Monthly archive

June, 2014

  •   The Custer County District High School newspaper, the Signal Butte, has again won a collection of awards from the Montana Journalism Education Association/University of Montana Better High School Journalism Competition in 2014. This is the third year in a row the newspaper has won numerous awards, including first place in its division for...
  •   Thanks to a local business, there are a few more women motorists with the necessary skills to do basic maintenance on their vehicles. Rolling Rubber Tire Factory hosted a free Ladies Night Out on Thursday, during which participants rotated through several teaching stations on things like checking your oil or changing a tire. One station...
  •   The Miles City Council will hold a public hearing for Diamond J Construction’s request for a proposed zone change, although the request already died at the May 27 council meeting due to lack of a motion to accept it. The public hearing will be at 7 p.m. June 24 at a council meeting. John Peila owns Diamond J and had already begun...
  •   As Workforce Development continues to expand at Miles Community College, the school has created a new position to keep the program moving forward. MCC has named Dr. Kirk Lacy the new Interim Dean of Workforce Development and Continuing Education. Lacy began working at his new position last month; his contract runs for a year, when the...
  •   A funeral service for James Kreg Lorenz, 50 of Sidney was Thursday morning, June 5, 2014, at the Ebenezer Congregational Church in Sidney with Pastor David Meehan officiating. Cremation followed the services.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to ROI, Richland Opportunities Inc.   Remembrances, pictures and condolences may...
  •   Voters approved a local government review for the City of Miles City in Tuesday’s primary election, but turned down a similar review for Custer County. All local incumbents won their races. The county’s turnout appeared to be a little low for a primary, with 2,075 voters casting ballots, but it’s not surprising since...
  • A son, Gehrig Laurence Hafla, was born to Lauren and Galen Hafla of Elko, Nev. on Monday, April 21, 2014.  His paternal grandparents are Dennis and Fritzie Hafla of Miles City.
  •   Joseph T. “Joe” Kelly was born June 26, 1954, and died Tuesday, April 15, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Jane, and son, Miles, both of Billings; brother Patrick of Miles City, sister Kathleen of Albuquerque, New Mexico, brother Dan of Des Moines, Iowa, and their families. Mr. Kelly was dearly loved by his family and many...
  •     After a month-long search that featured 12 applicants and three qualified finalists, the Miles City Unified School District has found its new principal for Custer County District High School. Larry Lucero, currently the principal at Broadwater High School in Townsend, has been offered and accepted the CCDHS position. Barring an issue...
  •   Curtis Gerald Thorne, 71, of Merlin, Oregon, formerly of Miles City, died Thursday, May 29, 2014, after a battle with Parkinson’s disease. A memorial service was held for him on Monday afternoon, June 2, 2014, at Parkway Christian Center in Merlin, with Pastor Russ Millsaps officiating. Hull & Hull Funeral Directors was in charge...