Monthly archive

April, 2016

  • Washington Middle School is trying to get its kids more active. Physical Education teacher Kyle Pryor is running a before-school program on Tuesdays and Thursdays, called Big Sky Fit Kids Club.  “It’s the kids version of Shape Up Montana,” said Pryor. They meet from 7-7:45 and play various games to help lead healthier lives...
  • Residents, Miles City Council members, Mayor John Hollowell and a city official reviewed many problems facing Miles City in its appearance, safety and health, during their meeting Tuesday night. Councilman Ken Gardner said he lives on the north side, and in the last two months, “I’ve seen a lot of stuff going on that makes it tough to...
  • Susan Marie Buckingham, 67, passed away April 13, 2016 at RiverStone Hospice in Billings after suffering a stroke days earlier.  Susan, the daughter of Harold and Gladys Smith, was born August 8, 1948 in Cheyenne Wells, Colorado. She was the second of seven children. Susan attended school in Cheyenne Wells, up until the fourth grade, when the...
  • Monty and Sherry Lesh of Miles City have announced the engagement of their daughter, Megan, to Kyle Seeley.  He is the son of Tim and Lynnae Seeley of Powell, Wyo. and Cheryl and Dr. Joe Schoeber of  Caspar, Wyo.  A Saturday, May 21 is being planned by the couple at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Billings.
  • During Tuesday’s meeting of the Miles City Unified Board of Trustees, the board hired a new principal for Garfield Elementary School, as Principal Laurie Huffman is leaving.  Josh Patterson of Noxon, Mont., was selected. He is currently the superintendent and elementary principal in Noxon.  Patterson is a graduate of Middle Georgia...
  • Downtown Miles City will be the focus of an upcoming promotional piece, which will be filmed at the end of this month, and a casting call is being made for 50 Miles City area residents to be extras in the video.  The auditions will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in Room 106 at Miles Community College, according to Historic Preservation Officer/...
  • The Miles CC Pioneers baseball team traveled to Glendive Wednesday to take on Dawson CC.  The Pioneers had a battle on their hands, but ended up on top, 9-8. Dawson jumped to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first. They followed up with two more in the third, extending their lead to 3. The Pioneers answered in the fifth with a big seven...
  • The room was filled for last night’s Miles City Unified Board of Trustees meeting. One of the main topics of discussion was the rehiring of the winter coaches. All were rehired but Girls’ Basketball Head Coach Aaron Essex. The meeting was closed for approximately a half hour to discuss Essex’s position.  An issue had been...
  • Fort Keogh has a new herd of horses. They’ve taken up residence near the Rocking MC Welcome sign just off the interstate before entering Miles City from the west. These animals, like their compatriots, soak up the sun, nuzzle one another and pass the time by grazing. Their straw-colored manes and tails shift in the wind as they greet weary...
  • Monday the junior varsity tennis teams held their annual Miles City Invitational. They invited teams from across the eastern half of the state to come compete. The girls had a stronger showing during the tournament. McKenzie Karch and Jaycee Holmlund beat Hardin’s Deidra and Abby, 8-6. Bailee Murnion and Lauren Coffin beat Taylee and Melissa...