Monthly archive

December, 2013

  •   The Custer County District High School wrestling team took a small group of wrestlers to the season-opening Sidney Invite last weekend, where they placed 10th in the team standings with 47 points. “For the kids that I took with us, we did a great job,” Cowboys Head Coach Jon Harris said. “They wrestled really hard. It wasn...
  •   By JOSH SAMUELSON Star Sports Editor Three Custer County District High School Cowboy football players were named to the Class A All-State team today. Senior quarterback Ben Herzog and junior wide receiver Alec Haughian were listed on offense and junior defensive end Beau Peaslee was on the defensive team. Herzog completed 99 of 192 passes...
  •   Local sports calendar for Custer County District High School (CCDHS), Washington Middle School (WMS), Miles Community College (MCC) and other Miles City sports. Calendar dates are from Monday through Sunday, unless otherwise noted.  Note: Times for CCDHS Basketball are for varsity games. Freshmen games typically start at 4 p.m.,...
  •   The Miles Community College Lady Pioneer basketball team picked up two wins at their Thanksgiving tournament, but then dropped a pair of Region IX North Sub-Region games last week. The Lady Pioneers beat Salish-Kootenai and University of Great Falls JV in Pablo last weekend, but then lost to Casper and Northwest last week. MCC is now 8-5...
  •     The Miles Community College Pioneer basketball team went 3-1 last week, including their first Region IX North Sub-Region victory of the season.   The Pioneers beat Salish-Kootenai and University of Great Falls JV at the SKC Tournament in Pablo before falling to Casper College on Thursday. On Saturday afternoon, the Pioneers...
  •   A Memorial Service for Duncan Lane Blanks, 51, of San Jose, Calif., was held Saturday morning, Nov. 30, 2013, in the Calvary Church of Los Gatos (16330 Los Gatos Blvs., Los Gatos, CA 95032). Mr. Blanks died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in California.  He was born in Billings on April 30, 1962. Mr. Blanks graduated from Custer County District...
  •   Jack W. Burke, longtime Pan Am pilot and resident of the Seattle area, formerly of Miles City, died in Hospice care on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at the Fleming House. He was born on the homestead near Ismay on Aug. 7, 1922, to J.C. and Catherine Warner Burke. In 1923 the family moved to Ismay where his father ran a grain elevator. Later they...
  •   Emma Hollowell, 99, a longtime resident of Rosebud and Treasure County, died on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at St. Vincent Health Care in Billings.   Mrs. Hollowell is survived by her three children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene L. Hollowell, in 1995. Cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this...
  •   It started out as an ambitious plan. Senator Baucus’s “clean slate” approach to federal tax reform had initial support from interests on both sides of the aisle. It was supposed to overhaul our bloated, incomprehensible tax code. It was supposed to clean up the hodgepodge of tax credits, lower tax rates and make the entire...
  •   Dear editor, Recently Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said that the six heirs of Sam Walton and the Wal-Mart fortune are worth over $100 billion, which is more wealth than the bottom 40 percent of the American people. Wow! That’s a lot of dough. I got to thinking about how much $100 billion actually is. I also got to thinking about the...