Monthly archive

June, 2014

  •   Voters approved a local government review for the City of Miles City in Tuesday’s primary election, but turned down a similar review for Custer County. All local incumbents won their races. The county’s turnout appeared to be a little low for a primary, with 2,075 voters casting ballots, but it’s not surprising since...
  • A son, Gehrig Laurence Hafla, was born to Lauren and Galen Hafla of Elko, Nev. on Monday, April 21, 2014.  His paternal grandparents are Dennis and Fritzie Hafla of Miles City.
  •   Joseph T. “Joe” Kelly was born June 26, 1954, and died Tuesday, April 15, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Jane, and son, Miles, both of Billings; brother Patrick of Miles City, sister Kathleen of Albuquerque, New Mexico, brother Dan of Des Moines, Iowa, and their families. Mr. Kelly was dearly loved by his family and many...
  •     After a month-long search that featured 12 applicants and three qualified finalists, the Miles City Unified School District has found its new principal for Custer County District High School. Larry Lucero, currently the principal at Broadwater High School in Townsend, has been offered and accepted the CCDHS position. Barring an issue...
  •   Curtis Gerald Thorne, 71, of Merlin, Oregon, formerly of Miles City, died Thursday, May 29, 2014, after a battle with Parkinson’s disease. A memorial service was held for him on Monday afternoon, June 2, 2014, at Parkway Christian Center in Merlin, with Pastor Russ Millsaps officiating. Hull & Hull Funeral Directors was in charge...
  • A son, Grady Gannon, was born to Sidney and Adam Dice of Billings on Monday, May 24, 2014.  His maternal grandparents are John and Diane Jones of Miles City and Brian and Maggie Dice of Volborg.
  •   The polls will open at 7 a.m. Tuesday (noon at rural locations) for the primary election. All polls close at 8 p.m. Polling places are Washington Middle School (Precincts 1 and 8), Custer County District High School (Precinct 2), Highland Park School (Precinct 3), Jefferson School (Precinct 4), Kircher School (Precinct 5), National Guard...
  •   Voters will decide at Tuesday’s election, whether to establish a local government study commission to take a look at the City of Miles City and another one to study Custer County.  Every 10 years Montanans get to decide whether the structure of their local cities and counties should be reviewed. In November’s general...
  •   Despite the heavy rains on Saturday, Miles City’s Public Utilities Director Allen Kelm said Monday morning, “I don’t have any concerns” about high water on the river.   The flood stage is officially 13 feet and the United States Geological Survey reported the river height at 12.6 feet at 9:30 this morning and...
  •   Joseph Wayne “Joe” Finch, former Miles City resident, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, in Bellevue, Wash. Mr. Finch was born in Ismay on Oct. 12, 1927. He graduated from Custer County High School in Miles City and married Carol Lois Stoltz of Chicago, Illinois, on Nov. 28, 1953. They lived on the family ranch in Knowlton until...