Monthly archive

March, 2017

  • On Wednesday, Leadership Montana met at the Sleep Inn in Miles City for part of their alumni gathering. The crowd that traveled from all around the state to learn about Miles City was treated to a presentation on what makes Miles City great. During the afternoon the group of about 50 heard from Miles City Area Economic Development Council...
  • The Miles Community College (MCC) Board of Trustees received an update Monday on the old National Guard Armory, which is now MCC’s Workforce Readiness Center (WRC). The WRC will house the heavy equipment operations and commercial drivers license (CDL) programs. MCC is working with Jackson Contractor Group (JCG), which has an office in Miles...
  • Chuck Carlson passed away peacefully on the afternoon of March 20th with his wife by his side. He was married to his sweetheart, Myrna, for 50 years and they shared a wonderful life together. He was adored by their two children, Tracy and Chad, and son-in-law Ben, as well as his three grandchildren, Makena, Kai, and Leif. Chuck was born in Miles...
  • Darlene E. Handley Russell, age 81, of Miles City passed away on Friday, March 24, 2017 at the Holy Rosary Extended Care in Miles City. Darlene started her journey in life on a spring day on May 24, 1935. She was born to Chester and Anna Handley. She shared her childhood with her two sisters, Annetta and Ethel in Miles City, Montana. She had one...
  • Carla Verbsky, president and founder of G.R.E.A.T. (Girls Ready Empowered And Trained) Self-Defense, and Dennis Forleo, of Shepherd-Warrior Martial Arts, spent last Monday giving presentations to students at Custer County District High School. Each high-energy program was illustrated with slides and physical demonstrations. Their visit to CCDHS...
  • About 15 community members attended the half-day Annual Economic Outlook Seminar this month in Miles City, and heard bullish predictions for the local economy. The seminar was put on by the Bureaus of Business and Economic Research (BBER) from the University of Montana. Patrick Barkey, director of BBER, spoke on the economic outlook for Custer...
  • If the City of Miles City annexes more land, the main financial hit to Custer County would be the Road Department, but as much as this concerns the Custer County Commissioners, they are even more concerned about the rights of the people that would be most affected by annexation. The city is looking at annexation but no decisions have been made as...
  • Robert “Rob” Michael Sandefer, 38, of Miles City, died Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at the St. Vincent Hospital in Billings. He was born Jan. 15, 1979, in Bozeman, the son of Kent and Cheryl (Elliott) Sandefer.  Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com.
  • Norma L. Gallinger Hoverson passed away peacefully from this life in Billings, MT on March 18, 2017 at the age of 83.  Mom was born May 3, 1933 to Helen Ruth Viall and Clarence Elwood Gallinger in Jordan, MT. The family moved to Fromberg, MT in 1935 when the Fort Peck Dam was put in and flooded the family homestead in Garfield County. Mom...
  • Long-time Miles City resident Bud Elmore, 90, passed away peacefully after a stay of one week in the Holy Rosary Hospital and one day in the Miles City Veterans Community Living Center on March 22, 2017. He was surrounded by his loving wife and daughters during his hospital and VA stays. Preceding his time in the hospital, he was affectionately...