Monthly archive

May, 2016

  • Jean Melle passed away on May 17, 2016 12:30 AM at Holy Rosary Hospital in Miles City, MT after a short illness. She was surrounded by friends and family. Jean was born December 16, 1929. She married Clarence Melle on February 10, 1952. They had 5 children; Thomas, Julie, Richard, Ruth, & Joyce.  Jean and Clarence resided on a farm in the...
  • “Ticket sales are ahead of schedule,” said Terri Newby of the Miles City Area Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday afternoon, “Saturday is getting pretty full.”  While not expected to completely sell out, there will be a crowd at the Eastern Montana Fairgrounds for biggest day of the Bucking Horse Sale. In addition, John...
  • A son was born to Sydney and Adam Dice of Billings in Billings on Wednesday, May 11, 2016.  His maternal grandparents are John and Diane Jones of Miles City.  His paternal grandparents are Brian and Maggie Dice of Volborg.
  • Thursday, May 19 7 p.m. ................. Concert: High Valley, opening act, @ fairgrounds 8:30 p.m. .............Concert: Black Jack Billy, headliner@ fairgrounds 10 p.m..................  Street Dance @downtown   Friday, May 20 4 p.m. ........................... Trade Show @ fairgrounds 5:30 p.m.....................BHS Grand Entry...
  • In April, a herd of horses took up residence west of Fort Keogh by Interstate 94 near the Rocking MC Welcome sign. These creatures didn’t just wander onto the range, they were installed there by Montana artist Jim Dolan of Bozeman who created them primarily from steel. The horses, which weigh around 600 pounds each, were placed around the...
  • The Miles CC Pioneers made history last week by making the Region IX tournament the second year they were in the new D1 division. During the tournament over the weekend the Pioneers battled their way into the district tournament that is going to take place this weekend. Head Coach Jeff Brabant is really impressed with the way his team played over...
  • When Spotted Eagle first camped with his people in the late 1800 near the Tongue River, it wasn’t his idea.  He and other Native Americans were being relocated to reservations against their will. He was remembered many years later when a Civilian Conservation Corps camp was constructed in about the same area where his band camped....
  • The annual Bucking Horse Sale is known for bringing in great bands and providing an overall good time. This year brings Blackjack Billy and High Valley Thursday night at the Eastern Montana Fairgrounds in the grandstands. High Valley will kick the concert off at 7 p.m. followed by Blackjack Billy at 8:30 p.m..  Blackjack Billy’s song...
  • Firefighters’ training has increased after the City of Miles City increased the training budget last year. Miles City Fire and Rescue’s Fire Training Officer Mike Miller gave the Miles City Council an update at its May 10 meeting. He said two years ago three people were certified at the firefighter one level (basic entry level) and in...
  • Casper, Wyo. — Dwight Gunnare, head coach of the Casper College Lady T-Birds basketball team, has signed Miles City standout Ashlie Larson. Larson brings to the T-Birds a number of achievements garnered during her senior year at Custer County District High School including an all-state selection and first team Eastern “A”...