Monthly archive

January, 2014

  •   Phyllis Ackley Reilly, 95, of Terry died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at the Prairie Community Nursing Home. The daughter of Carroll and Nellie Toepke Ackley, she was born April 8, 1918, in Allard, N.D. She attended schools in North Dakota except for her senior year in high school when she had to go help her grandparents, Edward and Mary Ida...
  •   Keith M. Raben, 83 of Miles City died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at the Holy Rosary Extended Care Facility in Miles City. Mr. Raben was born in McIntosh, Minn., on Aug. 4, 1930, the oldest son of Christian and Mabel Jensen Raben. He attended schools in McIntosh, Minn., and farmed with his father and brother, Roy, on a diversified dairy and...
  •   Custer County’s long-needed update of its jail and justice and law enforcement offices is on schedule, with county commissioners and sheriff’s department personnel meeting with Mike Stevenson of Stevenson Design, lead architect on the new detention center, to look over plans and specifications for everything from door locks to...
  •   Christine Celello Piper, 74, a former Miles City resident, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in Lake Havasu, Nev. In this life a little bit of grace goes a long way, and Mrs. Piper had a lot of grace. Thought she passed from this earth, her life continues in the memories of the many people she touched. She was a creator. What started as a love...
  •   Merlin J. Shennum, 93, of Circle died Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at the Eastern Montana Veterans Home in Glendive where he had been a resident since late September 2013. Mr. Shennum was born Dec. 21, 1920, at Pablo. He was the youngest of four children of Ben and Mabel Shennum. He graduated from Ronan High School and attended Kinman Business...
  •   Jeffrey Wayne “Jeff” Fahrnow, a wonderful father and loving husband, died Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at home south of Miles City.  Mr. Fahrnow was born June 1, 1946, in Holden, Mass., to Claire Pickering Fahrnow and Jack Frederick Fahrnow, who was then in the United States Army.  Jeff Fahrnow lived in several Massachusetts...
  •   Troy Purcell, of Bozeman, has been chosen to be the head coach of the Montana all-stars for the 21st annual Knights of Columbus Badlands Bowl. Joining Purcell on the coaching staff will be Levi Wesche (Bozeman), Mike Ludwig (Laurel), Jason Christenson (Havre), Clint Layng (Boulder) and Jay Fredrickson (Ennis). "It's quite an honor...

December, 2013

  •   After months of remodeling, ABC Glass and Signs opened in its new location of 1920 Valley Drive East on Monday. The new location is three times the size of the business’s old location on Main Street - its home since its opening nearly 21 years ago. It also has plenty of parking now. Owner Brad Certain said he and his staff were able...
  •   Shawn Edward Pilster, 46, of Alzada died Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at his home on the family ranch.  Mr. Pilster was born April 6, 1967, in Belle Fourche, S.D., to Larry and Madge Marcott Pilster. He attended elementary school in Alzada and high school in Belle Fourche. He later received his GED.  He served in the United States Army...
  •   Edward James “Eddie” Anderson, 74, of Billings, formerly of Fallon, died quietly and peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at his home in Billings after a long battle with congestive heart failure. Mr. Anderson was born on March 14, 1939, in Buffalo, S.D., to Clara Sack and Ben Anderson. He was a twin and he was a gentleman,...