Monthly archive

May, 2017

  • Want someone to run a quick meeting? If so, call Susanne Galbraith, a Ward 1 council member who sat in for the absent Mayor John Hollowell and ran Tuesday’s Miles City Council meeting at City Hall. Galbraith called the meeting to order and 27 minutes later it was adjourned. Yes, less than half an hour to go through the agenda. The item that...
  • For Custer County District High School softball players, Senior Parent Day means flowers, photos, hugs — and a chance to go out a winner at Bender Field. The 2017 Cowgirls seized the opportunity Tuesday, with Custer County’s contingent of five seniors playing a key role in an 8-6 win over Laurel. Seniors delivered seven of  the...
  • When studying at the University of Montana in the early 1970s, Monte Larson had visions of becoming a history or English teacher. Instead, he became a jeweler, a career that soon will end after almost 45 years. Yes, the well-known Miles City businessman, owner of Jewelry by Monte at 3012 Stower St., is retiring and closing his store. “It...
  • (Editor’s Note: This is Part 1 of a two-part series. Part 2 will focus on violence in relationships.) Felonies continue to rise in Miles City, said Police Chief Doug Colombik, reflecting on the city’s 2016 crime statistics.  In 2012 there were 57 felony cases filed (many contained multiple felonies) in the city, but by 2016 those...
  • Leo F. Grasky, 81, of Sheridan, passed away at his home on Thursday, May 4, 2017. His wife, children and grandchildren were at his side during this final journey. Leo was tired after a long battle with Parkinsons. He was lovingly cared for by Tracy Newbold of Newbold Homecare for the last 2 years. He was very grateful for Tracy. Leo was born...
  • Funeral Services for Tyler L. Markuson, 55, of Ekalaka will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at the Carter County High School Gymnasium in Ekalaka with Pastor Steve DeFord officiating. Burial will take place at a later date. Family will be receiving friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the Stevenson Funeral Home...
  • Garth Sleight, associate dean of academic affairs at Miles Community College, has attended countless commencement ceremonies. He said Saturday’s 77th Annual Commencement at MCC was something special. “I’ve never taken notes until today,” Sleight said, advising the graduates to heed the advice delivered by State Sen. Eric...
  • The potential for exports continues to brighten for Montana cattle producers. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced Thursday that the first shipment of U.S. beef in 13 years had arrived in Brazil, marking the official reopening of a market of about 190 million people to American producers. And U.S. Sen. Steve Daines (R-Montana) and...
  • Miles-City based Stockman Bank has purchased the former First Interstate Bank building at 1115 Main St. in Miles City. The purchase was announced last week, not long after First Interstate locked the doors and reopened in a new building at 2909 Dickinson St., just off Haynes Avenue in Miles City. According to a Stockman Bank press release, the 10,...
  • With the Lord taking his hand, Harold passed away at the ripe ol’ age of 92. He was born in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, the 7th child of Jesse and Mary Jerrel. In 1927 the family of ten made their journey to Knowlton, Montana to homestead and raise their family.  It only took 20 days to get there. Later they homesteaded at Bonfield, Montana,...