets, and are...
  • Art and LeAnne Viall of Kinsey have announced the engagement of their daughter, Lena K. Viall, of Missoula, to Erik C. Larson of Missoula, formerly of Logan, Utah.  He is the son of Wes and Marie Larson of Logan.  The couple will exchange vows on Saturday, August 20, in Seely Lake.  They will live in Missoula.
  • The CCDHS Cowboy football season is right around the corner, practice has officially started and the booster club is getting ready for the new season.  Jeff Lee and the rest of the officiating crew is also starting to prep for the new season. As they prepare for the new season they are also trying to get new officials as part of the local...
  • At Tuesday’s meeting the Miles City Unified Board of Trustees approved the 2016-17 budget for both the high school and elementary school. According to District Superintendent Keith Campbell, there is a slight increase in the overall elementary and high school budgets due to a small increase in students.  The slight enrollment increase...
  • A resolution to establish a procedure to review demolition of historically significant buildings, landmarks and sites within designated historic districts was approved by a vote of 5-3 on Tuesday night at the Miles City Council meeting. Miles City Historic Preservation Officer Connie Muggli explained that they wanted to be able to save some...
  • Patricia “Pat” Wickens Switzer, 96, of Richey died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, at the Sweetwater Retirement Community in Billings with her family at her side. She was born in Denton on March 17, 1920, the daughter of Martin and Alice Kilgannon Wickens. She met Dean Switzer while he was ranching in the Missouri breaks north of Winifred....