Monthly archive

September, 2014

  •   When Miles City was incorporated in 1887, the city offices were two rented rooms upstairs in a bank building and the fire hall was a rented barn. The only jail belonged to the county. In 1914, Miles City had doubled in size from its 1907 population and needed more offices, a court room, a proper fire hall, and officials wanted their own...
  •   People will see a new feature at the Spotted Eagle Recreation Area honoring Sioux Chief Spotted Eagle and his people who were held at a camp nearby by Col. Nelson A. Miles in the 1880s. Tuesday night the Miles City Council approved Walleyes Unlimited’s plans to place a teepee structure on the west end of Spotted Eagle Recreation Area...
  •   Rob Shipley has been released early from jail upon the city’s request. Shipley was jailed for public nuisance for failing to clean up his yard at 603 S. Fourth St.  There had been a long fight between the City of Miles City and Shipley over the condition of his property. He was found guilty of public nuisance in City Court in...
  •   Miles City will host a Resource Education & Agriculture Leadership (REAL) Seminar Thursday through Saturday, based at the Sleep Inn. REAL Montana builds a network of informed and engaged leaders to advance the natural resource industries in Montana, according to seminar materials. This first class competitively selected 19 Montanans...
  •   The Montana Ram Sale has been held in Miles City for close to 90 years, give or take, but this year, for the first time, the ladies will have their chance in the auction ring. On Wednesday, starting at 6 p.m. in the Agri-Sports building at the Eastern Montana Fairgrounds, the Woolgrowers will hold their first Ewe Sale. Sale manager Jack...
  •   Rams come and go, but Dr. Bill Hawkins has been a fixture at the Montana Ram Sale since 1957. Dr. Hawkins did take 1973 off from the Ram Sale when he retired from teaching at Montana State University so he could set up a private veterinary practice in Dillon, but he was back on the job the next year and every year since.  When one...
  •   Woodrow Wallace “Wally” Archer of Billings, former Miles City resident, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Mr. Archer was born on Sept. 7, 1925, and raised in Ismay.  He served in the Navy during World War II. On July 1, 1949, he and Margaret Smith were married. Mr. Archer worked for Billings neon for more than 30 years. ...
  •   Sometimes, it is nice to be number one. However, Miles City’s position as the largest flood insurance policy holder in the state is not a good thing.    What it costs Miles City According to the recently released draft of the Flood Mitigation Feasibility Study completed by KLJ Engineering, Miles City holds approximately 23...
  •    Bette Jane Harwood, 63 of Miles City, died unexpectedly on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at the Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on June 20, 1951, in Terry, the daughter of Bill and Jane Clarke Walla. She attended grade school at the Prairie County Country School taught by her mother Jane...
  •   On Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, Laurel Shook celebrated her 90th birthday with family and friends. Three weeks later to the day on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, she had her final celebration of life and went to join her Heavenly Father. Laurel Jean Shook, 90, of Billings, formerly of Miles City, was born on Aug. 15, 1924, in Harlowton, the daughter of...