Monthly archive

January, 2017

  • Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders were a volunteer cavalry unit during the Spanish-American War that got a lot of publicity. The Rough Riders were made up mostly of men from Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas, described as “a diverse bunch of men consisting of cowboys, gold or mining prospectors, hunters, gamblers, Native Americans...
  • City Council’s Public Safety Committee revisited the issue of insurance companies being charged for ambulance and fire response fees in motor vehicle accidents Tuesday night. The Miles City Council passed Resolution No. 4007 approving the fees at its Dec. 13 meeting.  In earlier discussions, it was decided that the insurance companies...
  • Susanne Galbraith was re-elected as Miles City Council president by a vote of 6-1 at the council’s Jan. 10 meeting, with Galbraith — laughing as she did so — voting in opposition. Planner-in-training Dawn Colton reported on giving United Parts and TireRama the option to purchase the Industrial Park land where they are located....
  • The Miles City Generals PeeWees hockey team turned in a standout performance at its home hockey festival this past weekend, winning a trio of games while losing only once. The Generals Peewees won a pair of games over the Billings Jr. Bulls, and split their games against the Bozeman Ice Dogs at the Agri-Sports Complex in Miles City. Miles City...
  • Mary Spero Benti, age 94, of Forsyth passed away on Friday, January 13, 2017 at her home in Forsyth. Mary was born in Rosebud County, Montana on April 5, 1922 to Joseph and Lena (Henke) Spero. She attended schools in Miles City and was one of the first groups to attend Miles Community College with five students graduating. She then attended...
  • Miles City musician and music teacher Chuck Sawyer had a very busy holiday season, serving as the accompanist for more than 20 concerts, programs and church services in the city. Sawyer is an elementary school music teacher who, during the holiday season, is run ragged due to his busy schedule. During December it isn’t uncommon for him to...
  • Authorizing local governments to ask their voters for a local option sales tax is a proposal that will be before the 2017 Legislature, and two members of the Billings’ Chamber of Commerce presented the idea to the Miles City Council on Jan. 10. Billings Chamber President John Brewer, who is a 1987 Custer County District High School graduate...
  • Wana, daughter of Lyda and Charles Hatch, died January 13, 2017. She was born August 28, 1925 in Forsyth, MT. She attended schools in Forsyth and Miles City, MT, graduating from Custer County High School in 1943. Wana resided in Mountain Brook, MT (near Kalispell), St. Maries, ID and Miles City.  She returned to St. Maries in 2008 where she...
  • “He’s always singing,” says proud grandmother Joyce Holmlund about Tristan Reno, her grandson. Tristan sang “quite a few verses” of the National Anthem at the swearing-in ceremony for the Montana House of Representatives on Monday, January 2. Tristan got the job because Joyce’s husband, Rep. Ken Holmlund, R-...