Monthly archive

April, 2015

  •   When the spring fundraiser and auction for the local Wake Up Lace Up Foundation was held on Saturday, March 20, the attendance was, according to organizer Cindy Reid, down slightly with lots of other goings-on. However, donations were up. “I think part of the increase was in memorial to Rose Neese,” Reid said. Neese died...
  •   In 1910, the high school students of Miles City finally got their own, dedicated high school. For years, high schoolers had attended school in either the Washington or Lincoln School, wherever a few rooms were available. The 1910 building, on Leighton Boulevard, was the pride of the school system. It was modern, with indoor plumbing,...
  •   Carl Anton Dilger, 84, of Fergus Falls, Minnesota, formerly of Miles City, died Monday, March 30, 2015, in Fergus Falls. Mr. Dilger was born in Miles City on July 10, 1929, to Carl and Grace Monson Dilger. He grew up on a farm near Ashland and when his father died, they sold out and moved to Miles City, where he graduated from Custer County...
  •   Arlen Franklin Matzen died peacefully after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis on one of his favorite days, April Fools.  Mr. Matzen was born Jan. 23, 1949, to Carl and Nellie Matzen in Miles City. He had a childhood filled with adventure and the proper amount of trouble, but was steered along to the right path by his beloved...
  •   Alvin Leroy “Al” Maasch, 77, of Miles City died Sunday, March 29, 2015, at his home in Miles City. Mr. Maasch was born in Hysham, Montana on Jan. 29, 1938, to Walter and Annie Bauer Maasch. He grew up and attended school in Hysham where he graduated from high school. He started working at the age of 8 for the Hysham Echo. Mr....
  •   Ray Lloyd Mace, 80, of Miles City died Friday, March 27, 2015, in Miles City. Mr. Mace was born on Feb, 6, 1935, at Ranch Creek, the seventh of 10 children of Vera and Frederick Mace. His family homesteaded at Ranch Creek where they raised livestock. Upon the death of his father in 1943, his mother, Vera, sold the ranch shortly after and...
  •   Allen Michael Wagner, 68, of Miles City died on Monday, March 30, 2015, at the Veterans Affairs Community Living Center in Miles City. Mr. Wagner was born on Dec. 28, 1946, to George and Willahelimina Wagner in Eads, Colorado. He lived there for a year and then moved to Canton, Ohio, where he attended school through the seventh grade. In...
  •   Erna Haber, 97, of Circle, died Sunday, March 29, 2015, at the McCone County Health Center in Circle. Mrs. Haber was born on Dec. 30, 1917, at Crow Rock, the daughter of Ludwig and Christina Wahl Naasz. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and was a lifetime member of the Lutheran Church.  She taught Sunday school for...
  •   After many years of running a catering business in Colorado, Lynn Miller moved to Miles City. As an Elks member, Miller got involved with the Elks here and began helping with the cooking when needed. The idea of sharing her years of experience shaping recipes to the different tastes of her clients came to Miller, and she started Thursday...
  •     A pair of Miles Community College’s best and brightest was recently honored with statewide and national recognition. Sophomore Tiffany Benner has been named a 2015 Coca-Cola New Century Scholar. The New Century Scholar program is sponsored by the Coca-Cola Foundation and the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, with...