Monthly archive

August, 2015

  •   Summer vacation 100 years ago was little different. Most people traveled by train because automobiles were new, slow and unreliable, and the roads were even worse. What roads existed were mostly little more than dirt tracks. There was no organized highway department at the state or federal level, let alone city or county, so roads were...
  •   Miles City was the end of the trail for the Great American Cattle Drive of 1995 and now, 20 years later, it will be the end of the trail for the drive’s trail boss, James “Bud” McCasland of Garland, Texas. McCasland died on May 17 at the age of 69. His final wish was to return to Miles City. “He just loved Miles...
  • A daughter was born to Jessica and Jade Boggs of Baker on Monday, July 27, 2015, at Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City. A daughter was born to Billie Johnson and Joshua Cole of Miles City on Sunday, August 2, 2015, at Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City.
  •   Earnest H. “Ernie” Metzenberg, 88, of Glendive, died Saturday, July 25, 2015.  Mr. Metzenberg was born at Ekalaka on Nov. 20, 1926, to George and Daisy Wheat Metzenberg. He was born again, saved by the grace of God, in May 1959. He attended country schools and Carter County High School in Ekalaka. He lived at Ekalaka on the...
  •   Holy Rosary Healthcare Mission Council is holding the annual Christmas in July. The Mission Council partners with the Department of Child and Family Services and the Office of Public Assistance to help local families in need send kids to school equipped with new clothes and school supplies. School age children are available to receive...
  •   On a ranch about five miles out of Miles City lives local author John L. Moore. Dressed in a blue plaid shirt, blue jeans and cowboy boots, Moore sits comfortably in a recliner talking about his work, accomplishments and life in general. Moore isn’t a newcomer to the writing world, but he is a force to reckon with, proven by his...
  • A daughter was born to Amy and Steven Freier of Glendive on Saturday, July 25, at Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City.  

July, 2015

  •   Last fall, after the Eastern Montana Fair was over, suggestions were made that the fair should upgrade from a Northern Rodeo Association production to a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association event. Gail Shaw, fair manager, started contacting providers and donors. As a result, this summer the Kesler Championship Rodeo will be providing...
  •   By Star Staff Writer On Wednesday, the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center (MCHF & WHC) announced the eighth class of inductions into the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame.  Included in the honorees was Doug Wall of Miles City, who for many years served as a pickup man at Montana rodeos and at the Miles City Bucking...