Monthly archive

December, 2016

  • Ruth Ann Tooke, age 14 months, of Miles City, passed away on December 24, 2016. She was born on September 28, 2015 to Jackie Tooke. In her short life, she touched many lives. Ruth enjoyed being outside in the elements. She loved all animals, especially cats, dogs, horses, and cows.  At such a young age, she enjoyed singing and dancing to...
  • (Editor’s Note: The Miles City Star news staff voted for the Top 10 stories in Miles City in 2016. Summaries of numbers 6-10 are below. Summaries of stories 1-5 will be published in Friday’s newspaper.) 6. Ag Advancement Center   For the past four years Miles Community College (MCC) has been working toward building an Ag...
  • The City of Miles City and Custer County will share the cost of the Flood Protection Project, with the city paying 70 percent of the costs not covered by grants or outside funding, and the county paying 30 percent. The project includes a study, supplemental profession services, and bond counsel services in determining funding options for finding a...
  • Duane E. Wellnitz, age 79, passed away on December 26, 2016 at Holy Rosary Extended Care in Miles City. Duane was born in 1937 in Milbank, SD in Grant County. He was a hard working farm boy and attended rural country schools to high school days and then went on to the military. He served four years with the United States Air Force serving in...
  • Leon B. Shipman, age 76 of Miles City, passed away on December 25, 2016 at the Holy Rosary Health Center. Leon was born on February 25, 1940 in Ismay, MT. He was the son of Dale and Hazel (Deeks) Shipman. He attended grade school at Ismay, Kinsey and Custer County District High School. He enlisted in the United States Army in January of 1959. He...
  • Vocalists from the Miles City area are being sought to perform “Requiem in D Minor” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. “I’d like to get between 40 and 60 voices to perform this work,” said Terry Annalora, who will be conducting both the choral and orchestral parts. According to Annalora, “Requiem” is a funeral...
  • With the holiday season in full swing generosity is evident everywhere. Five local students, with the help of their teacher, showed their own generous ways through a unique wood shop project this year. Custer County District High School shop teacher Cody Kelly has been donating items to be auctioned off at Erin’s Crystal Ball for the past...
  • Snow removal efforts continue as state, county and city crews, as well as individuals, do what they can to remove the massive amounts of snow Miles City received Christmas Day. According to the National Weather Service office in Billings, accurate readings of the amount of snow Miles City received are not available because the blowing snow makes...
  • On December 23, 2016 surrounded by family, Ellis passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. Ellis was 80 years old.  Ellis Williams was born in Uncle Floyd and Aunt Lena (Crosby) Ellis’ house in Ekalaka, Montana on March 16, 1936. Ellis was the first of five children born to Georgia (Crosby) and Lester Williams. Ellis attended...
  • Jared Bellows, an infielder and pitcher from Miles City, has signed a letter of intent to play college baseball for the Miles Community College Pioneers. MCC coach Jeff Brabant made the announcement at a signing ceremony earlier this month, terming it a “great day for Pioneer baseball.” “Jared is a tremendous athlete who is both...