Monthly archive

April, 2015

  •     A pair of Miles Community College’s best and brightest was recently honored with statewide and national recognition. Sophomore Tiffany Benner has been named a 2015 Coca-Cola New Century Scholar. The New Century Scholar program is sponsored by the Coca-Cola Foundation and the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, with...

March, 2015

  •   In the early morning hours of Sunday, March 29, 2015, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend Viola Ruth Coulter Ware quietly died. Her passing was, as she wished, in her sleep and in her own bed, in her own home. Viola Ruth Coulter was born, the middle child of five children, to Joseph Samuel Coulter and Eva May Miller...
  •   More than 300 people eagerly toured the new Custer County Detention Center Monday during an open house sponsored by the Custer County Sheriff’s Office and Custer County Commissioners. Visitors were issued a bright orange “Get Out of Jail Free” Monopoly-style card from Sheriff Tony Harbaugh, thanking them for their interest...
  •   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...