Monthly archive

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...
  •   Upon completion of the Junior Police Leadership Academy, Lane Colombik of Miles City is left excited and inspired for his future of being a police officer. The JPLA is for high school-age youths and was located in Helena, lasting for a week. The purpose of JPLA is to further students’ knowledge of what a career as a police officer...
  •   Bob Thaden, owner fo the Tongue River Winery, is preparing for his newest project this winter: a giant grape sculpture built out of bowling balls.  The idea of building something outside the winery has been an idea in Thaden’s head for a while now. “Many winteries have interesting sculptures outside so at first I was...
  •   For the Star In the little town of Ingomar, Montana, big things were happening. It was time for the 24th open rodeo. And the town of eleven had once again raised the bar. Besides four new chutes installed three years ago, besides a newly built crows nest built last year, and a brand new rodeo office built this year; six NFR qualifiers, two...
  •   Virginia Helen Sprague died on Sunday, July 26, 2015.  She was born in Perryville, Missouri, on Jan. 14, 1925, to August and Rosa Moore Kiefer, the youngest of 21 siblings. There she grew up on her parents’ large farm holdings and attended rural school.   As a young woman she worked at a hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, and...
  •   Fred “Dick” Radmer, 86, of Miles City died on Monday, July 27, 2015.  Mr. Radmer was born on Feb. 16, 1929, in Shields, North Dakota. He was the son of Frank and Rachael Fairbrothers Radmer. He attended grade school in Shields. He worked on the family farm to help out his family.  He enlisted in the United States Army...
  •   Grace Eva Stoebe, 94, resident of Tender Nest Assisted Living of Billings, formerly of Forsyth and Miles City, died on Monday, July 27, 2015.  Mrs. Stoebe was born on Oct. 30, 1920, in Medora, North Dakota, to John and Katherine Wagondorf Reilly. She graduated from Medora High School, attended college in Dickinson, North Dakota, and...
  •   Family and friends of the late Sigrid Laird will gather at the Miles City Oasis by Riverside Park to celebrate and share their love for Mrs. Laird on Thursday, July 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. Dessert and refreshments will be served. Swimming and lawn chairs are optional. For more information call (406) 210-0012 or email: vcmburton3@gmail.com....
  •   Marshall J. Engstrom, 95, of Livingston, died Monday, July 20, 2015, at the Livingston HealthCare Hospital. In accordance with his wishes, Mr. Engstrom was cremated and his cremated remains will be interred in the Eastern Montana State Veterans Cemetery in Miles City on Monday, Sept. 14, 2015, at 10 a.m. Mr. Engstrom, who endured the...