Monthly archive

February, 2017

  • Miles Community College (MCC) hosted the Agri-Energy Innovation in Eastern Montana Symposium in conjunction with the annual Cowtown Beef Breeders’ Show in Miles City on Friday.  The symposium attracted a crowd of about 50, primarily students, business leaders, college staff and community members.  With the new Ag Advancement Center...
  • The Miles City Generals U-12 Peewee hockey team went 1-4 this past weekend in league games played in Billings and Butte. The Generals dropped an 8-2 decision to the Billings A Jr Bulls. According to coaches, Miles City played tough for 37 of  the 45 minutes, but couldn’t put together a complete game. Peyton Taylor had a goal and an...
  • The Custer County District High School girls basketball team built a 14-point at the half and cruised to a 61-45 road win over Sidney on Tuesday. The Cowgirls improved to 10-4 overall and 7-3 in the Eastern A Conference with the victory. Coach Aaron Essex’s Cowgirls dominated in every facet of the game, outshooting, outrebounding and...
  • Warming temperatures are coming and so is the potential for flooding and ice jams. The warming trend is expected to begin on Thursday. Warning Coordination Meteorologist Tom Frieders of the National Weather Service’s (NWS) Billings office said the NWS watches for warmer temperatures for an extended time frame, like five days. “That...
  • Six out of nine ain’t bad. That’s how many Custer County District High School wrestlers advanced to the state tournament, after placing at the Eastern A Division tournament in Glendive last weekend. “It was a really good weekend,” Cowboy head wrestling coach Jon Harris. “That’s what we were hopting for.”...
  • A 29-point win is sweet, but defeating a conference rival late in the season in front of a home crowd is even sweeter, and that’s exactly what the Custer County District High School Cowboys did on Tuesday night, stunning the Sidney Eagles 75-46.  “The guys made the decision to do their job,” said Cowboys head coach Houston...
  • In 1917, the word came down from the state capital that all restricted or segregated districts in Montana were to be closed. Which doesn’t mean what we might think it means today. County Attorney James Hunter was a little more precise when he wrote a letter to the Star explaining why he hadn’t taken action against the “houses of...
  • After an extended battle with Alzheimer’s, Vernon Victor Kaul, 78, of Billings, formerly of Terry, died peacefully on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, at Parkview Care Center in Billings. Mr. Kaul was born in Terry on Oct. 4, 1938, to Fred J. and Caroline Kaul.  Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, from 1 to 6 p.m. at Stevenson & Sons...
  • Kimberley Duanne Evans passed away in her sleep on February 1, 2017 at her home in Billings.  She was the third child of Kathy Dobbs and second daughter of Tom Evans, born on June 17, 1980, in Casper, Wyoming. Kathy married Curtis “Bud” Biery when Kimberley was 8 years old and her sister Jennifer was 10 years old. She attended...
  • Last week the STAR outlined details of the Miles City Youth Soccer Association’s competitive program for players age 12 and older (U12-19).  MCYSA also offers recreational soccer for players born from 2005-11 (U6-U12). Recreational soccer provides an opportunity for kids to learn soccer basics in a less-competitive setting, according to...