Monthly archive

October, 2016

  • Fall Festival is under way in Miles City and autumn decorations are appearing around the community. Several of the local businesses are participating in the annual Hay Bale Decorating Contest and numerous homes have been decorated in fall and Halloween themes. Festivities will continue with more events planned this week starting Wednesday with the...
  • There were more hunters out on opening weekend for antelope Oct. 8-9, and they enjoyed better success rates than last season, according to reports from three Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) check stations set up in Region 7. It was a relatively mild opener weather-wise, contrasted by dropping temperatures and snowfall on the following...
  • The yellow perch fishing at Spotted Eagle Lake got better, quite literally, over night. Earlier this month Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks staffers stocked almost 4,500 yellow perch in the 232-acre lake in Miles City. Region 7 fisheries biologist Caleb Bollman and fish technicians Kevin McKoy and Roy Molstad traveled to Grant’s Reservoir...
  • Custer County residents are asked to join the rest of the state in the Great Montana ShakeOut Wednesday morning.  The earthquake awareness event is part of a bigger shakeout that the whole world is participating in during October. Though eastern Montana doesn’t experience an earthquake too often, there are no guarantees it won’t,...
  • Randy Hafer of High Plains Architecture in Billings and Rhyno Stinchfield of the national Sustainable Energy Funding Program (SEFP), a 501(c)3 non-profit designed to funnel private investment into public and non-profit projects, stopped by the Custer County Commissioners office on Tuesday to give an enthusiastic presentation about the...
  • The Miles City Council has one more delay in deciding where to locate City Court so at Tuesday’s meeting they decided to return to the subject at the next council meeting.  At the last meeting, the council wondered about putting the courtroom in the Custer County Courthouse, but Council President Susanne Galbraith said the commissioners...
  • Among the topics discussed at Tuesday’s meeting of the Miles City Unified Board of Trustees was the safety of the school buses and the used charter bus the district recently purchased. An unnamed community member recently expressed concern over the school buses through a letter that the trustees received in their packets last month. “...
  • While this year’s election may be important, 100 years ago electors were facing some major decisions and some major changes. First of all, women in some states, including Montana, were eligible to vote in the presidential election. Special meetings were held in Miles City in the fall of 1916 to teach women how to cast their ballot. Women had...
  • Irene Agnes Sloan, a Miles City resident, passed away on October 10, 2016 at Butterfly Homes Assisted Living in Billings, Montana.  Irene celebrated her 99th Birthday in June with her family at her side.  Irene was born June 20, 1917 to William and Anna Kearin in Ramona, South Dakota.  She married Arnold J. Sloan in Crosby, North...