Monthly archive

July, 2014

  •   Frank Wiley Field is back to fueling planes after just a few days of losing the service due to having no employees. Thursday night Custer County Commissioner Vicki Hamilton said Sam Brownfield was talked into returning as airport director and will stay to fuel planes and handle other duties until the new city manager begins.  He began...
  •   Frank Wiley Field is back to fueling planes after just a few days of losing the service due to having no employees. Thursday night Custer County Commissioner Vicki Hamilton said Sam Brownfield was talked into returning as airport director and will stay to fuel planes and handle other duties until the new city manager begins.  He began...
  •   “Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door.” The above quote, attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson in the late 19th century, has long been a metaphor relating to the power of innovation and invention. Now, the Montana Technology Innovation Partnership will be hosting a series of roundtable discussions in...
  •   Through the years Gene Larson spent thousands of hours preserving historical images of this town, Miles City, his “little corner of the world.” Larson was born in Salina, Kansas, to Lee Robert and Anna Gertrude (Lindgren) Larson, in the Dust Bowl days of 1935. During World War II he and his family lived back and forth twice...
  •   A 27-year-old Miles City man was killed early Thursday morning in a one-vehicle accident near Worden, northwest of Billings. According to the Montana Highway Patrol, the crash occurred at 2:20 a.m. in Yellowstone County. Alcohol was a factor. Speed and road conditions were not. The man was wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash, but...
  •   Butch Krutzfeldt went to South Africa to photograph wild animals and research game farm management. He did that, but he also wound up in the middle of a manhunt for rhino poachers. Butch was accompanying his brother, John, on a big game hunt, but when their guide spotted some poachers on her land, they were quickly pulled into an all-out...
  •   In early June, Montana ranchers John and William “Butch” Krutzfeldt of Miles City were in South Africa’s bush country. John was hunting and Butch was cameraman. They were lost all the time, but fortunately they had the services of a great professional hunter named Elmarie Minnaar of Limpopo, South Africa. Elmarie operates...
  •   Sandra Piper Sonneborn, next to her loving husband of 47 years, died on July 17th at her home in Palm Desert, California. She was 75.  Sandy was a beloved and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Born August 26, 1938 in Wheeling, West Virginia to Alberta Sonnefeld Piper and William C. Piper, she married Sydney R....
  • Lexie McLaughlin and Erik Bass, both of Helena, have announced their engagement.  She is the daughter of John and Connie McLaughlin of Helena.  Bass is the son of Jon and Becky Bass of Miles City.  A Saturday, August 30 wedding is planned in Helena.
  •   The Miles City Town and Country Club was the site of an alien invasion Saturday evening, and the 75 brave souls who purchased tickets for the occasion couldn’t have enjoyed it more. The Barn Players and KATL Radio presented the radio play “The War of the Worlds” Saturday, first made famous in 1938 by Orson Welles and his...