Monthly archive

August, 2015

  •   Some things were up and some things were down, but overall, Fair Manager Gail Shaw felt the Eastern Montana Fair “went really well.” One of the primary concerns was the success of the returning Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Rodeo, held for the first time in many years, on Tuesday and Wednesday. Shaw said that rodeo...
  •   Up until this year, students at Custer County District High School who wished to participate in the school district’s hot lunch program had to go to Lincoln Elementary School to eat. This was not a popular alternative with most teenagers. They could also bring lunch or go out to lunch. In order to bring lunch to the high school, CCDHS...
  •   Charles Arthur Baird, 80, of Miles City died on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at his home in Miles City. Mr. Baird was born on Dec. 13, 1934, in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, the son of Walter Louis and Betty Root Baird. He grew up in the Belle Fourche, Rapid City, South Dakota, and Miles City areas. After school, Mr. Baird enlisted in the United...
  • Marti Phalen and Levi Schmeling, both of Glendive, have announced their engagement.  Phalen is the daughter of Bob and Connie Phalen of Lindsay.  Schmeling's parents are Deb Schmeling of Miles City and Paul Schmeling of Onalaska, Wisonsin.  A Saturday, Sept. 12 wedding is planned at the Phalen ranch in Lindsay.
  •   The Eastern Montana Fair is in full swing out at the fairgrounds, and for many fairgoers, that can only mean one thing: PLENTY of food. Whether it’s homestyle BBQ, hamburgers and hot dogs, Asian cuisine or just about anything one can think of attached to a stick, there’s bound to be something for even the most discriminating...
  •   WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19 8 a.m. — Official 4-H & FFA horse judging @ Horseman’s Park 10 a.m. — Trail class 11 a.m. — 4-H foods judging 2 p.m. — Open Class entries close 3 p.m.  — Commercial buildings open 3 p.m. — Miss Bows Clown - Strolling  4 p.m. — Thomas Carnival & Petting...
  •   The sheep, hog and horse barns at the Eastern Montana Fairgrounds have been serving their purpose for more than half a century, and their age is beginning to show, with beams splitting and boards rotting. So, according to MSU Custer County Extension Agent Michael Schuldt, the time has come to replace them with a 100 x 200 clear span steel...
  •   Lieutenant Governor Angela McLean visited Miles City on Tuesday while sporadically making stops at all the state employee clinics around the state.  There are six of these clinics. The first one was established in Helena in 2012. Following came Missoula, Butte, Miles City, Billings and Anaconda. The goal of these free clinics is to...
  •   Thomas Evert “Tom” Kenney Jr., former Miles City resident, died in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015. Mr. Kenney was born Aug. 2, 1930, in Holy Rosary Hospital in Miles City, the son of Tom and Edith Kenney. He attended Sacred Heart School and graduated from Custer County High School in 1949. He attended Miles City...
  •   Billy Leonard Allmer, 61, of Miles City died Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, at St. Vincent Hospital in Billings. Mr. Allmer was born on Nov. 17, 1953, to Jacob and Freda Allmer. In July of 1981, he moved into HAFLA Group Home in Miles City and attended Eastern Montana Industries until his death. While he was with Eastern Montana Industries, he...