Monthly archive

October, 2016

  • The Miles City Council has one more delay in deciding where to locate City Court so at Tuesday’s meeting they decided to return to the subject at the next council meeting.  At the last meeting, the council wondered about putting the courtroom in the Custer County Courthouse, but Council President Susanne Galbraith said the commissioners...
  • Among the topics discussed at Tuesday’s meeting of the Miles City Unified Board of Trustees was the safety of the school buses and the used charter bus the district recently purchased. An unnamed community member recently expressed concern over the school buses through a letter that the trustees received in their packets last month. “...
  • While this year’s election may be important, 100 years ago electors were facing some major decisions and some major changes. First of all, women in some states, including Montana, were eligible to vote in the presidential election. Special meetings were held in Miles City in the fall of 1916 to teach women how to cast their ballot. Women had...
  • Irene Agnes Sloan, a Miles City resident, passed away on October 10, 2016 at Butterfly Homes Assisted Living in Billings, Montana.  Irene celebrated her 99th Birthday in June with her family at her side.  Irene was born June 20, 1917 to William and Anna Kearin in Ramona, South Dakota.  She married Arnold J. Sloan in Crosby, North...
  • A young fan stole the show on Thursday during the varsity volleyball game at Custer County High School. The boy repeatedly tossed a bottle of water into the air and stuck the landing — on the top of his head — to the delight of the large and loud crowd. The Cowgirls gave the fans plenty to cheer about, too, fighting back from a 2-1...
  • The “amped” up members of the Rack Attack and the Purple Vipers — the women’s powder puff football teams that will take the field at Connors Stadium on Saturday — want you to know three things. Breast cancer is a scourge. Domestic violence is far too prevalent. And their team will not only win this weekend, they will...
  • Following the advice of legal counsel, the Rosebud School District #12 Board of Trustees voted 3-1 Monday to secure the services of an outside investigator to look into a policy 5015 complaint filed against Rosebud School Superintendent Mike Silverman. Rosebud School District Personnel policy 5015 covers bullying, harassment and intimidation...
  • The fall enrollment count for grades K-12 is down from this time last year which could affect the future budget.  The enrollment numbers released at Tuesday’s meeting of the Miles City Unified Board of Trustees do not include the pre-school enrollment.  The decrease is due to the economic downturn in the area, Superintendent Keith...
  • The Custer County High School football team will tackle Billings Central Catholic in Billings on Friday. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. Coach Jeff Regan’s Cowboys are coming off a 28-7 loss to Laurel last week which dropped them below .500 for the season with an overall mark of 3-4. Custer County is 1-2 in the Eastern A Conference. They’...
  • Men and women volunteers are needed at the Custer County Fire Department to enhance safety and to give some current volunteers breaks when there are a high number of calls. There are no physical requirements because there are many roles to fill, from firefighters to helping with traffic control and cooking. Currently there are 20 volunteers but...