Monthly archive

September, 2016

  • The Custer County High School cross-country teams scored fifth place finishes at the Hardin Invitational on Saturday. Class A and B schools from the eastern half of the state competed. Hardin prevailed in both the boys’ and girls’ competition. Sophomore Alex Mitchell took 12th place overall and first for the Cowboys with a time of 18:...
  • The Custer County High School varsity volleyball team lost 3-1 to Sidney at home on Saturday — 22-25, 25-18, 25-27, 23-25. Head Coach Marci Mollman said the Cowgirls worked hard through the off-season and are confident in themselves as players, but not quite as confident in each other as teammates. “I think right now they are still...
  • Motorists in Miles City may have thought they drove into the twilight zone on Saturday, as hundreds of antique, classic and vintage cars, trucks and motorcycles filled the streets. All roads led to Riverside Park, as the High Plains Classic Car Club held its 30th annual Car Show and Shine. Organizers pegged the attendance at about 200 vehicles....
  • About 80 people attended Thursday night’s town meeting but they weren’t very interested in giving input about whether the Custer County Commissioners should take ownership of the Veterans Administration complex or what could be done with the property. Instead most of the speakers wanted to vent their anger at the VA system.  Some...
  • John J. Sampsel, M.D., age 90, of Miles City passed away peacefully with his wife and son Curt by his side on Saturday, September 3, 2016. John was born on February 16, 1926 in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, the son of William H. and Marguerite (Brennan) Sampsel.  He enlisted in the Army in 1945. He served in the European theatre in the 42nd...
  • The Ray Bonneville Band will perform Saturday at the Waterworks Art Museum in Miles City as part of the Confluence concert series. Gates open at 7:30 p.m., and the show begins at 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $15 in advance, and $20 at the gate. A press release describes Bonneville as a master storyteller who reveals “chapters of … hard-won...
  • After a brief pause, the Miles City Woman’s Club’s popular Home Tour is back. The 13th tour, scheduled for Sunday afternoon, will start at the Historic Miles City Academy, the former Ursuline Convent, at 1411 Leighton Blvd.  Doors will open at 12:40 p.m. with tours starting promptly at 1 p.m. The tours, sponsored by the General...
  • The Tongue River Herd of fanciful metal horses that graced Miles City this summer rode off into the sunset late last month. But if local community boosters have their way, the 21 metal sculptures will find a permanent pasture in Miles City. The Miles City Economic Development Council (MCEDC), which is working with a committee of local citizens,...
  • Attendance for the four days of the Eastern Montana Fair was down somewhat this year, with 11,500 people coming through the gates. That gate attendance figure represents a decline of about 340 persons compared to the 2017 Fair, according to Fair Manager Gail Shaw. Shaw said that the attendance on opening day and Thursday was lower than usual,...
  • Shirley Ann Schillinger, 87, of Vida died on Monday, Sept. 5, 2016, at the family farm of natural causes. She was born on March 23, 1929, the daughter of Arnold and Jenny Johnson Njaa in Glendive. A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 tonight at the Stevenson and Son’s Funeral Home in Circle. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday...