Joni Oja grew up on a ranch in central Montana. After raising three children, she returned to school to earn her law degree, receiving her Juris Doctorate from the University of Montana Law School in 2008.
During law school, Oja worked as a legal intern, prosecuting for the Missoula County Attorney’s Office. Her summers...
The challenger in the District 1 election for Custer County Commissioner is Bill Ellis. Born and raised in Custer County, Ellis graduated from Custer County District High School in 1975, then moved to Bozeman to attend Montana State University. He worked in insurance and construction while in Bozeman.
In 1992, Ellis returned to...
Native Miles Citian Jason Strouf is facing the incumbent in a contest for County Commissioner District 1. Strouf says he is running because “I want to be part of the solution. It does not take much effort to complain; the real effort is making the commitment to improve a situation.”
Strouf has served on local...
Diamond J Construction’s request for a zoning change south of town died at the Miles City Council meeting Tuesday night, due to lack of a motion.
There was no discussion on the issue.
John Peila, owner of Diamond J, was requesting the 29 acres of land on Highway 59 South, which is zoned agricultural, to be rezoned to general...
Lorena Olson, 82, of Terry died Thursday, May 29, 2014, at her home in Terry.
She was born on June 4, 1931, in Beulah, North Dakota, the daughter of Phillip and Emma Schied Morast. She attended grade schools at a country school north of Hazen, North Dakota. She then attended high school in Hazen. She later earned her GED.
William R. McDonagh, 83, Sturgis, died May 25, 2014, at Sturgis Regional Hospital after a lengthy illness.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, June 2, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with Father Arnold Kari officiating. There will be a rosary at Kinkade Funeral Chapel on Sunday, June 1, 2014, at 7:00...
Rose Ventling Dorothy, 80, of Forsyth died Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in Fprsyth.
Mrs. Dorothy was born Dec. 20, 1933, in Dayton, Wyoming, to Floyd and Laura Croghan Ventling. She grew up in Dayton and the Big Horn Mountains.
In 1950 she and Edward Dorothy were married and together they raised five daughters; Janet Dorothy (Samantha and Harvey...
U.S. Rep. Steve Daines spent an afternoon in Miles City last week, hosting a roundtable discussion with community members and local state legislators on a variety of topics facing eastern Montana.
Environmental Protection Agency regulations, coal and the Keystone XL pipeline project were at the forefront of the meeting, which lasted just...
Coleman John Meyer, 84, of Miles City, Montana passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Laurel Health and Rebab Center. He was born March 15, 1930 in Ekalaka, Montana, the son of Chester and Anna (Markuson) Meyer.
On June 22, 1951 Coleman was united in marriage to Shirley Gundlach in Ekalaka. Even though they lived in Ekalaka, Great...
Elizabeth (Betty) Louisa Haun , our loving mother, grandmother, and friend died peacefully at her home with family in Billings, Montana on May 22, 2014. She is now in the presence of her Lord and Savior.
She was born in Baker, Montana on September 4, 1922, to parents Emil and Antionette Weyerbacher, who migrated to their Montana...