Monthly archive

January, 2017

  • Phebe Josephine Stearns-Beeler, age 68, of Miles City, MT passed away on December 31, 2016 in Billings after a brief but heroic battle with leukemia. Phebe was born on March 14, 1948, the oldest child of Asie and Elizabeth “Betty” Stearns in Beach, North Dakota. Due to her father’s work for the railroad the family moved often,...
  • All boys and girls ages 9-14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2017 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest. The local competition will be held on Sunday, Jan. 22 at 1 p.m. in the Sacred Heart School gymnasium, according to Kevin Layton of Sacred Heart School. The Free Throw Contest is held annually, with winners...
  • The Custer County District High School wrestling team had four placewinners at the 18-team Hettinger Classic this past weekend. Junior Kon Speelmon was the top finisher for coach Jon Harris’ Cowboys, placing fifth at 145 pounds. Speelmon pinned Jaden Bosch of Linton, N.D. in 2:38 in the fifth-place match. He finished 5-2 overall in the...
  • A slow start and a poor finish cursed the Custer County District High School girls basketball team in a 63-51 loss at Laurel on Saturday. Coach Aaron Essex’s Cowgirls scored just five points in each of the first and fourth quarters, and couldn’t overcome 47 percent (8-17) shooting by Laurel from behind the three-point line. After...
  • A daughter was born to Harmony and Austin Lott of Miles City on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City. A daughter was born to Kaci and Kendal Bishop of Miles City on Monday, Dec. 26,  2016 at Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City. A son was born to Ashley and Ranch Herzog of Miles City on Saturday, Dec. 31,  ...
  • For many years Custer County District High School (CCDHS) history teacher John Tooke has wanted to bring Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor to speak to students and the Miles City community. Kor, an Indiana resident, is a forgiveness advocate and a popular public speaker.  Mission accomplished. Kor will be in Miles City on Sunday and Monday,...
  • Two local women have brought a much-needed grief support group to Miles City for those who have lost a child or grandchild. Suzanne King and Sherri Henderson, friends from years of teaching together but also bonded through loss,  noticed the need. King lost her grandson two and a half years ago while Henderson lost her son seven and a half...
  • Signups for the 25th annual Cowtown Classic Youth Basketball Tournament are underway. The annual tournament for boys and girls in grades 5-8 is hosted by the Miles Community College Pioneer Club and is slated for Saturday and Sunday, March 18-19.  Proceeds from the tournament benefit the MCC men’s and women’s basketball...
  • A trio of freshmen Custer County District High School varsity wrestlers — Braxton Scheeler, Kaid Campbell and Tyler Harms — earned third-place finishes at a tournament at Colstrip High School on Dec. 22. Wrestling at 103 pounds, Scheeler pinned Shepherd freshman Mason Henry in 1:10 and went on to place third in the eight-team...
  • Despite 13 players on the scoreboard and a strong 20 points from senior Tyler Burke, the Custer County District High School Cowboys dropped a home game against Eastern A rival Laurel 54-49 on Saturday.  “Tyler’s playing well on both sides of the ball,” said Cowboys head coach Houston Finn. “We expect a lot out of him...