Monthly archive

June, 2017

  • With numerous fireworks stands within the city limits, those making purchases are reminded that fireworks can only be used at specific times and in specific places in Miles City. At Tuesday’s City Council meeting, an ordinance regarding the use of fireworks within the city limits received its first reading. It’s the same as the...
  • The Miles Community College (MCC) Board of Trustees Tuesday tentatively approved the fiscal year 2018 general fund budget that represents a spending increase of about $133,000 over last year.  The first reading of the budget was unanimously approved with the final reading to be presented at the July 31 board meeting. The general budget totals...
  • Myrtle Fern Helen Knutson Meissner Myrtle “Myrt” Fern Helen Knutson Meissner, 91, of Miles City died Saturday, June 24, 2017, of natural causes.  She was born on Aug. 18, 1925, in Courtney, North Dakota, to Magnus and Hilda Knutson.  Funeral services will be Friday, June 30, 2017, at 2 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church in...
  • A son was born to Kevin and Carrie Roberts of BIllings on Thursday, June 22, 2017 in Billings. Maternal grandparents are Arley and Stephanie Irish of Miles City and paternal grandparents are Greg and Mary Jo Roberts of Terry.  
  • With precipitation at less than half of normal so far this year, drought conditions are expanding throughout eastern Montana. Ag officials say conditions are getting worse daily, and there is no sign of the drought breaking any time soon. As of today, the precipitation since Jan. 1 in Miles City has been 3.16 inches, which is 3.79 inches less than...
  • Kirk Fitz was born on June 17, 1960. He was born in Wisconsin, lived in San Diego, California, and moved to Miles City in 1992. He worked at Eastern Montana Industries until 2005. He died in California on Wednesday, June 7, 2017.  His body has been donated to the University of California Irvine Willed Body Program for medical students.
  • While the main log building at the Range Riders Museum was constructed in 1942, the memorial hall was added in 1957 to provide both meeting space and a place to hang memorials. There are over 800 plaques now, honoring area early pioneers in all walks of life and from across the globe. There are so many, rows have been added top and bottom of the...
  • Bill Ellis, Custer County Disaster and Emergency Services deputy coordinator, is encouraging residents to attend the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan meetings on Wednesday, June 28 at Miles Community College. The plan, said Ellis, “is required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in order to qualify for mitigation funding,”...
  • The roster of the “new” women’s volleyball program Miles Community College has been finalized by coach Chase Soennichsen. Soennichsen, who was born in Roundup and moved to Gardiner in seventh grade, previously coached at three Montana high schools — Denton, Roundup and Shepherd. He said the position at MCC is “a dream...