Monthly archive

July, 2014

  •   On Tuesday night the Miles City Council denied the controversial rezoning request by Diamond J Construction for some land along Highway 59 South. The land is zoned agricultural, and the company requested it be general commercial so it can complete the building it already had begun. The facility was to be used for a shop and office. Diamond...
  •   City Clerk Lorrie Pearce told the Miles City Council Tuesday night that she and the deputy clerk were beginning to plan a 100-year celebration of City Hall, set for Sept.12. She said they are looking at dressing for the time period, having a barbershop quartet perform and bringing out the old fire truck. In other news: — Miles City...
  •   Lorin E. Flesjer died at home and went peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, July 5, 2014 after a valiant battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. We will miss our intelligent, fun-loving, friendly, beloved grandpa, father, and husband. Visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. and from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on...
  •   Students in the ROCKS summer enrichment program will be traveling in a little better style from now on. ROCKS was fortunate to receive a gift of a reconditioned bus, which the students and staff enthusiastically tried out on Friday. The bus was a gift from the New Holstein Transportation Company, in New Holstein, Wisc. The company run by...
  •       The news 100 years ago showed how Miles City had progressed from the early days. The houses of ill repute, which had been a part of Miles City since its earliest days, were finally to be permanently closed. Editorials in the Miles City Independent, Miles City Star and Yellowstone Journal had decried the prostitution and...
  • A daughter was born to Sadie and Adam Pinkey of Bellingham, Wash., on Friday, June 27, 2014, at Holy Rosary Healthcase.
  •   The big cottonwood tree on Pine Hills property that people often park under while eating lunch has been jokingly referred to as Pine Hills Park. Starting this spring, a genuine Pine Hills Park is under construction as part of the Pine Hills Youth Correctional Facility’s efforts to give back to the community. Jeff Lee, unit manager at...
  •   Robert John “Rob” Schriver, 83, died on Friday, July 4, 2014, at St. Vincent’s Health Care in Billings. Mr. Schriver was born on June 24, 1931, on the family farm to Joseph and Margaret Schriver. He was the youngest of nine brothers and sisters, all of whom are deceased including his mother and father. Mr. Schriver went...
  •   Mary Ellen Makelky, 87, of El Paso, Texas, died unexpectedly on Saturday, June 28, 2014, in Houston, Texas. Mrs. Makelky graduated from Austin High School and the Texas College of Mines.  She worked in the computer field with Civil Service and as a teacher in both YISD and EPISD. She was an adventurer with a true love for life. She...
  •   Roberta L. Tilson, 66, of Miles City died Thursday, July 3, 2014 , in the Holy Rosary Extended Care Facility in Miles City. Mrs. Tilson was born on April 24, 1948, in Mott, North Dakota, the daughter of Vern and Delores Plunkett Raab. She grew up and attended schools in Mott, graduating from Mott High School in 1966. Following graduation,...