Monthly archive

December, 2013

  •   Myrtle Ruth Johnston Cooper, 93, of Circle died on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at the McCone County Nursing Home in Circle. Mrs. Cooper was born Feb. 4, 1920, in Central City, Neb., the daughter of Cecil and Myrtle Ruth Johnston. She was an avid crocheter and quilt maker. She was very involved in the Lutheran Church Quilt Club. She moved with...
  •   Virginia Kranzler, 94, died on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, at the Prairie Community Nursing home in Terry following a stroke. Lois Virginia Kranzler was born June 4, 1919, in White Sulphur Springs to John and Lois Aaboe. She was later joined by two brothers, Jack and Don. The family lived in Havre, Helena and Bozeman where she graduated in...
  •   Marilyn A. Michels, 90, of Billings, formerly of Miles City, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Sunday morning, Dec. 1, 2013.  She was born on May 1, 1923, in Kinnikinnick County, Wis., to Clementine and Jack Niederhauser. She was the third of four siblings, Wilma, Jack and Jerry. The family moved to Medicine Lake, Mont.,...
  •   “Christmas Belles,” a comedy written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, will be presented by the Barn Players, Inc. this holiday season. Performances are scheduled for Friday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 14, at 2 and 7 p.m. in the Custer County District High School auditorium. This comedy is directed by...
  •   Due to a frigid Arctic weather front predicted to move into the Miles City area this week and lasting into the weekend, many of this year’s Christmas Stroll activities are being rescheduled to Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13-14. The 2013 Christmas Stroll was originally scheduled for Friday evening, Dec. 6, and any vendors who wish to set...
  •   Ellen R. Zielie of Billings, former Miles City resident, died in her home Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, after a long illness.  She was born Nov. 22, 1930. She and Grayson B. Zielie were married in 1949 in Miles City and moved to Billings in 1960. She will be missed.  Mrs. Zielie is survived by one sister, one brother, two sons, seven...
  •   Mary Lou Paulson of Miles City has received word from her brother, Joe Harbaugh of Anthon, Iowa, former Miles City resident, of the unexpected death of his wife, Diane, on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in Iowa. Should friends desire, condolences may be sent to Harbaugh at P.O. Box 66, Anthon, Iowa, 51004.  

November, 2013

  •   After positive feedback from an informational meeting in September and a $2,500 donation from last week’s Wine, Food & Spirits Festival, an Ag Advancement Center at Miles Community College is now in the preliminary planning stage. Agriculture instructor Kimberly Gibbs and MCC Interim President Lisa Watson outlined the plan at...
  •    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...