Monthly archive

January, 2017

  • Aging vehicles with high mileage are common among Miles City Police Department’s patrol car fleet but efforts are being made to upgrade the fleet with new four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive vehicles. Due to budget constraints, it’s a slow process.  “Obviously it’s not going to happen overnight,” Police Chief...
  • Officials with the Miles City school district and Miles Community College (MCC) are looking forward to what they hope will be another good year in 2017.  According to Superintendent Keith Campbell, the school district officials are keeping their fingers crossed for the Quality Schools Grant. If the district were to receive grant money it...
  • According to Custer County Commissioners Kevin Krausz, Keith Holmlund and Jason Strouf, the issues facing the county in 2017 look a lot like what they have been dealing with in 2016. Holmlund said the issues with the VA Medical Center are “going to be one of the higher things this year.” The Veterans Administration is divesting itself...
  • Custer County District High School freshman wrestler Kaid Campbell was the lone Cowboy to win a varsity match versus Sidney on Tuesday night as the Cowboys fell 6-54 to the Eagles. “We’re just young and inexperienced,” said Cowboy head coach Jon Harris. “We need to work on building our body awareness so we can put two or...
  • Age and wear and tear have not been kind to the vehicles in the Miles City Fire and Rescue department. “The budget is always a concern,” Fire Chief Gary Warren said. “Our vehicles are wearing out and we just don’t have the funds to replace them.” Mayor John Hollowell said the city is aware of and concerned about the...
  • Annexation, a new levee system, aging emergency vehicles, and public nuisances and parking problems are the top concerns facing Miles City in 2017, according to Mayor John Hollowell.   Annexation The reason annexing property is being considered is because “the City of Miles City does not have any room to grow,” the mayor said. He...
  • Winston Calvin Rice, 88, died at home in Broadus on Monday, Dec. 26, 2016. He was the first son born to Asa L. Rice and Anna Witherspoon Rice on April 20, 1928 in Broadus.  Funeral Services will be Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, at 1 p.m. at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Broadus with a visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service....
  • Darby — Dean R. Hanvold, Sr., 85 of Darby, Montana passed away December 27th at the Marcus Daly Hospice Center due to complications of surgery. He was born August 4, 1931 in Opheim, Montana to the late Doris and Henry Hanvold. He married Joan Arlene Huber in 1957, she passed away in 2005. He was preceded in death by his parents and 3...
  • Darleen Stone, age 77, of Miles City, MT passed away at her home on Friday, December 30, 2016. She had struggled with cardiovascular disease, which increasingly became worse. Darleen A’Dell Hayden was born on April 13, 1939 in La Grande, Oregon. Darleen and her younger sister were adopted by John Kerr in 1947 and enjoyed ranch life at the...