Monthly archive

April, 2015

  •   Cancer sucks. There are very few people left in the world who have not uttered those two words, and maybe a few other stronger ones. Nearly everyone has been affected by cancer, whether it’s a family member or close friend, or they have battled it themselves. And it sucks. In my tenure at the Star, two of my favorite people in the...
  •   A special fund has been designated to start raising funds to restore the Stacy Memorial Fountain in Wibaux Park. It is hoped that the restoration can be done in connection with marking the park’s 100th anniversary next year. The project is expected to cost about $50,000. Many groups have voiced interest in helping in the past, but the...
  •   A two-woman comedy featuring the songs of Patsy Cline will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Park Place to raise money for the Wibaux Park Fountain Restoration Project. “Always ... Patsy Cline” is a true story about a Texas housewife who was a big fan of the singer and got a chance to meet her in 1961. Their...
  •   Funeral Services for Grace O. Maurice, 89, of Baker will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 2, 2015, in the American Lutheran Church with Pastors Bruce and Reba Kolasch officiating. Burial will be in the Peace Lutheran Cemetery in Plevna. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 1, 2015, with a Prayer Service being held at 7 p.m., at...
  • The CCDHS Cowgirls softball team showed some pop at the plate against Billings Central Tuesday at Bender Field, but a few costly errors allowed the Lady Rams (8-1) to pull away and win 11-7. “We had some offense, just not enough to get it done,” said Cowgirls Head Coach Murrey Selk. “We got the hits going a little bit, not...
  •   Veteran Special Olympics bowler Derick Frost wants everyone to know that “he likes to get strikes.”  Frost, along with the 20 other Special Olympics athletes, has been practicing for weeks leading up to the Eastern Montana Regional Games, hosted by Miles City on Friday, May 1 at the MCC Track and at Recreation Lanes bowling...
  • Enduring weather better suited for hunkering down in a duck blind than playing baseball, the MCC Pioneers baseball team (15-29) closed out the home portion of their 2015 season this weekend with a six-game series against Western Nebraska Community College. The WNCC Cougars adapted to the Eastern Montana weather, winning the series 4-2. MCC Head...
  •   George L. “Scotty” Gray, 98, died of pneumonia on Friday, April 24, 2015, at Holy Rosary Residential Living in Miles City.  Mr. Gray was born Feb. 19, 1917, the second of six children, to John E. and Louisa Duff Gray, homesteaders on their ranch north of Forsyth on the Little Porcupine Creek. Both parents had immigrated...
  •   Melvin Lloyd Young, 91, of Miles City died Thursday, April 23, 2015, at the Eastern Montana State Veteran’s Home in Glendive. Mr. Young was born on Jan. 13, 1924, in Baker, the son of Lloyd and Marjorie Ferris Young. He attended grade school and high school in Baker.  He enlisted in the United State  Navy on June 8, 1944,...
  •   Shirley Hacker, 82, of Miles City, died Monday, April 27, 2015, at Holy Rosary Extended Care in Miles City. She was born in Auburn, Nebraska, the daughter of Robert and Gladys Hacker.  She moved with her parents and two sisters to Beatrice, Nebraska in 1937 where she attended schools and graduated from Beatrice High in 1951....