Monthly archive

October, 2014

  •   Dr. Arlo Dale Nansel of Miles City died Friday, Sept. 26 , 2014, at the age of 91. Dr. Nansel’s life began in Myers on Aug. 28, 1923. He was the son of Joseph E. and Phoebe Nansel, the fourth of five children.  Riding horseback to and from one-room country schools, or to the bus stop, he seldom missed a day and often earned...

September, 2014

  •     Julia Jacobs, 92, of Miles City died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at the Friendship Villa with her family by her side. She was born on Sept. 18, 1922, in Miles City, the daughter of John and Mary Riener. She attended grade school in Miles City and graduated from Custer County High School. She then attended community college where she...
  •   Last week’s monthly meeting of the Miles Community College Board of Trustees covered a lot of ground, as updates were given on a variety of subjects. Jessie Dufner, Vice President of Enrollment & Student Success, spoke to the board about summer and fall enrollment numbers. For the summer, the number of Full Time Equivalent...
  •   EDITOR’S NOTE: Below is continuing coverage of Thursday’s Candidates Forum at Miles Community College. Forum coverage will continue in later editions.   Custer County Attorney Wyatt Glade and former deputy county attorney Joni Oja are both seeking the county attorney’s position. Both candidates were asked a couple of...
  •   Custer County Attorney Wyatt Glade and former deputy county attorney Joni Oja are running for the county attorney’s position and were present at Thursday’s Candidates Forum at Miles Community College. In the introductions, Oja said she grew up on a ranch near Utica, west of Lewistown.  She is the third of nine children, has...
  •   With the controversy surrounding the Department of Veteran Affairs health care system still fresh in the mind of the nation, Montana’s congressional delegation remains committed to assisting Montana veterans. After reports earlier this year that the VA mismanaged waiting lists for veterans seeking care, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester announced...
  •    Jack Lowell Hanley, 96, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at the Friendship Villa Nursing Home in Miles City. Mr. Hanley was born on March 30, 1918, to Clifford and Ethel Hanley in Calumet (rural northern Carter County). He was the born the second of five sons. His brothers were George, Gene “Bucky,” Clifford “Swede...
  •   Two incumbents and two challengers are running for two seats on the Custer County Commission, and all attended Thursday night’s Candidates Forum at Miles Community College. (A total of 15 candidates attended the forum. Their comments will be covered over several days. Today the Miles City Star focuses on the county commissioner races...
  •   Funeral Service for Esther Murphy, 80, of Baker, MT, will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, September 29, 2014, at Baker Community Church with Pastor Neva Rathbun. Burial will follow at Bonnievale Cemetery in Baker. Prayer Service will be 4:00 p.m., Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Stevenson Funeral Home in Baker. Visitation for Esther will be from 1:00...
  •   When it comes to having healthy trees, one must think and consider possibilities ahead of action - way ahead. With trees having a lifespan of over 100 years, it takes generations to see results and generations to solve problems when they crop up. The Emerald Ash Borer is one problem that is beginning to crop up across America. To help raise...