Monthly archive

September, 2014

  •   By Star Staff Kickoff events for the fifth “Out of Darkness Walk” in Miles City begin Friday, Sept. 5. The Out of Darkness Walk is an event to raise awareness about the tragedy of suicide and to collect funds toward prevention services. These events will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at the FamFest at Jaycee Park before the Custer...
  •   Once a month, the county commissioners approve the claims from the previous month. This is done today, but in 1914, some of the claims they paid seem rather amusing to modern eyes. For example, among the August claims of 1914 are “Arnold’s Inc., broom for jail, $.65.” The Arnolds were the Arnold brothers, who owned several...
  •   Jacklyn Ruth “Jackie” Gartner Gilman of Powell, Wyoming, died surrounded by her family on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014.  She was born on Nov. 19, 1940, to Joseph “Joe” and Mary Kathryn Gartner in Sidney. She graduated from Sidney High School in 1958.  After graduation she attended cosmetology school and used...
  •   Betty Jane Stephenson Butler was born on Oct. 26, 1924, and died on the early evening of Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, at the age of 89. She was born in Cass County, Missouri, and moved with her parents and three brothers to the west. She graduated from high school in Fromberg at the age of 16 years. She continued her education by going to nurses...
  •   Rhoda Rae Strait, 48, of Miles City died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. She was born June 6, 1966, to Francis John Strait and Barbara Ann Strait (Mulkey) in the small town of Ekalaka.  Her father was a hard working truck driver, who at one time ran and owned a feed store. Her mother was a cook at the school and later on continued cooking as...
  •   Donald Clay “Don” West, 87, of Jordan died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at home of natural causes surrounded by his loving family. Mr. West was born April 22, 1927, in Miles City to Sterling Clay and Hannah Maude Larson West. He attended school and graduated from high school in Jordan in 1945. He worked for the forest service as a...
  •   George Eric Kuper, 50, died due to a tragic accident in his home town of Miles City on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. He was the youngest of three children, born in Jackson, Mississippi, on Jan. 30, 1964, the son of LeRoy and Jackie Kuper.  Mr. Kuper married his first wife, Kristy DeLeon, in 1984 and of this marriage his oldest son, Matthew,...

August, 2014

  •   With the 2014-2015 school year in full swing, administrators at Miles Community College are encouraged by the early enrollment numbers. Speaking at Monday’s monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees, Vice President of Enrollment & Student Success Jessie Dufner gave the board an overview this year’s enrollment. “There...
  •   Carroll Arlynn Swenson, 83, died on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City. After a courageous battle with cancer, he died peacefully in his sleep. Mr. Swenson was born on June 2, 1931, on a farm near Northwood, North Dakota, the son of Corliss and Gertrude “Gertie” Swenson. He and his sister Eula Mae...
  •   As the summer winds down, one last street project is starting up. According to Scott Gray, public works director for Miles City, the re-surfacing project on Stower should be completed by the end of September. The city applied for a state “Pavement Preservation Project,” which receives both state and federal funding. The projects...