Monthly archive

September, 2014

  •   The Montana Ram Sale has been held in Miles City for close to 90 years, give or take, but this year, for the first time, the ladies will have their chance in the auction ring. On Wednesday, starting at 6 p.m. in the Agri-Sports building at the Eastern Montana Fairgrounds, the Woolgrowers will hold their first Ewe Sale. Sale manager Jack...
  •   Rams come and go, but Dr. Bill Hawkins has been a fixture at the Montana Ram Sale since 1957. Dr. Hawkins did take 1973 off from the Ram Sale when he retired from teaching at Montana State University so he could set up a private veterinary practice in Dillon, but he was back on the job the next year and every year since.  When one...
  •   Woodrow Wallace “Wally” Archer of Billings, former Miles City resident, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Mr. Archer was born on Sept. 7, 1925, and raised in Ismay.  He served in the Navy during World War II. On July 1, 1949, he and Margaret Smith were married. Mr. Archer worked for Billings neon for more than 30 years. ...
  •   Sometimes, it is nice to be number one. However, Miles City’s position as the largest flood insurance policy holder in the state is not a good thing.    What it costs Miles City According to the recently released draft of the Flood Mitigation Feasibility Study completed by KLJ Engineering, Miles City holds approximately 23...
  •    Bette Jane Harwood, 63 of Miles City, died unexpectedly on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at the Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on June 20, 1951, in Terry, the daughter of Bill and Jane Clarke Walla. She attended grade school at the Prairie County Country School taught by her mother Jane...
  •   On Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, Laurel Shook celebrated her 90th birthday with family and friends. Three weeks later to the day on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, she had her final celebration of life and went to join her Heavenly Father. Laurel Jean Shook, 90, of Billings, formerly of Miles City, was born on Aug. 15, 1924, in Harlowton, the daughter of...
  • A daughter was born to Erin and Ryan Ketchum of Circle on Thursday, August 28, 2014, at Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City. A daughter was born to Samantha and Richard Gonzalez of Miles City on Monday, September 1,  2014, at Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City. A daughter was born to Renee and Bill Harris of Circle on Monday,...
  •   The City of Miles City’s $4,454,000 General Fund budget has been finalized by the Miles City Council. It was up from last year’s $4,212,000. The city mill increased in value from last year’s $7,071 to this year’s $7,108, according to City Clerk Lorrie Pearce. In a Friday morning interview, Finance Committee Chair...
  •   On the picturesque Florida Coast in the late 1960s, bachelor Ted Merriwether is living the good life.  Residing in a beach house financed by his late mother’s estate and recently engaged, Ted attempts to increase his allowance from his penny-pinching uncle, who controls the finances. The uncle decides to pay Ted and his wife a...
  •   Marilyn “Lyn” Neuhardt, 79, lost her battle with lung cancer on June 19, 2014 at her home in Everett, Washington.  Lyn was born on February 13, 1935 to Edward and Marie Alexander Neuhardt in Circle, Montana. She grew up on the family ranch in Circle, where her father raised cattle and they grew many of their own vegetables...