Monthly archive

February, 2015

  •   Alice May Bickel, 86, died in her home on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. She was born Dec. 9, 1928, in Brusett, the third child to Amos and Iva (Heiss) Spracklin. She attended school in Garfield County. After obtaining her high school diploma, she took bookkeeping classes.  She and Ferdinand H. Bickel were married on Oct. 7, 1945. They farmed...
  •   With the weather looking to cooperate, the 23rd Annual Cowtown Beef Breeders Show looks to be one of the most successful in years when it opens on Friday, February 6. This year, there are 32 pens registered, with nine different breeds, and breeders coming from Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota expected. In addition to the pens of yearling...

January, 2015

  • Cindia Miller and Bill Ellis, both of Miles City, were united in marriage on Saturday morning, Nov. 22, 2014, at Grace Bible Church in Miles City.
  • Twin daughters were born in Billings on Monday, January 26, 2015 to Tanner and Christine Smith Schweigert.  Grandparents are Jim and Diane Schweigert and Leonard and Ardie Smith, all of Miles City.
  •   When Mandi Heinle started her Buy Montana business back in 2001 in a little shop on North First Street, she knew she would need to expand. And she did, into 919 Main St., the former Holiday convenience store. She also became a bread distributor for Wheat Montana. Last fall, she was thinking of selling the Wheat Montana distributorship and...
  •   Jeane Marie Choate Stokes died Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at Billings Clinic due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) complications. She was born to Lyman and Laurie Johnson Choate on Jan. 7, 1956, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She moved with the family at the age of five years to Miles City. She attended the Miles City Sacred Heart High School...
  •   After last year’s Eastern Montana Fair, there was some discussion among attendees and the Fair Board about the level of the rodeo. Recent rodeos at the fair have been produced by the Northern Rodeo Association, and are not as polished as the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeos. Professional rodeos are expensive, but as Fair...
  •   If you thought yesterday was a bit warm for this time of year, you were right. At 3:29 p.m., a record high temperature of 61°F was set.  The previous record high for this date was 55°F set in 1992, making Tuesday the fifth warmest January day in weather records kept since 1878.  For comparison, the coldest January 27 on...
  • An effort has begun to restore the fountain at Wibaux Park to its former glory.  The Florence Stacy Memorial Fountain was built around 1913 and has not worked for many years. It is in need of internal and external repairs. Lilly Cruise approached the Miles City Council Tuesday to discuss the developing plans. Last week she talked with city...
  •   Carl Walter Harbaugh, 83, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at the Garfield County Nursing Home in Jordan. Mr. Harbaugh was born at the home of Auntie Agnes Sullivan in Miles City on March 18, 1931, to Carl Walter Harbaugh Sr. and Margie Fellman Harbaugh.  He came into the world a puny baby and remained that way the first couple of years...