Monthly archive

February, 2014

  •   A pilot program for kindergartners introduced at Garfield Elementary School this fall has received positive feedback from students and parents alike, according to the Miles City Unified School District. The program, which extends instruction from half a day to a full day for kindergarten students who decide to participate, was given an...
  •   In a conference call last week with state officials on the northeast sewer line project, Custer County Commissioners came away with a “pretty positive” outlook, according to Commissioner Keith Holmlund.  When bids were opened on January 23, they were considerably higher than engineers’ estimates, by about $400,000....
  •   Stockman Bank of Montana, headquartered in Miles City, has agreed to purchase Basin State Bank, which has three locations: Stanford, Lewistown and Geraldine. Basin State Bank opened in 1911 and has about $150 million in total assets. Bill Coffee, CEO of Stockman Bank, said, “We are excited to serve more of our neighbors in central...
  •   Shelley Davis, spokesperson for Dollar Tree stores, has confirmed that Dollar Tree will be opening a store in Miles City.  The store, which will be 10,000 square feet, will be located in the old County Market location on South Haynes Avenue between Mexico Linda and Aaron’s. An opening is anticipated for March 23.  Davis said...
  •   The weather was, as expected, cold for the Cowtown Beef Breeders Show on Friday with sub-zero temperatures. However,  “All but three of our 35 breeders showed up, and they felt it was a successful day, in spite of the chill,” says John Laney, Executive Director of the Miles City Area Chamber of Commerce. “Thank...
  •   Rod Cooper, 72, of Ismay died on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at RiverStone Hospice House in Billings. Mr. Cooper was born on April 10, 1941, in Baker, the son of Roy Allen and Lela Ruth Houzvicka Cooper. Except for the past few months at RiverStone Hospice House in Billings, he lived and ranched in Fallon County his entire life. He was baptized...
  • A son was born to Lila and Adam Mulkey of Miles City on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 at Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City. A son was born to Elizabeth Boree and Jeffrey Wilson of Forsyth on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City.
  •   It was an up-and-down weekend for the Custer County District High School Cowgirl basketball team. Against the second-ranked Laurel Lady Locomotives, the Cowgirls let an early lead slip away and lost 67-52 on the road Friday night. But they bounced back at home on Saturday night, beating fifth-ranked Billings Central 55-47 to keep their...
  •   Playing against two of the top teams in the Eastern A at home over the weekend, the Custer County District High School Cowboy basketball team picked up a split, despite missing their top scorer. The Cowboys lost to Laurel 61-46 on Friday night, but bounced back to get a huge win over Billings Central 48-46. The Cowboys were without senior...
  •   The Custer County District High School Cowboy wrestling team will be sending four wrestlers to the Class A State Tournament in Billings this weekend. The Cowboys finished sixth in the team standings with 46 points. Sidney ran away with the Eastern A title with 341.5 points. “Everything went great,” Cowboys Head Coach Jon Harris...