Monthly archive

December, 2013

  •   Dear editor, As we all are aware, the weather is cold and the snow is deep. The snow plows are doing the best they can to keep the roads clear. Unfortunately, they plow the roads and the snow is pushed to the side, blocking driveway entrances, mail boxes and paper boxes.  As a newspaper carrier it is like trekking through the...
  •   Dear editor, My family attended a Christmas party at Friendship Villa on the 19th of December. It was a wonderful experience. The dining hall was decorated so beautifully. There was Christmas ribbon on the tables with centerpieces and candles. They had relish trays and rolls for you to nibble until it was time to be served dinner. The...
  •   Dear editor, As you ponder your year-end charitable contributions, please consider making an investment in your local community through its local community foundation.  Currently, there are 74 active local community foundations all across Montana - from Ekalaka to Libby and Plentywood to Missoula - including several in Southeastern...
  •   Dear editor, The Custer County Fund for Animals is completing another successful year. In 2013, financial assistance has been received by 89 families to spay or neuter a total of 119 pets. There is no means testing for voucher recipients, and no limit per household. It is CCFA's goal to simply reduce the number of unwanted animals as...
  •   Dear editor, The disc golf (fold) course in Milwaukee Park is almost finished, and Milestown Community Improvement, Inc. would like to thank some groups for their essential collaboration in overhauling this rediscovered public space … - Americorps for their cleanup that involved clearing out the invasive Russian Olive trees. - Keep...
  •   As the Miles City Area Chamber of Commerce prepares to welcome in the new year, it’s once again time to honor those in the community who made an impact in 2013. The Annual Citizens of the Year Banquet & Awards Ceremony will be held Thursday, January 16, 2014. No-host cocktail hour, at the Town & Country Club, will be at 6...
  •   Now that you have reconnected with relatives over the holidays, it is the perfect time to start collecting family history information. Many people are hesitant to start, but with all the information on the Internet, it can be fairly simple to collect a lot of information quickly.  Even if you think you don’t have enough...
  •   When the Custer County Food Bank asked the community for help over the holiday season, the Miles Community College service group, Phi Theta Kappa, answered the call and organized a food drive across campus. When they delivered their bounty to the Food Bank, the students had collected 177 pounds of food and $100 to help meet Thanksgiving...
  •   A hundred years ago, everyone was making a list and checking it twice, just the way we do today, hoping that Santa would be generous.  If you were a child, you were probably hoping for the latest in ‘high-tech’ toys. The Miles Star on December 5, 1913, noted that “The old style boat, that made the boy of a few years...