Monthly archive

December, 2014

  •   At the last Miles City Council meeting, Mayor Butch Grenz said  he’s been having concerns about the ambulance turning down calls.  He asked Miles City Fire and Rescue’s Scott Moore about it. Moore said if the personnel aren’t there, they can’t leave the city short to run someone to Billings when there are...
  •   Ira S. Carey, 62, of Elk Grove, California, died on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. Mr. Carey was born on Dec. 27, 1951, the son of Del and Bernice Carey. He grew up on the ranch near Volborg and went to country school through the eighth grade and graduated from Custer County High School. Following his schooling he worked on the ranch for a few...
  •   Lyle Swenson of Terry, beloved dad, grandpa, teacher and friend, died on  Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014.  He was born on Jan. 30, 1937, in Coteau, North Dakota, the youngest son of Sigurd and Sophie Sorlie Swenson. Mr. Swenson grew up in Polson with his brothers, Dean and Ernest. He graduated from Polson High School in 1955 and from...
  •   Billy Hoverson, native Miles Citian, wild horse rider, musician, father and Transco employee, was cooking supper in late November. When the oil he was heating caught fire, Hoverson ended up with first- to third-degree burns on his face, arm and torso. So instead of sitting down to a tasty meal, Billy and wife JoAnn made a run the the...
  • Friday, Dec. 5 Christmas Stroll — Activities around Miles City from 5-8 p.m. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Crafts & Christmas Goodies Consignment Sale at Holy Rosary Healthcare. 1-3 p.m. Christmas Dog Parade and Contest at Stockman Bank, along with Open House. 1-4 p.m. Photos with Santa at  Murdoch’s. 2-4 p.m. Cider and cookies at First...
  • Call it a new twist on a holiday classic. Friday and Saturday night, the Barn Players will present ‘A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol,’ a humorous mix of your favorite fairy tale characters coupled with the beloved Charles Dickens fable. Partnering with the Miles City Area Chamber of Commerce, the play features a cast of 30, mixing Barn...
  • Main Street Grind will reopen Thursday morning with the same name, same look, basically the same menu, more selection in the bakery and new owners. Chad Ridenour and his wife, Jamilee, have purchased the bakery, coffee and sandwich shop from Rick Flotkoetter. Main Street Grind opened in March 2010. Chad grew up in Miles City and attended Miles...
  •   George Neil Hoffman, 63, of Miles City died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, at the Veteran’s Nursing Home in Miles City. Mr. Hoffman was born on Feb. 23, 1951, in Portland, Oregon. He was one of a kind in a pair of twins. His father, Thomas Hoffman, died when Mr. Hoffman was only two years of age. His mother was ill and unable to care for the...
  •   Claude E. Huckins, 83, died Monday morning, Nov. 24, 2014, at the Butte Care and Rehabilitation. He was born in Miles City on May 21, 1931, to William and Mary Ellis Huckins. He graduated from high school in Broadus. Claude served his country with the United States Army from 1951 to 1954. He then worked for the Montana State Highway...