Monthly archive

January, 2014

  •   Helen Elysabeth Lund passed away peacefully on January 11, 2014 in Redlands, California with family by her side. She was born September 18, 1923 in Wolf Point, Montana to Ole and Ina Olson. Her father Ole was a farm equipment dealer and county commissioner and mother Ina a teacher. She grew up and attended schools in eastern Montana,...
  •   By the late 1930s, most of the old settlers who first came to eastern Montana in the days of the open range were dead and more were dying every day.  The final months of 1938 had a number of such deaths, which is probably what prompted the remaining old cowboys to get together and celebrate their youth. A group of “range riders,...
  •   Evelyn Louane Grovenstein, 87, died in Billings on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, after a short illness.  Louane, or “Moth” as she was known to her children, was born to Syble Louane Rinker Holden and Frank Bishop Holden in Brewster, Wash., (Okanogan County) on May 5, 1926. She graduated from Palm Beach High School in 1944 and...
  •   Patricia Ann “Pat” Pickering, 76, of Miles City died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at her home in Miles City. Born on July 14, 1937, in Forsyth, she was the daughter of Lee and Birdena McJunkin Cartwright. She attended school at Vananda, Hammond Valley and graduated from Colstrip High School. Following her schooling, she went to...
  •   The Miles Community College basketball teams hosted Sheridan College in a Region IX double-header on Saturday afternoon at the MCC Centra. The Lady Pioneers lost 66-55 and then the Pioneers dropped a heart-breaking 81-80 game in the nightcap. The MCC women dropped to 11-9 on the season and 2-5 in the Region IX North standings. The MCC men...
  •   The Custer County District High School Cowboy basketball team dropped a 63-47 decision against a tough Class AA Billings West team on Friday night at home, but bounced back to beat Class B St. Labre on Saturday night in Ashland, 71-58. The Cowboys are now 3-6 overall on the year and remain 1-4 in the Eastern A. They will travel to Hardin on...
  •   The Custer County District High School Cowgirl basketball team snapped a five-game losing streak on Saturday night at home against Class B St. Labre. That came after a tough 49-40 loss at Class AA Billings West on Friday night. “We actually put together a good weekend,” Cowgirls Head Coach Jacqui Engstrom said. “We have...
  •   A controversial proposal by the Montana High School Association prompted a spirited discussion at Tuesday’s monthly meeting of the Unified Board of Trustees. The proposal, which would delete the prohibition of school activities and sporting events on Sunday, will be voted on at the MHSA’s Annual Meeting on January 20 in...
  •    Robert “Bob” Preston Maupin, 86, walked through heaven’s gates on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 in Billings, Montana. He was born August 8, 1927 to Robert, Sr. and Mary (Dolan) Maupin in Grainton, Nebraska. Robert was the fourth of nine children and graduated from Grainton High School in 1945. He lived at the family...
  •   Murvin Brown, 79, of Miles City died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at the Billings Clinic in Billings with his family by his side. He was born on Oct. 17, 1934, in Poplar, the son of Clarence and Mary Harmon Brown. He attended school in Sanger, N.D. After school, he went into the Army Air Corps for three years.  After serving his country...