Monthly archive

November, 2013

  •    A sampling of local holiday events. Calendar will be updated as more information is available.   Thursday, Nov. 28 — Thanksgiving Day. Friday, Nov. 29 — Miles City Branch of American Association of University Women Christmas Market, 5-9 p.m., Centra on Miles Community College campus. Saturday, Nov. 30 — Miles...
  •   The Empty Stocking Program is celebrating its 30th anniversary in Miles City this year. This program assists the less fortunate families and individuals in Miles City and the surrounding area. Donna Orthman, with the Custer County Office of Public Assistance, worked with the program for more than 26 years. She said that when the program...
  •   The early winter storm started on Thursday, October 3, with winds gusting to 50 miles per hour and snow fall that would total, by the time the weather broke on Sunday, more than four feet in places. For ranchers in South Dakota, the unexpected storm was devastating, with some losing from 20 to 50 percent of their herds. When Ty Linger of...
  •   Gene and Judith Griffith of the Moon Creek area west of Miles City had just gone to bed Saturday night when they smelled smoke. Since they had been using a wood stove earlier in the evening, they got up to check and saw smoke in the light fixtures in their living room. When Gene went outside, he saw smoke coming out of the roof. So he...
  •   Judge Leroy Not Afraid found Rob Shipley guilty of public nuisance Monday in Miles City’s City Court for the condition of his yard at 603 S. Fourth St.  In testimony during the bench trial, several neighbors or nearby property owners said that Shipley’s front yard has “junk vehicles,” wood, waste wood, card...
  •   The Washington Middle School eighth-grade girls basketball teams are off to good starts. The Gold team is 4-0 and the White team is sitting at 1-1. The Gold team has been impressive early on, outscoring their first four opponents 215-47. They opened the season with a 60-11 win against Billings St. Francis. Their up-tempo offense and...
  •   The Washington Middle School seventh-grade girls basketball teams have been busy to get their seasons started. The Blue team is 5-0, the Gold team is 1-3 and the White team is 1-1. The Blue Broncettes opened the season with a 29-9 win over Broadus. Madison Rask led the team with 11 points, while Kyra Oakland added eight. Morgan Johnstone...
  •   By JOSH SAMUELSON Star Sports Editor T en Custer County District High School football players earned 13 spots on the Eastern A All-Conference teams, which were announced earlier this week. Of those 10 players, only two were seniors. Seven players were named on the offensive teams and six more on the defensive side of the ball. The record-...
  •   Violet Hoffman, 94, of Great Falls died on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. Mrs. Hoffman was born Violet Montana Jahn on Oct. 3, 1919, in Miles City to Wilhelm and Ann Schade Jahn. She graduated from Custer County High School in 1937. She loved to sing and was a regular soloist at her church in Miles City.  On Sept. 19, 1938, she married...
  •   Word has been received of the death of Duncan Blanks of San Jose, Calif. He was a former Miles City resident.