Monthly archive

February, 2015

  •   Lawrence William “Larry” Vetch, 74, of Miles City died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, at St. Vincent Hospital in Billings. Mr. Vetch was born on Aug. 30, 1940, to Peter and Katherine Vetch in Forsyth. He spent his first eight years in Linton, North Dakota, then moved to Miles City where he lived for the remainder of his life. He...
  •   Sigrid Ragna Laird of Miles City died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at home, surrounded by her family. She was born in Bozeman on Jan. 14, 1937, to parents David and Ella Crane Rivenes, and spent most of her life in Miles City. After graduating Custer County High School in 1955, she attended Purdue University, where she obtained degrees in...
  •   The City of Miles City is looking at continuing to make improvements at the Denton Sports Complex through the use of grants and donations to make up the match, so it won’’t cost the city. Public Works Director Scott Gray explained the plans to the Miles City Council Tuesday night. “It’s an important issue, to say the...
  •   Betty Bozarth Leslie, age 77, passed away on Monday February 9, 2015 peacefully at her home in Kalispell. Betty was born July 10, 1937 to Ralph and Clella (Johnson) McWilliams in New Deal Montana,  where her father worked on the Fort Peck Dam. She was raised in eastern Montana on a farm/ ranch and attended school at Hillside,...
  •   Miles City Fire and Rescue is looking at applying for grants to hire more firefighters. The firefighter safety grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency require no match from the City of Miles City and will fund the new hires for two years. Interim Fire Chief Cameron Duffin told the Miles City Council Tuesday that the increasing...
  •   Gladys (Lloyd) Schipman, 85, of Miles City died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at the Holy Rosary Health Center in Miles City. Mrs. Schipman was born in Circle on Nov. 21, 1929, the daughter of James (Andy) and Hazel Lloyd. She was one of nine girls and one boy: Dorothy, Myrtle, Leona, Patsy, Shirley, Beverly, Evelyn, Myrna and Harold. She also...
  •   Gladys L. Alderman, 86, of Miles City, died on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, of natural causes. She was born in Ranch Creek in 1928.  She graduated as Salutatorian from Powder River County High School in Broadus in 1945. Surviving are her sisters, Phyllis Wilson of Broadus and Hazel Shumaker of Miles City; brothers Jerry Alderman of...
  •   If you are a researcher at Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory, like Kurt Reinhart, you are interested in what cattle eat. However, unless you have your cattle in a feedlot, you don’t know exactly what they are eating, as there are dozens and dozens of plants on the range that an animal may munch. Researchers in France...
  •   Francis Allen “Frankie” Davidson was born Feb. 8, 1952, and died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, after a short battle with cancer.   He was the son of Francis and Irene Roberts Davidson of Billings and former residents of Mizpah and Miles City.   Mr. Davidson is survived by his brothers and sisters, Jack, Larry, Loraine,...
  •   A historic home has been converted to Miles City’s newest business: La Casa Diamonds, which means House of Diamonds.  Tara Moore and Marlene Watt are taking their many years in the jewelry business and opening the new store on Wednesday at 23 N. Eighth St. (formerly attorney Dennis Corbin’s office). Two rooms make up the...