Monthly archive

August, 2016

  • The Miles City Council passed a $26.7 million city budget for 2016-17 Tuesday night.  The $23,668,213 spending plan includes $5 million in General Fund expenditures, nearly $900,000 in cash carryover and various enterprise funds like ambulance, water, sewer, airport and library..  Finance Committee Chairwoman Susanne Galbraith said the...
  • A Ferris wheel towering over the midway. Snorts, grunts and bellows from the livestock barns. The aroma of Greek, Chinese, Mexican and American food thick in the brisk, August air. The sights, sounds and smells of the Eastern Montana Fair were on full display Wednesday, opening day for the carnival and exhibits at the annual celebration of...
  • Edward (Eddy) Clare Halvorson of Bozeman passed away August 20, 2016 after fighting a valiant battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.  Mr. Halvorson was the youngest child of Edward O. and Clara Anderson Halvorson, born on June 26, 1935 in Miles City, MT.   Funeral services will be held on Friday, Aug. 26th at 11 am at Dokken-Nelson...
  • Ralph Leonard “Bud” Holmlund, 87, passed away Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital in Hamilton, MT., following a brief illness.  He was born in Miles City, MT on April 19, 1929 to the late Ralph Walter and Helen Marie Anderson Holmlund.  He grew up on the homestead of his dad’s parents, Oscar and...
  • The Kesler Rodeo is in full swing at the Eastern Montana Fairgrounds. They kicked off the fair in a big way on Tuesday evening with the first round of competition in multiple events. The rodeo concludes tonight. After Day One, the leaders are:  Bareback riding leaders: 1. Joel Schlegel, 79 points on Kesler Championship Rodeo’s...
  • LIVINGSTON — The closure of the Yellowstone River and all its tributaries to all recreational activities continues until further notice following identification of a parasite contributing to a mountain whitefish die-off. Montana, Fish, Wildlife and Parks has also recently received reports of the kill beginning to affect some rainbow and...
  • Telephones at the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) Region 7 headquarters in Miles City were ringing off the hook Monday morning, with sportsmen and women looking to secure reservations on Block Management Areas. It was the first day people could get contact information for landowners participating in the region’s Block Management...
  • Miles Community College will launch a free dual enrollment pilot program for Custer County District High School and Sidney High School.  The three-year pilot program, which will begin this fall, was revealed to the Miles Community College board at its meeting Monday by Jessie Dufner, MCC’s vice president of enrollment and student...
  • Funeral services for Marion Hartse, 92, of Baker, will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 25, 2016 at Stevenson Funeral Home, Baker, MT with Pastor Rod Kilsdonk officiating. Burial will follow at Bonnievale Cemetery.    Family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at Stevenson Funeral Home....
  • The 2016 Pioneer Golf Scramble will be held Saturday at the Miles city Town and Country Club. Registration/check-in begins at 8 a.m. and a shotgun start is set for 9 a.m. The entry fee is $80 for members and $90 for non-members. Proceeds benefit MCC athletic scholarships. Twenty percent of each team’s handicap will be used for net score...