Monthly archive

July, 2015

  •   Mona Deane Todd Wilhelm, 77, of Forsyth, died Thursday, July 2, 2015, surrounded by her loving family, after a hard fought, eight-month battle with cancer. She fought this battle with the dignity and spirit of a real “trooper” until the very last day. Mrs. Wilhelm was born on Jan. 7, 1938, to Clara (Waddell) and Gordon Todd of...
  •   Raymond Eugene Gramm, 72, of Colstrip, (formerly Belgrade), died Thursday, July 2, 2015, surrounded by his family that he loved at Billings Clinic Hospital in Billings. Mr. Gramm was born April 16, 1943, in Miles City to Eugene and Esther Bickel Gramm. He grew up and attended schools in Miles City.  He worked for area ranches including...
  •   People have been working in high gear recently to give a kick start to the new Tax Increment Finance District (TIFD). The city created the Urban Renewal District with Tax Increment Financial Authority. The purpose of this district is to help restore Miles City’s historic downtown area. To make this all happen, the city created an...
  •   Filing for the city election closed Thursday, and nine people signed up to run, including three that are running for mayor. Every office has at least one candidate. The candidates are as follows: — For mayor: Ward 3 Councilman John Hollowell, Mayor Butch Grenz and Robert Shipley. — Treasurer: Treasurer John Moorehead. —...
  •   By Star Staff Writer The 2015 Cow Capital Babe Ruth League Tournament was played over the Fourth of July weekend, with three teams representing Miles City, along with Baker and Forsyth teams. On Sunday, Forsyth emerged as the league champion after defeating the Miles City Elks team 5 to 2. Forsyth easily beat the Elks in Forsyth’s...
  •   Friday, July 3 - Music by Emmett Labree, 6:30 p.m., VFW Hall, 119 N. Sixth St. - Cow Capital Babe Ruth League Tournament, Connors Stadium, games from 11 a.m.-approx. 7 p.m.   Saturday, July 4 (No parking on Main Street from 8 a.m. until after parade) - 12th Annual People’s Parade with theme of “Patriotic Down Home Values...
  •   At the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1579, Harvey Wolff has already begun preparation for this year’s Fourth of July fireworks show.  Wolff, who does the show every year along with four other gentlemen, put a lot of work into the big display. “Preperation for the show starts weeks before,” says the VFW Commander...
  •   There’s still plenty of time to stock up on fireworks before the big day. There’s a number of firework stands to choose from, and each offers many different options.  Thompson’s Fireworks, located off Haynes Avenue across from Wendy’s, is the oldest fireworks stand in eastern Montana. David Thompson has been in...
  •   Norman Arthur Ross died Oct. 5, 2014, in Carmichael, California. Mr. Ross was born Dec. 28, 1927, in New Bedford, Massachusetts. He was the loving husband of Marie Minkoff Ross, former Miles City resident; father of Michael (deceased), Jeffrey and Susan; grandfather and great-grandfather of Megan, Michael, Heather, Jennifer, Blake, Keith,...
  •   Nellie Minkoff-Buscher, 89, of Summerville, South Carolina, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in The Village of Summerville. She was born on March 4, 1925, in Miles City, the daughter of the late Filu Minkoff and Kalia Gergonoff Minkoff.  Her greatest joy was her family, especially her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and her beloved pets...