Monthly archive

June, 2014

  •   Pete Knutson, 76, died Thursday, June 19, 2014, at his home in Clyde Park. Memorial services will take place Thursday, June 26, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the American Lutheran Church, 129 S. F St. in Livingston. Interment will follow the service, followed by a potluck reception at the Shields Valley Community Center on Miles Avenue in Clyde Park...
  •   Word was received that former Miles Citian, Lela Holmes, died May 29, 2014. She was the sister of Carol Syring. She will be buried at a later date with her late husband, Clinton Holmes, in the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, S.D. Only the family will attend.  
  •   The Pumpkin Creek Area, managed by the Bureau of Land Management, is experiencing something it hasn’t for a while: grazing cattle.  BLM’s local media relations spokesperson Mark E. Jacobsen said, “A lot of people locally want to know what we are doing about grazing out there.” Pumpkin Creek was consolidated to...
  •   Ruth Geraldine Thomson born August 2, 1918 to Earl and Vera (Fredine) Eastman in Platte, South Dakota, passed away at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa on June 16, 2014.  Ruth graduated from Platte High School and attended the University of South Dakota and University of Nebraska.  She taught second grade in Armour, South Dakota...
  •   Gladys Ronning Clark, 98, died on June 16, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was born on April 28, 1916, the first of five children born of Ed and Anna Ronning in their homestead cabin in Rock Springs.   She began riding horses about the same time she learned to walk, and could still remember the names of all the horses she had known...
  •   On Sunday, October 30, 1938, radio listeners tuning in late to the Mercury Theatre on the Air program with host Orson Welles were shocked to discover America was under attack by an enemy not of this Earth. What listeners were actually hearing was an adaption of the H.G. Wells sci-fi novel “The War of the Worlds.” Written and...
  • At the first of their Fort Keogh tour, a group of Montana Stockgrowers get a lesson on latest research in range management Friday afternoon.  More stops and more lessons help keep the group current as the members plan on how to best run their operations now and into the future.  The Montana Stockgrowers Association held their annual...
  •   A garage was destroyed and two vehicles, two homes and a power pole were damaged in a fire Monday night at 416 S. Montana Ave. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Miles City Fire and Rescue’s Lt. Justin Russell reported the total damage is estimated at $150,000 for the houses, vehicles, garage and contents. Doug Emeline, the...
  •   Herb J. Johnson, 69, died June 14, 2014 at Billings Clinic after a short and courageous battle with cancer.  Mr. Johnson was born on March 21, 1945 to Ernest and Alma Johnson in Miles City. He graduated from Custer County High School in 1963 and from Montana State University in Bozeman in 1968 with a degree in electrical engineering....
  •   The City of Miles City will be forming a Tax Increment Finance District in the downtown area to revitalize the area. It has been successfully used in many other city and towns in Montana. There are a number of confusing things about a Tax Increment Finance District but the first is that the tax increment part doesn’t come into play...