Monthly archive

August, 2016

  • Hailey Kellum, granddaughter of Ken and Donna Kellum of Miles City, was crowned Miss Teen of Montana 2016 at the Miss Teen of Montana Pageant on July 29-31 at the Parkway Plaza Hotel in Casper, Wyo. Young ladies ages 13–18 from across the state participated in the event culminating with Kellum’s crowning on July 31. According to a...
  • Fisheries biologists are investigating a fish kill on the Yellowstone River near Livingston.  State wildlife officials have now counted more than 1,000 dead mountain whitefish in the Yellowstone River, but have yet to determine what’s caused the die-off. Fish experts have pointed to warmer temperatures, decreased stream flows and river...
  • The City Council has signed off, and construction is set to begin at First Interstate Bank’s new branch office on South Haynes Avenue in Miles City. The 7,000-square-foot, single-story structure will replace the existing branch at 1115 Main St. that the bank has called home for the past 30 years. Branch President Jeff Rodenbaugh said an...
  • Roland Rumph, 100, died peacefully, with his family by his side, at the Powder River Manor in Broadus on Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. Born in Aberdeen, South Dakota, on April 24, 1916, he was the eldest of seven children born to Clark Levi Rumph and Gertrude Anna Schaap Rumph.  In 1945 he married Erma Weischedel. They spent the next 60+ years...
  • Jamie Robot French was born in Miles City on Feb. 14, 1963. She died on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, at her home surrounded by her loved ones after a long fought battle of 27 years with Multiple Sclerosis. She lived  a very active life and raised two daughters. She graduated from Bozeman High School in 1981 and attended Montana State University in...
  • Kathie Elaine Benjamin, 63, died Monday, July 25, 2016, at Saint Vincent Hospital in Billings with her family by her side. She was born on July 24, 1953, in Buffalo, Wyoming, the daughter of Francis and Irene Joubert. She and Kelsey “Jake” Kipf were married Dec. 24, 1969, and they had three girls, Shanna, Kelly and Kerry. Later, she...
  • Members of last year’s U10 championship hockey team attended a hockey camp in Sylvan Lake, Alberta last week. Proud of their team’s accomplishment, many of the parents of the players got together at the end of the winning season and discussed what they could do to keep winning and to continue teaching their kids the fundamentals of...
  • Miles City exists because the cantonment, later Fort Keogh, was constructed at the mouth of the Tongue River.  And Colonel H. C. Thompson, who lived the rest of his long life in Miles City, was in a nostalgic mood in August of 1916, when he wrote about arriving in this area with the Fifth Infantry and helping build the cantonment. Unlike Gen...
  • Holy Rosary Healthcare’s (HRH) Mission Council is holding its annual Christmas in July collection. According to a hospital press release, each year the Mission Council partners with the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) to identify and help needly local families send their kids to school with new clothes. DCFS gathers the...
  • John “Jack” Gleason Kaufmann, 89, died during the early morning of Monday, Oct. 19, 2015. He died peacefully in his sleep at the Pinewood Nursing Home in Whigham, Georgia. He had been visited and comforted by family members while trying to recover from an ischemic stroke that he had suffered in September 2015. Born in Austin, Minnesota...